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« on: June 30, 2010, 07:17 PM »

There must be a way to easily shorten a line without cutting it. Can someone detail the knots and procedure for this.
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2010, 07:34 PM »

What sort of line are we talking about here? 

Sport kite? single liner?

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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2010, 01:10 AM »

for dualies and quads with loops at the line ends:
fold it in half - put the loops on the straps / handles and larkshead the middle/end over the pigtail on the kite

I've done that to de-power a big c-quad a few times when the wind has got up a long way from the rest of my kit. Shortening the lines reduces the pull surge as you sweep across the window; a big c-quad on 50' lines is quite managable. I've done it on a stunt kite too.


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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2010, 07:49 PM »

This is for a stunt kite. I think I read that shorter lines make it easier for learning, although I realize that one doesn't get as much time to react; I also have to fly in some very light wind art times and thought it might be easier with shorter, lighter lines.
Thanks for the responses,
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