I leave a bar attached in all my foil kites.
slowboat wrote:Works well most of the time but every now and then the inside and outs lines on one side end up twisted around each other
You have passed the bar or kite through something when either packing up or setting up.
and I have to detach a line to untwist.
No you don't. Only if you were unaware of passing the bar though the lines would you do that.
dejavu wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:10 am
My thoughts are that the safety of running out and attaching lines each session is a good thing.
Running lines out is good to check them particularly with feel, but that has nothing to do with leaving them attached or detached. Detaching your lines is less safe as it allows contamination of the connection, plus twist of the lines.
slowboat wrote: sometimes all 4 lines don't unwrap together....so you have 2 or 3 lines unwrapping by themselves for a while....
well that won't help
slowboat wrote: I think if a always carefully wind and unwind all 4 lines together, twisting cannot physically happen.
In theory yes it can not happen in practice though no it happens, because mistakes.
The twist I am referring to is the lines on one side(left side for example) are crossed.
Steering line wrapped around center lines. Very easy to fix.
slowboat wrote: Kite will still fly OK but you look up and the left 2 lines cross each other.
You should not be flying and especially not launching a kite with crossed lines. This is very poor safety and gear handling.
slowboat wrote: You can probably correct it by some manipulation of the bar
You can. Barend of wrapped side though between other steering line and center then twist bar to unwrap center. Takes 5 seconds to do.
slowboat wrote:but the easiest way is to put the kite down and disconnect one or both of the left lines.
Not even remotely easier. That is like saying it is easier to cut a shoelace than untie it. It makes little sense knowing you can untie it, but then you don't know....
Don't you guys rinse your bars in freshwater and dry them?
deniska wrote:If you wrap the kite around a wet bar
Actually I do know why, but I don't because something like
you'll end up with some mold, line shrinkage and rust on some bar parts..
Though mold with salt is not easy and line shrinkage other than usual is unlikely, rust is guaranteed.
deniska wrote:like shown in latest flysurfer videos
They make nice kites but don't have the best info on how to use them.