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Converting 5-line C-kite to 4-lines?

Postby swimmer » Sat Aug 16, 2014 6:28 am

This season I bought my first c-kite, a 2012 9m Slingshot Fuel, and I totally fell in love with the way the c-kite handles and preforms. It is just so raw, direct and simple!
Now I am looking to get a second (bigger or maybe smaller) c-kite fill my quiver.

I am eying on the 2012 Best GP as I can't find any more cheap Fuels at the moment.
My question does anyone know if the GP will fly off 4-lines well? Is the 5th line loaded on the GP?
I really don't want to spend more money on a 5-line bar as I already have plenty of good bars.

Found a post from several years ago about the LF Nirvana being able to fly on 4 lines (probably not as good as on 5 lines) but it still make me wonder if other c-kites like the GP, Torch, or Vegas can be tuned to work on 4 lines without major structural complications during flight... :?:

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Re: Converting 5-line C-kite to 4-lines?

Postby edt » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:02 am

only the fuel and best extract are designed to be flown with 4 lines my advice save up for another fuel.

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Re: Converting 5-line C-kite to 4-lines?

Postby kitesurfrabbi » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:23 am

manaic is 4 line too. might be hard to find one cheap though.

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Re: Converting 5-line C-kite to 4-lines?

Postby longwhitecloud » Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:02 am

i can tell u torch is epic fail on 4 lines - does work but kind of like 2002 "work"

i have ridden the switchblade with lines directly attached to kite, works, but same as above though.

the combats (switch) work on 4 lines well especially the smaller ones

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Re: Converting 5-line C-kite to 4-lines?

Postby Tiago1973 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:49 am

I just broke the 5yh line on my Razor. Had to fly it to shore in 4 lines

does not work

why dont u convert 1 of those bars to suit your need?

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Re: Converting 5-line C-kite to 4-lines?

Postby jespin4845 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:11 pm

Gear shed sports website, cheap fuels

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Re: Converting 5-line C-kite to 4-lines?

Postby jedi1 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:44 pm

Tiago1973 wrote:I just broke the 5yh line on my Razor. Had to fly it to shore in 4 lines

does not work

why dont u convert 1 of those bars to suit your need?


Razor can be flown on 4 lines, but you need to make a bridle for it. There is a manual to do that on Airush site

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Re: Converting 5-line C-kite to 4-lines?

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Re: Converting 5-line C-kite to 4-lines?

Postby baobob » Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:27 pm

jedi1 wrote:
Tiago1973 wrote:I just broke the 5yh line on my Razor. Had to fly it to shore in 4 lines

does not work

why dont u convert 1 of those bars to suit your need?


Razor can be flown on 4 lines, but you need to make a bridle for it. There is a manual to do that on Airush site


It's the same idea as the Hadlow pro 6th line. You can reproduce it on any V bridled C-kite

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Re: Converting 5-line C-kite to 4-lines?

Postby JGTR » Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:16 pm

baobob wrote:
jedi1 wrote:
Tiago1973 wrote:I just broke the 5yh line on my Razor. Had to fly it to shore in 4 lines

does not work

why dont u convert 1 of those bars to suit your need?


Razor can be flown on 4 lines, but you need to make a bridle for it. There is a manual to do that on Airush site


It's the same idea as the Hadlow pro 6th line. You can reproduce it on any V bridled C-kite


I have thought about this before but theres the issue with the safety and on v bridled C kites the length of the V has a huge effect on how the kite flies so how could you make sure that the kite still flies well on 4(6) lines??


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