I got my Speed3 15m out, but noticed that it had a very poor performance. It back stalls and pulls downwind rather than forward. Hence, I did a mixer test and adjusted some of the lines. While checking bridles and pulleys, I had the idea to also check the lengths of the other bridle lines. To my surprise 3 lines had a very different length from what is stated in the bridle plan downloaded from the Flysurfer website (see attached):
- C-Sparepart: should be 100cm - mine 75cm
- B-Sparepart: should be 120cm - mine 110cm
- A-Main and Z-Main: should be 120cm - mine 115cm
Anyway, I replaced the C- and B-Spearpart lines for lines of the length as given in your bridle plan (kept A and Z Main untouched), turns out the kites does not fly properly at all (nose collapsing).
Can anyone shed some light on this?
Are there different models of the Speed3-15m???
Is the online bridle plan correct? (as also asked FS directly, but have not received a response from them, yet)
What should the correct lengths be??
Also - this might be related or a different issue - I noticed that that the leading edge of the kite is dented in (like you would expect with a closed nose valve), but the nose valve is open and this effect is pronounced towards the wings of the foil. Do you have any tips on how to fix this (any internal valves stuck??).
I am looking forward to your feedback.