How to make two lines equal lenght
I'd like to get my two brake lines to be exactly the same length, but
i'm not too sure which is the easiest way to do this. The lines are 80kg
dynema lines so when you pull they stretch quite a bit, which makes it a
bit tricky when comparing lenght ...
Anyone has suggestions?
Eduardo Aldaz Carroll, tel: +41 22 7679153
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- At 02:30 PM 07/04/2000 +0200, Eduardo ALDAZ CARROLL wrote:
>HiMoran used to sell a line equalizer for stunt kite lines. It looks like a
>I'd like to get my two brake lines to be exactly the same length, but
>i'm not too sure which is the easiest way to do this. The lines are 80kg
>dynema lines so when you pull they stretch quite a bit, which makes it a
>bit tricky when comparing lenght ...
>Anyone has suggestions?
small balance. You could ask for one at a good kite shop, or you could make
something similar. Get a sturdy piece of wood or PVC pipe about 15 cm long.
Find the exact center and drill a hole through that spot. Run a piece of
cord through the hole and tie it so it won't come out. Drill a hole through
each end and run a leader line from each of those holes. Tie a knot exactly
the same distance on each leader so you can larkshead one brake line to
each leader. Now drive a stake in the ground and attach the other ends of
both brake lines onto that one stake. Pull on the cord in the center of
your wod or pipe and it should be easy to see which line is longer.
I've posted a simple sketch of my idea at:
I haven't made one but it should work similarly to the Moran equalizer.