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Slingshot line lock?

Postby NYKiter » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:06 am

How does that work?
If its a line wrap why didnt they go with bungies like Cab?

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Re: Slingshot line lock?

Postby bigwave » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:50 am

NYKiter wrote:How does that work?
If its a line wrap why didnt they go with bungies like Cab?

Slingshot has a velcro tab they have put on each oh shit handle on the rear lines. When your wrapping your lines you just put the velcro tab over the lines and they are held,nice and neat on the handle. I have never understood the bungie love. No issues at all when wrapping the SS line, just have them tight.

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Re: Slingshot line lock?

Postby BWD » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:11 am

Honestly, the little bungies break after a bit.
I've never bothered to fix them.
There is always some line left over after winding that I usually end up taking care of by throwing it into a half hitch or several. The four lines naturally end at different points on the bar, so the normal outcome for me is to have half hitches on each side of the bar. This also keeps all the line organized, so if the bar snags on something, it won't pull tons of line off and create a headache later.
It only takes a couple of seconds to undo the hitches.
But you could rely on only little bungies to hold them in place - just pray the bar never gets snagged on something, or you will have a higher risk of spaghetti mess. If your risk tolerance is high, you could even wrap the lines straight without a figure 8 pattern, and use rubber bands to hold them.

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Re: Slingshot line lock?

Postby edt » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:19 am

bungies are great. Go buy a pack of goody ouchless black elastics a few dollars for three dozen.

Lark's head them on the leader near the bar and you are set.

If you don't like elastics fine, but if you want them, it just takes 1 or 2 seconds to add some to your bar and you also have extras.

If I had to choose between velcro and elastic I will choose elastic every time.

I hate velcro. I kite where there is a lot of this spirogryra algae and they are filaments that get into your velcro and after one session at the regular launch every piece of velcro on my gear is fouled.

I suppose you can throw a half hitch but I like the elastic line keepers. Just my personal preference.

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Re: Slingshot line lock?

Postby dyyylan » Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:34 am

i've never found bungees to really do anything. i always had to wrap the last bit of line around one end and just tuck the end of the line under it. which is what you have to do on slingshot bars

i never understood using the oh shit handles to secure the lines, could someone post a picture/video of how it's supposed to work?

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