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Monday, 6 January 2014

Power and control...

I went buggying on Friday afternoon, the wind increased and was gusting up around 28-30 knots, gusting beyond the top end for the 6m Access and feeling pretty scary so I was only out for about an hour and a half! Before either I or the kite got damaged.

But I did get to play with the clam-cleat trimmer and was able to massively reduce the pull/power of the kite to allow me to fly at the top end of the wind range and feel in control (for a while). It can be adjusted one handed while flying and there is a magnet at the end of the cord to stop it flapping about (see the 100% depower picture).

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