just got 12m one and no manual
Posted: 03 March 2006 10:11 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Just unpacked 12m one, pumped it up looks really nice, typical excellent build quality but no manual and can’t find one on website. Lines everywhere and a bad guesser, where can I get one to set up bar properly? On the pictures it shows a small leash that attatches to ring off of chickenloop, am I suposed to have one as my didn’t come with one.

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Posted: 03 March 2006 10:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Re: just got 12m one and no manual

[quote author=“lester”]On the pictures it shows a small leash that attatches to ring off of chickenloop, am I suposed to have one as my didn’t come with one.

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lester

Mine didn’t either….. Should we have these?

I have set mine up…. flown it and decided it is Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat :D

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Posted: 03 March 2006 12:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hey adam.

On the upper stopper, mine is locked tight with the allen key, did you leave yours locked in this position, move it or have it so it can slide freely?

I still have an old shackle, looks like I could just clip that through the ring beside the chicken loop where the harness leash should go so if the chicken loop pops off I won’t lose my new toy, does this sound right? I want to get this thing in the air on the weekend and have a crack.

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Posted: 03 March 2006 12:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I have left the upper stopper in place. I will fiddle when I have had more flying time.

Because of the way the safety works(brilliantly btw) I have hooked my handlepass leash to the ring you mention, you can then fly unhooked with full safety and you are covered for those ” Oh crikey” moments when it unhooks on its own :shock:

I am down your way soon… i will pm you

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Posted: 03 March 2006 03:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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This should have come with your kite. We are working on a dedicated manual and will make it available both online and with the kites shortly.

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One Bar and Kite Supplement to Manual
Full manual available online at www.oceanrodeo.com/one.html

Congratulations! You are the proud new owner of an Ocean Rodeo One kite!

There are some important differences between these new kites and a traditional ?C? shaped kite. This supplement is designed to review those differences and help you out!

Bar Set-up:
Attaching the flying lines to the new Punch-Up Bar
1) Unwind all 4 lines carefully to avoid tangles
2) Attach your front lines to the leader lines on the knot closest to the swivel.
3) In order to attach the rear lines you will need to remove the rear secondary leaders.
4) Thread these rear secondary leaders through the loop on the end of the flying lines to make a loop to loop connection. Once connected, re-attach the rear secondary leaders to the primary (tubing coated) leader lines for the bar.
5) Check lines!!!! Your lines should all be at equal lengths.
6) Un-roll your new One kite and remove the rear ?kook? or ?fool?-proof connectors from the kite.
7) Attach these connectors to the rear flying lines using a loop to loop connection.

Tune your bar for safe operation!
1) Your new Punch-Up bar features a variable tension adjustable stopper ball. By adjusting the set screw you can adjust the required force to disengage the stopper ball.
2) NOTE! You can adjust the tension to such a point that the stopper will not disengage. In this case we recommend the use of an external leash attached to one of the front lines at the swivel.
3) You can easily adjust the location of the stopper ball. To do so simply:
a. Loosen the set screw using the included Allan key.
b. Slide the stopper ball up off of the internal plug, seated in the trim rope.
c. Use a push and pinch motion to slide the internal plug up or down.
d. Replace the stopper ball and re-set the stopper ball?s tension screw.
e. The lower stopper ball will require adjustment if the upper stopper ball?s location is changed. Simply re-tie the keeper knot to adjust the relative distance between these two stopper balls.

Safety:
The Punch-Up Bar offers users the ability to adjust the set-up to suit your individual style and preferences. Be sure to test your safety releases before each session!

Eject!
Release the trim-loop by simply pulling up on the eject cuff and pushing away from your body. This will open the trim-loop and release you from the harness hook.

Launching and Landing
Always have the stopper ball disengaged and the bar in ?Free Ride? mode when launching or landing your kite! If you have the stopper ball set to maximum tension, launch un-hooked!

