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lurmus
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stopper on the rev?

Postby lurmus » Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:17 am

why is it there? can i get increased depower if I remove it?

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Re: stopper on the rev?

Postby No Idea » Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:33 pm

It is designed to prevent you sheeting out too far and causing the kite to luff (fall out of the sky). You will notice when the sliding stopper is against the fixed stopper and the bar sheeted all the way up the line, the canopy of the kite will occassionly 'flutter', any further and it will not fly.

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Re: stopper on the rev?

Postby PGH » Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:34 pm

I thought that the fixed ball is there to stop you over depowering the kite and so loosing its stability so risking the chance of an invert/and or stalling with back lines which would be really slack...i'm sure the ss guys will correct me if i'm wrong.

Why do you need more depower on a rev?? I've got the 15 and 11 and fully depowered to the fixed stopper it will sit on its tip on the beach with next to no pull

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Re: stopper on the rev?

Postby kjo » Sat Mar 22, 2008 2:52 pm

I asked myself the same question on that particular stopper... I think it is the:
just-change-kite stopper... riding the 11 on 25-30 knots gusts...

... Gotta get me a 9 or 7!!! or Both!!!

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Re: stopper on the rev?

Postby schmoe » Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:10 pm

I think it is to stop the chicken loop line from going all the way in when you connect the leash to the end of it (the plastic trim handle) and drop the bar.

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Re: stopper on the rev?

Postby blancoh2o » Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:21 am

Scillyairhead is correct. If you pull in the de-power any further the kite will not fly correctly. The Rev flies best with about 1 inch of de-power rope pulled in. This is wind dependent. It still flies well with more rope pulled in. As a matter of fact, if you are un-hooking you will want to pull about 4 inches of de-power in.

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Re: stopper on the rev?

Postby bob10 » Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:49 pm

and it also means if ure depower rope breaks u can still sail in cos that ball holds the rope.


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