KVL wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:49 am
I believe it is here the wear occurs. The flag line is pulled out of the chicken loop when assembling it or connecting to the leash. I often see my line hanging maybe 20-30 cm out the CL when connecting. (I havent found anyway to avoid this - it annoys be a bit (I mean, it annoys so much a hanging line can annoy these days..
). All the 20-30 cm line has to go back into the tube. Either manual by hands or it happens when someone lifts the kite for launch. That means at every launch the line will slide against the "sharp" edges of the tube. Maybe once again when doing a pack down after a session. That's a lot of traffic at the plastic edge for the little red line.. Maybe not an instant issue, but I believe it is a great wear over time!
Ok, the workaround to avoid this seems rather simple.
I have pulled the flag line through a small 1 cm rubber tube above the plastic tube.
The piece acts like an opposite stopper ball and disallows the suicide ring / connection to run the 20-30 cm down, as it is being block.
The rubber tube has so little tension, but just enough to the line is fixed when the ring is dangling around not connected, so it doesnt run through.
If you release the CL, the rubber tube is so soft that it will just be pushed up the line like it is not there.
I believe above avoids the friction between flag line and plastic tube as mention in previous post.
Not a solution but a workaround. From the garage and not the lab..