Universal Kite riser installation manual

  • General information
  • Brake line connection and length
  • Changing handle height
  • Soft link installation
  • Steel maillon installation
  • Speed limit stopper position
  • Wear loops Main and A-line installation
  • B-, C- and pulley loop installation

General information

Installing our Universal kite risers can best be done on a place without wind where you can layout the wing and bridles to make sure nothing gets twisted when you remove the original risers.

Make sure the glider to be converted to kite risers is checked and airworthy with the bridle in correct trim. For wings that are not in our setup-list we try to give you enough information below to guide you through the basics, these steps require some advanced wing understanding of the in-flight behavior to get to the correct setup.

The first test flights can best be done on a gentle slope or flat plane with a steady wind in the middle to bottom range of the glider where you can easily bail out and land to make adjustments when needed. Don’t test-fly it on steep cliffs or mountains!

Brake line connection and length

If there is no brake line length listed for your wing the fastest way to get to the correct brake line length on an untested glider is to get the wing in the air on the standard risers and mark the position on the brake line where it’s at the same height as where the A/B/C bridle lines connect to the maillons or soft links when in neutral flight. Then mark the position where the the brake line starts to engage in pulling on the trailing edge of the wing.

On kite risers the brake lines need to be on the edge of this engagement point when keeping the risers in neutral flight position (bar horizontal or A/B/C at equal height)

Fold the brake line at the marked length and make a handshake-knot connection to the brake line adjuster line. Then secure the loose end by a bowline knot to the brake line itself followed by a simple overhand knot in the remaining loose end to act as a stopper to make sure the bowline knot can’t slip or get undone.

Changing handle height

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Wear loops Main and A-line installation

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B-, C- and pulley loop installation

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