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  2. Flexifoils 1 2

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  3. Beamer MK45M

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  4. C-quad 6.3

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  5. New Strings

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  6. New ride!

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  7. waist harness

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  8. A Newbie 1 2 3

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  9. Peter Lynn

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  10. New setup

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  11. Crossover bar

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  12. Handles

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  13. INSANE lunatics

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    • OK, this may be an off the wall question, but please bear with me. I recently purchased a new kite made by Premier.  My question really has nothing to do with the kite, but the lines included with the kite. As I flew the kite for the first time today I was having a hard time getting it to fly as I felt it should,  I just could not get it to settle down.  I should mention that I DID NOT check the lines before flying to see if they were of equal length. So here goes and please don't hurt yourselves laughing!!  With the kite in a launch position and holding the handles, are you able to see twists in a single line?  I asked because I thought I could see the line extending from my left hand was twisted.  Sounds crazy I'm thinking!!  So I twist it until I do not perceive any more twists.  As in it looks the same as the right line. Kite still does not fly as I feel it should and now it is time for me to pick up and go. I wind up my lines and find that the line I untwisted now appears to be about 1 foot longer than the other.  I unwind them and go back to my stake to make sure they are both secured the same and they are.  Double check left line and it is still much longer. So I have two questions.  Can one really see if one line contains twists and if so after removing said twists, would it really effect total length that much?  I am guessing they were just equal to begin with. The left line was NOT twisted to the point where it was trying to knot up on itself. Thanks for listening and I am really wondering if I am crazy or not!! Lon
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