Westozzy wrote:I take it then you don't wash your lines after a kite then??
A certain amount of lines (@5 meters) is in the folded kite and cannot be reached of course
But the bar-lines-QR-CL are not
stored or rolled inside the kite so very EZ if a wash is needed
The kite gets folded in 2-3 or 4 folds starting from trailing edge towards LE where the air escapes
My bar and lines are kept out of the kite as i fold about 2 feet away and in front
of central LE
When folding done & air all out i simply put bar/lines on top of the folded kite
All gets stored in bag as such
I have a technique where wet bar & lines never touch the sand as i re-rig with lines on
At de-rig the wet bar-lines will go on top of kite canopy or on top of my board..so all stays clean
That way i have no need to rinse.....but i do let the bar & lines dry out overnight
I keep the kite in the bag and since i have 2 feet of line length to the bar.....
..... i pull bar out of on top of kite and set it on top of kitebag to dry
I never liked the technique of rolling bar inside
the kite even for foils....makes no sense to me
For the simple reason that if maintenance is required...
.... it is a hassle and unnecessary steps to have to unfold kite to get to the bar
Now enjoy a nice well deserved cold beer on me