Difficult to power/depower bar (Rise 11)
Posted: 05 September 2011 07:26 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I just had a few rides with my new Rise 8m 2011.

I liked the kite, but I found it very difficult to operate the power/depower mechanism on the bar.

I ride on gusty winds and I need to operate this mechanism every now and then.
I found it very difficult to power the bar and impossible to depower it again under strong winds.
In the beach it works ok, though.

I used to ride a Best Kahoona and the bar pressure on the Rise is much smaller. This is a great improvement.

But the power/depower mechanism!!!It justs doesn’t depower under strong wind. But that is exactly the sort of situation you want to depower an 8m kite.

I havent contacted the local dealer still.
I just thought it might be a good opportunity to explore this forum.
Plz, forgive me if this has already been discussed.

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Posted: 05 September 2011 05:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I found the same thing on my 2011 Rise 9/12 kites. When the line is all the way out to the stopper knot it was very difficult to depower.

I’ve hitched a 6” length of webbing to the line right above the ball, that gave me something much easier to grab and the leverage to depower in the strong gusts. No complaints now.

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Posted: 06 September 2011 06:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Will work out something similar to grab to, thx smile

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Posted: 06 September 2011 11:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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You can also add another knot to the throw line and shortin the out side leader lines to mach.

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Posted: 07 September 2011 04:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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i usually turn downwind towards the kite to reduce the tension on my lines and i’ve had zero issues with depowering.  i hope this helps…

-wade.

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Posted: 01 October 2011 05:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Thx a million. Finally, turning downwind worked fine!!!

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Posted: 01 October 2011 06:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Cheers!

gmournos - 01 October 2011 05:49 PM

Thx a million. Finally, turning downwind worked fine!!!

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