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GK Lift2 no pulley

Postby warssie » Wed Dec 31, 2003 6:18 pm

hello,

I got my 12m Lift2 today. Very, very nice finish, nice colors(grey/blu yellow tube)

But I've got one questions. on the tips there is no pulley, but a little ring. Is this normal? Cause I think it will where out in time.

Thanks GK for such a nice kite, I will test it as soon as possible :bye:


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Postby BullsShit.com » Wed Dec 31, 2003 7:04 pm

Aloha
They got rid of the pulley and replaced it with the ring.
It's stainless, so it should last for a while.
Also, if it wears, it's easier to replace then the pulley. :thumb:

PS:
Make sure you double up each knot of the pulley assembley!
Absolutely very important. :!:
The little leaders, in which the ring travels, is attached by only one knot on the front side.
Check this and put two (2) knots there. :!: :!:

Just a little hint, since mine came undone in mid flight.
I fixed it and now the kite is pretty much bomb proof.
I think GRK has fixed this little problem by now. Just an oversight in the factory. No big woop.

Hope you will have a great time with it, just like I do.
Best kite I have ever used.

Aloha
Happy new year
Fabian

PS:
Could you please send some wind over here?...been dead for 2 weeks now! ...sucks with no wind....

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Postby sq225917 » Wed Dec 31, 2003 7:05 pm

they replaced the pulley with the ring when they found out the ring and line last longer than the pulley. pulleys get covered in shit and fail a steel ring lasts forever, all you have to replace is the line, which should last ages.

from what i've seen of them on demo's they are great kites this year. definately up for the most improved award.

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Postby warssie » Wed Dec 31, 2003 7:19 pm

BullsShit.com wrote: Make sure you double up each knot of the pulley assembley!
Absolutely very important. :!:
The little leaders, in which the ring travels, is attached by only one knot on the front side.
Check this and put two (2) knots there. :!: :!:

Just a little hint, since mine came undone in mid flight.
OK, done.
You can make the little (pulley) line at the tips a bit longer, why is this? More power/depower?

Thanks

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Postby GK » Thu Jan 01, 2004 8:59 pm

The wing-tip line seems to have more range when you extend the length to the end. Mostly on the depower. When I shortened the line, it seemed to loose some of the depower, because the ring doesn't travel as far forward. You can move the whole assembly back for increased power in light wind, but it reduces the amount of depower.
Mat is currently working on a booklet with a full explaination of how the different settings effect the kite. It'll be available on line soon.
Fabian is right, make sure that you check the knots on the connections, some of the first kites came with only a single half hitch which can come undone in flight. Not fun.
Also, when you extend the length of the line, make sure the overhand knots in the line do not interfere with the ring movement. You'll understand what I mean when you see it.
Good luck and Happy New Year everyone!!! :thumb:
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