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 Post subject: 2015 Cabrinha lines. Is this normal?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:55 am 
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Cabrinha says: " Extremely low stretch lines..." Okay :bye:

After my first sesh on 2015 gear. Flew 8m Switchblade. I spent 3.5 hours on the water with new bar. I weight 175 lb.

I checked my lines later on and discovered around 3" stretch on front lines...
I had the same problem with 2014 bar/ lines. I ran out of adjustment on pig tails ; sold the bar...

Cabrinha riders, did you experience same problem with new bar/lines???

$560 bucks for the bar. :-? I think Cabrinha should do better than that. Put heavier lines or pre-stretch them...

Cabrinha fan here...Loving new kites...

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 Post subject: Re: 2015 Cabrinha lines. Is this normal?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:35 am 
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The front lines didn't stretch, the flying lines were shrinking.



http://www.cabrinhakites.com/videos/detail.html?playlist_id=PLBF0722370A8DF08E


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 Cabrinha lines. Is this normal?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:44 am 
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What I did was tie another figure 8 knot in the front line adjuster on my 2011 bars... gives you more range of adjustment, and if you do it right, you can just move the larks head without undoing the figure 8...

Line shrink is the biggest nuisance in this sport... second to no wind.


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 Cabrinha lines. Is this normal?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:37 pm 
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Cabrinha released the following video in 2014 to "settle" the flying lines. Same applies for the 2015 bar...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4TxG74plY8


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 Cabrinha lines. Is this normal?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:56 pm 
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Yes it is normal, cabrinha lines stretch worse than any other brand I've seen. Good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 Cabrinha lines. Is this normal?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:21 pm 
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I do not know about the 2015, but the 2014's stretched alot. I took out all the figure 8 knots on the steering lines to even them. Seems to hold now. I love the 2014 8, how does the 2015 compare?


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 Cabrinha lines. Is this normal?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:13 pm 
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Yup, that is typical for Cabrinha lines. I have owned a few 2010-2013 bars and they all did this.


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 Cabrinha lines. Is this normal?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:37 pm 
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I noticed a little bit of stretch after my first use on the 2015 bar. not 3 inches like you had... maybe 1" or so. I followed the video someone provided to re-set them. Worked fine and 5 sessions since Ive checked after each session... no stretching.

Like anything new, gotta break it in a bit.


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 Cabrinha lines. Is this normal?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:46 pm 
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I just flew my new 2015 Cab SB 12m this morning in very light winds (9-10 knots). In the lulls the kite was backstalling which is very unusual for Cab kites so I checked the line lengths (exactly as recommended in the Cabrinha 2014 video). The inner lines were a full inch longer than the outer lines. I didn't bother with the "settling" procedure for the steering lines, I just shortened the inner lines using the knots on the line connectors. The lines look like really high quality lines, I'm thinking they weren't tuned properly from the factory. I flew the kite for less than half an hour and I can't imagine that they stretched in about 9 knots of wind.

Beautiful construction on the kite, very impressed overall.

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 Post subject: Re: 2015 Cabrinha lines. Is this normal?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:51 pm 
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cabrinha lines suck, don't let their marketing fool you, kites are pretty good thou

slingshot lines are money


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