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It's to keep the kites from being folded the same way every time.. Leaving the frame pieces in makes a natuaral fold point which can weaken the Screening at the leading edge (sort of like bending a paper clip back and forth at the same point over and over).. The written "remove the Leading Edge" is meant to prevent that.

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Huh. I had no idea Rev was no recommending removing the LE. That's tantamount to admitting that there's a weak point in the sail design that they're not addressing by adding additional reinforcements.

That said, 27+ years of flying Revs has taught me that the only thing you need to do to protect the mesh when storing a kite is to pull the outer LE spars ends about an inch outside the edge of the kite, which lessens the pressure on the fold point. I literally can't remember the last time I had to repair the screen on any of my gear.

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Reading the instructions over - I see nothing about removing the spars while storing - only putting together the LE outside the sail. This is to make sure you have seated the spars together - ends over ferrules completely! Most of us can feel the ferrules and ends of the rods and know that they are seated. As jburka has said - pull the LE spars out an inch or so, and you can vary the folding point. I also would recommend folding the top of the sail over ( include the mesh), then rolling up the sail after that. The folding lessens the effects on the mesh. It would be nice to see a fold reinforcement put on the sail, from the factory! Seems like that has traditionally been the weakest point on the mesh and fails there most often. YMMV

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