It takes a few years to occur but the center lines do stretch over time. I use the lowest setting on the center pigtails so it doesnt leave me much room on that end. I knotted the ends of the lines to compensate but one was apparently longer than the other and was noticeable during flying. How do folks with compsticks account for their stretch?
Last edited by NYKiter on Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:29 am, edited 1 time in total.
If it's the flying lines I just rig my bar backwards. I do this ever so often so I don't end up with one steering line longer than the other. For the front lines I would just change out the pig tails and tune it there and not in the flying line it self. I ride Fuels so front and back lines stretch pretty evenly.
lots of ways a simple way is hook the chicken loop to something really strong and match the center lines if one is short, put a screwdriver or whatever thru it and pull hard until it matches the longer one
you can put much more pressure on the line this way than you ever could kiting so just match them up
Not exactly that simple. The centers are longer than the steering lines so they need to be shortened. Apparently they cant be shortened at the bar so this leaves the ends. I already set the bridle to the lowest center line knot so that means I need to go into the center line itself and knot it because Im out of knots on the pig tail. When I knot the sleeves of the lines to take up the slack the knots are not exactly the same and it pulls one way...
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