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AIRBOW TIPS

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:11 pm
by irishextreme
So I recieved my second hand airbow yesterday.I flew it today with a great deal of difficulty getting it in too the air and keeping it there.I found it spins when I dont want it too and tangles the lines alot.So I had about twenty mins flying time and two hours untangling time!!!Any how I've started the learning curve on the airbow now...I hope to be fully in control before the summer.
Any tips?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:22 pm
by Jest_of_EVE
Sounds like a hard time.

Are your lines all correct and equal lengths? I say that because my first flight was with 2x dual line spectra sets and they were very definitley not the same length :lol:

Consequently, launching was impossible. Got on alright once the lines were equal.

Mark

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:28 pm
by jr

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:04 pm
by Gary Matthews
As Mark said, check your line lengths 8-) , and do not treat it as a Rev :shock: ........or sell it a buy a proper 4 line kite...eg, a Rev :lol: :P

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:37 pm
by Jest_of_EVE
or sell it a buy a proper 4 line kite...eg, a Rev


Does that mean the harder it is to fly the more 'proper' it is? :P


(Mark runs for cover from the Rev community :lol:)

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:49 pm
by Gary Matthews
Got it one Mark :lol: :P

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:34 pm
by irishextreme
It wasnt the line lengths,I made sure they were all the same lenght before I tried to launch it.Going to try 100 foot lines at the weekend hopefully.
I probably will buy a revolution before the summer ends,but I will never sell the airbow.

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:47 pm
by Gary Matthews
Once you bought that Rev :D ......bye bye Airbow!!!......trust me!!! :cool:

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:59 pm
by irishextreme
Any other useful tips besides...go buy yourself a rev!!!!

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:21 pm
by mnkby
*snicker* Well, if it helps, I did a review of one on Kitelife.com some months ago :

http://www.kitelife.com/archives/issue4 ... /index.htm

I did enjoy the Airbow to a large degree, but, not enough to give up my Revs. ;-)

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:21 pm
by Play365
Then buy a Rev :D :D