Trying to see if stretching has occured
Posted 09 May 2012 - 06:47 AM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:03 AM
sail to cup the wind better..... Ben
Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:06 AM
I'm not a pro with Revs, but if you see that stretching and those wrinkles, it might be a clue that something is a bit loose.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:39 AM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:55 AM
I have flow my 1.5SLE for a while now and am wondering if it is just that I do not know what to look for or if some stretching has occurred with the shock cord. On the bottom tips in particular. I have attached a couple photos (one of each bottom point) Is this normal? Over-reacting? Need to adjust knots? If so, is there a proper procedure?
All sails to stretch over time, and will need to be tightened. Even every new factory rev should have the bottom bungees tightened by about half an inch. When the sail is too loose, the kite will not hold as much power. The tell-tale sign that the bottom bungees need to be tightened is that the bottom end caps will stick out from the trailing edge to form a point. You want the end caps to be within an inch of where the sail ends. This is a quick fix by simply tying a new knot on the bungee, and cutting off the excess. Remember to take a lighter to the cut off edges of bungee so it won't fray.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 01:17 PM
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