Kite lines: learn how to wrap them up around the bar | Photo: North Kiteboarding

Learn how to wind up the kite lines without tangles properly, so they're always clean and ready to go.

In kiteboarding, setting up and maintenance require a lot of time but they are definitely part of the game. Have you found a knot in your lines? Learn how to untie them.

Whether you're finishing a kiteboarding session, taking a break, or executing a self-rescue procedure, it is mandatory that you keep your lines organized in a bundle.

For example, if you leave the lines unattended on the beach, someone might step on it and damage them. That would put your life in jeopardy, so learning how to wind up your lines is a wise exercise.

Repeat the process until you memorize and master it. Wrapping up the kite lines is more than a practical operation that will speed up your rigging - it's a matter of safety.

1. Hold the kite bar with one hand;
2. Grab and pull the steering lines and the main lines tight at the end of the chicken loop, depower line, and trim strap;
3. Wrap up the lines around the top of the kite bar in a figure-of-eight;
4. Continue holding the lines and going around the ends, crisscrossing, while walking toward the lines laying on the floor;
5. Use the bungees straps to lock off and hold the loose ends of the lines together;

If you want to unwind the bar to go kiting, hold the bar with the other hand, and reverse the process described above. The kite lines and bar will be ready for action in less that 30 seconds.

Remember that the more efficiently you wrap up your lines, the faster you're going to be able to get on the water next time.

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