Leashes
Trim loop as a leash; preferred set-up
1) With the stopper ball?s tension set to allow for a potential disengagement simply push up and away from you with the bar and disengage the stopper ball.
2) Once disengaged you can release the bar to safely de-power the kite.
3) To reset:
a. Simply grab the lower stopper ball or bar assembly and pull back towards you
b. Whack down with the bar on the lower stopper to re-set the upper stopper ball?s location.

Front line leash; experts only!
Some riders will not want there to be any chance of the upper stopper ball disengaging. In this case they can adjust the tension to the point that this ball will not move. If so, use a front line leash.
1) Adjust stopper ball tension to high / extreme
2) Attach a leash to the front line at the D-ring by the front line swivel.
3) Attach opposite end of leash to harness or wrist
Warning! In this configuration the kite looses its ability to completely de-power!

Attaching the lines to the kite
Flat kites feature a bridle rigging, to avoid tangles be careful in rigging and de-rigging routines
1) Unwind and separate lines, as per traditional kite set-up routine
2) Start with one back line. Detach rear line connector from the Velcro tab on the inside of the leading edge tube. This tab is only used to help avoid tangles in storage!
3) Connect the ?fool? proof connector to the rear attachment point.
4) Now detach a front connector from its Velcro tab and attach a front line to it. These connectors feature several knot placements:
a. The attachments closer to the kite will shorten the front lines and therefore de-power the kite more.
b. The middle attachment is generally the best attachment to use.
c. The attachments further from the kite will add power to the kite but will also increase the possibility of a stall.
5) Repeat for second front line and second rear line.
6) When storing kite be sure to use the Velcro storage tabs to avoid tangles with the bridle
7) Once attached check all flying lines for tangles, check bridle for tangles and that pulley is free and clean (no sand).

Go Fly a Kite!
These new kites are excellent for the amount of de-power that they offer. Further, they allow for the rider to absorb gusts and fly in marginal conditions with greater control. It is important to note that these kites do not guarantee that you will be safe! Please take lessons and always use discretion when and where you fly a traction kite!

Thank-you for your purchase of an Ocean Rodeo One kite or Punch-up Bar system! Ocean Rodeo is converting riders the world over, welcome!

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Posted: 04 March 2006 11:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Ok thanks for manual John and feedback Adam. I sent you an email John about other missing stuff.

Went to park afterwork with barely any wind and set up kite with help from mates who own a sonic and crossbow. After a bit of fiddling, cracking bit of kit. Lots of comments from mates of, “wow”, check this and that out, “wish my bow had that”. Got it up in the air, nice pull for no wind, cleat system great idea and best stopper system I’ve seen on bows so far. Hopefully get it out on water soon.

Adam give me a PM when you are down here we’ll head out. If you like really strong fast tides, sketchy crappy gusty wind (hence my desire for a bow) beaches (more like mussell and oyster beds) full of obstacles and a seafront past its sell by date then Southend is the place you’ve been looking for!

cheers rolleyes

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Posted: 04 March 2006 01:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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[quote author=“lester”]Adam give me a PM when you are down here we’ll head out. If you like really strong fast tides, sketchy crappy gusty wind (hence my desire for a bow) beaches (more like mussell and oyster beds) full of obstacles and a seafront past its sell by date then Southend is the place you’ve been looking for!

cheers rolleyes

Lester

Sounds great!

Are there any submerged wrecks too? :D

I can barely wait till the morning….. off with the landboard and video camera…-5 with windchill….... sod that even with a Pyropro!! :D

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Posted: 05 March 2006 07:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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yup, there are a couple wrecks, a big one from WWII and a couple others that are mostly covered by the shifting sand banks but the tops of the mast (crowsnest?) still partly stick out of the water when the tide fills in waiting to snag someone.

Oh ya, 2 summers ago I found an old unexploded shell from WWII when walking back in from kiting accross the mud banks. (the foreshore inspector said there are probably thousands of them out there in the estuary as the germans followed the river up when they bombed London). Great eh, when you coming down?
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Posted: 05 March 2006 11:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Crikey… with all that going for it I am RUSHING down there!!

We are heading down South next weekend…. we were thinking Camber sands… Want to join us?

WAIT till you see the video of the One in action today!!! :D

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