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xbow 2008 9m - bridle lines twisting up ?

Postby pg » Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:31 am

my bridle lines that connect to my steering lines or always twisting up badly . Anybody having the same problem , somebody found a solution ?

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Postby blacktip » Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:37 pm

Did you do the modification on your 2008 kite? As described on the cabrinha website, in the support section.
The modification will greatly increase the durability of the bridle line.
Contact your dealer, the modification is free of charge and should be available very soon.

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Postby klimber » Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:38 pm

could you describe what you are talking about better?

do you mean when you take it out of the bag the lines are all wrapped around each other?

or

after flying you notice that the lines are all twisted?

I personally haven't noticed anything myself. I do, however, conenct the rear and front lines together at the conenction points when I pack it up so that when I unroll the kite they tend to be less tangled.

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Postby dfudgeman » Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:13 am

if they are getting twisted out of the bag...the next time you put up your kite, connect your fronts and backs together before your roll up your kite! If they are getting twisted up while flying....uh....I don't know what you're talking about...modified bridle or no modification...haven't seen them twist, and have flown the 9M for over 2 months...(the 9M jumps crazy high with the modified hefner mod...Love this kite!!)

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Postby Gfunk » Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:43 am

100% it's because the fix hasn't been done yet on the bridles.

See Kruzlifix's pic of the line going through the pulley on an angle:
phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=2341592&highlight=xbow

When the line goes through like that it introduces twisting. It happened to mine and 2 others around here. If it hyper twists it actually tightens the weave and shortens the lines.

When you put on the extensions it might be a good idea to compare both sides when you have the bridle apart. Can't comment on the Hef mod... have only done the one Cab outlines. Easy fix.

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Postby Nico » Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:55 am

The pulley fix will get ruid of that twisting problem too.
For sure 100% guaranteed
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Postby Lamelips » Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:04 pm

One question: why would they launch a kite that needs an immediate fix? why don't they just fix it before they release it?

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Postby toyletbowl » Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:47 pm

Lamelips wrote:One question: why would they launch a kite that needs an immediate fix? why don't they just fix it before they release it?
2 scenarios.

1) launching a well designed and engineered kite that is manufactured correctly.

2) launching a well designed and engineered kite that is manufactured INcorrectly.

Door number 2 is what happened.

plain and simple.

the manufacturing problem was caught early and the appropriate and simple modification has been distributed to dealers for customers.

lips...did you get your mod yet? it makes a real difference.

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Postby Lamelips » Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:35 am

No. I haven't even got my new 08 xbow yet, actually. I'm still debating what I'm going to get. I've been a Cabrinha guy for years, but was a bit disappointed when I blew out panels on both my 9 and brand new 12, both in the exact same place and along the same seam.


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