Figure 8 myth?

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Figure 8 myth?

Huh...I never really questioned this before:

https://www.thekiteboarder.com/2016/11/busting-figure-8-myth/

Kinda embarassing if true.

what's next?  are they gonna

what's next?  are they gonna say that licking your pump nozzle doesn't do anything?? :P

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I was blamed for that by one

I was blamed for that by one company when my valves were popping open...

If you use the "O" method,

If you use the "O" method, you will impart a 360 degree twist on the lines for every wrap around the bar. (unless you rotate the bar end over end like a spool).  I doubt this would do any harm, but the figure 8 will insure the lines remain straight.

I agree. definetly better t

I agree. definetly better t do a figure 8.

I do both the 8 and the

I do both the 8 and the Circle.  - Doesnt seem to make a difference other than if you do the circle you want the lines to be tighter on the bar on everywrap as one loop jumping off the bar end can make a horrible mess! 

I'm totaly with TD on this

I'm totaly with TD on this one. It's not a matter of tangling the lines more or what is faster to roll and unroll. It is strictly a matter of getting twists into each individual line. I would think you will only start noticing it after doing the O rolling for a while. After all the lines are long and it will take some time but it will affect your lines eventually. Figure 8 all the way for me. If you are not sure what we talk about, roll up a long electrical cord around your elbow and see the twist you create by the time you reach the end. Same thing.

But wait a minute. Here is another thought, maybe it is not that bad after all, because you unroll with the opposite way and undo your twist? Hmmmm. :)

Yeah, had the same thought

Yeah, had the same thought about the unroll. So far, Phil has the best reason: it prevents a total clusterf*%k if a loop slips off your bar.