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No more walking your lines.

Postby Loki » Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:01 pm

Pretty awesome. Having bar-end bungees will definitely make things easier. Any ideas on how to make this work without bungees?

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Re: No more walking your lines.

Postby Bufftester » Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:43 pm

Use a couple of big rubber bands, or do like I do and raid my daughters hair bungee collection
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Re: No more walking your lines.

Postby Salmonslayer » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:59 pm

You can pick up bungee materiel at fabric stores and make bungee loops for any of your bars that need them.
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Re: No more walking your lines.

Postby waterman » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:29 pm

way too complicated, I solve this problem by never disconnecting the bar from the Kite and roll a bar up in with a kite. by doing this the lines are always straight and I don't where out the connections.
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Re: No more walking your lines.

Postby bker » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:03 am

Yes, waterman is the man, just roll up the lines like he did in the video, but don’t disconnect the lines and roll the bar up with the kite. Same way flysurfer kites are done, you never take the bar off. It takes a bit to get a smooth technique when you unwind the bar, that seems to be the key.
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Re: No more walking your lines.

Postby Loki » Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:14 pm

Downside is you can't rinse your bar in fresh water to prevent salt/sand from killing the mechanical parts of your bars (pulleys, swivels, release, etc).

I just wrapped up my bar like this a couple days ago. Instead of using bungees like he did at 2:40, I used all the extra line that he had at 3:00 to secure the "T". Looks clean and I was still able to rinse the bar in fresh water at home (a ton of sand always comes off the bar). We'll see if it works next time I get out.
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Re: No more walking your lines.

Postby Joaquin » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:04 pm

I saw this about a month ago and have been doing it ever since works really well, you just need pay close attention but cuts a lot of time. Wish I had a bar for every kite to leave attached but doubt many of us can afford that.

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Re: No more walking your lines.

Postby noahsw » Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:41 am

I started doing this on my trip to La Ventana and it's pretty awesome. Once or twice I inverted the lines but when it works it feels like magic. A couple more tries and I should have it dialed in.
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Re: No more walking your lines.

Postby KitesofFury » Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:38 pm

Nice vid!
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Re: No more walking your lines.

Postby Guz » Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:49 pm

Cool. My solution to this problem is the line buddy, a repurposed piece of flipflop used to keep your lines organized. Especially useful for my 5 line setup. When I take it off it goes in the pocked on my surf shorts.

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