Many people will already have noticed: Leashes change their length over time. Depending on how much load is applied, they usually shorten. With a backline, this can be as much as one percent of the length, i.e. 25 centimetres. With an old steering line at a kite school, we have experienced twice that. You can read more about why this is the case here.
Swap in pairs (at least)
It is therefore important that you always change lines at least in pairs, even if your kite has exactly the same line as we use. If you only change one line, the kite will probably pull strongly in one direction after a short time. We always try to make the original length from the manufacturer.
Adjusting the trim
If you only change the backlines of a kite, for example, the trim will probably no longer fit. So make sure you do a trim check and use the trim option on your bar. If this is not enough, we recommend using pigtails to compensate for the difference.
You don't want new lines, just longer ones? Use our extension lines!