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To be precise, it was strand A, with the tow point closest to the middle of the kite
at the far right ( arm 2) , that was intertwined between strands E, F of Arm 1.
I believe this is also the longest strand. If it is deviated to the left by passing between (and under ) strands E,F, before connecting back to its tow point to the right, it is also likely to interfere with strands E,F of arm 2 by pulling on them when the lines are under tension, causing an unbalance.
I have reconnected the strands properly yesterday. I’ll try the kite as soon as winds are at least 10-12 knts, which is rare.
I thought, too, that the inflation of the kite may be the problem.
I have tried to pre-inflate it with a portable Ryobi inflater and it took off a lot better, but still it would drop moments later, deflated and veering to one side and capsizing.
What I noticed is that the inflation is of short duration. Is it supposed to deflate that fast when not flying?
I am enclosing photos of the kite: one after inflation with the Ryobi inflater, the other showing it partially deflated moments after. I don’t know if this is normal .
I have brought this up with the HQ rep. complaining that I had found the lines tangled up since the very beginning and mentioning that, in addition, on one side of the canopy the strands were not grouped in two equal groups ( arms) of 4 each, like on the other side, but one arm had 3 strands connected to it and the other 5 strands,.
I have sent photos and a clear diagram , also mentioning a possible inflation problem., but except for an initial salvo of e-mails offering to help and varioys suggestions, they never addressed the bridles issue. They proposed to have it shipped back for an inspection but there is the shipping costs issue, because both the seller and the sales director in the USA are about a 1000 miles or more away.
I haven’t yet mentioned to HQ the intertwining problem described in this post, because I have just found it, but I wonder if I should pursue this issue with them .HQ has a very good reputation and usually they answer right away. If they don’t it may be a sign that they are unwilling to go any further and they are short of options in terms of the company's policy.
I hope they are still looking into it., though. In the mean time I thought this Forum might help.