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How to modify the security system on an old Slingshot Fuel 12 meters kite

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Re: How to modify the security system on an old Slingshot Fuel 12 meters kite

Postby Starsky » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:49 pm

If you can set it up so you CAN add tension, you can take a ton of power out of the kite. Not enough to change the shape, just enough to take the punch out of the gusts. To get the kites full power that 5th should be the only one to sag a little when the kite is flown overhead, bar sheeted in all the way.

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Re: How to modify the security system on an old Slingshot Fuel 12 meters kite

Postby FLandOBX » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:41 pm

I've got a 15m fuel that's about the same vintage as yours. I set mine up with a slack 5th line and o-shit handles on the rear lines. Just an old slingshot bar. The 5th line not only provides a safe, no-tangles flag-out system, but also makes it super easy to relaunch in light wind (pull 5th line until kite rolls onto its top, then use the outside/rear/steering lines to pivot & re-launch).

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Re: How to modify the security system on an old Slingshot Fuel 12 meters kite

Postby edt » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:29 pm

early bird2 wrote:
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:46 pm

Wow ! this is exactly what I wanted to know , I appreciate these tips very much . I already have a tab added on the kite for a fifth line and it might work on one of my 2017 Ozone Access bar equipped with a fifth line flagging system. I'm going to experiment this in light wind first to see how it works . Thanks .
sounds like you got it figured out.

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Re: How to modify the security system on an old Slingshot Fuel 12 meters kite

Postby early bird2 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:06 am

I think I'm good to go with all these tips . Thanks everybody and best winds to you .


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