Posted 25 December 2011 - 11:06 AM
Posted 25 December 2011 - 11:24 AM
The longer handles are a bit more sensitive, however you can do more with them. tricks and etc.
I actually fly with even longer handles, however it did take a while to get used to them.
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Posted 25 December 2011 - 04:12 PM
I have inadvertently pulled my B2 out of the sky a few times with a pair of Snagless Pro 11 inch handles due to over-control. This is not all bad, it also axles like a dream because of this characteristic.
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Posted 26 December 2011 - 11:30 AM
Posted 27 December 2011 - 01:58 AM
First impressions "a plucky little kite with bags of personality". The winds were pretty top end for the standard I think, at 15mph ish.
I did take your advice Rev W and used the 11" handles flying on 90# 85ft lines. As a way of judging stark comparison I also had a B series full vent set up to grab when the wind crept up a bit.
Wow! the B2 is zippy. Guess a vented sail would have been more appropriate.
The small handles were fine and not as alien as I feared. In fact the 11" handles made perfect sense. My inputs were quickly tuned to the kite. I am a bit of a fan of throwing kites around low in the wind window, fast with lots of scheduled landings ( solo flyer of course ) the little B2 was a treat and certainly suited my style giving me a good workout . Finally to slow things a bit I stuck the B2 on a set of 120s but used 13 " handles, I loved the tight response from a kite so far away and with all that space to dart around in.
I Am looking forward to some lower winds so I can get the B2 on a 50ft line set. I can see myself moving to 13" handles for shorter lines at some point but the secret to good personal set up is "never change more than 1 thing at time" and then to "allow yourself time get to know if the change works for you".
The B2 is plenty quick enough for now.
Cheers All. tommy
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