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« on: May 05, 2015, 05:17 PM »

I'm having an issue with a stack I have (Premier Visions) The center T is contstantly getting broken from the stress on it; and I'm sure the design probably adds to it breaking.. I know they have the newer fititings that are one piece persay, but I'm looking to maybe making a one piece lower spreader for it so I don't have to deal with the center piece breaking anymore. Does anyone have any experience with converting a two piece L.S to a one piece. I'm thinking throw the lower spreaders in the current center t don't connect them to the L.E. and measure end to end from one spreader to the other and that will give me my one piece measurement for the rod then buy a center t that is made for a one piece spreader. Probably would need help with picking out what materials I needed (rod and center t as I don't have the size for them) thanks -Steve



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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2015, 06:36 PM »

Does the t go all the way thru? I would look at adding either an internal or external or both that would pass thru the t. R sky style t with an internal ferrule is what is on most of my kites
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2015, 06:57 PM »

just adding to DD's post, do you a have a few inches of ferrel in both sides of the spreader?
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2015, 07:09 PM »

this t does not go thru all the way, or I would be able to use it without the piece that is epoxied on
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2015, 07:41 PM »

Anthony (CA Ike) here on the forum made a nice stack of those kites too. You could send him a PM and ask about his setup.



A one piece spreader is not great for a kite that size.

I would use an external aluminum ferrule at the T and load the end of each spreader with FG rod if more strength is needed.

The other option would be the molded Excel type T. They are pretty strong.

Picture of the two types below. I think the one with the set screw is a Prism part, but it's the aluminum ferrule more that the T itself you need
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2015, 08:14 PM »

ok I'll go with the excel t for now... should I go with the 6mm?

funwithwind lists this as the replacement rod

Description - Length - O.D. - I.D. Wt./gm
.230in - 48.0L - .228OD - .141ID - 29.90g
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