Re: [ksurf] Rigging help needed! Kite and line rigging input!
- In a message dated 2/28/2005 10:59:23 PM Eastern Standard Time,
After verifying that all of my line lenghts are identical, with all
lines connected to a parking meter I hook in. With the forward lines
completely sheeted out or powered up. What position should my bar be
within its length of travel along the chickin loop line? All the way
aft? Mid point? All the way forward???
I've always set mine up with the bar all the way back and trim on my center
line pulled in about an inch. With a relatively new kite and all the
attachment places on your kite on the same knot, this should be about right. What
the kite wants to see as far as line tension to be the most powered (front to
back) changes from kite to kite. My old 11.8 wipika grunted along with
slightly more tension on the back lines. However, my newer slingshot 17 likes to
fly most powered with the tension more equal.
Hope this helps.
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- Hi Fueltank.
I believe you have a perfect STARTING point right now - after 6 years of
selling and flying Naish kites your current setting is exactly what we
recommend, with all the lines just tensioned and with the adjustment
strap(above the bar) set an maximum power i.e. on full length.
My main concern is that you mention in the second paragraph 'fully powered',
when your bar is 2" from the aft stop which would suggest the bar is in the
depowered position i.e sheeted out. - if this is so then that is correct -
fully powered would be sheeted in.
My only other concern is your depower line (chicken loop line) length, this
should have a TRAVEL of around 8 - 8.5 inches, maybe adjust the bowline knot
to this setting.
Otherwise I believe you are right on the money.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "fueltanksrule" <fueltanksrule@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 5:53 AM
Subject: [ksurf] Rigging help needed! Kite and line rigging input!
> Looking for help and input to find a starting point for static
> rigging of bar, chicken loop and lines. I am just looking for a
> common or neutral starting point. I know many variables may affect
> this, rider size, weight, riding style, arm lenght,,,,who knows ,,,
> etc. .
> After verifying that all of my line lenghts are identical, with all
> lines connected to a parking meter I hook in. With the forward lines
> completely sheeted out or powered up. What position should my bar be
> within its length of travel along the chickin loop line? All the way
> aft? Mid point? All the way forward???
> My chickin loop or center line is currently 7 inches in total length
> and my bar is currently 2 inches from the aft stop or powered up
> position with 5 inches of line forward to push the bar and depower.
> (My current bar is a 58cm Naish with 27m lines and I have about 7"
> of chicken loop for bar travel.)
> I have read a number of magazine articles that have talked about
> line length,flareing, kite tuning etc. but they all seem to blast
> throught it trying to cram it all on to one page leaving me with
> many unanswered questions.
> 3 months new to kiting , your help is greatly appreciated
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