In terms of a mechanically autonomous pumping network kite rotor…
It’s like @tallakt said. You likely require a ground station mechanism which as it unspooled would engage a central choke line more than outer tension lines.
The problem with it is (without some very heavy coaxial line) multiple spinning lines must unspool at the same rate whilst spinning.
It is much easier for a pumping system to use a single line. But then affecting a mechanical switch in the rotor mode becomes hard.
Sending a whip-like pulse control signal up the line would be very energy intensive.
There’s bound to be a mechanically genius clockwork way to time a phased wing engagement … but making it light and strong enough - unlikely -It would likely need inter-blade line spooling controls too.
Maybe there’s a mechanism where the pull extraction phase timing is able to be operated via the rotation… e.g. half or quarter or whole of a turn initialtes a collapse to retract the full retracted line operation reinitiates the blades to pop out and pull… Problem with that is uneven loading in phases ruins machinery, you also don’t get much energy from the pull until the blades are up to speed… no good
Not a challenge I’m going to spend time looking into soon