The U.Go linemount is made from ABS plastic. It flexes at the base of the mount around I/2 centimeter.flying doctor wrote: ↑Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:50 amInteresting product; is it flexible? Hard to tell from the video. Also: when inserting the rods aren't there any issues with sand?
In the video it says to "install the support 85 to 135cm from the vertex" so that is the official maximum from the split point?
Keep sand out of the channels by rinsing. I kite 98% of the time off a beach with blowing sand and I sanded the sides of the insert rods slightly so they compensate for the sand. Made it simple for me so I don't have to be so thorough.
I often install my linemount greater than 300cm beyond the split point. I use Ozone and Switch C4X bars with the low 'V'. I have kited with the linemount pushed way up where the center lines are pinched together. There's a point where its simpler to mount the camera on the kite because you are filming seascape anyway.
I have a lot of confidence in the 'arc' design. I've had other linemounts which will go unnamed that have protruding connection points at the top of the mount and get hung up on steering lines. I've had to vigorously shake steering lines in order to free them from the linemount. Not so with U.Go. Nothing like throwing your kite into a loop because a steering line is hung up on the linemount.