70546Re: [ksurf] 5th line help required
- Aug 14, 2007Actually the 5th line was a great advancement in
safety and I would strongly recommend it to anyone
starting out. When you release to 5th it is
similar to holding the kite from the center of the
and there is is a fairly small pull. The way to
avoid tangling is to *not* route the line
through the bar. I made my own 5th line setup and I
wouldn't go back (I fly C-kites). I still think 5th
lines are less complicated than bridles which can
break, and pulleys can jam up, etc..
I recommend that you go to your nearest kite
shop and ask someone who sells Naish kites to
explain the use of their 5th line. You can also
go to kiteforum.com and search for '5th line.'
You will find plenty of discussions on that subject.
--- Dean Crowell <dean@...> wrote:
> Sorry to say this but I finally gave-up on the 5th____________________________________________________________________________________
> line for the same
> reason - There were no instructions, there was no
> consensus on the
> beach and it was just getting tangled. I'm curious
> to know the answer
> too -
> On Aug 14, 2007, at 8:12 AM, rockhopper25 wrote:
> > Hi guys I am a complete newby to kitesurfing I
> have just bought my
> > first equipment which comprises of a Naish boxer
> 12 mtr kite and a
> > Naish 5th line bar. The equipment is second hand.
> > I have been watching other people and from what I
> have seen the 5th
> > line seems to be made of a line going straight up
> to the leading edge
> > of the kite and connecting via a series of knots
> at different levels.
> > On my bar the 5th line is made up from a line
> connected to a piece of
> > bungee cord then another line which goes up to the
> leading edge and
> > connects to another line with the knots. The kite
> seems to fly ok but
> > the line is very loose and hangs a lot.
> > I have asked a few people about this on the beach
> but I can never get
> > any sense from them they just tell me if it flys
> its ok.
> > Is it normal to have a 5th line made from kite
> line and elastic
> > bungee and should it be hanging or tight.
> > Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me with
> > Regards Brian
> [Non-text portions of this message have been
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