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Author Topic: Correct placement of stand-offs.  (Read 677 times)
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« on: June 15, 2010, 04:32 AM »

Is there a correct way of positioning the stand-offs on your kite? Should they lean towards the spine , at right angle to the spreaders, or away from the center? Does it affect the performance and the way the kite flies?
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2010, 05:05 AM »

Yes Yes Yes no and yes Wink


with most of the mass produced kites the manufacturers say to keep them at right angles to the spreaders..............it helps to slightly cant them in to the spine to help hold the spreaders together in meetings with terra firma Wink  It can really affect how the kite flys by changing the sail shape (shape shifters on the Sano SS Embarrassed ) I once saw Mark Reed move the outer spreader attach points on a QPro in towards the inners...............Can't really know why he did it, but it sure flew  great!
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