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Q: How to make my 2002 kite "safe"?

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Re: Q: How to make my 2002 kite "safe"?

Postby hundlola » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:34 pm

Okay, like you wrote, I thought, I´d maybe miss something... No, nobody told me to buy the old kite, it was just me, forgetting what they told us during the course and beeing excited to get a Kite so cheap. (I can´t wait to finally start the season :-) ) But after I enrolled it at home, I remembered some words the instructors said and thats why I asked here again ;-)

Alright, I think it´s a good advice to look for bodyequipment first. I really still have no clue of the different kitestyles and brands, so I´ll take your advice and wait with the kite until next summer and then look for one.

Thank you again, nice that you help a nooby without insulting him like in some other forums ;-)

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Re: Q: How to make my 2002 kite "safe"?

Postby nikalaitzian » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:15 am

Pump it real hard and ... set it on FIRE. can video record it if you want.i bet that you ll have at least 10.000 views on youtube

p.s. didnt wanted to insult you but to alarm you that you are going to get killed

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Re: Q: How to make my 2002 kite "safe"?

Postby NorCalNomad » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:07 am


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Re: Q: How to make my 2002 kite "safe"?

Postby shawn13 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:31 am

My first kite was a 2003 Cabrinha Blacktip. It had a huge bar with a wrist safety and a double chicken loop for full power.

First thing my instructor told me was the kite was not safe as is and have a loop sewn into the center of the kite and attached a fifth line so that when i let go of the bar the kite would nosedive onto the 5th line.

Later i bought a new kite and realized the new safeties are amazing. It would be worth trying to upgrade.

I took the blacktip out this winter to snowkite and it dragged me across the snow maybe 100 m as I didnt have the 5th line attached and the kite doesnt naturally depower. I dont think ill ever try it again.

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Re: Q: How to make my 2002 kite "safe"?

Postby Bletti » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:11 am

NorCalNomad wrote:Image
Funny but true :lol:

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