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Re: Leaving lines attached when packing away

Postby Marty » Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:06 am

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.

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Re: Leaving lines attached when packing away

Postby Westozzy » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:23 am

Well I tried that simple line management system, and didn't even check them out back first. Actually unwound them at 90 degrees and hooked it onto the tether and no probs, actually unwound themselves. Sweet as.

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Re: Leaving lines attached when packing away

Postby Laughingman » Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:17 pm

:thumb:

Westozzy wrote:Well I tried that simple line management system, and didn't even check them out back first. Actually unwound them at 90 degrees and hooked it onto the tether and no probs, actually unwound themselves. Sweet as.

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Re: Leaving lines attached when packing away

Postby SupaEZ » Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:38 pm

Westozzy wrote:Ta supaez. Now last question. Do you wash your bar and lines??


No i do not ........simply because.... there is nothing really to rinse or wash

From the moment i land kite to the moment i have the kite folded...
....the wet bar/ lines never touches in the sand...it's either on the kite or on the board

All clean...ready for next session :wink:

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Re: Leaving lines attached when packing away

Postby SupaEZ » Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:41 pm

Westozzy wrote:Well I tried that simple line management system, and didn't even check them out back first. Actually unwound them at 90 degrees and hooked it onto the tether and no probs, actually unwound themselves. Sweet as.


The kite itself..... is the simplest line management system ...no additional anything needed

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Re: Leaving lines attached when packing away

Postby SupaEZ » Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:56 pm

Someone said : don't give a lick about wasting 2 minutes putting lines on

Well if in last 4 months you had 80 sessions /days out.....
....that would mean that you did that that "on stuff" for 2 hours & 40 minutes !!

That's enough time for a great session missed....or maybe 2 smaller ones !!

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Re: Leaving lines attached when packing away

Postby William Munney » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:44 pm

SupaEZ wrote:
Westozzy wrote:Ta supaez. Now last question. Do you wash your bar and lines??


No i do not ........simply because.... there is nothing really to rinse or wash

From the moment i land kite to the moment i have the kite folded...
....the wet bar/ lines never touches in the sand...it's either on the kite or on the board

All clean...ready for next session :wink:


If it is wet, hasn't it been exposed to salt water?

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Re: Leaving lines attached when packing away

Postby L0KI » Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:04 pm

Prefer to check my gear right before it goes in the air, than to gain two minutes on the water.
If I flew in 10 knots from a wide open beach, it wouldn't matter much if a piece of gear failed.

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Re: Leaving lines attached when packing away

Postby JS » Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:36 pm

I habitually detach my bar and lines, and often rinse them. But with Flysurfer Speed (foil) kites, I've never detached the bar and lines, and never had any problems related to salt corrosion.

Leaving lines attached may be worth trying, for those of us who aren't hung up on rinsing.

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Re: Leaving lines attached when packing away

Postby Laughingman » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:39 pm

JS wrote:I habitually detach my bar and lines, and often rinse them. But with Flysurfer Speed (foil) kites, I've never detached the bar and lines, and never had any problems related to salt corrosion.

Leaving lines attached may be worth trying, for those of us who aren't hung up on rinsing.


....and those who are willing to spend the extra cash to have a bar for each kite...
cost:benefit ratio doesn't really warrant the additional cost


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