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[*] posted on 7-13-2013 at 08:37 AM
No more tangles


I used to attach my lines together similar to this at pack up. Some folks may like the method but I found I never trusted it and " I walk the line " .

http://www.cabrinhakites.com/new-line-management-system.html

Even when I leave my lines attached I do something I can't figure out and end up with at least 1 twist / rotation ? Not a big deal since I have come to expect it but ????




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[*] posted on 7-13-2013 at 12:44 PM


Is it the general consensus to disconnect the lines when you wrap up for storage/travel? Or would this be for long term storage? Is this stow used specifically for LEI, Bow?

I was shown a way to wrap the kite/lines (and I love it) but I don't disconnect the kite/lines/handles. As long as I wrap (figure 8) I unwrap the same way, and pull the kite and It's up. And yea, I MIGHT have to twist the handles once or twice, but that's VERY rare. It takes me no more than 5 minutes to launch or stow my kite. This method serves me very well, and I haven't had a problem since I started using it. Thanks to the guy (forgive me, I forgot your name) who showed me at JIBE this last season. I still use that method.

From my (limited) experience, I have found that no matter what, as long as I wrap/unwrap the line/kite the same way every time I NEVER have tangles.

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[*] posted on 7-13-2013 at 05:58 PM


Never detach lines from a foil. I always parapack my kites with handles and have spinning chicken loops on my depowers so twists are never really a problem.



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[*] posted on 7-13-2013 at 06:30 PM


"parapack"

Yea! that's the word.. :cool:




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[*] posted on 2-9-2015 at 10:13 PM


Knew it had to be spam to see such a ?settled? topic back on top. Reported.



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[*] posted on 4-16-2015 at 08:35 PM


Is there any consensus on best way ? With my slippery lines on my rev style, I first wind up one side/set, then the other (on same winder). Otherwise I have issues with the thin lines. And better to spend 5 minutes more and save myself from 30+ minutes not being able to undo the lines.

I have packed parachutes hundreds of times. But it is different as that one goes into a back that is really too small, and lines are separated by having all turns inside rubber bands.

I can see how the "para packing" might work for stiff lines, given a tight packing of the kite to hold it. And I consider trying it.




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