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the setup of the bridle keep the kite more or less in the wind. adding a tail you ad a weight to that make the wind to hit the sail more even the bridle is setup for hard winds. some kites have weight added to the tail to change the fly characteristics (no bridle setup) or to making them more tricky
Could you explain this a little more? By adding the tail I make the kite pull harder?
I had the bridle adjusted for medium and strong winds. In the video it was at full strong winds.
Thanks, I'll replace the heavier stuff tomorrow.
I did have a good play out on the edges and found I could hover where I wanted and touch down softly.
quantum is a big powerful kite and is pulling hard in more then 8 MPH winds, adding a tail you keep the sail more in the wind having harder pull then without
you have some adjustments on the bridle for light, moderate and hard winds. you may play with that depending of the wind condition and for sure you will have less pull with the right setup. the pigtail what you have tied to the swivel is more then enough (30-50 LBS)
i may suggest you in hard winds to play more on the neutral zone (left 9 to 10 or right 2 to 3) till you will have more experience to control and land the kite without to damage it