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Re: Blade Kites 2012

Postby iblocalsurfer » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:09 pm

@ motion.
I have the same bar and always check my lines when I first get a new bar. When I did that with the Blade bar, the back lines were shorter(or the leader lines off the back lines were made a little short). So, I added pigtails(about 3in or 8cm) to the outside lines to even things up. I have used the bar for about 10-12 times and the line lengths have not changed. So if your bar was like mine, the front lines were longer from the start.

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Re: Blade Kites 2012

Postby Motion » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:32 pm

nah
The lines were equal when i bought the kite. I checked them, before using them for the first time, because i had some lines problem with with last year model also.

It is not a problem if they only stretch when new. I just hope they don't stretch significantly more after some time.

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Re: Blade Kites 2012

Postby URSS » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:34 am

@ Motion:
From what I understand from Blade's user manual, lines should be the same lenght at full power (+/- 2''):
http://www.bladekites.com/attach/283/285/976/1273.pdf

I've been riding the 2011 and 2012 many times and no lines problems so far. I will check them this week and will get back to you.

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Re: Blade Kites 2012

Postby Motion » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:17 pm

it was al fine when i bought it, it just seems unusual that they stretched so much after 6 hours of use, although i was riding very power or over powerd most of that time.

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Re: Blade Kites 2012

Postby hobie1463 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:58 am

Hi,

I had the same problem. I just took the center lines extensions off, This fixed the problem straight away.

Kite fly's fine now.

ALL lines should be the same length.

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Re: Blade Kites 2012

Postby turfAndsurf » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:02 am

Even if you get them even, you should check periodically, like maybe after 5 time of use, especially since they stretched so quickly.

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Re: Blade Kites 2012

Postby L0KI » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:44 am

The Blade kites come with a pretty good lineset.
Fly it five or six times, then swap the center lines and the steering lines, fly it five or six more sessions......your lines are stretched and even.
All done......Easy. :thumb:

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Re: Blade Kites 2012

Postby jack bush » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:13 pm

Oldnbroken wrote:The Blade kites come with a pretty good lineset.
Fly it five or six times, then swap the center lines and the steering lines, fly it five or six more sessions......your lines are stretched and even.
All done......Easy. :thumb:


That's actually some good advice :thumb:
Blade bar design is good in that way. All four lines are the same and easy replaceable.

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Re: Blade Kites 2012

Postby kitesurfwarehouse » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:35 am

Can't say we have ever had any customers mention this at kitesurfwarehouse.com and we have been selling blades for years. It's possible that I could have got a defective set.

Most brands use components from the same factories, and if I know yaron at blade, they will be buying the absolute best lines they can.

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Re: Blade Kites 2012

Postby RDM » Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:10 pm

URSS wrote:@ Motion:
From what I understand from Blade's user manual, lines should be the same lenght at full power (+/- 2''):.


+/- 2" ................ :o

A difference in just 1/2" will have a big impact on how the kite flys.....


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