[ksurf] R: C-Quad tangles
- I don't think there is a simple way to prevent tangles in a C-Quad. The kite
should be designed again. This is the way C-Quads are and you have to coope
with this problem. But same happens sometimes to foils, if there is a knot
in the bridling where other bridles-lines can get tangled. The foil fells on
the water and you wait to relaunch it, but half of the kite goes in the air
and the other half stays in. It hapened to me more than once. Those are the
problems you will find flying kites and since time nobody solved them
completely. Solution seams far luckly it doesn't happen often.
Da: Tim Bracey <braceymonster@...>
A: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Data: sabato 4 settembre 1999 22.14
Oggetto: [ksurf] C-Quad tangles
>I know this is a repeat of a previous topic but I have done a step by step
>guide to putting away the C-Quad at this address
>This is method I use now and I haven't had a tangle in a long time.
>The only tangle problem I ever get now is one of the bridles snaggin around
>the bottom of a spar, usually on one of the edges of the kite. This
>happens when launching the kite on the beach and causes the kite to divein
>the direction of the snag. this can be irritating because the only way
>around it is usually to land the kite and unsnag it by hand. The other day
>I was kitesurfing and hit a patch of gusty wind and I looped the kite
>unintentionally. I was initially stoked that I didn't ditch the kite but
>then noticed that the bridle had snagged on the bottom of the far left
>spar. It then became impossible to fly the kite properly so I had to land
>it in the water, wind up and swim in. Has anyone else had this problem and
>is there a way to prevent it or correct it on the water?
>>Subject: [ksurf] 4 line handles vs 4 line bar
>>Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 14:21:29 -0700
>>Has anyone had any problems holding onto 4 line handles while
>>kitesurfing? After about 30 seconds (not harnessed in) my forearms
>>begin to give out, which then leads to my grip giving out. I ended up
>>dunking my C Quad as a result.
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