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2/4 Line Method Trainer Kite

Postby Night_Thrasher » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:30 am

http://www.methodtrainerkite.com/

Is this any good for a trainer kite, anyone have or tried this?

There's a lot of trainer kite to choose from but on this one you can use 2 or a 4-line bar.

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Re: 2/4 Line Method Trainer Kite

Postby gotwind » Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:53 am

If you can have 4 lines why bother having the two line option. airush got a 4line 2m inflatble trainer you may want to check out

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Re: 2/4 Line Method Trainer Kite

Postby Night_Thrasher » Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:37 pm

Hi!

The kite can use either a two-line setup or a 4-line c / sle /lei kite bar.

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Re: 2/4 Line Method Trainer Kite

Postby distancemaster » Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:11 pm

I've flown this kite in both modes and works great. The downside is the added weight and drag of the lines in 4-line mode make it heavy so you'll need a solid 10mph to fly it. The 2-line bar is to cut down on costs is what they told me...including a 4-line bar and lines set would double the price...I guess you save the money by using your own 4-line kiteboarding bar.

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Re: 2/4 Line Method Trainer Kite

Postby Night_Thrasher » Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:33 pm

distancemaster wrote:I've flown this kite in both modes and works great. The downside is the added weight and drag of the lines in 4-line mode make it heavy so you'll need a solid 10mph to fly it. The 2-line bar is to cut down on costs is what they told me...including a 4-line bar and lines set would double the price...I guess you save the money by using your own 4-line kiteboarding bar.


Atlast someone replied! Thanks!

I've ordered this trainer kite anyway and waiting for it to arrive. I already have an old 5-line bar to be use with this kite.

10mph, lower than that it wont lift off the ground?

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Re: 2/4 Line Method Trainer Kite

Postby distancemaster » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:16 pm

No Problem! Yeah, you'll need 10mph but only for 4-line mode. We had it up and having fun in 6mph and less with the 2-line setup. The 5th line will work just make sure to only use the four lines and disconnect the 5th line before flying the kite...just extra drag.

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Re: 2/4 Line Method Trainer Kite

Postby sosumi » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:39 pm

I thought the whole point of a trainer kite is to show beginners how to fly a kite without the complexity of a 4 line bar.... if you want to fly 4 line use a 4 meter or 5 meter LEI as a trainer

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Re: 2/4 Line Method Trainer Kite

Postby Night_Thrasher » Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:36 pm

sosumi wrote:I thought the whole point of a trainer kite is to show beginners how to fly a kite without the complexity of a 4 line bar.... if you want to fly 4 line use a 4 meter or 5 meter LEI as a trainer


No problem with that because I have a 12meter and 16 meter kite. I just want to fly the trainer on low wind days. :D


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