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North 5th element? Can i make a bar with 25m lines into 20m?

Postby Westkite » Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:19 pm

North 5th element? Can i make a bar with 25m lines into 20m?.

I have an 07' bar and line set with 25m lines. Works great but i want a second full bar and lines with 20m lines for wave riding.

I can get a used bar and lines with 25m pretty cheap, so i'm wondering how if i can shorten them by 5 meters?

Back in the day (2002) i used to make my own lines sets and finish them with end wraps that i could get at a local kite store.

I know there'd be length issues with the front lines and the y-bridle. The two front lines would be the problem i think. Back lines are straight forward and so is the fifth line.

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Postby BullsShit.com » Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:29 am

you can, but will take some work I guess.
You have to copy the line length on the spit at the "Y"
The 5th needs a stopper ring.
Once you copied that, just shorten the lines on the bottom (bar) end.
If you got a windless day you should be able to do that.
if you have no stopper for the 5th, the kites might not fly right. Especially the Rebel.

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Postby kiter kay » Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:57 am

Yeh you can do it easy just cut the all the lines 5m shorter at the bar end . dont play around with the Y and where it splits.
north have 25 and 20m lines
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Postby MMac22 » Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:07 pm

May be easiest to just buy the 20m line set from a North dealer.
Save the 25m lines for when your others wear out.

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Postby Westkite » Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:14 pm

[quote]May be easiest to just buy the 20m line set from a North dealer.
Save the 25m lines for when your others wear out.[/quote]


Thanks, i probably do that. Still hoping to find a used bar and 20m lines. Anyone know when the 08' comes out?

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Postby calikites » Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:15 pm

Denis-
Feel free to bring your bar in to us. We've done it before and we'd be happy to help you with the chopping (it's not necessarily as easy as you'd think) or we can set you up with the fancy ready-to-go-out-of-the-bag-factory-certified North 20m lines if you want.
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