Oldnbroken wrote:Prefer to lay my lines, run my fingers across and touch every inch of all four lines and leaders every single time I rig my kites.
Also check the whole bridle, open and close my chicken loop, and open and close my safety leash before launch.
I pump my kites with a normal kite pump, it's exercise and it's just easy.
I don't want another piece of power equipment to maintain, I have too many of those in my life already.
When I go kiteboarding I'm there to relax, rushing to get on the water is not really the way for me to start a session.
Lines can be left attached and still do all of the above,
I still throughly check my lines when rolling them up.
But there is no right or wrong way, to me it's about convenience.
I started leaving them attached
because it's a bitch to run out your lines in cold, deep snow.
This way I just rig the kite on a little hill and put my board on,
then unroll the lines as I slide down the hill and then launch,
no post holing through the snow.
When I land,
I land the kite lower and slide to the kite as I am rolling the lines up.
No post holing in the powder.
Now it's just a habit to do it, even at the beach.
I was in Maui last week, a rigging zoo with all the lines spread out to attach,
I just put my kite at the launch spot and unrolled them over everyone's lines and launched.