Synergy 15 problem

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Synergy 15 problem

Postby direnc » June 15th, 2014, 7:30 pm

Hi,

I had used my Synergy for snowkiting a few years ago. Now I tried it on water, but something seems to be wrong.
When I try to fly it static at the edge of the window at 9 or 3 o'clock for assisted landing, the kite loses its arc shape, flattens and drifts back into the window. All straps loose, with extensions on back lines. Also, when I dive the kite for waterstart, it flattens similiarly.

What could be the cause of this problem?

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Re: Synergy 15 problem

Postby Kamikuza » June 16th, 2014, 4:02 am

Sounds normal to me...

Check the landing at 7:05 using a backstall to land

http://youtu.be/xs8ODOHQDCQ
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Re: Synergy 15 problem

Postby tungsten » June 20th, 2014, 9:47 pm

Hi direnc, the kite flattens and drifts back when the middle cells luff and thus don't produce any lift. Kite drifts back, AoA is up again and kite produces lift.

Reasons? It's a used kite and could be any sort of stretch.

Fix: I would
-get rid of the pig tail extensions. The SYN likes more back line pressure than the Venom.
-shorten the middle strap in the center cell (deflate zipper cell) by, let's say, 4-5cm.

that should take care of the center luff.
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