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control bar reel ?

Postby bjepson » Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:04 pm

Looking for help...thx! New to kiting and have a "water RE-launchable" Peter Lynn Skim. Live on a small lake and hope to use Skim to pull along an SUP. Very confined beach area to launch kite so cannot launch on land and then get into lake with it. Was hoping to launch in lake from board but the Skim takes on too much water while getting out lines to be able to launch. Someone mentioned to me there might some type of "reel" that attaches to the control bar so that the trainer kite can be launched with much less line and then the balance of the line gradually fed out from the reel. Therefore the kite does not get as wet prior launch. Can anyone help with locating a reel for the control bar area? Thx!

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Re: control bar reel??

Postby foilholio » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:50 pm

drift launch

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Re: control bar reel??

Postby bjepson » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:49 pm

Thanks, but even if drifting on SUP while trying to initially launch, the kite takes in too much water while getting lines out/ready to be light enough to launch off of the lake...

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Re: control bar reel??

Postby geokite » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:01 pm

There used to be such a product, very early on in the sport. A reel bar made by the inventor of the Flowbee (hair cut device) could do exactly what you want, but I believe it was pre-depower kites. I remember both lines could be ratcheted in by pushing and pulling the bar, then there was some sort of switch to release them. It was very heavy...
Ran across one at a garage sale event here in San Diego recently.

There was also Cory Roeseler's reel bar that was used with the kite-ski system. Similar in overall function, but even heavier. Also only for two line kites.
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Re: control bar reel??

Postby Bille » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:19 pm

Here is a good Thread below. DrLightWind posted a few pictures
of different models (scroll down 5) ; maybe you could come-up with a design
of your own . It would need to accommodate High-Y, and or Low-Y bar
systems ; and a timing devise to correct for line tension would be great !


viewtopic.php?t=2374301

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Re: control bar reel??

Postby PullStrings » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:15 pm

Bille wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:19 pm
Here is a good Thread below. DrLightWind posted a few pictures
Bille
Where is the good doctor ?
He has not posted for over 14 months
Maybe he is just taking a break
Hopefully he will return
We are glad you did return Bille
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Re: control bar reel??

Postby FLandOBX » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:50 am

PullStrings wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:15 pm
Bille wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:19 pm
Here is a good Thread below. DrLightWind posted a few pictures
Bille
........
We are glad you did return Bille
Agreed. Glad Bille is back, and those "antique" reel bars are awesome. :thumb:
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Re: control bar reel??

Postby bjepson » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:35 am

bjepson wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:49 pm
Thanks, but even if drifting on SUP while trying to initially launch, the kite takes in too much water while getting lines out/ready to be light enough to launch off of the lake...

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Re: control bar reel ?

Postby bjepson » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:37 am

Thanks, all, for the help! Any more ideas are welcome!

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Re: control bar reel ?

Postby Laughingman » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:21 pm

bjepson wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:37 am
Thanks, all, for the help! Any more ideas are welcome!
:jump: WINDWING :jump:


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