Robbies Tuning Tips
The best aspect of design for me personally is trying to come up with better performing kites that allow the sport to expand even further. Each season I work hard with our riders trying to do just that and by the time it comes to produce those kites we are pretty sure that we have hit the nail on the head and the kite is at it’s best. We consider skill levels, conditions, rider size, kite size, wind range and a whole lot more before deciding on our final trimming. We believe that this trimming is the best all round option and offers the best mixture of performance handling and stability for a wide variety of riders.
I personally like faster flying kites as I think they are easier to fly for all level of rider. However some riders like more low end grunt power and for those riders we have come up with this easy modification that will give you exactly that.
This modification is suitable for both the Frenzy and the Manta II.
By shortening the leader lines we decreases the amount of slack in the rear flying lines which increases the angle of attack and produces more power.
Manta II 8m one figure eight knot. Manta II 10m, 12m, 15m one or two figure eight knots.
Frenzy 9m 11m 13m one or two figure eight knots.
1st step: Follow the leader line up from the end of the bar
2nd step: Un Attach the flying line from the leader
3rd step: tie one single figure of eight knot in the leader line, making sure that the knot is below the spliced line
4th step: Re attach the line to the leader and then do the same to the other side. Fly the kite like this first, then experiment with another figure of eight knot but do not make more than two each side