Just finished reading Peter Lynn’s latest installment of his new letter. He alludes to some exciting changes coming for traction kites of all styles. Something truly new perhaps? Something that will revolutionize traction kiting? Perhaps, but according to Peter’s letter it will be some time before we see all these new innovations hit the market.
And now to the main event: **
Here at the kite development front, we’re hyperactive; sleepless nights, no time for patience, pleasantries or distractions. Chris has even taken to staying over in boring Ashburton- something he probably swore he’d never do again after moving up to the beach place.
We’re testing out the relevance of the belatedly recognised new understanding (that I alluded to last month) on various styles of traction kite, a sort of scoping exercise.
It’s either a tool box of techniques or a set of underlying principles, or just stuff we already knew but hadn’t quite connected – depending on the point of view.
In it’s ultimate expression, it provides total luff and overflying resistance and near enough to 100% de-power.
You can read more on Peter Lynn’s site