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by Gyre
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: making flying lines - how to attach depower line to front line?
Replies: 22
Views: 929

Re: making flying lines - how to attach depower line to front line?

Flysurfer still use this system. Its actually quite neat executed. Its also serve as stopper ball because bar cannot go past Y split. There's actually a figure-of-eight tied into the flagline as a stopper knot close to the Y split, it's not the actual Y split that the bar jams against. Works great ...
by Gyre
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: making flying lines - how to attach depower line to front line?
Replies: 22
Views: 929

Re: making flying lines - how to attach depower line to front line?

I would buy a new line at 24m and run it as a 5th line, it will be similar parastic drag to the line you are making and much safer should you hit the safety. Put the kite up above you and adjust the length accordingly. ...with a stopper ball or knot partway up the 5th line so the bar doesn't slide ...
by Gyre
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: making flying lines - how to attach depower line to front line?
Replies: 22
Views: 929

Re: making flying lines - how to attach depower line to front line?

I have also attached the safety line with a Prusik. It slips a little each time you release the safety and you have to move the knot back up the line to reset it. Check this pdf for some splicing inspiration. https://www.machovec.com/rope/splicing/12strand_end_end.htm Test in light winds! If the Pr...
by Gyre
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: making flying lines - how to attach depower line to front line?
Replies: 22
Views: 929

Re: making flying lines - how to attach depower line to front line?

Yeah, I tried it last night with a 20cm tail and it still slipped. The outside line is 1.5mm Dyneema and I tried burying another piece of the same line, and also tried with a piece of thinner line. Slipped both times.
by Gyre
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: making flying lines - how to attach depower line to front line?
Replies: 22
Views: 929

Re: making flying lines -- how to attach depower line to front line?

Thanks all. @foilholio and @tomtom: my attempts at a midline splice slip whether I use the same line or something lighter (like 200lb Jerry Brown). So I guess the stitching is essential for holding the splice together, right? Not friction as in a traditional splice? @evan: I really like that idea of...
by Gyre
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: making flying lines - how to attach depower line to front line?
Replies: 22
Views: 929

Re: making flying lines -- how to attach depower line to front line?

Right... the safety line is about 10m long and it is fixed permanently to one of the front flying lines (which are 21m long). The attachment point for the safety line is a little loop that seems to be spliced and/or sewn into the front line, obviously in a way that does not decrease the strength of ...
by Gyre
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: making flying lines - how to attach depower line to front line?
Replies: 22
Views: 929

making flying lines - how to attach depower line to front line?

I'm making a new set of flying lines for my Flysurfer and Ocean Rodeo kites. The safety release line has to attach to one of the front lines about halfway up. What is the best way to make that attachment? If I just splice it in, it slips out again even under tension. So do I sew it in and rely on th...
by Gyre
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: summer kite spots near Haliburton (Ontario, Canada)
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: summer kite spots near Haliburton (Ontario, Canada)

Thanks both. irwe, that site is great -- can't believe I missed it. And yeah I'm expecting pretty bad wind conditions on those interior lakes, but I'm going to be in the area anyway so might as well try.
by Gyre
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: summer kite spots near Haliburton (Ontario, Canada)
Replies: 4
Views: 482

summer kite spots near Haliburton (Ontario, Canada)

Think I've exhausted the usual routes for answering this question... Anyone done any summertime kiting near Haliburton (Ontario, Canada)? That whole area is dotted with lakes but I can't find any info about which ones are kiteable. This is for summertime, on water. Cottage country. It's probably all...
by Gyre
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: ultimate 2-kite superlight travel quiver
Replies: 19
Views: 2299

Re: ultimate 2-kite superlight travel quiver

Wow that would be a cool trip - if you posted a trip report anywhere can you point me to it? (or pm me).

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