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## How to Untangle Paraglider Lines

### Introduction

Paraglider lines can become tangled during storage, transportation, or launch. Untangling them can be a time-consuming and frustrating task, but it is essential to ensure the safety of your flight. Here are some tips on how to untangle paraglider lines:

### Gather Your Tools

Before you start untangling your lines, gather the following tools:

A line sorting tool (optional, but recommended)
A pair of pliers
A pair of scissors
A hook or carabiner
A bucket or other container

### Sort the Lines

The first step is to sort the lines into different colors or groups. This will help you to identify the lines that are tangled and make it easier to untangle them. You can use a line sorting tool to help you with this task.

### Identify the Tangles

Once you have sorted the lines, you need to identify the tangles. Look for lines that are crossed over each other or knotted together.

### Start Untangling

Once you have identified the tangles, you can start untangling them. There are several different ways to do this:

Using a line sorting tool: A line sorting tool can help you to untangle lines quickly and easily. Simply insert the tool into the tangle and pull the lines through.
Using your hands: You can also untangle lines using your hands. Be careful not to pull too hard on the lines, as this could damage them.
Using pliers: Pliers can be used to untangle knots. Be careful not to pinch the lines with the pliers, as this could damage them.
Using a hook or carabiner: A hook or carabiner can be used to pull lines through tangles. Be careful not to catch the lines on the hook or carabiner, as this could damage them.

### Cut Away Knots

If you encounter a knot that you cannot untangle, you can cut it away. Be careful not to cut the lines too close to the knot, as this could weaken them.

### Store Your Lines Properly

Once you have untangled your lines, it is important to store them properly to prevent them from becoming tangled again. Store your lines in a bucket or other container that will keep them organized and protected from the elements.

### Conclusion

Untangling paraglider lines can be a time-consuming task, but it is essential to ensure the safety of your flight. By following these tips, you can untangle your lines quickly and easily.

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