Doesn't matter if you loop lines around anywhere - it becomes painfully obvious when you go to wind the lines out. Simply reverse what you did. Paying a bit of attention when packing up and unpacking have reduced the occurrences to zero
What I do with the FSers ...
Land the kite and walk the lines around so they and the kite are laid out as if ready to launch then warp the lines up.
Secure them around the bar with a hitch type knot just before the bridles - never use the bungies cos they fall off when I throw the bar over to the leading edge.
Bridles in the kite, roll it up, pack it into the bag... with the difference that, unlike the Gunnar video, I don't wrap the bar in the kite cos mine is always wet and covered in sand!
With the kite in the bag, the bar in the outside pocket, it can dry out and shed the sand before I get back to the clubhouse where I can either throw it in the car, or rinse it off and then put the bar in my wet gear bucket ... then dry it off at home.
BWD wrote:The problem is if you never unhook the lines, almost inevitably at some point,
you are going to have the danger of an unattended kite sitting on the ground, pumped up with lines attached.
Interesting point, I never thought of that. I always wind my lines onto the bar so I don't take up more space than necessary on our crowded beach (my pet peeve) and don't risk people launching with their lines tangled around mine (seen it too many times) but if my kite got lofted, I bet the bungies would give out and send the bar flailing around anyway.
Thanks, I learned something