Does it cause a lot of drag if flown in low wind condition ?
The equation governing this is:-
is the velocity. So at low wind speeds it'll be creating less
drag. If you're worried about the size of the 170# bridle line versus the 140# then it's A
, the area, you should be concerned about. But if you're worried by this minor
I know it will slow down the kite a in high wind.
If you have a sufficiently delicate touch to be able to divine the affects on a kite of a change in bridle material
then you should be answering the questions here, not asking them.
property of interest for bridle lines is durability
. Almost every bridle I've had to repair hasn't been due to stretch or disturbing critical airflow across the kite's sail but because it's worn out on the LE.