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Lmrutledge
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Leaving Lines on

Postby Lmrutledge » Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:13 am

Do most of u leave your lines on or off your kite? Im sure this has been asked before.

What a Pain in the Kadooks to put them on every time.

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Re: Leaving Lines on

Postby clint2070 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:26 am

Are you joking ? Haha. Ive never met anyone who leaves them on.

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Re: Leaving Lines on

Postby knotwindy » Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:29 am

oh damn, not again
Supra?

Lmrutledge
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Re: Leaving Lines on

Postby Lmrutledge » Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:31 am

Help me understand why you wouldn't leave them on?

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darippah
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Re: Leaving Lines on

Postby darippah » Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:36 am

only reason to not leave them on is if you have multiple bars with different line length or if you have fewer bars than kites

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Re: Leaving Lines on

Postby Bushflyr » Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:19 am

Because it's faster and easier to just run the lines out and hook them up than it is to try and figure out which line to pull to sort out the inevitable inversion when you leave them hooked up.

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Re: Leaving Lines on

Postby foilonfoil » Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:23 am

1. The bar and all the fittings can be a wear point.
2. Bars are expensive so two bar sizes can cover more than two kite sizes.
3. Having two bars with different line lengths (23M/27M) provides an additional tuning option for a selected kite and wind conditions.
4. Salt water kite flying really requires bars to be rinsed in fresh water and packing a wet bar with the kite is not desirable.

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Re: Leaving Lines on

Postby Eurus » Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:38 am

Hell yeah I leave my lines on. I'm too lazy to take the extra 1.3 minutes out of my important time to bother with running lines out.

Hell...just the other day I didn't even land my kite. I parked it at noon and tethered it to a nearby rock so all I need to do is just walk over and grab the bar and kite away. I even started sleeping in my harness and board shorts so I am not bothered by the 4 excruciating seconds it takes to put them on.

Detaching lines? I can't be bothered with that waste of time.

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Re: Leaving Lines on

Postby Toby » Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:46 am

clint2070 wrote:Are you joking ? Haha. Ive never met anyone who leaves them on.
all Flysurfer riders?

But I don't like it...just tried a kite that had the lines on it...it took me 30 min to untangle all !

I prefer to take them off and on again. It is kind of meditation before the session. And quiet fast to set up.

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Re: Leaving Lines on

Postby plummet » Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:48 am

Yep. They stay on, on foils.
Take off on leis.

Well that's what I do.


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