darippah wrote:I always detach my lines on my LEI's but will try to leave them attached since I have a separate bar for each kite and it really seems more logical. Can someone explain to me the issue of having twisted lines? I know if you attach the lines incorrectly it can really screw you up, but if the lines are twisted but attached correctly, can't you just easily self land and re- attach? I've attached my lines incorrectly before and didnt notice the Kite Reacting any differently. I'm sure if you ride with the lines twisted it will wear the lines really quickly but other than that I don't see any issue. Please enlighten me
OzBungy wrote:SupaEZ wrote:...
1-Leaving lines ON makes "ALL" my 200+ self- launches per year 100% certain
2-I have total comfort and confidence even if i totally rush to get out (i skip ZERO of MY steps)
None of that has anything to do with leaving your lines on. It has everything to do with having a reliable system and following it and checking stuff.
I take my lines off, you leave your lines on. I self-launch/land almost exclusively and I think I have had to abort maybe twice in 1000 launches. I get out on the water faster than anybody else I kite with and I daresay at least as fast as you.
I did try the Fo method (my kite mates uses that one. attach the front lines and wind out/walk back/attach rears). It works ok. I still ended up just dropping the lines, wind out and walk back attach all lines left to right. I still get set up faster than my kite mate.
I think leaving the bar attached introduces at least as much complexity as it removes. I did it a bit when I rode foils, I do not do it at all with LEI.
SupaEZ wrote:This is how i do it:
#1-Take the bar/line from atop the kite and put on sand.....
#2-Grab your bar and you should only attach your safety at this point....
#3-Walk around the front of kite that is lined up with the wind (trailing edge parallel to wind flow)
Nico wrote:Looks like I'll have to make a video after all !
Weird how simplicity is not at all in the human nature.
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