it was 17-30 out there,,, the 5 was a bit much but still nice though,, i am 198 ish,,, . i had it out in 30+ the week before and just came in and went home,, it was my smallest kite and i was getting worked.
You want what? So you bought a kite with zero advice about one of its fundamental flight characteristics and thats some one else’s fault?
Don't worry about it.papasmerf wrote: ↑Sun May 02, 2021 4:53 pmgreat session on my 5m ufo yesterday, love that kite.
getting a lot of fluttering though when bar pushed out during a transition, in my case, the kite arcs above me during a gybe, so i sheet out bar to reduce lift. the kite flaps a lot. i am not a fan of downlooping the kite for a gybe as i lose too much speed bringing the kite more overhead to prepare for the down loop, i suspect this is just my technique, the kite works fine when normally powered up, just when i punch that bar out, it starts flapping like crazy when depowered. suggestions?
yah,, i know that actually,,, i am so used to punching my bar out from my hyperlink during the turns that it is carrying over when i go down to my 5m lei,,,
what kites are you jumping with?jumptheshark wrote: ↑Mon May 03, 2021 1:38 amThere there,
You have to learn the feel the kite. Forget looking at it. Feeeeeeel it. Let the energy course through you, tune into it, use the force.
Sheeted just right strutless kites really don't flap much.
They are pretty easy to make flap, but its still rider error. The longer you ride them, the better you get at it.... Unless your out in too much wind for the size kite your on.... then your simply overpowered and that is that.
Short lines help loads to mitigate flapping.
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