I agree with Ian's first reply that you should wind your lines
on a winder using a figure 8.
You said that you are using handles. I take it that you are not
using straps and a separate winder. Is the handles the type
where you wind the line around each handle? If so, when you
unwind the lines, if you aren't turning the handles and simply
pulling the line off the end, then that's where the twists are
Think of it like how a garden hose is hung on a hanger in a
round coil. When the hose is removed from the hanger simply by
grabbing the whole coil and dropping it on the ground, as the
hose gets pulled straight, you can see the coil effect in the
If you are using handles, I'd recommend that instead, you use
straps and a winder and the figure 8 concept for winding lines.
Now if you're like me and sometimes have one line pulled out of
you hand while flying and the kite spins uncontrolled to the
ground, the one line that was still in my other hand will have
many twists in it. But that's another story.
Which brings me to another question. How come when you purchase
a brand new set of lines on a winder, the lines aren't wrapped
in the figure 8? Flyers must be real careful to unwind brand
new lines by rotating the winder as to not cause any twists.
Wonder how many newbies think that since the lines came wound
around the winder, that the correct way to wind lines back is
again around the winder. Things that make you go hmmmmmmm.
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