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 Post subject: Kook Proof Line Connection - are we there yet?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:56 am 
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since I am fighting for a standardized kook proof system on all bars/kites, I would like to hear from everyone, which brand has which system?

Which should be the best? Which does the majority already use? Which brands don't have any kook proof system?

Let's solve this problem!

Let's use this to make things clear:

Talking about the end of the flying lines coming from the bar, just where you attach it to the kite.

A:
back lines: knot
front lines: eye

B:
back lines: eye
front lines: knot

C:
no kook proof

Here I will list what we have found out so far:

Cabrinha: B
Core: B
Eclipse: B
Naish: A
Nobile: B
North: A
Ocean Rodeo: A
Takoon: A


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 Post subject: Re: Kook Proof Line Connection - are we there yet?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:10 pm 
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CORE B


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 Post subject: Re: Kook Proof Line Connection - are we there yet?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:14 pm 
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Eclipse = B


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 Post subject: Re: Kook Proof Line Connection - are we there yet?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:37 pm 
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Cabrinha: B (If I remember correctly)


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 Post subject: Re: Kook Proof Line Connection - are we there yet?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:21 pm 
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With "Bar end" you actually mean the line ends to connect to the kite :D

Not to be confused with the "Bar end" of the lines, where there can be MANY other/different priniciples :wink:

So: A is frontlines has eye and rearlines has knot (meaning the kite has knots at the frontline connection and eyes at the rearline connection)

And B is the reverse.


List now:

A:
North
Takoon

B:
Cabrinha
Core
Eclipse
Nobile


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 Post subject: Re: Kook Proof Line Connection - are we there yet?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:53 pm 
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I favor "B", where the loops are at the end of the rear lines and the knots are on the kite pig-tail. m
This allows for adjustment of the length of the rear line system, since many brands come with long pig-tails on the wing-tips of the kites, with multiple adjustment knots on the pit-tail.

I also favor "100% kook proof" connectors, which NO manufacturer provides, as far as I know. I have been using "100% kook proof" connectors for about 3 years now, and have had no problems, with my system. Here is a link to the thread, where I presented one way of accomplishing this "100% kook proof" design:


http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2333585

Opps: this link doesn't work....see the next post


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 Post subject: Re: Kook Proof Line Connection - are we there yet?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:58 pm 
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I favor "B", where the loops are at the end of the rear lines and the knots are on the kite pig-tail. m
This allows for adjustment of the length of the rear line system, since many brands come with long pig-tails on the wing-tips of the kites, with multiple adjustment knots on the pit-tail.

I also favor "100% kook proof" connectors, which NO manufacturer provides, as far as I know. I have been using "100% kook proof" connectors for about 3 years now, and have had no problems, with my system. Here is a link to the thread, where I presented one way of accomplishing this "100% kook proof" design:

http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2333585

Darn! this link from the search function doesn't work either.

Toby, why don't these links to the past threads work? I go to the search function and copy and paste the links, and link location, but when I paste the links into the posts, they don't work.

For those who want to see the thread I am talking about, it looks like you must do a search by entering in the KEYWORD section :

"100% kook proof "

and then enter in the AUTHOR section:

"kitezilla"


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 Post subject: Re: Kook Proof Line Connection - are we there yet?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:28 pm 
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thx Peter:

I changed it like this:

Talking about the end of the flying lines coming from the bar, just where you attach it to the kite.

ok?


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 Post subject: Re: Kook Proof Line Connection - are we there yet?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:29 pm 
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kitezilla:

best is to put the link into the URL code:

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[url]www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2333585[/url]


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 Post subject: Re: Kook Proof Line Connection - are we there yet?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:55 pm 
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As long as the flying lines are color coded and either A or B, it's more or less kook proof. It will at least take a lot of effort to get it wrong.


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