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KurtCira

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#91750 Hi from San Antonio!

Posted by KurtCira on 21 February 2013 - 12:43 PM

I also suffered my first minor injury when I was preparing to end the session for the day... getting a mild rope burn on my wrist from the kite flipping on me unexpectedly when I was attempting to detach the lines from the bridle... Ouch!

I have a suggestion for setting up that will help you avoid the kite taking off unexpectedly.

 

Instead of installing the vertical spars and then attaching (or detaching) the lines as shown in the video tutorials, I always install the lines before putting in the spars, and take them out before detaching the lines. This way the kite cannot get any power to even try to get away from you and makes attaching the lines easier because you don't have to lift and hold up the sail against the wind.

 

Try it next time you are out. In my opinion it's an easier and safer way to set up.




#91388 16th annual Treasure Island Kite Festival and Sport Kite Competition

Posted by KurtCira on 16 January 2013 - 05:57 AM

Thanks, Kelly and Jay. I'll be sure to look for you this weekend.

UPS says my new Revs arrive today - OH BOY!  But don't tell my wife.

Kurt