Janus wrote: First I would set the PMA's back to the standard setting.
Second check your bar and lines, make sure you can backstall the kite, pull for example 1/4 of your depower strap and then set all lines equal. so when you release your strap you can backstall the kite when you pull the bar full in.
This helps to prevent it from overflying, keep the kite where you want it.
If this is still to much of an effort, perhaps set mixer C-1cm (B will follow) and see if this feels better, if not repeat.
These two answers may definitely be the cause: coming from the soul, I adjusted the bar to have the 4 lines equal, when bar sheeted in, and depower strap fully extended. Then I added 10cm pigtails in the bar lines, to ride confortably with the bar closer to the body. I never needed to backstall the soul...Adventure Logs wrote: Sounds like you need to do a bar line check and the front lines are too short. The bar lines should all 4 be equal when trimmed for full power and bar sheeted in.
The Sonic3 is going to be more unstable of a kite compared to the Souls, especially in the smaller size. The 9m is a beauty though if you can tame it. Check the bar first and report back what you find.
Lower than 10 knots is a problem. Above that, I loved it!evan wrote: How low? If it flies stable in stronger winds, depowered, it comes down to your ability to fly the kite to keep it stable. You need to have some backstall available to keep the kite deeper into the wind at 12 otherwise it would indeed want to shoot over. The lower the wind, the more skill you need to keep it up. Bigger sizes are also easier as they have a better weight to surface area ratio and react more slowly and shooting less far forward.
The first day I used it I had the chance to test a Soul2 in 15m size and I struggled to manage the sonic in the air, constantly moving it to keep it deeper, while the Soul just stood there, up in the sky, like a balloon! Even I have to get used to the sonic, I thought the comparison was really revealing.PugetSoundKiter wrote: What Evan says
High AR kites in smaller sizes are really not low wind kites, but they are powerful and quick in their wind ranges. I’ve found 11m and larger race kites are big/slow enough for lighter wind handling but much smaller and they really need a lot of attention in lighter winds to keep them flying but not past the window.
In some respects it beats any tube kite with wide margin, in some respects it is much worse than any tube kite.
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