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by kidsan
Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: lines twisting badly...any solutions?
Replies: 17
Views: 1008

Re: lines twisting badly...any solutions?

noel wrote:After your session, wind your lines up to the kite and put the bar down-wind of the kite where there is no wind.
Yes Noel, i may well have to do this, though it is a bit of a drag everytime you bring the kite down to have to wind in.

Cheers
by kidsan
Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: lines twisting badly...any solutions?
Replies: 17
Views: 1008

Re: lines twisting badly...any solutions?

Clew In wrote:Hey,

How are you winding your lines up? If they have twist in them you must be twisting the lines when winding them up.

Clew In
It's not this, i wind them properly. It is the wind whipping them into a ball and they are just kinda sticky
by kidsan
Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: lines twisting badly...any solutions?
Replies: 17
Views: 1008

lines twisting badly...any solutions?

Hi...I am having a problem with my (admittedly quite old) lines. If i ground my kite and leave it for 10 mins, very often, with the wind whipping the kite, the lines twist themselves into a really bad knot that can take 20 mins or so to untwist. It happens just below where the lines join the kite. I...
by kidsan
Sun May 03, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: f-one mach 1...how to rig
Replies: 10
Views: 767

Re: f-one mach 1...how to rig

well the safety system looks homemade ,the original bar ,i seem to remember ,had a leash going up one of the back lines to depower it. with what u have take off that metal ring on the front line attachment ,reset the bar and lines by attaching all the lines to a fixed point and ensure that all the ...
by kidsan
Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: f-one mach 1...how to rig
Replies: 10
Views: 767

Re: f-one mach 1...how to rig

Ok, i just pm'ed you as well but i'll also post them on here.
by kidsan
Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: f-one mach 1...how to rig
Replies: 10
Views: 767

Re: f-one mach 1...how to rig

Hi Doc
I've got some photos but not sure how to post them on here so maybe you could email me and i'll reply to you with them.

Cheers...Kieran
by kidsan
Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: f-one mach 1...how to rig
Replies: 10
Views: 767

Re: f-one mach 1...how to rig

thanks for the reply. I have taken it to my instructor and he has helped with the repair but is also unsure how the safety system fits together. I shall take a photo tomorrow and post it and maybe you can help us work it out. And yes i know that the mach 1 is not the ideal beginners kite but out her...
by kidsan
Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: f-one mach 1...how to rig
Replies: 10
Views: 767

f-one mach 1...how to rig

Hi I have not been kiting long. I have bought an old f-one mach 1 kite but, last time i went out, it sustained some damage to the rigging of the front lines. I have managed to replace the rope where the front lines attached. However, i cannot remember the exact set-up, and also where the emergency r...

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