Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

New lines / weird problem / Ozone

Forum for kitesurfers
User avatar
Beardytello
Frequent Poster
Posts: 374
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:07 pm
Kiting since: 2016
Local Beach: Isle of Man
Gear: North / Spleene / Ozone / CrazyFly / Mystic
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 34 times
Been thanked: 8 times

New lines / weird problem / Ozone

Postby Beardytello » Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:15 pm

Hi Guys,

I recently fitted some new lines to my Ozone bar (v3 I think)

I'm not sure if I'm being a whopper because I can't see how new lines could cause this issue on the bar but since I've done it it feels like the flag out line is too short? Like when you pull everything taut on the front lines the flag out line stopper won't reach the line splitty thing (tech term)

However I've looked at it and at pictures online and I can't see how attaching a new line to that would cause that to happen.

Not sure if this makes any more sense:

Can't get pic to work but this is link.
https://ibb.co/72tzGW2

Or am I just being daft and if I hook it all up to a kite it will sort itself out?

Should changing lines be so stressful :lol:

User avatar
FLandOBX
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1210
Joined: Sun May 04, 2014 1:58 am
Kiting since: 2007
Local Beach: Hatteras Island, North Carolina, USA
Central Florida, USA
Style: Freestyle, Airstyle, Hydrofoil
Gear: Cabrinha Apollo, FS Speed 4, FS Soul, Pansh Aurora II, Axis Ltd, RRD Poison, SS Ankle Biter, SS Hoverglide
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 33 times
Been thanked: 50 times

Re: New lines / weird problem / Ozone

Postby FLandOBX » Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:27 pm

Hey, Beardy.

Ozone uses a bungee on its flag out line. It looks short when not under stress. But when the lines are under stress (like when the kite is flying), the bungee stretches and the flag out line assumes the correct length. I'm not sure this is what you're seeing, but maybe? Try pulling the lines taut with some force and see if the flag out line behaves.
These users thanked the author FLandOBX for the post:
Beardytello (Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:46 pm)
Rating: 10%

User avatar
Beardytello
Frequent Poster
Posts: 374
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:07 pm
Kiting since: 2016
Local Beach: Isle of Man
Gear: North / Spleene / Ozone / CrazyFly / Mystic
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 34 times
Been thanked: 8 times

Re: New lines / weird problem / Ozone

Postby Beardytello » Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:47 pm

FLandOBX wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:27 pm
Hey, Beardy.

Ozone uses a bungee on its flag out line. It looks short when not under stress. But when the lines are under stress (like when the kite is flying), the bungee stretches and the flag out line assumes the correct length. I'm not sure this is what you're seeing, but maybe? Try pulling the lines taut with some force and see if the flag out line behaves.
Thanks dude, I'll have a bash when I get home (then I'll check the lines :lol: )

I think I'm definitely overthinking it, realised how little attention I must have paid to it beforehand!

windrider1
Frequent Poster
Posts: 468
Joined: Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:51 am
Kiting since: 2003
Gear: FLYSURFER, HQ KITES, OZONE KITES
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: NY
Has thanked: 6 times
Been thanked: 19 times

Re: New lines / weird problem / Ozone

Postby windrider1 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:48 pm

Sometimes lines shrink or stretch I had a similar problem that even when pulled the release line was causing one of the center lines to be a little shorter than the other . measure the new lines to make sure thyre all equal then u can add a pigtail to the release line or replace it.
These users thanked the author windrider1 for the post:
Beardytello (Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:09 pm)
Rating: 10%

iriejohn
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1585
Joined: Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:04 pm
Kiting since: 0
Local Beach: 50.7752° N, 0.9077° W
Style: None
Gear: This 'n that
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Noviomagus Reginorum
Has thanked: 63 times
Been thanked: 45 times

Re: New lines / weird problem / Ozone

Postby iriejohn » Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:09 pm

Beardytello wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:15 pm
Hi Guys,

I recently fitted some new lines to my Ozone bar (v3 I think)

I'm not sure if I'm being a whopper because I can't see how new lines could cause this issue on the bar but since I've done it it feels like the flag out line is too short? Like when you pull everything taut on the front lines the flag out line stopper won't reach the line splitty thing (tech term)

However I've looked at it and at pictures online and I can't see how attaching a new line to that would cause that to happen.

Not sure if this makes any more sense:

Can't get pic to work but this is link.
https://ibb.co/72tzGW2

Or am I just being daft and if I hook it all up to a kite it will sort itself out?

Should changing lines be so stressful :lol:
Calibrate your lines - all lines should be the same length when on maximum power (ie when the bar is pulled back as far towards you as it will go and no trim/depower is used).

Check this and report back please. :wink:
These users thanked the author iriejohn for the post:
Beardytello (Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:10 pm)
Rating: 10%

knotwindy
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1458
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:49 am
Kiting since: 2007
Local Beach: baja, gorge
Style: erratic to none
Gear: yes, I use gear
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 28 times
Been thanked: 32 times

Re: New lines / weird problem / Ozone

Postby knotwindy » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:44 pm

Yea, you need to make sure that the bungee line has very little pull on it and that the “front line flag out stopper” is seated in the “line splitter thingy” or you will have way too much pressure on just the one front line. No bueno.


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bill, caduo, Foil, Jay0932, maxriderkite, or6 and 21 guests

cron