Ha ha really, local kid at my beach brought one of these complete for £40 and rips on it, hardly dangerous - seems more dangerous to me all those people who think they have 100% depower and take their kites out in far too much windnikalaitzian wrote:It is crazy what people think to overcome the lack of money ! Be carefull with "dinosaur" that your going to fly.kites then where very dangerous with no wind range and gust control
Thanks for the positive feedback bro, I need to figure out that swimming to the kite to relaunch gig... Guessing you would set the kite up with the leading edge downwind and just hot launch that sucker huh? Or maybe you are setting it up on it's side to to so something more sane.edt wrote:i love those old fuels and the cabrinha black tips that's what I mainly ride. So annoying that they make the line lengths different on that compstick bar.
If I had a compstick I would mod the leaders, add .65m length to the control line pigtails and then put on new equal length lines. Nothing is more annoying that a bar with unequal lines. Makes swapping lines a pain.
If you are riding C kites, remember, the 5th line mini-y does not depower the kite you must fully flag out, which I seem to remember the compstick does so you should be fine. I ride all kinds of bars with my old C kites, just make sure the line length at the kite is equal and your safety works, and you are good.
When they sold those kites, most people rode them 5 line style so you can flag out on the 5th line and have easier relaunch. Personally I like riding them 4 line style and swim to the kite to relaunch etc.
It was 2004 slingshot went to onepump btw so you have a 2003. You should resell that 2003 for $10 and get a 2004 or later for $50 it's worth it to get onepump. Go watch some "relaunch C kite" videos about how to relaunch you roll the kite on its back. Also if you find some cabrinha black tips like the contra or nitro from 2004 or 2005 those are sweet kites but are all multipump. You are better off by the way using a modern bar that flags to a single line with those old kites, some of those old bars were deadly.trxdude wrote: btw, pumping up kites with no single point inflation system, and that require you to use needle nose pliers on each value, surly lends itself to gratitude toward the technological advancements the sport has made.
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