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« on: November 02, 2018, 06:26 AM »

SPAR PULLERs
I seem to remember years ago and i dont know who had one or which company sold them,Spar/Spreader Pullers.So much so,i actually haven't seen one for years and even doubt if i may have dreamed it up while flying in my sleep.The newer almost Jelly fittings do realy grab spars and spreaders well.My worst thing i find about kite flying now is,Going Home after a great day and Pulling Spars out without getting narked with myself.
Age,joint issues prompt me asking.I wondered if anyone knows of them,best one and if they actually work.

In my dream they did Wink.
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2018, 06:46 AM »

I have one, it is blue, but I'm at work Cry Cry and it's at home. I'll check when I get back home. I've never used it, so I don't know how it works.

I'll take some pictures and post them if someone doesn't help you out sooner!

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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2018, 07:10 AM »

SPAR PULLERs
I seem to remember years ago and i dont know who had one or which company sold them,Spar/Spreader Pullers.So much so,i actually haven't seen one for years and even doubt if i may have dreamed it up while flying in my sleep.The newer almost Jelly fittings do realy grab spars and spreaders well.My worst thing i find about kite flying now is,Going Home after a great day and Pulling Spars out without getting narked with myself.
Age,joint issues prompt me asking.I wondered if anyone knows of them,best one and if they actually work.

In my dream they did Wink.
Thanks in advance.

BBPP

Might this be the thing of your dreams? Got a couple from Dan waaaay back when, dunno where the other one went. May have given it away.

This one is more of a 'pusher' I guess, depending on perspective...




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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2018, 09:10 AM »

You can make an improvise one by getting some of the thick black tubing we used to use for connectors, cut it diagonally at about 30degree then square the end off
Lay the cut section on the spar, 'pointy' end into the APA then push on the blunt end with your thumb
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2018, 11:38 AM »

I have used "arrow pullers" to separate spars and fittings.

You can see a picture of one at https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/easton-wedge-arrow-puller?a=1746839&pm2d=CSE-SPG-15-PLA&utm_medium=PLA&utm_source=Google&utm_campaign=CI&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5pjIlqy23gIVCbnACh0PPwdoEAQYBCABEgKaJPD_BwE
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2018, 03:16 PM »

Thanks Gents.Glad i wasn't or hadn't imagined it.Like the arrow puller idea and the reviews are v good.Havent seen the one in my dream yet  Grin.I think ther was also a girl in a Bikini in that dream Cheesy.I am gona give my pal Tony a call[retailer of kites]and see what he has or knows on the subject.

Thanks again all.


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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2018, 06:00 AM »

Here is my spar remover. It is different than the others.
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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2018, 06:00 AM »

The Kite Klaw, no longer made, and the Premier Extracto winder, still available, both work quite well to remove spars from their connectors.
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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2018, 07:14 AM »

The Kite Klaw, no longer made, and the Premier Extracto winder, still available, both work quite well to remove spars from their connectors.
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Egad, I have a few of those Premier winders and it never occurred to me to use those wider slots that way. The name cited is a definite clue, however ("Extracto"). Don't see the name on mine but it may be buried under the line.

What is also appealing about this one is that the removal tool isn't just another thing to have with you. Very efficient that way -- must try it.

(Edit: Just pulled out one of mine -- it is somewhat longer than some of my other winders, but then again that is more gather per wind!).

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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2018, 07:42 AM »

Waw,i believe i have a few of the extracto ones somewhere. Never realy thought thats what it could be used for.Thought it was an equaliser tool and line keeper.Hope i have some.

Great shout,Thanks alot for posting.

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« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2018, 08:01 AM »

Got a few older kites with vinyl connectors. ALWAYS uncomfortable taking apart.When it's cold a few other kites kinda suck too. DIY idea is great. Paul at Into the Wind has one similar to the green one pictured.Only one I've ever seen.Have 1 extracto that came with my Nighthawk. Never use it on other kites cause it's always got line wrapped around it  Smiley. Like that green one. Kinda clumsy and that would put my kites at less risk. Especially when it's freezing. If someone has access to a 3d printer and would make a run of them I'd pitch in for 4.
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« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2018, 01:01 PM »

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in the day, Probably GWTW forum 1.0 or earlier, there was considerable discussion of "lubricating" your spars prior to kite assembly. There was many preferences argued in reference to which was better, nose sweat or forehead sweat. On all but the coldest of days, you have enough oil on your skin to make spar removal easier. So, you'd see flyers rubbing their spars on their noses, then assembling their kites.

I've found that in a real pinch, the back side of a key makes a fair tool. Don't use your house key or car key, just in case they bend.
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« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2018, 02:45 PM »

Rubbing my nose stuff seems a little problematic. Booger gets stuck in a connector might never get the spars out. Got some teflon spray. Boogers were fun a long,long time ago  Smiley.
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« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2018, 04:43 PM »

OUTSIDE of your nose, ya weirdo Shocked Roll Eyes Do not ever put a spar up your nose. That's just wrong Tongue  Seriously though, after you've been outside for a bit, got a bit of sweat going, run both fingers on the bridge of your nose, right where your shades are resting. That little bit of greasiness is usually enough for APA fittings. Old vinyl on cold days used to be a huge problems, so those of you flying all those neat NOS kites, use care. Also, practice proper technique when removing stubborn spars, and put your hand underneath the connector, between the spar and the sail. Nothing ruins a nice day of flying more than poking a hole in you sail while removing a stubborn spar.
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« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2018, 12:44 AM »

Apart from spending 20 minutes trying to find the upper spreader for my Prism Zephyr.Which after checking 5 or 6 similar kites to see if it was in with them.I remembered the upper spreader is attached.....Arghhh. Newbie or what...... Roll Eyes. Spoke with Tony my pal and he hasnt ever sold anything for spar pulling.Decathlon Sports which is a large multi sport/Hobby retailer have numerous archery items that lend themselves to kites.Shafts,Nocks,Carbon,Pullers.They also do a lube i will take a look at later Today.
   Thanks for posting the images everyone.Should help many and your never to clever to learn,but i am sure in my dream,it was a,, T,, shaped puller/pusher.Maybe me though.

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