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#1 Baloo

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 05:38 AM

Hi folks,

I have some 30 ft lines I would like to start using, my question is, should I be careful what kite / rods I use due to the potential agressive stop at the end of the lines.

I am in the happy situation where I can choose any rod set in 1.5 or Rev 1, or Equipped in Rev 2, dont think my skills are up to chucking a Blast around yet.

I am tempted to use Race Rods in a i.5 as the wind is light at the moment. However am I likely to damage the rods / kite?

Also is there a concensus as far as bridal or no bridal is concerned?

Advice greatfully accepted.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 06:52 AM

Bear in mind that the kite isn't going very fast when you catch it; if anything, it has no time to gather much speed on such short lines. :ninja:
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 06:58 AM

Most the time, when I am flying on 30' lines I use race rods on my 1.5. In fact I did this at the clinic several times. When catching the kite, the kite will flex a bit, but I have never had any problems when doing repetitive toss-and-catch's.
As for the bridal, I have never taken the bridal off of any of my kites. It really doesn't cause any problems.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 09:34 AM

Ditto what Watty said.

I have taken the bridle off in the past, but don't find it beneficial for outdoor 3D (catch/throw) flying. ;)

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#5 Baloo

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 10:23 AM

Thanks for the info folks. I will let you know how I get one. Was going to try today but HWMBO had some chores for me.

Cool chores like cutting trees down and stuff.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 10:30 AM

No Fear Baloo, no fear.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 11:12 AM

Baloo if it makes you feel comfortable start practicing with the three wraps, then after your comfortable then run to the race frame. Have fun man!

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 11:18 AM

You will find the weight of 3 wraps are a little easier to throw and catch, inertia/gravity. ;)

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 11:35 AM

Plus, it makes a more dramatic noise when it smacks on your noggin to remind you to watch the fast moving kite going towards it. lol

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 12:26 PM

Plus, it makes a more dramatic noise when it smacks on your noggin to remind you to watch the fast moving kite going towards it. lol



:lol: Thats advice I wish I'd heard before my first beaning. I took it right between the eyes. Literally. :w00t:

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