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#21 REVflyer

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:34 AM

no sleeving on my line-sets either (unless I bought 'em that way, then I'm too lazy to change!). To me it's not about weight, more about tangling together in one hand or flailing aggressively

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:53 AM

If you don't have any sleeving, what sort of trick do you use to undo the larkshead from the bridle/leaders.
A loop knot or similar on the end of the loop?


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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:40 AM

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Wasn't referring to you (or anyone else) ... just heard some say they don't care for the weight. From what I've heard of your flying, whatever your setup it seems to work for you and I hope to see you in action some day.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:26 AM

If you don't have any sleeving, what sort of trick do you use to undo the larkshead from the bridle/leaders.
A loop knot or similar on the end of the loop?


You got it; I take small pieces of line and tie them into a loop, then larks head that loop onto the big loops you use to attach to the bridle. Gives you a little "tail" to grab to help undo the larks head.


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Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:50 AM

I (now) do this on all my lines ... a real blessing in cold weather or when the wind is blowing hard :blue-cool:

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:53 AM

Yep, those little "quick release" tags, make it easier for those of us that are losing some touch!! I use them at both ends, makes adjusting your knots so much quicker!!Posted Image

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 02:31 PM

I use 1/16" diameter glass beads knotted into the loop at the kite end, original sleeving at the handle end so I can equalize lines easily when necessary, although I have been guilty of just tying an overhand knot in the loop at the kite end to shorten a line.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:55 PM

Side note;
Just took my B2 with just the 3 wrap frame on #150 x 80' in 32kmh winds, which is quite a bit higher than I normally would've. WOW! Thing sounded like a Light Saber! Used my 13" handles as well with as much brake as I could get without mounting on the second bridle knot!
I think you guys have just ruined it for my other kites!!!! Now that was the most fun with a kite I've ever had.

Thanks heaps for the advice!

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