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skinnypunter2
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Tip wraps - could I be giving be too much slack?

Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:48 pm

I keep getting the lines caught on wing tips: I feel sure I'm giving loads o'slack.... could it be too much?

Any pointers?
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Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:02 pm

Using leaders made of 170# to 240# braided dacron will help the lines fall out from under the kite faster. Using a heavier weight flying line may help as well.


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Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:34 pm

As Denny said leaders will help, I normally find tip wraps are the result of not enough slack or taking the slack up a bit to early.
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