46929RE: [ksurf] Re: Ripped kites / Warranty
- Feb 1, 2002Aha! :-)
I know what happened, the knot at the end of the trim lop rope slipped under
load and then your front lines went missing and in the resulting crash, the
remainder of the loop simply washed out from the bar and is floating around
on Pt Phillip bay!! :-)
This has happened to me with that spectra PL use on various things, so now I
always tie 2 knots next to each other, in any pure, unsheathed spectra line.
Peter Lynn LTD, NZ have always been extremely helpful if there is a warranty
claim or any problem with their products. It sounds like they have looked
after you very well.
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From: gregwalshau [mailto:Greg.Walsh@...]
Sent: 02 February, 2002 9:13 AM
Subject: [ksurf] Re: Ripped kites / Warranty
--- In kitesurf@y..., "Kitepower" <kitepower@b...> wrote:
> I was really surprised you wore out that 9,000,000lb spectra rope
on the PL
> bar without noticing it was getting seriously frayed. We recommend
> dip that stuff in melted CANDLE wax before they use it.
I don't really know what happened to the chicken loop. It all just
disappeared. There was no remnant left on the front lines when I
retrieved everything. Either the leader snapped right at the knot or
the knot came undone. The kite had been kitesurfed twice and flown on
the beach half a dozen times. There was no significant wear on
If I was inclined to be bullish I could have ranted about the crappy
knots and line and I was just riding along and minding my own
business and none of my other kites have done this and the whole
bluddy tip came off and and what sort of crap products are you making
and unfit for the intended purpose blah blah blah (as I have done
In fact, it was in 30 knots and you have to be a little philosophical
about things being damaged in those sorts of winds, and the cost of
the repair includes adding flares and reinforcing the tips and
shipping and stuff and PL started from a position of trying to help
so there was no reason for anyone to get upset.
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