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bryanleighty 01-23-2008 06:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom Stock (Post 28233)
I have my kite set so that I can just SLIGHTLY back stall it if I hold the bar all the way in ... this will achieve the highest jumps (hooked in) when you are really lit because you can slightly over power the kite at takeoff for that extra POW.

ya.. same w/ how i rig mine.. i have moved my outside lines up towards the kite one knot (4th).. i tend to ride with my bar about 4 or 5 inches off my CL and only pull in when i need the extra power.. if you rig the back lines a knot too much you can adjust w/ the trim.. if you rig one knot less there is not much you can do.

Unimog Bob 01-23-2008 06:57 AM

Scott did have his hands full on his first launch with his new 9M. One of the factory tied larks head knots loosend up during shipping and came off the pig tail on the kite. If I remeber correctly it was one end of a bridle. Before you lauch go through and cinch up all of those slip knot connections. After you load the kite up with a couple of powered up tacks they lock down.

Bob

<jason 01-23-2008 07:07 AM

Great looks like everyone is on the same page on this..

Also do any of u use a guage on ur pump? I think im going to get one. Just to make sure its not over/under inflated...

Alright.. Last thing
Do u think this small cold front will leave us anything for the weekend?

bryanleighty 01-23-2008 08:10 AM

a gauge might be good to get some exact numbers.. but i'd just use the ole "flick the LE and hear the sound" method. You'll get used to the proper inflation pretty quick.

I am not sure if kites w/ One-pump style inflation benefit more from a pump gauge..

then again.. a gauge would never hurt..


what color 13m did you get?

bryanleighty 01-23-2008 08:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unimog Bob (Post 28239)
Scott did have his hands full on his first launch with his new 9M. One of the factory tied larks head knots loosend up during shipping and came off the pig tail on the kite. If I remeber correctly it was one end of a bridle. Before you lauch go through and cinch up all of those slip knot connections. After you load the kite up with a couple of powered up tacks they lock down.

Bob

very good advice!

Skyway Scott 01-23-2008 08:16 AM

Just pump it up really hard, to the point it starts to become difficult.
Thump the kite. It will start to ping when it's ready. You will get use to the sound it makes after a while, as Bryan said.

Tom, I wasn't trying to be a jerk, I just know that up means different things to people on things like arms/lines...
I just didn't want Jason getting it backwards.

Yeah, that was weird with the bridle. I had flown it for awhile already on the water for a couple sessions (it was a demo kite), but put new Qlines on the bar and wanted to tune it right before we rode. When we launched it again (like the 3rd time that day) it wouldn't steer too well.
The front bridle wasn't even attached to the kite. Never seen that. How it came loose after all that time is weird.

Tom Stock 01-23-2008 08:18 AM

Clench your fist and then squeeze your forearm. That's how hard I pump my kite :)

inferno 01-23-2008 08:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom Stock (Post 28247)
Clench your fist and then squeeze your forearm. That's how hard I pump my kite :)

doesnt that cause your kite to fold during flight????



















sorry, i couldnt resist :lol:

Stevil Kenevil 01-23-2008 09:06 AM

Sorry, I can't resist either:
Toms forearms are probably pretty strong....After all, he IS the "Fist of Fury" Champion!!! I guess all that training with Fistina and Palmela Handerson really paid off.....
Jason- the correct PSI on the LE Bladder is known as "Baywatch Firm". Its the standard of the industry.
OK, thats all the lame jokes I have for now, stay tuned for my next brain fart.

<jason 01-23-2008 09:24 AM

Hey brian got it in black and white to match my rrd bs3.
And well i guess its alright that someone still has my dakine seat harness that i left at eb cause it was camo colored and would have skrewed everything up......

Nahh i think i would still rather have it back.. :(

So what ur saying is i should rub one out before inflation?
Sounds good to me :)


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