Confused About Setting Up Lines on My Rush PRO

by Karina
(Marco Island, FL)

Image taken from the HQ Trainer Kite Manual showing proper line attachment - Uploaded by Glen

Image taken from the HQ Trainer Kite Manual showing proper line attachment - Uploaded by Glen

I can't remember how to rig my HQ 250 lines. I have lines on the trailing edge that I don't know where to attach. I have used the trainer once and went to use it again today. When I got to the beach and got the trainer out I had four lines on the trailing edge that baffled me as to where to attach them. I couldn't figure out the diagram in my field guide.

Karina Paape
Marco Island

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Nov 20, 2011
Attaching the Lines...
by: Glen - KiteboardingEvolution.com

Hi Karina,

Thanks for your question. Would you be able to upload (or email) a picture of exactly what's confusing you? You can send it to info (at) kiteboardingevolution.com, and I'll upload it here.

Basically, the third line on your kite is the one that runs through the center of the bar and will attach to the trailing edge of the kite. At the kite itself, the third line will be attached to multiple points along the trailing edge, but each of these lines will attach to each other (further away from the kite)and form one line. It's usually colored grey. You want to attach your third line to this line, after all of the smaller bridle lines have joined as one. There should be a series of knots along the line, and you probably want to attach to the 2nd or 3rd knot from the end of the bridle line.

Is this what you were asking about? If you could send a pic, I'll be able to answer your question completely.

Thanks, and talk soon.

Glen
KiteboardingEvolution.com

Nov 22, 2011
Attaching the Lines...
by: Glen

Hi Again Karina,

I have uploaded a shot from the HQ Kite Manual that comes with the kite and shows how the lines are attached on the kite.

In the case of the third line, it is segments 12, 13, 14, and 15 in the image. The third line bridle is segment 16, and you want to attach your third line (part 13), to part 17.

Hope this clears everything up, and just post any other questions you might have!

Cheers,

Glen
KiteboardingEvolution.com

May 16, 2012
Rush 250 attaching lines
by: Anonymous

I have a 250 as well and I'm confused on how to attach the lines

Does number 8 go on top of the number 16 lines or under? The diagram doesn't specify this. I think this is important for relaunching since I'm having a really hard time doing so.

Thank you.

Jun 06, 2012
Never cross lines!
by: Glen - KiteboardingEvolution.com

Hi,

In the diagram, number 8 always goes on top of #16. Never, under any circumstances, feed them under. In actual fact, connecting number 8 to number 7 will be very awkward if going under number 16, and that should be indication enough to not do it.

The best way to describe attaching your lines (and a good way to check that it's done right), is to take the #7 on for the red (left) line, and extend it to the left side of the kite. Also take #7 for the blue (right) line and extend it to the right side of the kite. Doing this will remove the possibility of feeding the lines under 16. Then attach all of the lines, making sure that none ever cross another anywhere.

Once the lines are all attached, then you want to do what's called the pre-flight check. Walk to your bar, and then lift both the left and right line into the air. Put some tension in them so that they lift off the ground. You want to make sure that each line connects straight to it's bridle (the 7/6 area in the diagram), without ever crossing any other lines. If they do, then you should be good to go. If the lines do cross somewhere, do not fly the kite and instead re-connect the lines properly.

Hopefully this answers your question.

Cheers,

Glen

Jun 25, 2012
thank you.
by: Anonymous

thank you for you exelland idea i really injioed it


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