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« on: December 15, 2018, 03:59 AM »

I'm trying to separate the upper and lower leading edges. It looks like the ferrule is next to the yo yo stopper and the cutout is keeping the yo yo stopper from moving backward. I don't want to tear it. Suggestions?

Sorry if this is a blithering idiot question for Frazer. I sincerely don't know. (I ended up poking a hole in the leading edge tunnel from the maie end of the ferrule in my Fearless because I didn't know how to release the tension. Not sure how serious that is.)
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2018, 07:10 AM »

Sorry if this is a blithering idiot question for Frazer. I sincerely don't know. (I ended up poking a hole in the leading edge tunnel from the maie end of the ferrule in my Fearless because I didn't know how to release the tension. Not sure how serious that is.)
First some philosophy.

Perhaps through self awareness lies the path to redemption ?



Now then, to your question.

There are kites, smaller ones usually, which come with single piece leading edges. My NFX is one such example. I would strongly advise against attempting to "fold" such kites into shipping boxes, unless you have Hulk like strength and are wearing safety goggles. Rather tape together two shipping boxes to make a length sufficient for said kite.

Now, it could be that your particular NFX has a two piece LE, different production run, v2.0, whatever. Even if I assume that is the case, given that you're unable to prize the pieces apart I'd suggest shipping the kite with the LE's intact (see above).



Is that clear enough ?

-Frazer
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2018, 09:10 AM »

That's clear enough. So now it's back to shipping in a long box... (And I thought the consensus was to break down the kites so that they ship in one box.)

I didn't want to break down the Fearless for fear of the unknown for shipping for export and what's involved witb separating the upper and lower leading edges (it became problematic). I didn't know long boxes couldn't be shipped by USPS for export.
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2018, 11:11 AM »

So now it's back to shipping in a long box... (And I thought the consensus was to break down the kites so that they ship in one box.)
That remains the consensus opinion where it can be applied. It can not be applied to kites with single piece leadings.

Of course, most people would considering this sooo blindingly obvious that it "goes without saying".

-Frazer  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2018, 04:21 AM »

The NFX COULD be dis-assembled if it didn't have a C clip glued below the lower spreader APA. I guess that's blindingly obvious. Thanks for pointing that out to the vision impaired. I wish I were you, Frazer. Your life must be truly blessed by being able to do anything and having it turn to gold. I take comfort in my 21 year old daughter who wrote a birthday message for me that said that I bless her despite my inability to be perfect at everything. My goal is to be a blessing and not a curse.
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2018, 06:59 AM »

The NFX COULD be dis-assembled if it didn't have a C clip glued below the lower spreader APA. I guess that's blindingly obvious. Thanks for pointing that out to the vision impaired.
And where exactly did I say that it could not ?

This what I said, and I quote

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Now, it could be that your particular NFX has a two piece LE, different production run, v2.0, whatever. Even if I assume that is the case, given that you're unable to prize the pieces apart I'd suggest shipping the kite with the LE's intact (see above).

I wish I were you, Frazer. Your life must be truly blessed by being able to do anything and having it turn to gold. I take comfort in my 21 year old daughter who wrote a birthday message for me that said that I bless her despite my inability to be perfect at everything. My goal is to be a blessing and not a curse.
You can certainly prattle on-and-on, I'll give you that much.

How about this ? When you post a question you show the common courtesy to read (maybe twice in your case) the answers people have provided before posting chiming in any further on the subject.

How about that ?

-Frazer
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2018, 07:24 AM »

Or better yet ... read the friendly answers provided by the forum the last time you asked the same questions:

http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=15235.msg126943#msg126943

That's your thread, from May 14th of this very year.

-Frazer
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