Physics is not wrong, but musclestrength is an important factor too.Cab Driver wrote: ↑Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:14 pmIf I am wrong, then physics is wrong and we need to re-write all the text books and start over. Seriously, just because it's printed on a kite doesn't make it right. I've done my best and can't add more to this.
What really is faster is whatever your brain thinks in the end. Try all the setups and decide for yourself. That is always the best path.
Or do you think a small child and a big strong guy can make the same kite respond and turn just as fast?
I experimented with the backline connections too, because I had the same idea as you about the 'more to the back, less aoa change on the same barthrow' . Rode different kites back to back, changing the backlines multiple times during a session, for a few weeks. Conclusion: Musclestrength is way more important than the slight difference in aoa change.