TheJoe wrote:The problem is not how we connect lines to our kites, but 1. how people fail to double check their connections 2. understand fully how a kite and it's bar work.
I learned on Wainmans and they have no kook proof line connections just color coded lines. I never launched a kite with my lines wrong. Not saying I never connected them with a back line wrapped around a front line just never launched.
Now I'm on Slingshot Fuels and they are kook proof B and color coded. Same goes for the Wainmans. Never launched my kite with the lines messed up.
Here is the secrete I take the 30 seconds it takes to make sure my lines are connected correctly. I do it every time I launch. I even check my lines when I go back out after a break. Why? because anything can happen and it only takes a second.
I'm not against a standardized connection I'm more indifferent to it. What I'm for is people being taught better and actually learning about their gear that fundamentally can put their life and others on and off the water in danger.
This method works for me...no wrap arounds
anytime you are faced with a kook proof situation, you know you've one foot in the cowpie...
Those who stand on the sand with both feet, and have made up thier own lines...
Might try, marking the fronts and putting them on straight away---then unwrap the bar and lay it down, face down like the kite,
step on it and pick up the steering lines---
(lay the bar down where you'll stand to launch)
Clear them by pulling them through the front lines---then just hook them up...
Can you install a back line on the front this way??? no
Can you have a back line through the front two???
so there ya go
fuck a bunch of kook type well intentioned help...
Learn to do it yourself, that way you know