Bartolo wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:49 pm
danidr wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:30 pm
Bartolo wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:10 pm
do you know if they did change something to the bar pu-tube diameter so the landingline can't be stuck anymore like in the previous years models?
According to Cabrinha there's no problem with this, the system worked fine... my line kept getting stuck because of user error and declined to fix it. Thankfully my dealer did chip in and sent me the necessary replacements! I'm on my second 2016 bar, since the 2017 had the same problem and I refused to upgrade to a bar with the same issue. If the 2018 has the same problem, I'll just get another 2016 bar at half price.
Yeah, thanks. I know what's Cabrinha policy is up till this year. But I hoped and expected (at least to me it would make sense) they will fix this rather awkward and unsafe design. It's really a pita when you have to reset this system when there is sand into play. No way! And the other day it wouldn t even flag out completely at first. I really had to pull with force on the landing line to make it flag because it kept hanging on the knot.
So I am still interested in CAb driver's reaction. Or if anybody else knows...
Danidr,you say you received replacements. What was replaced and in what way did this fix the problem, if it did?
The knot gets stuck on the PU tube entrance regardless of sand, a clean bar with clean line+knot still get's stuck cause the plastic stopper makes a "pancake" out of the knot after a few sessions, which is thicker than the entrance. Not sure if the 2017 recalled stopper (when they changed the metal part to the gray plastic again) is any different to the 2016 part and makes a different shape out of the knot, but even then as long as the PU tube entrance is smaller than the metal part that it sticks to, it will rub with the cut of the PU tube which is sharp.
Dealer (MacKite, they're awesome, can't recommend them enough!) sent me the lower bungee line (the one that goes through the tube) and the first part of the front line. Replacing them is fairly easy, I did it myself in 5 minutes and I've never done any fixes on any of my kite equipment apart from screwing bolts on a board
This was not a fix to the problem, you just get a new line and knot/union that will start fraying with every flagout of the system. The only solution to the problem is not flagging the kite lol
*EDIT: btw the dealer knew exactly what I was telling them, so I guess they've seen this before/firsthand.