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Flying a kite with crossed lines after inversion

Postby Don Monnot » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:46 pm

A couple of times when I've been out riding and my kite has come down, the kite has inverted before I got it relaunced (SLE's). I've been able to get the kite relaunched, but then the lines were twisted from the inversion. As soon as I've seen it, I've brought the kite back down on the water and dealt with the twist--once successfully, but most times not. Ya gotta flip the bar between the front lines, and I almost always guess the wrong way--then it's two twists and fubar--time to wrap up. Can the kite be safely flown with one twist in the lines? I'm a wuss, so I've never tried it to see how it works. I like learning from somebody else's mistakes. So whaddaya think? Safe? Totally unsafe? Sorta works? Doesnt' work worth crap? Lines will quickly wear through each other? What?

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Re: Flying a kite with crossed lines after inversion

Postby mx5alan » Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:48 pm

Don Monnot wrote:Can the kite be safely flown with one twist in the lines?


Yes, kite will fly fine and its safe to fly it that way to get back to the beach.
Lines wont wear that quickly to be a safety issue if you dont do anything stupid - priority is to get back to the beach to sort out the twists not do tricks and continue your session.

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Re: Flying a kite with crossed lines after inversion

Postby dannyalvarez » Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:04 am

Be safe.... .. if it happens... land the kite and put the lines in the right way :jump:

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Re: Flying a kite with crossed lines after inversion

Postby bartofslaves » Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:06 pm

Anyone got idea how to reinvert Cabrinha IDS in the water? I find it rather impossible


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