Mostly for the recipient of my latest Sixth Sense Build, I figured I'd show one of the leading edge tension methods I use... particularly for UL kites with 3PT leading edges. Any of the tapered spars (with exception of the nitro and nitro strong) are considerably smaller diameter than other P series rods... so I like to use FSD nocks that have a slightly deeper hole than other nocks I use.
I ship the kite broken down, so I de-tension the leading edge and loop the tension line through itself so it isn't lost in the package.
to tension, start by unlooping the tension line so that the unknotted end is closest to the spar.
next, put the loop around the wingtip towards the outer edge of the kite and bring it throughout the slot in the nock (which should be oriented towards the leading edge
then pull tension on the leading edge with the knotted end of the tension line.
lastly, pull the knotted end through the slot in the nock so that the knot sits at the back of the kite. To de-tention, I tie a second knot that forms a finger loop to easily break down the leading edge.
if there is any line snags, a vinyl end cap can easily be placed over the tensioned wing tip/nock to tidy it up.