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Kiteboarding Line Hack: Get on the Water Faster

Postby Toby » Fri May 17, 2019 11:47 am


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Re: Kiteboarding Line Hack: Get on the Water Faster

Postby Cab Driver » Fri May 17, 2019 2:28 pm

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Re: Kiteboarding Line Hack: Get on the Water Faster

Postby JaZone » Fri May 17, 2019 3:04 pm

:cool2: nice tip.

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Re: Kiteboarding Line Hack: Get on the Water Faster

Postby windmaker » Fri May 17, 2019 3:16 pm

Old trick. Well known If you have been launching from a boat or jet ski. Good to know!

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Re: Kiteboarding Line Hack: Get on the Water Faster

Postby merl » Fri May 17, 2019 4:25 pm

I prefer the BRM variant: after making the "T" with the lines, put them under the bar bungee directly, and wind the rest of the lines, doubled over, around the other end of the bar. Otherwise I feel that I risk messing things up...

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Re: Kiteboarding Line Hack: Get on the Water Faster

Postby knotwindy » Fri May 17, 2019 9:57 pm

Maybe 2014 there was a video by Brett Lickle showing the same thing?

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Re: Kiteboarding Line Hack: Get on the Water Faster

Postby windmaker » Sat May 18, 2019 4:52 am

knotwindy wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 9:57 pm
Maybe 2014 there was a video by Brett Lickle showing the same thing?
Yes remember that one.

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Re: Kiteboarding Line Hack: Get on the Water Faster

Postby PullStrings » Sat May 18, 2019 2:43 pm

If the goal is to get on the water faster then don't take your lines off your kites
Leave them all on
Been doing that way for 20 years
The only time i put lines on is when i get a kite....and a bar to go with it
All my LEI kites are set-up that way....all tuned individually
When i sell a kite it is complete and shipped to buyer with the lines still attached

One thing for sure if you leave them on
You will never drive all the way home then notice that you left your bar/lines on the beach !!
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Re: Kiteboarding Line Hack: Get on the Water Faster

Postby Dave_5280 » Sun May 19, 2019 4:20 pm

PullStrings wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 2:43 pm
If the goal is to get on the water faster then don't take your lines off your kites
Leave them all on
Been doing that way for 20 years
The only time i put lines on is when i get a kite....and a bar to go with it
All my LEI kites are set-up that way....all tuned individually
When i sell a kite it is complete and shipped to buyer with the lines still attached

One thing for sure if you leave them on
You will never drive all the way home then notice that you left your bar/lines on the beach !!
:wink:
I’ve done this in the past with my foil kites on land and snow, so I’m wondering if you get more sand in with the kite when you pack it up and does the bar end up in or outside the pack?

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Re: Kiteboarding Line Hack: Get on the Water Faster

Postby PullStrings » Sun May 19, 2019 10:05 pm

Dave_5280 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 4:20 pm
I’ve done this in the past with my foil kites on land and snow, so I’m wondering if you get more sand in with the kite when you pack it up and does the bar end up in or outside the pack?
Bar ends up clean laying on top of folded kite....then folded kite and bar on top.. goes in the bag...just leave bag partially open til next morning
By next morning i zip up the bag when all has dried.... never had to mess with rinsing bar/lines
When i land the kite... the bar & lines are never put on the sand...it goes on top of kite canopy when LE is down..then on top my board after i go get it

Tip: as you wind your lines up on sandy beaches they will attract some sand on them...so give your bar a few good taps on it after winding it to shake it off
Tip: don't wind up your lines all the way tight to the kite...leave the lines quite loose like spaghetti inside the kite...if kite LE is 20 feet long...leave them 26 feet loose

Bar and lines on the board gets positioned just a foot in front of the leading edge deflate valve as i pack it down

With LEI the deflating air comes out from trailing edge to leading edge so the kite lines with come out of the front of the kite
Even when i had ram airs for many years i never liked the lines coming out of the trailing edge when packing down even when deflate flaps were in the back


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