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« on: August 18, 2012, 08:47 AM »

Hey guys, I just received some mambas, and as these are my most modern kite I am not familiar with the how to tension the wingtips. No bungee, just a string. Any pics or vids of how to do this?
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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2012, 08:53 AM »

http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=8129.0
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2012, 08:54 AM »

Place the loop into the nock.
Pull the other end with the knot and place the knot into the nock.
You are tensioned.
Done!
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2012, 09:12 AM »

Thanks!

My line doesnt quite look like that in the video, but i will see if i can make it work.
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2012, 10:48 AM »

How do yours differ?
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2012, 11:38 AM »

I'm headed out, but ill take a pic later.
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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2012, 12:55 PM »

Place the loop into the nock.
Pull the other end with the knot and place the knot into the nock.
You are tensioned.
Done!

Very well explained!
Assuming the mamba is like my mojo, i was a bit confused at first too.
What boomer wrote is exactly all you need to do.
Very easy, once you figure it out.
You pass the knot over the nock to keep it locked tight.
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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2012, 04:44 PM »

Here's what it looks like:
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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2012, 05:54 PM »

That's not a Blue Moon tensioning system.
Were they a comp set?
Try this:
http://www.prismkites.com/download/wingtip_tensioners.pdf
It's the Prism method. Your picture looks like the previous owner changed the system.
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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2012, 05:55 PM »

Yes its a comp set. From sul to vented. All five have this set up. How tight do you need to tension then?
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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2012, 06:32 PM »

Btw, thanks for all the info guys!
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« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2012, 06:53 PM »

Yes its a comp set. From sul to vented. All five have this set up. How tight do you need to tension then?
How tight is relative to wind, skill, sail condition, etc.
Try varying amounts of tension and make sure you are about equal on both wings.
See what works - experiment.
But start with what was stated in the Prism PDF.
Pull the sail tight enough to eliminate all wrinkles along the leading edge.
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« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2012, 06:54 PM »

ok, since no one else has offered, send them to me and I can fix them Wink
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« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2012, 07:26 PM »

ok, since no one else has offered, send them to me and I can fix them Wink

Should take about 6 months to get them all tuned up  Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy

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« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2012, 07:29 PM »

ok, since no one else has offered, send them to me and I can fix them Wink

Should take about 6 months to get them all tuned up  Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy



Oh I don't know about that-- that stuff is like fine wine. You have to adjust it, then test it, then adjust, test. Sometimes it can take as much as five years.
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