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« on: June 15, 2014, 10:54 PM »

this might sound silly,
ever since i first started kiting,i have always kept my lines tied to the kite after finishing flying.
put the kite on her back,unwrap the winder back to the straps and off we go!
is this a lazy way of doing things ?
it would be much better wouldnt it if i were to lay out lines with quickie stake on the flyers end and then tie the larks head knot from the lines to the bridal then fly ?
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2014, 11:55 PM »

Been flying for 20+ years never left the line attached to the kite.  Huh
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2014, 11:58 PM »

Been flying for 20+ years never left the line attached to the kite.  Huh
sorry,im just lazy!,lol
i think i had better change my way of thinking/flying! Wink
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2014, 05:19 AM »

Not sure that it's easier to breakdown and store a kite when the lines are attached.

I don't use a stake (but there is nothing wrong with it). I start winding the lines up from the handle end. This way I get to the end, remove them from the kite and I'm done with the lines. Takes an extra 10 seconds to disconnect. When I set the kite up I just attach the lines to the assembled kite and walk the lines out. When done, start flying.

You may want to look into tying a knot about 1/4" down from the end of the loop that attaches to the bridle. This then gives you something to pull to release the loop from the bridle.
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2014, 06:02 AM »

with how long it takes to untie the lines it is more worth it to untie the lines and not have the potential for a big mess when putting the kite into the sleeve.....

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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2014, 06:59 AM »

I like to wind the lines up from the kite end, ending with the straps. That way, when I set the kite up the next time, using a stake, I can start by dropping the straps over the stakes, and unwind to the kite, attach, and set kite up for launch with the lines properly tensioned.
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2014, 08:03 AM »

I wind up from the kite end when packing away undoing the straps when I get there and out from the kite end when setting up, that way you are effectively swapping ends each time which evens out the wear on the lines. Don't use a stake except when I'm flying the stack.
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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2014, 09:43 AM »

I wind up from the kite end when packing away undoing the straps when I get there and out from the kite end when setting up, that way you are effectively swapping ends each time which evens out the wear on the lines. Don't use a stake except when I'm flying the stack.

Pretty much the same as Steve, except I leave the straps attached to the lines until next time I fly.  I the detach the straps, connect the old strap end to the kite, unwind and attach the straps to the old kite end.  As Steve says, this reverses your lines every time you fly.  I also can't rember the last time I used a stake.
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« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2014, 02:13 PM »

i keep my kite assembled always inc in storage inside the house!
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