If you think the slack on the mini 5th line is annoying when you are depowering the strap then read on.
Made a bungee section in the mini 5th line at the top so is is not harming safety system.
So in full power setup the bungee is completely stretched, depowering with strap or below the bar the bungee will keep tension on the line and prevent the slack in the line at the CL.
Pics how I did it (yes no wind last weekend)
Top line is the mini 5th line.
Made a D-splicer from iron wire, use a large section of the 5th, I did not measure but I think at least 20cm is needed for 10 cm bungee effect. (the mini 5th will only be 1-2 cm shorter in fully stretched setup, so you need to lengthen the mini 5th at the CL other wise there will be real tension on the 5th instead of on the centerpowerline)
Pull the bungee thru the line
detach the “D-splicer” and put it thru the line from the otherside (it is getting a bit bussy inside the core..)
loop the bungee around the line and again in the D-splicer
Pull it thru the line and play a bit with the lenght of the bungee, make knot in the 2 bungee lines around the mini 5th just like the loop around the 5th line on the other side of the bungee section.
Check your bar setup and compensate the mini 5th line (for me it was 1cm max) if nesacery
Nice work Janus! I think we are doing the same on the newer mini 5th lines too!
John A. Zimmerman
Sales & Marketing Manager
Ocean Rodeo Sports Inc
Ocean Rodeo Performance Over Hype!
I forgot to mention “patent pending”.. So ... .. .