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I love my REV, but the depower rope......

Postby gravey » Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:38 am

This is a truly awesome kite in all respects - the only downside is that it appears that my depower rope is looking alarmingly freyed after only 5 sessions (I will post a pic).

Has anybody else experienced this? :o

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Postby Greenman » Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:05 am

Yhep is quite bad on mine. has happened on most SS center ropes.
Have put board wax on it which helps. but will have to order a spair or find a replacement from some where.

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Postby Neill » Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:09 pm

Buy a $1 candle from a bargain store.

Melt it in a pan.

Stick your depower rope in there and let it soak right into all the fibres.

Never worry about it fraying again.

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Postby blair » Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:17 pm

won't the rope slip through the cleat if its waxed up??

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Postby Greenman » Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:43 pm

blair wrote:won't the rope slip through the cleat if its waxed up??
nope never had it.. just lets it slid throw the bar better.

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Postby Greg7 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:44 pm

Please post a pic when you can.

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Postby Northern Monkey » Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:17 pm

ARE WE STILL GETTING THE SAME PROBLEM WE'VE HAD FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS WITH THE TRIM CORD??? It's a pain in the arse and easily rectified if delt with at the R+D stage. Issue replacement cords with every kite, not really - sort the problem at source.

Come on guys it's a great kite, just beef up the bar shroud.

Wax works for the short term....but that's not the issue here.

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Postby jimmyc » Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:18 pm

Neill wrote:Buy a $1 candle from a bargain store.
Melt it in a pan.
Stick your depower rope in there and let it soak right into all the fibres.
Never worry about it fraying again.
How long do you let it soak in the melted wax?
And do you ever need to do it again? Or is once enough?

Thanks. :thumb: :bye:

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Postby Greg7 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:52 pm

jimmyc wrote:
Neill wrote:Buy a $1 candle from a bargain store.
Melt it in a pan.
Stick your depower rope in there and let it soak right into all the fibres.
Never worry about it fraying again.
How long do you let it soak in the melted wax?
And do you ever need to do it again? Or is once enough?

Thanks. :thumb: :bye:
If you are concerned with how well the wax gets absorbed, be sure to get the wax as hot as possible. Let it just get to a slow boil, then turn the heat down and soak the cord.

The hotter the wax is is, the thinner it is, the better it will soak. Shouldn't take long to soak, the temp is the most important thing, not time.

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Postby Zeno » Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:16 pm

I agree, the kite is fantastic, the depower is really incredible!
How could they do such a small hole in the bar?
I'm considering buying other bars, I've checked the Gaastra once and they looked like well done...


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