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Re: unwinding new kite line

Postby foilholio » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:32 am

Life is too short! That is why it is best to get any twists out properly by running the lines tightly through something many times and not twisting them when you unspool. Then the secret is not disconnecting them from the kite so they can't retwist. How does this save your short life by spending all that effort to untwist? Well untwisted lines knot and bind together far far less and are a pleasure to deal with, they will save you time, lots of time because of that. And leaving the bar on will save you even more!

I would say life is too short to own less than a bar per kite! It's a false economy too given most people's value.

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Re: unwinding new kite line

Postby cglazier » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:14 am

We have the same issue with electrical cables. We always place the roll so it spins freely on a length of pipe and then just let the cable unroll from the rotating roll. We never set the roll down and pull the cable off the top because it would have twists.
I suggest the same technique for a roll of Q powerline.

Regular kite lines don't seem to care how they are unwound.
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Re: unwinding new kite line

Postby jmach » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:46 am

I wonder how deals with this issue when making a custom line set?
How is the line set wound and what is it on when shipped out to the customer?

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