Re: F-One tendency problems and how to solve it.
- Its very strange that the bladder has been taped to the leading
edge. But on the othe hand I think the twist is not the problem. If
you kite turns left, it is wrong. The bladder is very is very soft
compared to de dacron or mylar of the leading edge so it couldn
t change the leading edge shape having a small twist.
If you have garantee: CHANGE YOUR KITE.
I have the same problem with a Wipika AB 2002. At the zenith, it
turns left hard. When you were flying the kite, it turns well to the
left and it didnt turn to the right (very noticiable). If this is the case:
CHANGE YOUR KITE.
If you notice this only at the zenith and not when flying, its not a
--- In kitesurf@y..., "bcmv" <bcmv@y...> wrote:
> Hi, I recently purchased an 12.1 Mach 1. After letting the kite up
> experienced a very annoying tendency towards the left. First I
> thought it was a construction error, but lateron I found out that
> problem is caused by the tube of the leading edge, which has
> inserted with a small twist. When pomping up the leading
> twist causes a torsion of the leading edge, which causes the
> tendency. Now so far I was not too disturbed, because the
> seemed simple: just pulling out the tube and replace it
> However, F-One has made that pretty impossible. Firstly, there
> only a very small opening in the leading edge (not even in the
> of the leading edge). My hand barely fits through. But when I
> to put my hand in the leading edge to pull the tube, I got a very
> nasty surprise: the tubes has been taped on to the two! seems
> inside of the leading edge over the whole length of the inside
> leading edge. This makes it absolutely impossible to get the
> of the leading edge without ruining the tube. It also explains the
> continued twist of the tube. Normally a twist may rectify itself
> pomping up, but with F-One this is impossible.
> Any similar experiences?