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Preferred line lenght for wave/freeride hydrofoil?

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How long are your lines when using a LEI on a wave/freeride hydrofoil?

Less than 16 m
3
8%
16-18 m
2
5%
19-21 m
10
26%
22-24 m
13
33%
25-27 m
6
15%
28-30 m
1
3%
Longer than 30 m
2
5%
Depends on kitesize and conditions for me
2
5%
 
Total votes: 39

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Re: Preferred line lenght for wave/freeride hydrofoil?

Postby Peter_Frank » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:39 am

matanshapira wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:35 am
Do the long lines provide more pull for waterstart with power sweep than normal lines (20m) with kite/down loop?

Exactly, a lot more pull, that is why it is a session saver so many days 🤘

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Re: Preferred line lenght for wave/freeride hydrofoil?

Postby matanshapira » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:18 pm

Thanks!
So that would be because in power sweep the kite moves faster than in a kiteloop? or just a longer pull?
meaning, is the peak power different?

also, my smallest is 5.5m cloud, I don't like the fact that in stronger winds it can pull violently when flown across the window, can I mitigate that with shorter lines? say 16m

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Re: Preferred line lenght for wave/freeride hydrofoil?

Postby slowboat » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:38 pm

matanshapira wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:18 pm
Thanks!
So that would be because in power sweep the kite moves faster than in a kiteloop? or just a longer pull?
meaning, is the peak power different?

also, my smallest is 5.5m cloud, I don't like the fact that in stronger winds it can pull violently when flown across the window, can I mitigate that with shorter lines? say 16m
With longer lines, the kite flies in a bigger arc so it spends more time in the power zone.

You may actually find longer lines make controlling a small fast kite easier.


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