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    • Another great idea. I will consider this if more sand appears
    • Be careful of over tightening, too. All sails will stretch over time, tension from the air does that no matter what. Too much tension will accelerate the stretching and shorten the useful life.  Some kites come with stretch strip built in, some people add them to Rev kites, they can help slow down the inevitable.  You want the forces of the captured air for flying. Too loose and some of the force is spent tensioning the sail and keeping shape. Tight makes the kite absorb less of the force but can shorten the life span. Aim for the minimum tension that removes the slack but does not stretch it. 
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    • A little loose. Make sure the top is tight. Then gently pull the bottom til there are no more wrinkles. Don't pull so tight as to add any vertical wrinkles. Smooth is what you want. And don't pull so hard the top starts sticking up over the LE.
    • More questions for you all, I uploaded some pictures I think...on the bottom edge how much slack should there be in the bungee?  These pictures if you can see them are parked inverted maybe 4mph wind at the ground..and the other is flying (springs out)...it just seems like the spar sticks way out...not sure if that is normal or not.. I did take out the springs today and flew about half the time....Seemed to slow the kite some but without my new leaders yet, these rev handles are just basically all throttle to me...maybe its just me...too much input for a newbie flying but i want to go slow and in control..just struggling with that when the wind gusts....Today the weather app said 10mph winds but I'm sure that was gusts....probably 2-14 and anywhere in between...Its like the kite wants to jump in gear when I catch a gust any ideas or comments?
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