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« on: March 18, 2012, 04:40 PM »

hi all new to the forum i was wondering what the impact would be on replacing the tensionsers on prism hypnotist would make and if i did it how do you know how tight to pull it. im from ne pa near scranton if there are any flyers out there in my area please let me know would love to work with someone hopfuly that would help more the just videos thanks all for the help
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012, 10:14 AM »




take notice of the tension of the ones you are replacing and replicate it.


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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 12:36 PM »

That's what i did with my hypnotist when i got it. Also i covered the nocks with end caps, less or no lines snagging now.
The bungee originally on the hypnotist is a real snagging point and replacing it is the best solution to this.
Tensioning does not need to be so tight..just enough to hold the sail without wrinkles and when you will put the standoffs it will stretch even more..so don't tighten it too much.
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2012, 04:04 PM »

I guess no one from my area  Cry well thanks for the input will this improve anything other then tip snags ? Thanks Agin all
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2012, 04:31 PM »

I'm over by youngstown. I would also check osek's website as well as fly pittsburgh for local flys
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2012, 07:52 PM »

I have been for a while i have been sawpping the cord version with a home made version of a band, take an old 2.2 flat inner tube from your mtn. bike and cut it into 1/4 inch bands. best rubber band you can find. keeps good tension and if it breaks I can cut 100 more from the same inner tube. you can even cut them at an angle if you need the band to be longer this depends on how far your knock is from the sail hole. with the bands it is also super fast to detension and break down your kite for small storage. which is what i do most of the time that way i can always carry and bag of kites in the trunk.

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