Re: [ksurf] LOTS of KITEBOARDING NEWS!
- Hi Rick
Just checked out this article on tuning. Seems like a sign of the times - lots of new
kiteboarders out there using stock gear who don't have a clue about making pigtails or re-
sleeving kite lines. I've got to admit i enjoy not having to do it all anymore myself.
Your article, I believe, assumes that all bar kite line setups are created equal ie: no diff
between relative length of front and rear lines but in many cases they fluctuate over time -
line stretch, replacement, etc. so I'm curious - do all the manufacturers follow a standard?
Are all 4 main lines the same length with the trim strap all the way out or all the way in or
some place in the middle?
Since I try to use the same bar and lines with all my kites I find I sometimes have to make
pigtails to properly tune my kites to my bar/lines. Sometimes I have to make some pretty
long pigtails to get it right.
Keep up the good work.
Carson City, Nevada,USA
07/12/05 7:55:01 PM, "Rick Iossi" <flkitesurfer@...> wrote:
>Time for another update on happenings on the FKA Website, there is a lot
>going on like ...
>* Getting more range out of some kites, perhaps A LOT!
>Tuning can deliver some powerful results.