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« on: October 05, 2009, 10:41 AM »

Or Anti-foul line.   Seems to be a little old school.  And I know it wont help us gain better form at giving more slack.  But ...  Smiley    In flying a newly aquired e2, abviously my techniques leave little to be desired as the poor thing is a tip wrap machine for me.  I dont see many talk about adding cheat lines to theri kites for beginners.  But I have seen many "old timers" with them on their kites.  What is the thought on these things? adding them, not using them...
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2009, 12:18 PM »

If you are constantly tip-wrapping your kite with your lineset, the consistent answer will always be:

After you initiate the trick, push both arms forward and/or run forward to the extent you see your lines drop out of the way of the kite wingtips.

Trick lines are really only needed on kites where the wing is partially shaped by the tension of the trick line (SL7, Stranger, for example).

Good luck.  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2009, 03:50 PM »


makes sense  lol, just didnt know anything about them
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2009, 04:09 PM »

Many old kites with long bridles relied on a trick line to keep the bridle off the keel. "keeper" lines added to the bridle solve that problem. Full trick lines make pitch tricks much, um, trickier. :-)

Modified or "M" trick lines that connect to the standoffs are an OK compromise.

Generally speaking, forget the trick line.
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2009, 11:23 PM »

As stated above, Tip wraps are almost always (95%) caused by lack of slack. The trick lines that you see on some kites are to stop the inhaul line from wrapping around the keel of the kite, not the lower outhaul line from wrapping around the tip.

As chilese stated: MORE SLACK!
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2009, 02:03 PM »

Do not give up on the E2, as it is one of the best kites that i have flown and learned tricks when i started flying. You do not have to do anything to the bridle and as the guys with lots of experience advise, give more slack and you will avoid tip wraps. Good luck.
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