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Fixing inverted kite

Postby beebad » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:35 am

This is by far the best explaination of what to do:

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Re: Fixing inverted kite `

Postby edt » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:08 am

dude just ride back to the launch at your earliest convenience, land the kite and fix the kite with the kite parked, not ready to launch. You can ride with a line inversion for several hours without any damage to the lines and the kite will fly fine. I mean sure you can fix the kite this way but there's zero need to do it this way, and if you have a brand new kite there's always a chance that the damn thing gets away from you because your fingers slip and wham that's $1,000 down the drain. Don't learn that lesson the hard way.

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Re: Fixing inverted kite `

Postby Peter_Frank » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:28 am

Agree with edt, it is maybe the worst way to untangle lines.

They even show "if you do it wrong", so you have to do it twice the other way, yiaks - doing this say out in the waves in the background, that is calling for BIG trouble :(
And you can not see which way it is as they cross so high, so only 50 % chance you get it right, so half the times you have to do it 3 times to fix it :o

Ride ashore and get it fixed, instead of risking yourself and your gear - easy :thumb:

Also, it is only possible on bars with a super low V, not with a high V of course, but not safe either on bars with a bit of short leader/knot line above the depowerline as many has.

I would not do it on the water and can defintely not recommend it, but each to their own :wink:

8) Peter

PS: It is good to know how it CAN be done, but would still not recommend it, particularly not for those not knowing how and seeing it for the first time....

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Re: Fixing inverted kite `

Postby kitexpert » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:00 pm

Yes, don't try to fix that when out. Unnecessary and possible dangerous.

Really inverted kite is when it is twisted so that lower surface and struts are above and facing the sky. I've seen that happen couple of times, in one occasion kiter just struggled back to shore with his shitty flying INVERTED kite. That was well done :) Other one used QR and packed his kite in low water.

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Re: Fixing inverted kite `

Postby Peter_Frank » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:07 pm

kitexpert wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:00 pm
Yes, don't try to fix that when out. Unnecessary and possible dangerous.

Really inverted kite is when it is twisted so that lower surface and struts are above and facing the sky. I've seen that happen couple of times, in one occasion kiter just struggled back to shore with his shitty flying INVERTED kite. That was well done :) Other one used QR and packed his kite in low water.

True, it is NOT an inverted kite.

It is simply front/rear lines that are twisted because the kite rolls around or hindenburg through the lines.

Or if a line blows over the kite on land, they will be twisted oddly also.

8) Peter

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Postby kitelife » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:23 pm

kitexpert wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:00 pm
Yes, don't try to fix that when out. Unnecessary and possible dangerous.

Really inverted kite is when it is twisted so that lower surface and struts are above and facing the sky. I've seen that happen couple of times, in one occasion kiter just struggled back to shore with his shitty flying INVERTED kite. That was well done :) Other one used QR and packed his kite in low water.
I’ve seen the same. Kiter rode it back to shore inverted.
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Re: Fixing inverted kite `

Postby edt » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:25 pm

Yeah an inverted kite is the real problem. How do you fix it, I dunno, usually I just pull the QR, then refly the kite after it sorts itself out if it's possible swim in if it's not. Pretty risky flying a kite inside out.

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Re: Fixing inverted kite `

Postby kitelife » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:36 pm

edt wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:25 pm
Yeah an inverted kite is the real problem. How do you fix it, I dunno, usually I just pull the QR, then refly the kite after it sorts itself out if it's possible swim in if it's not. Pretty risky flying a kite inside out.
In this case the kite wasn’t inflated enough (or maybe a slow leak).
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Postby BillyGoatGruff » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:20 pm

Anyone who flew the original 2006 Best Waroo knew about kite inversion... that kite would occasionally flip inside out in big gusts.

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Re: Fixing inverted kite `

Postby grigorib » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:20 pm

edt wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:08 am
dude just ride back to the launch at your earliest convenience, land the kite and fix the kite with the kite parked, not ready to launch. You can ride with a line inversion for several hours without any damage to the lines and the kite will fly fine. I mean sure you can fix the kite this way but there's zero need to do it this way, and if you have a brand new kite there's always a chance that the damn thing gets away from you because your fingers slip and wham that's $1,000 down the drain. Don't learn that lesson the hard way.
^^^ that exactly for “deep water situation”

But if I can stand and hold back kite pull I do exactly what video explains.

P.S. high-Y bar riders can’t do it that easily.
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