O.K. I demoed a kite today to a friend but with 2007 bar, I had fix the knot near the black ball as requested, the guy riding the kite said the line release, so either the knot pulled through or the ball broke who knows. The problem is that the kite seems to lose all safety and depower at this point the same thing has happened to me this winter. The kite will loop once land leading edge in the water, then a few seconds later will to the same. What is the solution to have this stop, the kite just continues to pull, on this day my demoer got draged onto the beach and the kite finally looped onto a woodent stake ripping the kite about seven inches stoping the spinning. He did not want to release totally from the kite as it was cross on and the kite would’ve flown into fences steel post and so on (no worries I told not to worry about the kite and next time release if his safety was in question he said it wasn’t) O.K. what do you do if your center line snaps, or sometype of malfunction happend to one of the center line. I’ve heard grab rear line to flag the kite, I find this difficult to understand as the kite would usually have flipped a couple of time before you even realize what’s going on and then the rear lines are twisted to tight to pull and the fact you would be pulling on rear line that has tension and power. The only two option I can see is that if someone is there to help you then he can, the secon is release the kite. This is there third time the kite has done this twice to me and once to a friend today. 9m one and 10m and 12m Rise. Just to let you know I’m a rep with Fundy Kiteboarding and was demoing the kite and the guy riding the kite is ordering a 10m 2008, I’m going to have to fix mine, price of doing buisness. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I also need two new center attachments with the red ball, as I looked at my 60cm bar and it seems like it’s ready to fail also, has the old black ball, I’m going to tie a second knot in attempt to secure it futher. I’m not complaining by any means still great kite and gear, but looking for opinion or options when this occurs again.