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« on: June 26, 2012, 07:36 AM »

I found this on the blog of Luong Duong, the maker of the Tiger speedkites, and owner of a shop in France.
Great basic introduction into sport kites.
Notice video d'un cerf volant pilotable classique

http://xtremvent.blogspot.com/2012/06/petit-coup-de-pouce.html
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2012, 08:51 AM »

Maybe it's just me, but the disassembly looks like a good way to break a stand off and/or puncture a sail.

Otherwise, not a bad video. The pictographic nature of it reminds me of Ikea.
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2012, 03:18 PM »

Maybe it's just me, but the disassembly looks like a good way to break a stand off and/or puncture a sail.

Otherwise, not a bad video.

Exactly what I was thinking too.
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2012, 03:27 PM »

whats he doing wrong? whats the correct way?
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2012, 05:13 PM »

He yanks the lower spreaders out pretty forcefully, with the standoffs still assembled. Sad

I'm not a pro, but I think I'm safe seconding John Barresi's advice (8:19):
Dual Line Tutorial - Assembly and Disassembly (stunt kite)

Standoffs out first, then carefully removing spreaders. Sudden motions could cause either end of the spreader to stab your kite.
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2012, 05:15 PM »

He yanks the lower spreaders out pretty forcefully, with the standoffs still assembled. Sad

I'm not a pro, but I think I'm safe seconding John Barresi's advice (8:19):


Standoffs out first, then carefully removing spreaders. Sudden motions could cause either end of the spreader to stab your kite.

Personally I pop the lower spreaders off the leading edge before I touch the center T
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2012, 05:29 PM »


Personally I pop the lower spreaders off the leading edge before I touch the center T
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2012, 06:23 PM »

Confused.  I just undue the stand offs from the spreader.  Then pull the spreader apart at one end.  Then the other end ...and pull the top spreader apart .  Do your kites have stand off's that come off Huh
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2012, 06:25 PM »

i like how John Barresi wraps his thumb around to protect the sail
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2012, 07:14 PM »

To minimize stress on the kite.....

With the lower spreaders still attached to the kite:

1 Hold the standoff in one hand, (never slide your hand on any standoff)

2 Pull on the lower spreader slightly at the standoff connector

3 While still pulling, twist the standoff connector about 60 away from the nose

4 The standoff will come out of the connector with minimum stress on all other parts

5 Repeat with all standoffs

6 Leave lower spreaders attached at the LLE connector when storing the kite (for APA connectors)

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