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#1 JeffD

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 03:56 AM

Don't know if anyone else has this problem but changing where my line is on the handles brake pigtails under load has been tough.

Kite is landed LE down and there is pull on the lines; trying to move larksheaded break lines has been a struggle. Both sleeved and unsleeved with the usual small extra loop to pull, I've found the line difficult to release and relocate.

Started using about 1.5 inches of 90lb bridle line tied to the big loop with a simple slip knot. Just ignored the little loops I already put there.

Find it much easier to release and change knots on the pigtail.

I've only done handle brake lines as I don't change upper pigtail and so the usual set up there and at kite is unchanged.

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 04:25 AM

Been meaning to post on this subject for a while - we've adopted the Flexifoil approach of adding a small ribbon tab to the sleeved loop that allows you to easlily pull the larkshead undone even under tension. I'll grab a photo tonight if I remember!

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 04:50 AM

Find it much easier to release and change knots on the pigtail.

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I was the same in the freezing winter, the last thing your frozen fingers want to do is spend a lot of time trying to remove the lines,
so I just add an other simple knot on the ends of all my sleeving lines seen in this pic.

It does mean my lines are now slightly shorter than other flyers :blue_wink:
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Posted 26 August 2009 - 05:03 AM

Its a bit crude but....

I land points down.

Put my left handle under my foot, making sure the left sail is "just" leaning back.

The i can ease of the tension with my right handle, so the lines are slack, and adjust the larksheads

The right sail will lean back but....



Then do the same with the other handle.

As i say, a bit crude but it works for me :)



Derek.

Edited by wufer, 26 August 2009 - 05:05 AM.


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Posted 26 August 2009 - 06:35 AM

Jeff...

I work the other way ..... I have very short pigtails on the break attachments as I never change these and only ever adjust the upper lines... this way when the kite is inverted on the ground they are easy to change as tugging them to get knots undone etc is only forcing the kite down more so no fear of accidental launch .....

Oh and I also have small 'tags' on my loops to make undoing the larkshead easy ..

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 10:38 PM

Here's a picture of the tabs I added to my loops - I used some self-adhesive ribbon from a craft shop.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 07:11 AM

That's a really good idea! Thanks for posting the pic.
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Posted 29 December 2009 - 09:30 AM

Ingenius. :) I was out flying yesterday with frozen fingers. It took me about 4x as long to adjust my lines. This is an essential. Thanks Ant!
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Posted 29 December 2009 - 08:56 PM

Ingenius. Posted Image I was out flying yesterday with frozen fingers. It took me about 4x as long to adjust my lines. This is an essential. Thanks Ant!



Bout damn time you made it over to our side of the light Jon. Posted Image You'll find less tweakin' and more flying on this side of the shade spectrum. See ya Friday bud.

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 12:47 PM

Bout damn time you made it over to our side of the light Jon. Posted Image You'll find less tweakin' and more flying on this side of the shade spectrum. See ya Friday bud.

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Woo WOOOOO!!!!

Maybe you'll hike ur ass up round these parts a little more often now. lol
At least to Oregon City I mean,, it's not that far. ;)

See ya Fri!!
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 01:52 PM

I'm surprised Rich hasn't chimed in here yet about his "pick knots".

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 07:03 PM

Maybe you'll hike ur ass up round these parts a little more often now. lol
At least to Oregon City I mean,, it's not that far. Posted Image



We'll have to see about that. I've never been to Oregon City before. Any decent places to fly? We got a couple here in Albany.
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 07:06 PM

I'm surprised Rich hasn't chimed in here yet about his "pick knots".


Pick knots rule...plain & simple!!!!!!!!
A simple over hand knot at the end of the loop and done. Easy!

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 08:07 PM

We'll have to see about that. I've never been to Oregon City before. Any decent places to fly? We got a couple here in Albany.
Now that your flying Rev's you better start saving your lunch money. For some reason those who fly Rev's can't own just one Rev. Posted Image

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That link is of the best 2 flying spots in Oregon City.
Chapin Park is by far the best, due to the sheer size of it. When there's wind, its steady there, and not choppy. Thats where I spend 99% of my flying time. :)

Come on..... I know you don't like flying alone there in Albany. hehe.
I swear, if my Jeep wasn't a brick on wheels and got good gas mileage, I"d be up at PIR every weekend. lol For some reason, it also takes about 45 minutes for me to get to delta park from O.C.. Its odd, cuz it only takes me 10 minutes to get to DT portland (taking 99E the whole way there).
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 09:09 PM

Spz0, care to add your Oregon City spots to the flying areas part of this forum?

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 10:29 PM

Done Deal. ;)
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Posted 31 December 2009 - 12:24 AM

Saw that, thanks brother. :)

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 02:51 AM

Ok, I know this is probably going to sound REALLY bad....

But have you checked the Moutain View Cemetary out by chance? Looks to be a bit bigger than the middle school/Park. Posted Image Ya know, I don't know if I'm kidding or not. Posted Image Would be one hell of an area to run an orange road cone practice. Posted Image

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 08:02 AM

LoL I use to live a spit shot away from there. Thing about oregon city is, that its really hilly in a lot of spots. That cemetery being one of them. Its down in a ravine about 100ft. lower than the rest of the area. It does however have a gorgeous view of the mountain. :) I took some pics when I was there one time. I'll upload a couple. If you're into old cemeteries, this one is a great one. :)
There are a couple more spots that I haven't had the chance to check yet, but I've trolled google earth all around oregon city, and these 2 spots have the highest elevation, combined with a wide area of play. :)

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 08:53 AM

Hey Jon, that is WELL wierd. Looking at the name on the Gravestone.

My Wifes Mums family name was Morrison, they originated in Jamaica though. Some of them lived in the US, you never know!!




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