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« on: October 26, 2009, 05:05 PM »

Any ideas what caused it?




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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2009, 05:38 PM »

Ground work?
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2009, 05:39 PM »

Any traditional fighter kites and nasty line in the area?
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2009, 06:33 PM »

Where is it? Looks like along the leading edge or the center T area on your UL. Any fittings in the area or could the fabric have been rolled over a yo yo stopper? Doesn't look like a stand-off puncture.



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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2009, 06:50 PM »


Flailing hack ! Cheesy

I think I'll keep my SIN here with me ... safe and sound !

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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2009, 07:26 PM »


Flailing hack ! Cheesy

I resemble that remark.  Sad

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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2009, 08:05 PM »

Looks like a clean cut.  Hard to say.  Maybe the bag, something in the bag, end of a splintered spreader, ect...
IIRC the yo-yo stopped are secured with zip-ties.  Check the cut end and see if it's stickin out something sharp.  Sometimes I nail cut those down as far as I can.       
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« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2009, 10:10 PM »

I always thought a Cosmic Hole was caused by a big bang  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2009, 10:23 PM »

looks like a prime candidate for a CA glue repair
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2009, 06:04 AM »

For further clarification the hole is along the LE pocket between the yoyo stop and the ULE fitting. I know it wasn't caused by a spar and I'm rather sure it wasn't bag related. I'm thinking Jim B must be right. Though I searched my flying field and couldn't find anything harder than grass out there.
@John, no other kites in the area.  Wink
@Kevin, didn't hear any big bangs.  Cheesy
Thanks for all the replies.
The cause is still a mystery to me.  Embarrassed

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« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2009, 10:24 AM »

One thing to check:

See where the edge of the lower spreaders and/or lower spreader ferrule rests against the sail when it is in the bag.

If you do not remove the lower spreaders from the fittings, when stowing the kite, that might be sharp enough to do the damage.

The upper spreader edge might be a possible culprit as well, if it was pulled against the sail in just the right way.

Spreader/ferrule edges are relatively sharp.
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