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« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2018, 10:05 AM »

Slows them down, as also heavier lines do.
It also increases the momentum of the kite, it will push further out the wind window.
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« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2018, 02:16 PM »

ok great thanks for info Wink
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« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2018, 02:32 PM »

Slows them down, as also heavier lines do.
It also increases the momentum of the kite, it will push further out the wind window.
I'm sure this is true, but I'm unaware of anybody using tail weights for this purpose.

If you want to slow you kite down - adjust the bridle or put a tail on it Roll Eyes

Tail weighting is all all about pitch tricks.

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« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2018, 03:47 PM »

does added tail weights slow the kite down a little or increase speed a little ?thanks

On some kites it has a similar effect to lengthening the uphaul bridle line.  It increases the pull on the lines and very slightly slows the kite down.
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« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2018, 08:52 AM »

Slows them down, as also heavier lines do.
It also increases the momentum of the kite, it will push further out the wind window.
I'm sure this is true, but I'm unaware of anybody using tail weights for this purpose.

If you want to slow you kite down - adjust the bridle or put a tail on it Roll Eyes

Tail weighting is all all about pitch tricks.

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he first thing I noticed adding weight to an old school alien, before realizing it woul now roll up much easily, was the kite generally slower in the same wind,
Same as reframing a kite with heavier spars. The wind has more mass to move for the same sail area, kite is slower.
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« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2018, 01:42 AM »

you can also remove top spreader as well to reduce weight ?
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« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2018, 10:24 PM »

Yes you can.
The Trick Tail ul had no upper spreader iirc.
I seem to remember the Prism Radian manual promoting the removal of the upper spreader for low(er) wind flight...
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