Looks like many seasoned kiters on here ....we each have some good ways
Finishing in figure 8 for the last 1/3 or 1/2 really does lock the lines on the bar more securely
Starting in figure 0 makes sense because of the floats..depower line thickness....cleat & hardware etc...might get less of a bulge in the middle...cleaner start in my opinion
Thought of one good thing about packing kite with lines on...especially when you ride late + it's getting dark...and you are chatting about session with your buddies...excited & tired
It has happened several times to my friends who detach
They get home ....unpack their cars and say....oh no !!!
I forgot my bar/lines on the beach
I'll get a call or text to go look for it and keep until we ride again