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 Post subject: Looper - Unroll you kite lines in seconds
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:55 pm 
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Kiteboarding Murphy Law:
Kite lines tangles stand in complete correlation to the degree of rush you're in! :evil:

It's never been a big pleasure - unrolling lines from the bar, going back and forth separating them from each other, sometimes untie tangles while watching everyone else in water.

if you're looking for something more convenient we've got this new cool gadget called LOOPER.
It's convenient ! it's simple! and it let's you unroll in seconds
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Now for a launching price of only $29.90 (regular price $45) at JupiterKiteBoarding (Store Tel: 877-FLY-SURF)

play and see how convenient and simple it is – :thumb:



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 Post subject: Re: Looper - Unroll you kite lines in seconds
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:12 pm 
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LOOPER-KITES wrote:
Kiteboarding Murphy Law:
Kite lines tangles stand in complete correlation to the degree of rush you're in! :evil:

It's never been a big pleasure - unrolling lines from the bar, going back and forth separating them from each other, sometimes untie tangles while watching everyone else in water.

So we've got this new cool gadget called LOOPER that lets you unroll in 15 seconds.

Now for a launching price of only $29.90 (regular price $45) at JupiterKiteBoarding

play and see how simple it is – :thumb:



Okay so that looks easy, but show us what it takes to pack your lines...


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 Post subject: Re: Looper - Unroll you kite lines in seconds
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:32 pm 
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1 – Transfer the lines from the kite to designated slots on the LOOPER.
2 – Roll the LOOPER handle while walking towards the bar will collect the lines.
it's easier and faster than winding the kite lines back and forth around the bar.

Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Looper - Unroll you kite lines in seconds
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:43 pm 
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LOOPER-KITES wrote:

Now for a launching price of only $29.90



What a great play on words (probably unknowingly :D ) ...... "launching" :thumb:

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 Post subject: Re: Looper - Unroll you kite lines in seconds
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:49 pm 
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Leave the lines connected. On brainier.

Oh yea:: :happybirthday:


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 Post subject: Re: Looper - Unroll you kite lines in seconds
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:41 am 
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So instead of wrapping your lines around your bar you wrap them around the Looper? It sounds like it might work ok. It might be particularly useful for boat launching.

A few problems:
- it takes 30 seconds to use the looper and 5 minutes to run back and forth to the car to put the Looper away/get it after your session
- if you do a downwinder or land somewhere not near your gear you still have to wind the lines onto your bar
- line handling is a skill. If you don't practice it you'll never get good at it. Once you get good at it you don't need the Looper.
- I bet if you don't practice using the Looper then you can create some monumental tangles
- I used to use a rubber keeper to secure the ends of the lines so I could just attach, unwind and go. That thing was half the size of a credit card. Even that ended up too much hassle.


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 Post subject: Re: Looper - Unroll you kite lines in seconds
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:46 am 
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OzBungy wrote:
So instead of wrapping your lines around your bar you wrap them around the Looper? It sounds like it might work ok. It might be particularly useful for boat launching.


How? What you want in a boat launch is to avoid laying the lines out fully but launch untangled. This requires a way for the lines to reel out cleanly from the bar end as the kite floats away. This looks like the device would be reeling out from the kite end. If it worked, it would be out there with the kite.


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 Post subject: Re: Looper - Unroll you kite lines in seconds
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:11 am 
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The looper looks a little small for 25m lines, especially if you have a 5 line bar. That's just looking at it from here. I say that because the looper bar looks short compared to a typical bar so that would mean more loops. I don't think you can fit that many loops around it.


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 Post subject: Re: Looper - Unroll you kite lines in seconds
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:53 am 
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I was just trying to be positive. I think the Looper is a pretty silly idea for most people.


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 Post subject: Re: Looper - Unroll you kite lines in seconds
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:11 am 
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More equipment to forget, loose, depend on ?
Simple is best
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