Front line stretch is common yes, what I do to account for line stretch is have longer leader lines then needed under the bar float, tie a new knot and viola... I also run kook proof pig tails on all my bar set ups just to give me minor modifications on the fly.OnB wrote:Pete- What John said was that the bars come with four equal line lengths....and that the pigtails (for rear lines) were to even the lines out after the front lines stretch, which is pretty common, yeah?Laughingman wrote:What would be a good idea is to stop making kites that fly on different line lengths... that is just dangerous in a day when everyone else kites fly on equal line lengths... sure include the pig tails for backward compatibility but step out of the past and stop perpetuating a past poor decision already. The industry standard is for kites to be sold to fly on equal line lengths.
Seriously, why continue to do this? Nostalgia?
What ever manufacturers do to make bars adjustable is fine with me, but Eastcoast CC is saying something different. He is saying that OR sells their kites with shorter then required rear line leaders and provide a extension to fly on other brand bars... if that is the case, its very confusing and unnecessary.