When the 5th is "loaded" the stopper is against a knot in the middle line which transfers all load to the "strong" middle line. To see for yourself, pull your depower all the way, the 5th above the Y is tight while below the Y it's slack indicating that the tension in the upper 5th line is being carried by the middle line....davesails7 wrote:I don't think that line ever takes the load of the 5th line does it? The fifth line goes the full length from the chicken loop to the kite.
Johnny Rotten wrote:Building up a custom race bar for my north kites. want it fast, smooth and no extension knots
What material is the white center strong line that connects to the 2 front flying lines and the 5th?
What sort of breaking strain does this have?
Using a "safe" method for estimating what I should use it connects 3 x 800 lbs flying lines = 2400 lbs
That's getting into 1/8" dyneema. Which is alot thicker than stock and will likely create a lot of drag. in the air especially on longer lines.
I guess 2 x 600lb line holds the load on most 4 line kites so maybe 1200lbs would do it but then would likely be the weakest link in the chain
Anyone in the know that can comment? I would feel much more comfotable knowing I'm using stock or higher load rating
Thanks in advance
Do you mean you tied 8 knots in the middle of the line to shorten it, or did you tie 8 knots in the ends to change the connection points?Billy B. wrote:I shorten my white line with a figure eight knot and have had no problems.
davesails7 wrote:Do you mean you tied 8 knots in the middle of the line to shorten it, or did you tie 8 knots in the ends to change the connection points?Billy B. wrote:I shorten my white line with a figure eight knot and have had no problems.
On my 2011 bar there is a loop at the bottom of the white line that attaches to the depower pulley and a loop at the top as well.
So you made an 8 knot in the white line above the existing loop and then doubled the line back on itself by attaching the loop to the 8 knot?Billy B. wrote:I made a loop using a figure of eight knot at the Pully end, my single pulley is replaced by a double, the single then gets attached to the cleat and allows me to build the block system i am currently using. But I shortened the "white Line" about six inches (15cm) to allow more depower,