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« on: October 02, 2012, 10:09 AM »

I'm referring to the bit of line. Everything else in the picture I can work out.

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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012, 10:19 AM »

I wondered as well when you posted that pic in 'the other place'. Add a bit more tension to the trailing edge?? Am just guessing ...  Undecided
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2012, 10:21 AM »

It's to make the bridle catch on the spine easier. Wink

Naw, I have no idea. I'm curious as well.
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2012, 10:26 AM »

It's for attaching the kite tail.
Please believe me when I say that the blood drained from my face when the exact same thought made its way, unbidden, into my mind.

But..... no. No. NO NO  !!1!  Huh

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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2012, 12:33 PM »

Do the leech lines sew in at this spot? If so it may be to a sort of anchor point for them. Take it off and see what happens.
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2012, 12:53 PM »

It is the ONLY reason Lam's kites are so efficient. I discussed it with him and was sworn to secrecy on threat of being cut off from any further addition to the device shown,(cannot even mention IT'S name)[/ on future kites I have built .Wish I could help more but___--
PS DO NOT REMOVE "IT"
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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2012, 01:24 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2012, 01:40 PM »

It is the ONLY reason Lam's kites are so efficient. I discussed it with him and was sworn to secrecy on threat of being cut off from any further addition to the device shown,(cannot even mention IT'S name)[/ on future kites I have built .Wish I could help more but___--
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sounds expensive Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2012, 01:41 PM »

Aesthetics and a tighter yoyo.
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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2012, 03:39 PM »

emergency tail weight restraint system

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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2012, 03:50 PM »

Who cares?  It works!
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« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2012, 04:24 PM »

Who cares?  It works!

R u sure  Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2012, 04:45 PM »

I can verify that the kite simply will not rollup, comete, JL, Taz, insane, or even half-axel with this removed!  Smiley

(just kidding of course)
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« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2012, 04:51 PM »

I can verify that the kite simply will not rollup, comete, JL, Taz, insane, or even half-axel with this removed!  Smiley

(just kidding of course)

Maybe it will bring trickability to my old school NRS and Spinoff  Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2012, 05:03 PM »

Do the leech lines sew in at this spot? If so it may be to a sort of anchor point for them.  Mike
Definitely not!

I know the reason, but like KO have been sworn to allegiance to the kool-aid club.

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