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2013 north 5 line bar converting to 4 line

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Created by Samoht1812 25 days ago, 14 Nov 2019
Samoht1812
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14 Nov 2019 1:03PM
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just bought some second hand north gear which consisted of 2x 5-line bars and 2x rebel kites. i also bought a dice which is a 4 line kite.
is it possible to remove the 5th line on one of my bars?

Thanks

ActionSportsWA
WA, 728 posts
14 Nov 2019 3:02PM
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Hi Samoht,
Short answer is no. You cannot convert the 5-line without considerable cost and effort. Good news is that the Dice can be flown on a 5th Line kite. SImply pull the 5th line bridle out of the pocket on the leading edge and you just connect it right up.

DM

lostatsea
WA, 143 posts
15 Nov 2019 5:06AM
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This trick has been around a while

This way you can use same bar for your dice as is and the rebel

ActionSportsWA
WA, 728 posts
15 Nov 2019 4:09PM
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lostatsea said..


This trick has been around a while

This way you can use same bar for your dice as is and the rebel


But the kite will not flag in emergency!

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 833 posts
17 Nov 2019 1:57PM
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Yeah be careful converting 5th line bars to 4. Not all can fly properly without the 5th lines, especially the Edge (correct me if I am wrong). The 5th line is like the 2 front lines and has tension. If the 5th line is longer or has a "sag" to it when flying you "may" be able to remove it without affecting the flying abilities of the kite. Foil kites, with 5th line can be pretty much removed and the bar turned into a 4th line, but best to check with the store or manufacturer to be 100%. Just to save a few $$$ and have a "one bar fits all" is not guaranteed to work.

lostatsea
WA, 143 posts
18 Nov 2019 6:08AM
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ActionSportsWA said..

lostatsea said..


This trick has been around a while

This way you can use same bar for your dice as is and the rebel



But the kite will not flag in emergency!


Yeah it will..... north 5th element bar flags out on the 5th...so yeah it will work.

Granted it's not ideal but it will work and its safer than the OP attempting to fly an older rebel on 4 lines



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