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 Post subject: I just came up with this (stretch lines)
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:59 pm 
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It is supper-Fast & easy to set up. used for pre- stretching your lines or adjusting them.
You can put is tonnes of load on your lines.
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 Post subject: Re: I JUST CAME UP WITH THIS
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:10 pm 
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I totally beat you to it like 3 years ago and now have a portable version as well....


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 Post subject: Re: I JUST CAME UP WITH THIS
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:23 pm 
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Lol, that is awesome. at least all my lines aren't all clumped up together at the end


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 Post subject: Re: I just came up with this (stretch lines)
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:28 pm 
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I have always done the lines, one at a time... using the same force, by leaning back and thereby feeling the amount of rebound, in order to be able to judge the amount of stretch.

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 Post subject: Re: I just came up with this (stretch lines)
PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:25 pm 
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From a Mfg's perspective I just want to say... the design is great but please don't "pre stretch" your lines....

You can use your design to adjust your line lengths as they stretch out over time. On most brand's bars you can lengthen outside / shorten inside lines to accomodate for the front line stretch that happens with loops and general riding.

However, it is a nasty myth that it is somehow a good idea to torque on your lines to "pre-stretch" them. All you're likely to accomplish is unbalancing your line lengths and prematurely aging them. Your lines come tension loaded from the factory and brands like ours spend extra $$ on the better quality lines that are designed to stretch as little as possible!

Line stretch does happen though so you are always best to check your line lengths every 4-8 hours of riding and adjust as needed... but please - don't pre-stretch! :)

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 Post subject: Re: I just came up with this (stretch lines)
PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:37 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: I just came up with this (stretch lines)
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:49 pm 
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Actually ORsales, I have never pre-streched my lines before. I just go ride then then adjust with my tool. You have A good point!


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 Post subject: Re: I just came up with this (stretch lines)
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:05 pm 
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Don't forget lines shrink too.


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 Post subject: Re: I just came up with this (stretch lines)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:36 am 
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 Post subject: Re: I just came up with this (stretch lines)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:24 am 
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Interesting, but why would you bother? Why not just do like everybody in the world and wrap your leash around a tree and biner the lines? It's easy and uses something pretty much everybody has on hand.

And honestly, I'm running the same line set from 7 years ago. Probably 50 days a year or so. I've checked them 3 times so far once when a new kite was flying funny and it turned out to be the pigtails. I've crashed these lines so hard both pigtails on one side of the kite ripped off, there was no stretch. Once when a pigtail ripped off the front bridle on a different kite and the kite no longer flew straight. No line stretch.

I only jump on one side, no stretch. I'm pretty much convinced that modern lines don't stretch and if they do they shrink right back to their original length.


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