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#21 Jynx

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 01:24 PM

Plus, no one admits to ever having used those knots anyway ... right?

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 01:28 PM

before i got into team flying and meeting john b for the first time i always flew my revs with the basic setups that they came with.. 4 even leaders on the handles.. the first time i tried team with the basic setup i found that i couldnt work my kite like they could... after i saw a leader setup on a b series i tried making my own the same way and i liked it that much better .. after a while i came up with my own system .. the winds are always blowing here so i needed a set of leaders to give me the brake needed for the heavy stuff.. i made sevreal sets untill one set did it for me.. i have let some fly with my leaders and i got some positive and negative feedback .. not a suprize since this is a hobby that everybody does diffrently.. for example my leaders work for me but john b might try them and not like them because we both fly diffrent..i will post a pic of my setup when i take one to see if it helps you out
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Posted 20 December 2008 - 08:11 PM

Best thing for me was to remove the "triangles"from the original rev-handles
Drill a new hole right in the middle between the two holes.
and knot a new "pigtail" with the info i found on this website.
The length of the pigtails makes adjustment easy and a LOT of brake is also possible:

http://www.micro-des.../bruhandles.htm

Figured I'd add this fellow's main link too, as he happens to have a bunch of cool stuff on there. :)

http://www.micro-des...microaquilotti/

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#24 spotter

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 02:37 PM

Cheers guys. On the ones I have the pigtails are the same length and there is only one knot. So, I think it is time see if I can make some up that will work better for me. Will try some of the suggestions here tho.
Trying to fly "Down Under"

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 02:10 AM

Keep experimenting until you find a combination that works for you.

What he said, it's all true.... however.....
I've just spotted you are an "occasional poseur" Steve ;)
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Posted 22 December 2008 - 05:24 AM

I'd like to see an "adjustable While Flying" or at least "not having to move the larks head with the handles between your knees" system.
A kinda small indexed lever system a bit like the gears on my mountain bike.

Oh No I feel a Bike dismantelling coming on..........

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2, Crisp Fresh Bright White spanking new Lazer Pro's
3, Handles with TONS of brake!
4, An empty field with freshly mown grass
5, A warn breeze to play on
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#27 Felix Mottram

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 05:52 AM

I'd like to see an "adjustable While Flying" or at least "not having to move the larks head with the handles between your knees" system.
A kinda small indexed lever system a bit like the gears on my mountain bike.

Oh No I feel a Bike dismantelling coming on..........

Be Right Back.......... now where is my tool box


There is a sliding knot system that some people use. I have never quite got my head around needing such fine tuning...

Felix

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 05:55 AM

Dave Ashworth's wooden handles are adjustable, but only useful for low wind, since it's a friction type of fitting built-in. The line passes all the way thru the handles and carbon tubes, as well as the fitting. To adjust you simply push in the fitting, pulling more down or up as required. There are colored marks but everyone just ignores 'em and tunes for their personal choice.

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 06:05 AM

OK I'm back, scrap the bike gears idea to much messing.......BUT!

hows about this .......ONE pigtail......yes I said ONE pigtail.........stay with me on this one and think outside the box OK!

One Pigtail on each handle passing through the tube of the handle with a kinda Keyhole attachment on the top, somthing that wont cut throught the pigtail and a smooth rounded insert on the bottom for the same reason.
As you move to the next knot (lets say more brake) it will shorten the bottom pigtail.

One movement for each handle.

This will get rid of those pigtails swinging around when your on the top knot AND as the top and bottom move at the same time (in opposite directions) less knots needed! OR because they will always be taught as many knots as you like!

Your Thaughts Please
LOVE IS.............

1, A brand new B Series Rev (Lime n Black)
2, Crisp Fresh Bright White spanking new Lazer Pro's
3, Handles with TONS of brake!
4, An empty field with freshly mown grass
5, A warn breeze to play on
6, A day off work to go with the above! Ha Haaaaa

#30 X-Man

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 06:11 AM

Thanks REVflyer

Maybe I'm not onto such a good thing but I think I'll play with the idea anyway.
It might only work for me but hey, there aint no wind out there today so I might as well do somthing Kite related indoors.
LOVE IS.............

1, A brand new B Series Rev (Lime n Black)
2, Crisp Fresh Bright White spanking new Lazer Pro's
3, Handles with TONS of brake!
4, An empty field with freshly mown grass
5, A warn breeze to play on
6, A day off work to go with the above! Ha Haaaaa

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 10:47 AM

OK I'm back, scrap the bike gears idea to much messing.......BUT!

hows about this .......ONE pigtail......yes I said ONE pigtail.........stay with me on this one and think outside the box OK!

One Pigtail on each handle passing through the tube of the handle with a kinda Keyhole attachment on the top, somthing that wont cut throught the pigtail and a smooth rounded insert on the bottom for the same reason.
As you move to the next knot (lets say more brake) it will shorten the bottom pigtail.

One movement for each handle.

This will get rid of those pigtails swinging around when your on the top knot AND as the top and bottom move at the same time (in opposite directions) less knots needed! OR because they will always be taught as many knots as you like!

Your Thaughts Please



PKD (Power kite) used to do a cleat adjust on the break line if I can find a pic I'll post it

http://www.pkdkites....ges/handles.jpg
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