Peter_Frank wrote:I dont have 6 bars, one for each kite
But it IS the easiest way
Only slight downside is, that you dont get to "feel" your lines are okay, everytime you rig - like you do when running lines out.
Winding lines out, put CL on a stake, taking a 9m2 kite out of the bag, pumping it fully, back to the bar and run the lines out towards the kite, untangle ends, mount the lines and ready to go now.
You can easily spend more time, if you got a bigger kite, or a worn pump (my pumps are always a bit worn, so it takes longer)
pumping is the major part of the used time.
I have 7 bars 7 kites all are "tuned" exactly to each kite size...with different line length on some
Yes EZ lines on and zero downside because i "feel" the lines winding them on bar after sessions
You have to walk a lot :
winding lines out...walking back to kite to pump...back to bar...run lines out towards kite and then...
......once attached put kite on it's side and walk again to the bar to launch your kite
That's 5 times (18m ..20m...22mm ?? how long are your lines) total distance walking !!!
You know real well that i walk only once...and that is the time saver right there
In your timing of rigging you calculate only to the point of kite ready..and not actually taking off
You spend way more time walking than pumping
So your statement of used time is incorrect don't you think?
Contrary to you the hand pump i use is in very good working order...and my back up pump also
My XR3 19 with newest generation Scoprega (that is soooo smooth ) gets pumped in @70 sec !!!
I bet i could get your 9m pumped in @30 seconds
Remember this thread is all in good fun as you know and i appreciate you starting it
Rigging fast is not the most important part of kitesurfing....it is the ride that brings the most joy !!