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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2002 5:11 pm 
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Yes we all hate getting tangled up in our leashes every time we spin and flip.... but I don't like running after my kite either...

So who's got some real great ideas on some radicial saftey depowering ideas that have a chance of working....

Heaps of great ideas have been posted so far but there must be some others??....

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I was thinking along the lines of making the remaining 3 lines longer as opposed to "shortening" one of the lines.

A system where by pulling a cord 3 of the 4 lines are detached and the kite is pulled flat by the ramaining line... this way you could saftey or depower the kite while still hooked in.....

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2002 5:53 pm 
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If you use the kiteshoppro bar, you will still be hooked in, and you don't have a leash.
If you detach 3 lines, you are bound to get tangles...


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2002 8:07 pm 
If you want a description & photo's of my bar mail me at huw.williams@nordiko.com & I will attach it to the return.

It allows hands free spinning & does not weaken the bar by putting holes in it.

The kiteshop bar looks good, but I would not be comfortable getting a knot to slide through a hole in the bar reliably. I also prefer the adjustment on the center lines - keeps it all even.

If you detach your lines the tangling would be huge - & how are you going to relaunch again???
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2002 2:35 am 
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I think advanced riders normally do their spins, then do spins the other way, then you have no tangles even with a safety! So backloop then front loop!! or backloop transition then frontloop... simple - it's just most people can't do both, like me - once you can do both ways, in both directions you don't need to worry again!!!


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Sorta similar to what you do when looping with the C Quad.... but you don't have to do a front loop after a backloop....

why......???? Because you can spin the kite on it's axis, real easy.

Using the C Quad bar you can spin the bar as normal after a spin but as the C Quad doesn't need a saftey leash you get no tangles.....

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2002 11:55 pm 
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yeah you can do that with the X2, but you get lifted high!!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2002 2:57 am 
Yeah and from what happened to you.... you come down hard if you don't put it in the right place.......... :smile:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2002 12:20 pm 
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Hey Mr. Blown Away ;

why dont you try a SPIDER-Competition.

- Integrated safety system.

- No Leash

- Perfect control

- 500 gramms for the complete system

- adjustable to the kite size ( one bar for all)

- balanced depower system

- adjustable turn rates


What else do you want ???

You can see it on our homepage.

Click on the little Spider !!

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