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Re: LINES 4 ARC

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  • m.diffey@breathemail.net
    hi mark im about 12 stone and fly my land kite on a wipika bar. the bar is about 36 inches long with no hole though the centre. cheers matt. ... go ... the ...
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      hi mark
      im about 12 stone and fly my land kite on a wipika bar.
      the bar is about 36 inches long with no hole though the centre.
      cheers matt.

      --- In kitesurf@egroups.com, bnow@e... wrote:
      > Hi Matt
      >
      > I would suggest 40 meter lines if you're starting out. You can
      go
      > with 30-meter lines, but you will find it easier to use 40-meter
      > lines to start with. The 40-meter lines give you a longer power
      > stroke, and often the wind is a bit more constant that extra 10
      > meters up. I would suggest Laser Pro Gold 700Lb white spectra
      > lines. Very nice strong spectra Q-type lines with sleeving over
      the
      > ends. As far as a bar setup goes, yes you need a depowering loop
      and
      > adjusting strap to take full advantage of the ARC design. I would
      > suggest a bar that does not have a hole in the center, and is at
      > least 32-36 inches in length. You need a wide bar on an ARC because
      > as you depower the kite the back lines go slack. ARC's tend to run
      > the back lines loose in light winds anyhow, and then if you depower
      > they will be even more slack. Since the back brake lines are
      > attached to the outside ends of the bar, you need a the longer
      length
      > to have good steering ability with the brake lines loose. Bump-n-
      > Jump makes such a bar, and they make a kit with depowering loop and
      > leader lines. Their leader lines are to short, but you can extend
      > them to meet your needs with the proper line. Keep in mind that
      your
      > setup should have the rear brake lines 8-10 inches longer than the
      > front lines with the depowering adjusting strap all the way out.
      I'm
      > not a big fan of the depowering/leader line kit Bump n Jump offers,
      > but I haven't found a better kit setup yet. I am looking into the
      > NSI/FLS system, but I heard about someone having problems with the
      > system slipping on the bar. The Bump n Jump depowering setup uses
      > Velcro to attach to the bar, the FLS uses a larks head setup from
      my
      > understanding. I think the larks head setup could work just fine
      if
      > they added some Velcro to keep it tight to the bar when there is no
      > load on the ring. The main front lines of the ARC attach to the
      > center of the bar through the depowering strap and loop setup.
      Most
      > all of the force on an ARC is directed through those two lines in
      the
      > center of the bar, so the bar and depowering setup has to be strong
      > enough to take that kind of force. I do know someone who broke a
      > Naish bar with a hole in the center of it, so stay with a non-
      center-
      > hole bar if you can. What is your weight and what wind range are
      you
      > attempting to cover with the 840 ARC?
      >
      >
      > Mark
      >
      > --- In kitesurf@egroups.com, m.diffey@b... wrote:
      > > IF I WAS TO BUY THE 840 ARC WHAT LINES WILL I NEED TO FLY IT?
      > > DO I NEED A BAR WITH A DEPOWERING RING?
      > > THX MATT.
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