Marty wrote:I started leaving my lines attached for snowkiting.
It is so much work to run out the lines in the powder.
I always try to inflate the kite on a hill,
then just unwind the lines as I slide down the hill on my board,
that way I don't have to post hole through the powder.
After maybe 4-5 years of leaving lines attached to kites.
I only have about 1% tangle rate now.
and unless I go through a bridle line somehow,
it is very easy to "wrap" the bar around to untangle.
I'm going to Maui soon and taking 1 bar for a 10M and 12M combo.
Sure hope I remember how to attach lines on the beach, ha.
Better yet, I hope I won't even need the larger kites.
May I suggest this method, It has severed me well over the years...
Leaving your lines on is fine, but one still needs to inspect the pig tail knots, such things (failure points) are every bit as important as having the lines on right...
Newbs are the most unlikely to have multiple bars, and rigging is by far the most important first step to any session...
With this in mind I'd hope they might give my system a try...
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Safety section page two---fokiten's rigging system