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« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2010, 11:35 PM »


padded straps or at least wide straps are a plus to have.

The circulation in my hands eventually returned

I agree, a good stake is a must, I use 3 inch straps, or a "Sky Claw", I wish I had one of those handle/strap combos that Kent showed me at KP8, (wish I bought a set 25 years ago)

I can't remember where I've read it but I hear that taking out the upper spreader on the last kite is recommended? Also using an overhand knot on the last kite for tuning?
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« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2010, 07:04 AM »

I wouldnt take the upper spreader out of the last kite, i never have out of my stacks, at least not on purpose.
Tying a know in the bridle of the last kite will tilt it in just a bit and help from it wobbling around. I cant say that i have ever done it but i tend to not fly my stacks in too light of a wind. Besides the wobble has a certain amount of  'hey I'm in the back of the line what are you guys doing up front, lemme see, lemme see" kinda charm to it Grin
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« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2010, 09:28 AM »



I can't remember where I've read it but I hear that taking out the upper spreader on the last kite is recommended? Also using an overhand knot on the last kite for tuning?
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I haven't heard about the spreader, but for tuning the last kite in the stack:

From Prism Stacking Tips

If you are flying more than three kites stacked: On the last kite in the
stack, shorten just the two link lines that connect the lower spreader
attach points. Shorten these lines about 1" by tying an overhand loop in
each line. This changes the shape of the last kite slightly and helps it
track straight with the others.
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« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2010, 11:07 PM »

One thing I will recommend,

The individual Nexus kites have 2 lower spreaders that connect through the center "T", the actual stack kites have a one piece lower spreader.  I had problems with the spreaders coming detached in flight/landing. I took a 3 inch  piece of vinyl tubing and slip over the "T" to extend the connection on the spreader, solved the problem.

My current stacks, too many to count


Ok. Last question on the "T" and the vinyl for it. Are we talkin' a 3" piece per side?
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« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2010, 01:33 AM »

Yes, the idea is to create a longer connection on the spreader so it will not slip out. Insert tube over the T then insert the spreader through the tube into the T then attach to the leading edge, attach lines and fly
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« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2010, 11:25 PM »

Yes, the idea is to create a longer connection on the spreader so it will not slip out. Insert tube over the T then insert the spreader through the tube into the T then attach to the leading edge, attach lines and fly

COOL!

Thanks for all the tips, help and patience!!
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« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2010, 09:27 PM »

Just thought of something else.....

Have any of you had to reinforce either the first or first couple of kites by replacing or upgrading the spars on them to avoid anything breaking on them?

 
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« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2010, 11:27 PM »

All seven of mine are straight out of the bag, never had a problem
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« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2010, 01:52 PM »

Fair enough. Thanks again.
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