Hi guys and gals!
So I received as a gift from a friend, an unopened (new in box) 2009 gaastra 16m kite. I mean, this kite, even though an old version, was never even inflated, he didn't (my friend) remember how he came by to have this kite, but now it's mine and I might have well find a use for it (since I'm just 65 kilos I thought a 16m kite will do me nicely on light wind days). The only "problem" is that it's a 5 lines system kite, which I've never flown before (I live in central Italy, and it seems they only ever use the 4 lines systems in these parts), and since my gift was just the kite, no pigtails, no line, no bar, I will need to get a 5 lines bar (or adapt my 4 lines bar should I choose to, although I would want a separate bar for it). It seems online information about setting up a 5 lines system is very poor, and I would ask your help in pointing me in the right direction as far as actual kite setup (I only found 5 lines bar setup information, nothing about the connection to the kite itself) and any tips or information you would care to dispense about flying a 5 lines kite.
I know some will say "don't fly a kite so old, they were terrible" and so forth, but hey, it's a free kite, it's brand new and large, and I would be sad not to use it, it's not like I have another kite and if it flies and pull, I see no reason why not use it, people been kitesurfing in 2009 and survived so it can't be that bad...