Adjusting back lines on F-one kites

This article explains how to tune your back line settings on all F-one kites since the 2020 kites were released.

SHEETED IN The back line is released and the forces go through the front connector. The bar pressure increases and the maneuvrability is less direct. It offers a very progressive bar with a feeling of a sheeted out back connector while we sheet in, therefore the pressure increases progressively.

SHEETED OUT The kite tilts and the back line stiffens. The tensions move to the trailing edge which has several effects: – less flapping – better start – maneuvrability with less pressure.

Adjusting back lines on f_one kites - sheeted in
Adjusting back lines on f_one kites - sheeted out

HIGH TENSION TUNING When the kite is sheeted out with the upper knot tuning (1): -kite’s manoeuvrability increases -bar pressure reduces

LOW TENSION TUNING When the kite is sheeted in with the lower knot tuning (2): – kite’s manoeuvrability reduces – bar pressure increases

Adjusting back lines on f_one kites - sheeted in
Adjusting back lines on f_one kites - sheeted out

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