I'm going to set-up the 5th line for my F-One 2004 Spinning Leash Safety Bar today and try the system this weekend according the following sketch up dated with all the line length.
I wanted to use the original safety system and components without any extra leash. This way with the benefit of chicken loop becoming the leash and 5th line when the bar is pushed out in this set-up.
Additionally the reflex kind of activation time is reduced because you don't have to remove any hands off of the bar and less tangle with the benefit of easy pull on the heavier Nose Blue Line under the Stoper Ball for relauncing the kite.
Any improvements or comments?
Last edited by DrLightWind on Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:26 pm, edited 9 times in total.
As I understand it from the North 5th element discussions, if you want to have the rigidity gains of their system, then you would have to put a stopper ball of some sort at the metal ring, on the bar side.... that way when the kite is stressed and it trys to stretch into more of an oval shape (from more of a circular shop), the stopper ball pushes against the metal ring, which in turn is being held down by the front power line... that is what stops the kite from flexing and makes it more rigid... when you release the bar, the metal ring is free to slide towards the kite...
Eutanators experience of line wrap after stalls made me quite sad as so far IÃ‚Â´m happy with the system, but only used it in stable winds so far. But now time has come that my gusty home spot - lake with thermal winds - is going to awake from its winter sleep ..