my question...... Why are you tuning your kites to fly with unequal line lengths..
The kites are tuned to fly with equal line
lengths. When you tune your bar, you line up all the sleeved loops on the lines. Having the k-p pigtails on the ends of the steering lines doesn't hinder lining up all the lines' sleeved loops. You just ignore the pigtails when tuning.
Been that way for 10 years if I remember right, and never been a problem IMO because it's the same, well documented 10 cm k-p pigtail that needs to go on the rear lines. Most keep that pigtail permanently on the bar steering line ends, or if you prefer, keep it on the kite's steering bridle lines.
To anyone familiar with OR kites it is simple and easy, with lots of the pigtails available, a pair come with a bar and lines and a spare pair come with a kite.
I like having the k-p pigtail on the ends of my steering lines, it make them obvious and easily to differentiate a front lines from a steering line when looking at the ends of the lines.
Thanks Greg... They also had the same obsolete bar setup for almost 10 years and they finally changed that... may as well get on board with the rest of the industry and simplify their rear line attachments to match as well.
Here's another scenario where this makes no sense.
You have a few different makes of kites, 2 bars, one bar is OR and the other is not. the OR bar center lines stretched so you make the adjustments on the rear line pig tails as instructed... then you decide to rerig and fly your none OR kite, you remove your pigtails..... bar no longer tuned...
or you decide to fly the OR kite with your other bar which is not OR, you leave the adjusted pigtails on the kite... result you have modified the pigtails so they are no longer "equal length" hence making a perfectly tuned bar ... not tuned.
This can go on and on, and while I am sure some devote OR riders have gotten used to this I find it completely ridiculous for the reasons I have listed here and on my other posts.
Line adjustments should be made at the bar end to be equal at the kite end, and the kite should accept a bar with equal line lengths without anything to add or subtract....imho