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RE: [ksurfschool] Line length puzzle

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  • Carlo
    What you can do is to switch your lines every second day. IE.put your left lines on the right side and right lines on left side. Most people tend to have a
    Message 1 of 9 , Feb 4, 2002
      What you can do is to switch your lines every second day. IE.put your left
      lines on the right side and right lines on left side. Most people tend to
      have a strong side, and this should even out your lines.

      Carlo


      -----Original Message-----
      From: mikeiacovidescy [mailto:mikeiacovides@...]
      Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2002 10:06 PM
      To: ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [ksurfschool] Line length puzzle


      Hello everyone,

      I have the following problem :

      Last summer I bought 2 ARX, each kite complete with lines+bar. So far
      I've been using only one of the two bars and sets of (four) lines.
      Today I thought it's time to start using the new lines+bar.

      So I lay the 4 new lines on the beach, attach on the kite + new bar
      and launch. But something was very wrong... the kite was responding
      very sluggishly when fully powered-up and responding a bit better
      when in the chicken loop and fully de-powered and even then the
      response was not normal. While in the water I could clearly see that
      everything was attached correctly: the middle (chicken loop) lines to
      the LE, and the left and right leader lines at the back of the kite.
      It was clearly a line length problem.

      When I measured all the lines (4 old and 4 new - I measured the old
      ones as well just to compare) I found the following differences !!!

      Old Lines:
      26.40m RedBlack
      26.49m (+9cm !!!) GreenBlack
      26.53m (+4cm) Red
      26.59m (+6cm !!) Green

      New Lines:
      26.68m GreenBlack
      26.74m (+6cm !!) RedBlack
      27.02m (+28cm !!!!!!) Green
      27.04m (+2cm) Red

      I did the measuring twice so the lengths are correct (+/- 1cm).

      One thing I should mention is that I did use the New lines once
      before when I launched my ARX 7.5 in 35knots+ (I miscalculated the
      wind...) and it took 2 people to put it down immediately (myself 62kg
      and a friend 90kg pushing hard against it) so that 1st day the lines
      took a lot of pressure.

      Does anybody else have similar experience with his/hers lines
      stretching so much, and what is your advice on what lines to use now
      (without buying new ones)?

      Thanks
      Mike

      ps. I wanted to post this message also to the 'Kitesurf group', but I
      think it's not working properly just now...?!


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