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Re:7m AR3.5 4line

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  • David Trewern
    ... Yes - tight is right . You should have even tension with the kite in it s default position and then sheet in from there when your overpowered. DT
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 1, 2001
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      > I converted my AR3.5 to a 4-line setup last weekend. I took it out yesterday
      > for the first time, but there wasn't really enough wind. (12-15knots). I
      > don't know how much slack I should have on the lines though.
      >
      > Currently, when the chicken loop is not being used, ie. when I have the
      > original loop on the harnass, the leading-edge (LE) lines appear to have way
      > too much slack. The kite pulls heavily on the trailing edge (TE) lines.
      > However, when I hook in the chicken loop, and let the back lines out, they
      > look like they've got too much slack. There wasn't enough wind to really test
      > the issue, but it appeared that the bar would have to be pulled close in to me
      > all the time due to the slack on the trailing edge lines.
      >
      > The AR5's on the beack don't appear to have very much slack between LE and TE
      > lines at all.
      >
      > Is there a general rule of thumb with this?

      Yes - 'tight is right'.

      You should have even tension with the kite in it's 'default position' and
      then sheet in from there when your overpowered.

      DT
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