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 Post subject: Kite bar line replacement
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:45 pm 
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I bought a second kite, and it came with bar and lines, the lines are looking a little worn, is it a big deal to replace? I couldn't find anything on the internet. Since I own two bar and lines I was considering fixing up the one and selling it. Sorry I am a newbie.


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 Post subject: Re: Kite bar line replacement
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:58 pm 
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did you take lessons already?? switchkite.com has the cheapest set of lines you may find. Try any other brand; they all carry line set replacements.


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 Post subject: Re: Kite bar line replacement
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:59 pm 
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yes I took lessons.


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 Post subject: Re: Kite bar line replacement
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:14 pm 
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Hold on to your spare lines and bars...youll need them later when something gives out...
Get new lines on ebay...same lines different price....


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 Post subject: Re: Kite bar line replacement
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:46 pm 
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NYKiter wrote:
Hold on to your spare lines and bars...youll need them later when something gives out...

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Yep-- that's Good advise, & here's Why :

I dropped my kite in the water, cause the beach was loaded with people ; the
lines got tangled because i did a Sh*ty job on the self-rescue ...

I just Switched out the bar & lines with my back-up ; untangled the other lines
over a Cold Beer and a TV show later that night -----------------was a (2) hour job !!

Bille


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 Post subject: Re: Kite bar line replacement
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:02 pm 
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a word of caution

Most after-market line sets I've seen on ebay are a set of 4 lines, all same length.

That works on some bars, but not on all bars. I think LF uses 4 equal line lengths. Naish/North don't.

While all the lines come to the same distance from the bar, the inside lines may originate a few meters up at the Y, whereas the steering lines originate from leader lines closer to the bar. In this case, if you put 4 new lines of equal length on the bar, it obviously won't work.

Check your existing lines carefully before committing to a set of 4 equal lines...or learn to sleeve lines

illustrated with a Naish bar:


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 Post subject: Re: Kite bar line replacement
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:28 pm 
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Thats a given. :bye:

Why not just move into slingshot bars...their lines stretch very little and you wont be looking for new ones every 6 months. Just have to get used to below bar depower. :jump:


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 Post subject: Re: Kite bar line replacement
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:06 pm 
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Even better use Q-powerlines and last 5 years !!


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 Post subject: Re: Kite bar line replacement
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:23 pm 
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Great, can you post any videos showing how to sleeve without a sewing machine?
I could only find this one..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXA-mNtDNQE


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 Post subject: Re: Kite bar line replacement
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:42 am 
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this post was helpful when I was new to making lines...

http://www.nwkite.com/forums/t-11649.html


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