Just one last query for now. What is the optimal windspeed for a STD?
When does the windspeed initially start to become unruly or inadvisable?
I'm just wondering if the wind will ever actually be low enough to fly a STD. At the coast, it's quite unusual for the wind to drop below 7mph or so, it's usually 10mph or more. Island country next to the Gulf Stream and all that.
What would be the ideal wind speed for mid-vent? Below what windspeed are you not able to fly it smoothly?
The pre-knotted leaders aren't necessarily there for equalizing your lines!! While they can provide a temporary fix, lines should be laid out and the knots undone and all lines should end up of equal length!! The knots are there to adjust your kite for differing wind conditions!! Laying it back or pulling it forward, changes the way wind hits the kite and gives it forward drive!! You hear many of us talk about having more brake, well we do that to keep the kite from just taking off in a gust! We want to control our flight, not be at the wind's mercy!! So we're always looking for a more "neutral setting" for whatever winds we face!!
No worries, I was referring to the knots to alter the brakes/acceleration as opposed to equalising the lines.
Been looking on eBay for used Rev kites to learn on, they're seemingly few and far between and it's a little hard to know what you're actually getting (what state they'd be in upon receiving).
I'm surprised the forum doesn't have a user Buy/Sell section.