Don Lester wrote:Thanks............ I guess I don't know what the "full flag" specification is. When on the safety my set-up flags 38" on one front line and 50" on both rear lines. That's using the stock Ozone bunggied safety line, after that, you're right the knot will not pass through the North Iron Heart hole. Now, if I made a new safety line I could eliminate that red jumper line and gain another 6 to 7 inches of " flag- out" on the other front line. I'm guilty of not full testing this set-up, in wind.........
Don this is not safe. When you are using a mini-5th line you can let the center line flag out a yard or two, what happens is the pulleys in the kite will then rotate the kite on the bridle and dump power from the kite .
When you are using a single center line flagging system the bridle is not used to flag the kite, instead the kite needs enough room to hold all the power on that one attachment point -- just like a flag.
This distance required for the bar to shoot up is one wingtip. You can get a tape measure to find out the exact width of your kite, but since most people use a bar with more than one type of kite, you should allow the kite to shoot up at least 10 meters.
If you only let the bar on a single line flagging system shoot up 38 inches or 50 inches and you try to use it on a kite that has a short no pulley bridle you will eventually put the kite into a death loop.
The bar has to shoot up 10 meters . . . or 400 inches. 50 inches is not even close to enough.
If you can't get it to go up that much because it won't fit through the chicken loop system, I suggest going back to a mini-5th line system, it will be safer than using a single line system that doesn't go up far enough.