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Author Topic: Leaving Kites assembled  (Read 1263 times)
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« on: July 04, 2012, 08:32 AM »

Any harm in this? I have found I like to hang a couple on my walls in the living room.
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2012, 09:15 AM »

Don't think so. If you have sufficient space to do this, then go on Smiley

But i will detension the LE if they were to stay a long period of time there. Also don't leave them assembled if they are damp or moist. Nylon will stretch and keep shape even if dried completely.

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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2012, 09:15 AM »

I have kites up on the walls...
If you have a kite made out of Carrington do not leave it assembled for long periods of does and will stretch....I have seen numerous kites made by guildworks that this has happened to....
Normal ripstop nylon and polycarbonate materials are not going to stretch for a very long time so those will be better....

Single lines are easyto display too...

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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2012, 09:18 AM »

I just learned about UV damage to the fabric.  I had bought a display model slk on clearance.  One of the panels had a tear that I got some help fixing only to find that the material gave way again below the repair.  So, if you're going to hang a kite, put it in a place that receives little or no sun.

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