Indoor Dual 03 – Disassembly (stunt kite tutorial)


So we’ve just finished an awesome flight
session, we’re gonna do now is take you through the steps of packing up and
disassembling the kite. So to start, what I’m gonna do is take my two flight loops here,
and the winder so neatly stored in the sleeve and what we’ll do here is take
those two loops and we’re gonna put them on to the notch of the winder right
here just like that, and then we’ll wind all the way around and either move
towards the kite or bring it towards us, either way. Now once we’ve arrived at the kite we’ll
remove the lines, in some cases you can actually keep the lines on the kite once you become familiar with that,
especially if you fly regularly that’ll save you a little bit of time
but the cleanest method will just be to remove, and on the indoor lines I
generally don’t use sleeving, the heavier sleeve that goes over the end, but what I
do have our little keeper knots so there should be like a little tail right here
on the end of that loop, we pull it, the loop opens and we take that off. Go to the other side
here, we repeat the same thing. There again is our little keeper knot we just
pull on that guy and it opens right up, and then we’ll finish winding up our
lines just like this, and we’ll set that aside. Now for the disassembly portion
what we’ll do is we’ll start by disengaging the standoffs right there, then we’ll go ahead and disconnect the
battens just there, then we’ll move on to
the bottom spreaders, they come out of the T piece, now even as I’m removing
spars I want to make certain that they’re not in a position where they’ll
get loose and bump through the sail so I would not leave this hanging out
against the fabric while I’m working with another side. So once more I’ve
removed the two centers I have them in place, and then we’ll remove the outer
fitting. Now some people will tend to pull, but it can be kind of a volatile process in
terms of removing the fitting. So once more taking care with the other end and keeping that out of the way, what I’m doing here is I’m actually gonna place my thumb up against the edge of the fitting right here, and then I use my thumb to create pressure. Sometimes on the new fittings it doesn’t work super
easily so the other way would be to take your thumb like that and press. The key is
you’re just breaking the the seal or the tension at the end. The main thing that
I’m stressing here is that it does not require brute force, a little bit of
finesse will go a long way. So we’ll take that spar, set it aside out of the way,
once more come to the other side here, I’m gonna use that other technique I
just showed you. I use my own thumb as the the push guide. We set the spars aside
now we’ll move on to the top spreader, that guy comes out right here, just like that.
And then, on the Kaiju at least, the battensof course are inserted
into the nose piece here so what we’ll do is just pull that out of the corner
pocket until the end of the spar has actually passed the trailing edge here,
you can see, and once one we’ll do the same on the other side. Popping it out of
the pocket, make sure that the end extends past the end of the sail. Now if
you were going on a plane trip or something like that and you wanted to pack
the kite down very small you can actually reverse the steps that we followed in
the assembly tutorial where we disengage this wingtip tension, separate the
ferrule joint that’s right here, fold the wing and then roll it up. We won’t take
you through that but it’s fairly self-explanatory, but the same principle
applies in both cases once you get to this point. Then what we’ll do is to take the
leading edge, lay it up underneath the T fitting there, take the other leading
edge lay it up underneath the T fitting and then what we’re going to do
is look for the standoffs here, that’s the ones that are actually attached to
the edge of the sail. We want to make sure that they’re laying parallel with
this line inside the sail, we don’t want it sticking up here and just to
illustrate that visually I’m gonna move the standoff outside the kite here, so it
to be clear when the the standoff is inside we don’t want it sitting up like
that, we do want to actually parallel with sail but inside just like this. And
then once more on the other side, so now that all of those are parallel we’ll
take our extra spars here, lay them in line. So once more we have the two
battens, we have the two standoffs, and we have the three spreaders here. And
what we’ll do is create a nice open roll. So this is not a tight roll, and the key
when you’re storing kites is that the tighter you roll the more creases and
the more actual compression we’re gonna end up with on the sail, so again
an open roll all the way to the edge of the kite, once more
making sure the T is out and that really is a protective measure just to
make sure that this isn’t rubbing on the sail unduly, and once we’ve done that
I’m going to take our sleeve, insert it all the way, then we’ll go ahead and
secure our line set right into our little storage pocket there, and there
she goes, kite is broken down, ready to travel, we’ll
see you in the next tutorial.

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