foilholio wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:28 pm
Don't forget with reduced drag the kite should also be able to actively fly in less wind too.
With regard to reduced AoA because of less weight, the bar has this effect too. Or more it's because a rider won't be actively pushing the bar out all the time. If you haven't tried an ultra light bar I recommend you should!
I do not get your point on first sentence, could you detail ?
I have a very light bar (carbon, no floters, for my 15m , reclycled fron FS speed 2 bar). To me it os great for confort an pdychology, but no really gain in light wind ability when you have the bat in hand (maybe a bit if you let the bar go with no hands on it. Hence, only ... personal tastr and better " direct feeling of lulls and gust" IMO
I think that yes a rider (even not expert) will automatically push the bar if he feels he need to depower more, even only to "push" the weigt of its arme, glooves, wetsuit stiffness, ect...) So bar weight has really no impact to me (unless overall weight saving like a light rider for the waterstart). Trim system has a limited impact because its weight is closer to the rider) but still when kite is high in the window, like for the chicken loop as well. Every parts that have no rigid link to the rider actually and that the kite need to "hang" from upward.
Reduced AoA is due to drag reduction (curvature) AND weight (minimum remaining tention of the weight of the line).