That is very good idea! Experiment with the length of the lines! I mean.... to have 2-3 sets for different conditions and spots with less free space.
I ordered 35m (220kp and 100kp) for my Crossfire II - 8m and I expect to jump higher.... making bigger pendulums
Shorter lines sounds cool too!! The Matrixx 15m will have extended wind range. In strong wind the kite will stay lower and produce less power (wind gradient) and do smaller pendulums.
Big Matrixx with short lines..... think of it like some kind of hybrid between Paraglide and Power kite! GREAT!!!
Kosta, short or long lines do not produce more or less power, the power is the same always.
the difference is, that with long lines you have a bigger wind window, so in light winds the power section of the wind window is wider, and you have the time to stand up and plan on your board easier, also shorter lines will make the kite drag less downwind, but always with the same power.
if the wind is stronger, then short lines is enough because a tiny powerstroke is enough to get you up and planning with parked kite full powered. (but when the kite is parked, no matter the line length the power is equal)
kostaaa (i drawed a sketch below)
imagine a kitesurfer (landboarder // or a buggy with kite) trying to waterstart // start and plan, from right to left. you shall place your kite @ 13.00 (regarding wind) and powerstroke it till 10.00 to produce power. (as you understand from the picture below, the length (of whole power stroke path (that passes through max power area) and the time needed to cross it, is such smaller in short lines and goes on for longer as you can see @ the pic.....), so, longer lines give you not more power, but more time to get up and plan ( you gain enough speed during the powerstroke that let's the kite park'n'ride), so, indeed you can plan earlier, because if you gain enough speed the kite will park and you're planning!!!!! so as you understand, you don't really have more power, but more time with power!!! So i think if you try longer lines you will jump further - longer (longer pendulum) but not higher!
short lines, benefits... easier to learn kitesurfing // small area to launch and get on water (or narrower place landboardig) // (even launching directly downwind in strong winds, the kite is NO TIME to zenith, so no serious drag... to risk injury if by yourself) // a lot safer // kite direclty responding // faster kite // a lot of less drag // ... and more
of course there are negatives too.