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RRD TYPE CONV

Postby Kitedude » Thu Aug 28, 2003 10:18 pm

Hey,

wondering if anybody has a manual or picture of the bridal system. As its an old kite i have. the first thing i did was put it on 4 line. now i want to put it back on to 2 lines, but i'm not to sure which way to put on the bridle.

So i'd be mighty grateful if someone could talk me threw it or pass on a manual or detailed pictur eor something of the sort,

Thanks,

Brian

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Postby Maris » Fri Aug 29, 2003 10:06 am

I have a RRD conv type but i flyed my kite only one time 2line after i changed to 4line kite was more controlable. I have 14m2.
There was no manual for RRD 2002 kites at all.
But the bridling is the same as for all ather 2line kites. So take a naish or other compaies manual.

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Postby Kitedude » Fri Aug 29, 2003 10:53 am

thanks for that,

what way do you have your 4 lines set up, are the front and back equal length. I can t seem to get the right balance on mine (8m) and it's not very stable in the air. thats why i want to change it back to see if it will fly better.

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Postby captpaul » Fri Aug 29, 2003 8:11 pm

Kitedude,

I got an 8m TypeConv with bar and lines for my wife a while back. I'm a fairly experienced kiter, having flown North, Cabrinha, Liquid Force, Airush, and Gaastra. My wife had problems with it and I was never able to get it to fly properly either: in any puff of wind, it would shoot towards the edge of the wind window, stall and fall from the sky. We tried to contact RRD but never got a reply. The dealer wouldn't take it back so we ended up selling it for half what we paid for it without ever taking it out on the water.

Hope you have more luck than us,

Paul

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Type conv sizes

Postby balaton » Fri Aug 29, 2003 8:42 pm

It is really important which size you have from the Con line. 12.0 and 14.0 is really good, 8.0 flies bad.
I would'n change it to 2 line mode, don't see the point for that.
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Postby CC » Sat Aug 30, 2003 11:15 am

I learned on a 14.0 with 4 line set up. For me it's a good kite to learn, not a huge jumper but very predictable and soft.
It’s also true that they fall easily from the sky in very low winds. I never used the 2 line set up, never saw the need for it.

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Postby Royce » Sat Aug 30, 2003 11:45 am

If your type con is falling from the sky, either there is not enough wind for the size of kite or you have it set up incorredtly. When you switch from 2 to 4 lines it is really important to spend som time on the beach tunning it. Don't bother switching it back to 2 lines. It is the best beginer intermediate kite you could own. Also it is pretty important to make sure the wing tips are rolled up correctly.We have guys here who went from much more adbvanced 4 linners back to it for waves and loved it.

For tunning help go to http://www.kitesurfpr.com and look under tunning tips. If you can't work it out from there e-mail me at roycereid@hotmail.com.

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