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Center safety line

Postby keegster17 » Fri Jun 25, 2021 1:44 pm

Hi guys

I have a 12m Flysurfer Soul, had it a year plus, but lately I have noticed, that it is back stalling in lower wind, never noticed this before. Anyways I took a look at the bar, and noticed one of the center lines is out by 5 inches, which I thought was a lot. Do you think this would cause back stalling? The bar is a Flysurfer bar, 2 years old max. I fully depowered the bar, and had the chicken loop connected to a solid item and compared the lines. however when I looked at it the other way, holding the bar, it was less noticeable. I don't want to start messing around until I am certain what I should do. Thoughts?

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Re: Center safety line

Postby evan » Fri Jun 25, 2021 4:10 pm

What tension did you test the lines with? One powerline is connected to the flagout line bungee and will be shorter when not under >5kg load.

If your power lines are really 12,5cm different in length your would have a kite that badly wants to turn to one side constantly, so I gues the backstall issues comes from shrunken bridle lines (or back lines on the bar, these also shrink).
If you rule out the bar with all four lines even under a light load you should perform al long mixer test.

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Re: Center safety line

Postby Breze » Fri Jun 25, 2021 5:38 pm

For long mixer and bar check, look at this

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Re: Center safety line

Postby keegster17 » Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:51 pm

the kite did not have any issues with turning in one direction. what I managed to do, was stretch the safety line. Noticed on my other bar it was out. Apparently if you soak in fresh water and it is easier to stretch.


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