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Author Topic: Removing the Fearless spine.  (Read 1733 times)
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« on: January 26, 2011, 03:02 AM »

How do i remove the Fearless spine safely, without damaging it?
Looks like it needs to be bent a lot to be removed, but i am afraid of breaking it.
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2011, 06:29 AM »

it does.(have to bend)  why do you want to remove it? i tried going with a p90 in my tattoo and swtched back pdq
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2011, 06:51 AM »

They don't just slip it into the nose binding like other kites? Is it somehow sleeved? I'll have to search out some detail pictures. Any other kite you would undo the tail Velcro, slide the spine down until you can get the top out of the nose then slide it out of the tail pocket going back toward the nose.

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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2011, 08:02 AM »

The spine is removed totally by bending it far enough to remove it from the closed tail...............I know.....it's a bit hard to believe, but when Lam was delivering our vent he took it out to show me how Huh

There's a might bit of tension on the Vent for sure............

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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2011, 08:54 AM »

Before you bend the spine:
- disconnect the lower spreaders from the center T
- gently pull the center T through the cutout in order to create more room to bend the spine (it makes it easier)
- put the nose down and rest it against the side of your foot
- grab the spine near the top (where the weight is) and gently push on it until it bends enough so that it slips out of its sleeve.

It takes very little pressure to do this - if you are struggling, then stop because you are doing it incorrectly.
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2011, 08:57 AM »

why do you want to remove it?

I'm with ko, why do you want to remove it? Inquiring minds want to know.

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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2011, 02:27 PM »

why do you want to remove it?

I'm with ko, why do you want to remove it? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Just curious to know how it is done.
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2011, 04:32 PM »

Tom I think this deserves a video.  I have done it for some reason.  Don't remember.  It was not that hard, it is just scary.

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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2011, 05:21 PM »

VF18 is coming up, so I will get some vid of removing the spine the next time I am out flying with my camcorder for that.

There really is no need to take it apart unless you need to repair something. Then again, it is neat to see how Lam does this stuff.  I really like the nose-piece apparatus that he uses to attach the spine to the nose.  When you fully remove the spine you can see it how it works - really cool design.

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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2011, 02:38 AM »

I will surely appreciate the video ,Tom.
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