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 Post subject: bad quality, bad design?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:18 pm 
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what do you guys think of this?
the rear lines started to rip through the bar ends! it happened on both sides btw
was about to throw it away then thought i should bring it to your attention.......


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 Post subject: Re: bad quality, bad design?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:55 am 
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How old is the gear?


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 Post subject: Re: bad quality, bad design?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:47 am 
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Bought brand new in 2010 and unused in 2012.


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 Post subject: Re: bad quality, bad design?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:25 pm 
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design may be ok, quality is hard to say, though easy to call dubious.
What is likely lacking is engineering.
And testing.
Two things the kite industry as a whole does little of.
One likely cause may be that the knots on the ends of the line were too small and wedged into the plastic tunnels, cracking them open..
This could happen easily with overhand knots in braided line I think.
Leader line diameter maybe not big enough?
Figure 8 knots better than overhand...
..maybe need a parrel ball on the end of the leader....
All the usual little things that save a chinese factory a few cents per bar....
to sell another one next year....
Of course it's possible the plastic is not the right plastic also!


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 Post subject: Re: bad quality, bad design?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:03 am 
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maybe why we dont see a lot of takoon anymore


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