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Re: Help - Purchased Old Kite - Does it need bridles?

Postby PullStrings » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:59 am

Something like that will add about 4 inches to the back lines.....example of PKS universal pigtails

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On EBAY

https://www.ebay.com/i/262313872439?chn=ps

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Re: Help - Purchased Old Kite - Does it need bridles?

Postby DariKite » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:31 am

PullStrings wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:59 am
Something like that will add about 4 inches to the back lines.....example of PKS universal pigtails

Image

On EBAY

https://www.ebay.com/i/262313872439?chn=ps
But those are 6" in the ads picture. How do I shorten them to 4"? Can I do knots until they get short enough?

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Re: Help - Purchased Old Kite - Does it need bridles?

Postby PullStrings » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:10 am

Overall it is 6 inches and when you loop and attach it will shorten by about 1 inch....and yes if you put a single knot it will shorten about an other inch to 4
It will be safe to put knot...it's on the back lines attachement

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Re: Help - Purchased Old Kite - Does it need bridles?

Postby Hugh2 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:26 am

If your 12m is also an old style C kite, you are choosing a hard and potentially dangerous way to learn. A lot of us learned on kites like this back in the mid-2000s, some even earlier, hell my first body-dragging session was on a 2-line 7m kite. And most of us lived to tell the tale. But you would be doing yourself a real favor to learn on a modern kite with bridle, and single front line flag out, and preferably easy re-launch. Indeed any instructor today will provide such a kite. And once you learn on such a kite it will be very hard to go back to this kind of kite. Kites have improved a ton in the past decade! There is a reason you got this kite so cheap. I got rid of my three original C kites by trashing them, did not want it on my conscience that I might have sold them to some clueless person who would injure themselves or worse (9m and 16m Naish kites and a 12m North Rhino, aka the kite that wanted to kill you). Maybe I should have stored them, one day they would be collectors items!

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Re: Help - Purchased Old Kite - Does it need bridles?

Postby CaptainArgh » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:27 am

You should buy a Slingshot Link bridle for that kite. Those are the best around. :thumb:



(I'm just kidding man, you'd kill yourself. Seriously, get a lesson. On their gear. Then maybe another one on your gear, but either way have the instructor look it over and see you out on your first session with it.)

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Re: Help - Purchased Old Kite - Does it need bridles?

Postby DariKite » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:48 pm

I never said I would learn by myself with this Diablo C kite. I will learn with the instructor´s kite the first classes. Once I´m able to ride on my own I´ll use a 2016 Liquid Force WOW kite.

I haven´t even seen it yet but I heard it´s more oriented towards wave riding. I don´t think I´ll use the 14m Diablo C kite until I´m ready. But I bought it new for very little money (supposedly new) so I don´t think you can go wrong with that price and even if I don´t like it there might be someone interested to sell it or maybe I can use it if I need it. But I thought C kites are still used for Freestyle, aren´t they?

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Re: Help - Purchased Old Kite - Does it need bridles?

Postby DariKite » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:50 pm

PullStrings wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:10 am
Overall it is 6 inches and when you loop and attach it will shorten by about 1 inch....and yes if you put a single knot it will shorten about an other inch to 4
It will be safe to put knot...it's on the back lines attachement
Thank you for the info. May I ask how you know that the extensions should be 4 inches? Would I be able to get a users manual for this by any chance? Or any useful info besides the extensions. I just don´t know where to look.

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Re: Help - Purchased Old Kite - Does it need bridles?

Postby b_federico » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:18 pm

If you have the chance to return it and get a refund do it. Eso acá es invendible.

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Re: Help - Purchased Old Kite - Does it need bridles?

Postby alford » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:21 pm

Is this legit?

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Re: Help - Purchased Old Kite - Does it need bridles?

Postby SENDIT! » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:34 pm

The first thing I thought when I looked at those pictures wasn't about the bridle. It was that none of the pictures show the kite inflated. I'm betting the reason that none of them show it inflated, and why he made a point to say "it's never been inflated", is because it's not going to inflate. I think you're going to find that all the valves have failed and it won't inflate. I hope for your sake that I'm wrong, but I'd return that thing and get your money back if you can. Good luck!


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