Line lengths for high wind on 7m+9m 07 Fuels



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lloydy
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Line lengths for high wind on 7m+9m 07 Fuels

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Im wondering what other fuel riders use on these sizes for the really windy days. was thinking of getting a 20m set for megalooping. will this make much difference over the standard 23m on these kites? i know it will reduce the max boost and low end slightly, but will it mean i will land more loops? i will be able to have one bar set up 20m and another 23m

just wondering how the fuel loopers out there work it?

thanks

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Re: Line lengths for high wind on 7m+9m 07 Fuels

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glad to see you finally got some smaller kites. 35mph on a 13m fuel just didnt look like fun.

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Re: Line lengths for high wind on 7m+9m 07 Fuels

Post by Superman »

I'm pritty certain its been commented on before

but I cant find it to post u a link.

Went along lines of - for mega looping the kite needs suffient line lenghts to get back above u in order to give u float to land without stacking it.

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Re: Line lengths for high wind on 7m+9m 07 Fuels

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i was having the most fun on the water that day :-D :-D

iv had the 7m for a year and the 9m for a few months.

I think Lewis uses 20m for ubber windy loops and 23m normally.

Its time for me to get a new line set and need to decide 20 or 23m. i use 25m normally and had a 20m set for a short while which looped a lot better. so do i go 23 as a compromise or 20 for loops?

im just looking to find out what other people do to help me decide. thanks

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Re: Line lengths for high wind on 7m+9m 07 Fuels

Post by andrewj12321 »

i use 23m lines on my 09 7m fuel. kite seems to get back up to catch me in the loops fine on the 23m.

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Re: Line lengths for high wind on 7m+9m 07 Fuels

Post by Superman »

Just read this on Aaron Hadlows site:

'My new 09’s aren’t out until February but I can let you know that there is a new size out, 5.5.
I just got one to test the day before I left UK and yesterday I got the wind I have been waiting for. I set it up on 18m lines and it is one of the best strong wind set ups I have ever used, fully level lines in MegaLoops and even getting it below me now and again.'

So Aaron recons sorter lines work for MegaLoops, we could take his word for it
but i'd rather watch the evidence below
:shock:

http://www.aaronhadlow.com/2008/12/08/megaloop-sa/

P.s wilst your there check the Cable Session vid too :twisted:

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