Re: [ksurf] CO2 11.5 leader extensions
- Keep this a secret, haha, it may be a trick to avoid the reride leash patent. The bar as set up like
Air Rush kites when dealers sell them. Forget about all that stuff and just set it up like a normal
sliding leash system. There should be leader ropes long enough to do that.
> I just received my new 2002 Cabrinha CO2 :-)
> The package includes a set of 3 leader line extensions (actually made
> of 3-ft of flying line with sleeved loops on both ends). The
> instructions say that they are required for wrist-leash attachment for
> kites sizes 8.5 and larger. The instructions show the attachment of 1
> extension to the free end of each of the bar leaders, with the wrist
> leash being relocated to the end of either of the two newly installed
> I note however that this brings the wrist-cuff exactly to the level of
> the bar, leaving no slack whatever in the leash-line when holding onto
> the bar.
> This makes no sense to me, since one cannot, at this point, let go
> with the leashed arm and let it swing freely.
> So, there is a third (as yet unused and undocumented) leader
> extension, which _could_ be attached to the leash line. This would
> yield the necessary slack - BUT what have we gained at this point?
> The flying lines are now 3 ft longer on both sides, and the leash line
> is 3 ft longer - it is the same distance from the kite as before, just
> further away from the bar...