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Author Topic: Thor's Hammer leech line / other Questions??  (Read 926 times)
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« on: October 24, 2018, 01:04 PM »

I just got my Thor's Hammer, and it has a leech line.
My questions is do I need it? I'm not going to take it out, just wondering if I need it?
From what I gathered from reading about leech lines is that it may fly slower (which is fine, I think slow flying kites are sweet!), it might be louder (which I like), and the trailing edge may wear out faster (but really how much faster?) So for my standing the only down side is the trailing edge may wear out faster. I don't do tricks, not my style of flying so anything negative there doesn't affect me.

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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2018, 01:22 PM »

A leechline is for the flying, not for the tricking.

On most kites it is adjustable:
 - tigher: kite will be less noisy, a bit faster (just a bit)
 - loose: slower kite, RRRRRRRR (depends on kite, some will to rrrrrrrrr or DRDRDRDR or ZZZZZZZZ)

Where to adjust? Depends on builder, some do it a the centrecross with a bungee, some at the tail, but most of the time at the tips.

Just leave it in your kite, it will not hurt anything. Just play with it so feel the difference and take your preferred setting.
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2018, 06:54 AM »

Krijn,

Thanks for the help. Right now Thor's Hammer has strings that are way to long and not black so they stand out like a sore thumb. I'm going to change them so they are adjustable and not so obvious.

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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2018, 06:34 AM »

Hi, I would keep it original.
Wrap it arround the nock and put a endcap over it.
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2018, 07:00 AM »

Hi, I would keep it original.
Wrap it arround the nock and put a endcap over it.

Why do you say that? There is an end cap already, So i did that. Can you go into a little more detail of you opinion? I'd like to hear more on why you say that? I might change my mind on my below statement. I like original, so you could say that I'm on the fence on what to do.

I'm not going to get rid of it, just want to make less noticeable. I like clean and sleek. I'm not a fan of colorful strings everywhere. One of my motto's is "If you can hide it or make it blend in and still get all the functionality of it, Do It!"


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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2018, 06:21 PM »

Leech line should not be visible when the kite is assembled. If they are long and loose when the kite is assembled, something is out of place.

I don't recall any issues with leech lines on my Hammer.

Is this at each wingtip or at the spine? A picture would help if possible.
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2018, 03:18 AM »

Leech line should not be visible when the kite is assembled. If they are long and loose when the kite is assembled, something is out of place.

I don't recall any issues with leech lines on my Hammer.

Is this at each wingtip or at the spine? A picture would help if possible.


I'll try to get a picture this weekend. I'm busy every night until Saturday! No time for Kites  Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry LOL

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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2018, 06:32 AM »

Here is a picture of the disassemble Thor's Hammer. You can see the Blue line is the leech line and the yellow is the sail tension. I have not changed anything tension on the kite yet I just take it apart like you see it. Am I taking the kite apart wrong? Also you can see in the picture that there is extra line just flapping around. When I get the kite back together to fly I'll try to get a better picture.

Also leech line at the spine is fixed from what I can tell.

Not shown in the picture is the end cap that goes over the plastic knock. When I get it out to fly again, I'll try to tuck the extra line in the end cap. Maybe that will not make it not look like a mess at the end of the kite?

Thanks for all the help so far!

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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2018, 08:20 AM »

Any any one shed some light on the different sail patters of the Thor's Hammer. I have only seen the one picture of the Blue and Grey, and then I usually see the Orange and red Hammer with both colors in the center of the sail, but have and seen a couple where the center of the sail is one color.

Some info would be wonderful!

Here are the pictures to help:
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2018, 08:21 AM »

color in both sails
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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2018, 08:21 AM »

same color in each sail
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« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2018, 10:39 AM »

I have another question. I got a second Thor's Hammer! Grin  Sorry no pictures yet, hopefully soon. And no, it isn't a blue one.Sad

I'm want to stack the 2 together, and yes I know that it is not wise, but should be fun! Grin

Now to my question, how long do I make the staking lines, and what poundage should I use?

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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2018, 01:56 PM »

Ive been looking for a Hammer for a few years now. Howd you find two?
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« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2018, 02:29 PM »

Ive been looking for a Hammer for a few years now. Howd you find two?

Persistence, messaging old adds and will to pay a little more per kite

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« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2018, 08:24 AM »

and a custom one

https://youtu.be/sBKBFqJW44g
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