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North RII 20 set up

Postby Kiteboarddog » Thu Jul 10, 2003 7:20 pm

This is an e-mail that I sent to North and have not received a reply.
Can anyone help?
I don't trust this kite anymore and I am probably doing something wrong.
It flew great before.
I was using a powerlock bar but my 5th or 6th (Ive lost count) chicken loop line seporated and I am giving up on that system.
I now us a Slingshot bar and lines.
Thanks
Joel

I purchased a Rhino II 20m a few months ago.
I love the way the kite fly's and have helped to motivate 3 more to be sold in our area.
Recently I have had trouble with it collapsing with any kind of power on it.
It looks like it is flying on the front lines and bagging up behind the front edge by the wing tips.
It then starts to collapse in and fall towards the edge of the window.
Excuse my lack of technical jargon.
Even when I have more back line pressure it seems to adopt that shape when I apply my edge to power up.
It is now difficult to get up wind or to power for jumps.
I have changed my lines a couple of times.
If you could fist give me info on the exact line lengths and Bar size that should work with this Kite I can start there.
It seems like more Back line tension would be the answer but this slows the kite down and causes a downwind pull.
If its not that What other things can I check??

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Postby captpaul » Thu Jul 10, 2003 8:38 pm

Hi Joel,

I've been using almost the same setup as you: a North Rhino II 20m with a Slingshot bar and 30m lines. Since I'm a big guy (110 kg/240 lbs) I use this kite more than any other in my quiver... and I love it.

I'm not 100% sure what your problem is, but it sounds like a LE bladder pressure problem. I've learned that the 20m is very sensitive to bladder pressure: too little and the kite jellyfishes and I loose power, too much and the seams look like they're pulling. I pump it up until the bladder is kinda hard to fold. It's hard to judge and I wish the manufacturers would provide pumps with pressure meters.

Another plus to a firmer LE is that the kite is -much- easier to relaunch.

Hope this helps,

Paul

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Postby Kiteboarddog » Thu Jul 10, 2003 8:53 pm

Thanks
I will try A little more preasure.
I am not sure that this is the total solution but its Logical that it would help.
Joel

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Postby bobbi o » Thu Jul 10, 2003 8:57 pm

easiest thing is to go buy a set of r2 specific lines from your local dealer,you can then fly it out the bag on any bar without no phaffin,the front lines are longer than the back by about 2",but i aint got time to measure em exact for ya.

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Re: North RII 20 set up

Postby Dwight » Thu Jul 10, 2003 11:20 pm

Seatrystf27 wrote: I purchased a Rhino II 20m a few months ago.
I love the way the kite fly's and have helped to motivate 3 more to be sold in our area.
Recently I have had trouble with it collapsing with any kind of power on it.
Are you saying the kite was perfectly normal for several months, then went bad?

If that is true, then maybe the bladder is twisted inside somehow and not allowing the kite to take proper shape. Remove the blabber and re-install it straight.

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Postby Kiteboarddog » Fri Jul 11, 2003 10:00 pm

Dwight,
One of the variables between it working well and now is the new Bar and lines.
Before it had this tendancy but only under extreem load.
Now its almost any load will cause it.
I will check for twists
Thanks
Joel

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Postby Dwight » Sat Jul 12, 2003 12:04 am

Seatrystf27 wrote:Dwight,
One of the variables between it working well and now is the new Bar and lines.
Before it had this tendancy but only under extreem load.
Now its almost any load will cause it.
I will check for twists
Thanks
Joel
If the only change is new bar and lines, then your lengths measured bar to kite are wrong. Get everything set equal length measured bar to kite in your normal bar trim riding position.


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