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 on: Today at 06:43 AM 
Started by Captainbob - Last post by stapp59
My Zeph is similiar with the leech line fixed at the keel.  I expected that actually and adjusted each side separately.  I prefer to tighten leech lines at the keel and could replace it sometime which will require ripping a little of the TE seam and resewing I expect.  It's not my main kite so will likely just leave it stock.

 on: Today at 06:16 AM 
Started by Captainbob - Last post by Captainbob
Yesterday, I decided to try settling up the leech line on my Zephyr, which is about 2  months old. Following the instructions, I attached one end of the line to one wingtip, and tied it off. Then I went to the line on the other wingtip and started pulling on it, expecting to see the bit of slack I left on the side I just tied, to start disappearing. What I saw instead, was the side of the trailing edge I was pulling on, became tight, and only that trailing edge started to wrinkle. I then went back to the first side, pulled on that, and same thing, only that side of the trailing edge showed any signs of tightening.

I then called up Prism, and explained the situation to the tech support person. He came to the same conclusion that I had already, that the leech line on my Zephyr, was fastened or stuck in the middle somehow, where the tail weight would be located, not allowing the line to pull through. So he said , just tension each side separately, which I did.  Now my question is, has anyone else had this issue with their late model Zephyrs, or is mine just one of a kind?   I guess the only problem this would pose, is if I ever had to replace the line for some reason, it would be impossible. Just curious.

 on: Today at 06:06 AM 
Started by Captainbob - Last post by gbegey
Love the Skybond!

 on: Today at 05:38 AM 
Started by Captainbob - Last post by Stuart99
It is all that I use. I like it.

 on: Today at 05:09 AM 
Started by Captainbob - Last post by coop
Been curious about this line myself.

 on: Today at 04:49 AM 
Started by Hadge - Last post by stapp59
Mineral spirits will take off most glue, tar, and other uglies from kite fabric.  Could try rubbing alcohol.  Goof off can be used but careful as it is aggressive.  Stay away from anything acetone based (finger nail polish remover) which will take off the fabric coating. 

 on: Today at 04:29 AM 
Started by Captainbob - Last post by Captainbob
I was helping a new flier at the field this past week on his Rev 1.5, and he had just bought a quad set of Shanti Skybond lines. I was really impressed with how this line looked, with the yellow color much easier to see than the LPG white that I am flying. It also seems to be more slippery. I was wondering if anyone else has positive experiences with this line, because I am thinking about ordering a set for my next line purchase?

 on: Today at 04:14 AM 
Started by vinzbee - Last post by Bob D
I have a B series mid vent with race rods. It's got a great lower end and the mid vents give you the venting for higher wind if you have the regular frame too. The tricky part is learning handle control: tip the right handle forward to spin right, tip the left handle forward to spin left, tip back to neutral to stop the spin, make sure both handles are in neutral to go in a straight line. Start with flying up a short distance (both handles tipped forward), stop, and fly back down to the ground (both handles tipped back.)

I started with a Supersonic because I didn't want to be stuck with a beginner kite like the XP but I hadn't realized how fast and twitchy it is so it took me longer to learn to fly. The B Series is a great place to start.

 on: Today at 03:44 AM 
Started by thief - Last post by thief
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 on: Today at 03:41 AM 
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