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Re: Anyone have a Cabrinha line keeper they are not using?

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:04 am
by KYLakeKiter
Last year I bought one of those Kite Looper line rolling devices. It has a line manager built into it. If you like using a line manager, you might actually like this thing. It is not a "have to have it" kind of device, but it is kind of convenient and works well.

Re: Anyone have a Cabrinha line keeper they are not using?

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:58 pm
by SENDIT!
Laughingman wrote:
experienced1 wrote:when you disconnect your lines from th kite, just tie the red outside line to the "red" front line and then the gray outside line to the "gray" front line
steve
Yep I get it, and have done this since I lost my line manager, I just prefer the line manager .
Well, the mail man just picked it up, so it's on it's way! :wink:

Re: Anyone have a Cabrinha line keeper they are not using?

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:14 pm
by Laughingman
SENDIT! wrote:
Laughingman wrote:
experienced1 wrote:when you disconnect your lines from th kite, just tie the red outside line to the "red" front line and then the gray outside line to the "gray" front line
steve
Yep I get it, and have done this since I lost my line manager, I just prefer the line manager .
Well, the mail man just picked it up, so it's on it's way! :wink:
Thanks so much, I really appreciate your generosity.

Sincerely
Pete

Re: Anyone have a Cabrinha line keeper they are not using?

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:22 am
by Kiteus Maximus
Yeah I hate spending those extra 32 seconds to run out my lines.

Re: Anyone have a Cabrinha line keeper they are not using?

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:44 am
by Peter_Frank
Just out of curiosity - but isnt it a bit irritating to wind the line ends up on the keeper, when not equal length, or ?

Because, when I go on shore, I always depower the kite a lot or fully when walking on land, and when going down (and up).

Meaning, when I wind the lines on the bar, the rear lines are way longer than the fronts (but does not matter much, as they get another round on the bar)

I have no idea, because I havent used any line keeping aggregates - just wondering :roll:

8) Peter

Re: Anyone have a Cabrinha line keeper they are not using?

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:52 am
by dejavu
I have obtained these from NP Hong Kong. Check out asapdirect.

Re: Anyone have a Cabrinha line keeper they are not using?

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:38 pm
by SupaEZ
Laughingman wrote:I lost mine on vacation and would like to source a replacement.
Could this work :?: Pedicure Toe Separator " pretty sure your wife can hook you up " :wink:

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/pedicure-toe-separators

Re: Anyone have a Cabrinha line keeper they are not using?

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:47 pm
by Laughingman
Peter_Frank wrote:Just out of curiosity - but isnt it a bit irritating to wind the line ends up on the keeper, when not equal length, or ?

Because, when I go on shore, I always depower the kite a lot or fully when walking on land, and when going down (and up).

Meaning, when I wind the lines on the bar, the rear lines are way longer than the fronts (but does not matter much, as they get another round on the bar)

I have no idea, because I havent used any line keeping aggregates - just wondering :roll:

8) Peter
Once you have all the lines in the manager, just fold what ever lines are left, putting the manager onto the bar and wrap 8 lines together onto the bar... No biggie

Re: Anyone have a Cabrinha line keeper they are not using?

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:56 pm
by Laughingman
Kiteus Maximus wrote:Yeah I hate spending those extra 32 seconds to run out my lines.
To each their own... But if everyone did everything the same way then there would be no progression ever..... Many of the places we kite at have very limited rigging areas and require a water launch... I have witnessed so many people walking out to launch pulling all their lines through the weeds and sticks getting caught all the while inconveniencing your helper and other beach goers, lines getting caught on other kites, people, kids, bbqs.... And anything else you might find at a water use area.

We hook our wrapped lines onto the kite, using only the space required by the kite itself, flip the kite over and walk into the water... If you time it right there will already be someone in the water ready to hold your kite in the water as you walk out unwrapping your lines. Launch... No tangles, nothing caught in your lines... No inconveniencing other park users etc... So 32 seconds... Turns into minutes pretty quickly...

Re: Anyone have a Cabrinha line keeper they are not using?

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:46 pm
by Laughingman
dejavu wrote:I have obtained these from NP Hong Kong. Check out asapdirect.
Holly shit! Prices are really high but wow, you can buy everything there! Thanks for the heads up.

Pete