Kamikuza wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:36 pm
slowboat wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:21 pm
Peter, I like 23 m for waves. 27 for cruising around and underpowered conditions.
Have two bars, 3m extensions on one and try to do as you do, but don't notice any difference
Thats a bit odd
I find a huge difference whether I go 26-27 m (normal foilbar for me) or 30 meter lines.
A lot more room for longer powerstrokes and looping the kite with speed while it still pulls up and not horizontal - this is the key to low wind riding, or riding with a really small kite, and most important to be able to waterstart, in my experience.
Also easier to save the kite from the water, when a lull passes and kite to one side, with longer lines.
Below 8 knots with LEI's I never use less than 30 m lines because of this.
Maybe you are too powered when comparing Kami?
Or maybe the lines are too short if you go from 23 to 26 m?
Since you can not feel any difference...
One has to remember to let the bar out and the kite fly more depowered when using longer lines in these conditions, this is essential.
Find it a bit odd, as I havent met anyone who can not feel this difference in low end options...
Whether one likes to ride with short or long lines is a personal choice of course, but you should definitely be able to get going easier in less wind with the longer ones.