noahsw wrote: ↑
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:32 pm
I’ve got a 9 and 13 Sonic3 on the way. What’s the best strategy for a) avoiding bow ties and b) recovering from one?
I’m coming from 100 sessions on Souls. Thx!
You can avoid bow ties by:
•foilng in steady winds,
•keeping line tension especially during gybes- tighten the turns using wide lateral bar (with tensioned lines) movements.
If the bow tie is far aside and wind is strong enough, you can manage just by sharp pulls of assigned back lines.
100% success is possible.
If the bow tie is at the middle, I sit on my board and „walk” the lines toward kite and manually untangle bow tie.
Paddling upwind check your foil is clean from lines.
This method apply in lighter winds. Consider 60% rate of success.