You can add a ronstan friction ring passed through the rope ; this put the bar closer to you and both increase the slide, reduced the wear :zerogee_ca wrote: ↑Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:10 pmI prefer a tight rope so that when loaded the apex is at about hook distance. Attaching the chickenloop directly to the rope. No pulley. No ring. I have a small chickenloop, but wish it were even smaller to keep the bar in the sweetspot. This all reduces friction and allows for smooth sliding without the dramatic change in trim geometry while cruising.
There are a bunch of methods one way I've seen is to attach the carabiner to the post/sandbag and above the entire quick release (old style suicide). then launch as normal. Because the kite is tethered above the quick release, there's no tension on the chicken loop and you can take your time attaching it for launch and land.
It is as simple.Wave53 wrote: ↑Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:01 pmHow do you tether launch / land with the CL attached directly to the rope slider? Just walk me through your steps. Seems to me that fiddling around with closing the CL over the rope, with kite bouncing around on the other end, is cumbersome.
Regis; does end of the CL ever slip off the ronstan friction ring ? If the CL slips off could it get jammed somehow under the ring and then not function properly? I do like the idea of the ring on the slider ropes, as opposed to CL directly, but wonder if it is not as simple as it seems. One more part to mess with.
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