flyyboyy wrote:Someone suggested putting melted paraffin wax on the lines that go through the control bar to reduce friction and wear on the lines.
Would this idea be a good one to reduce wear on all the kite lines?
What are the pros and cons?
No, just center lines although certainly not really necessary. Few people do it, most don't.
Pro probably will make your center line last a bit longer
Con pain in the arse
Some knuckle heads suggest taking the line off and soaking the whole thing in a pot full of melted paraffin, WASTE OF TIME You're from Canada you snowboard,
Use your snowboard iron and wax and drip it on. while installed. Don't snowboard hold lighter to the wax and drip it on...
PRO so far my waxed line has lasted 4 x longer than an unwaxed one. CON basic parafin can heat up and melt in the sun then pick up dirt.....You're from Canada, use your -30C snowboard wax......won't melt in the sun.
Some bars this isn't a problem but on stuff like north and switch (metal hole, multiple line through the bar) they have been developing sharp little edges due to wear of the hole from dirt that's sawing the lines alot faster. So waxing will save you at least 4-5 depower ropes the changing of which is a REAL pain in the arse.
CON I haven't found one yet but COULD give you some grief with you're depower cleat, (If you're bar uses a clam cleat type mechanism. I left this section unwaxed so don't know if it's a real issue or not.