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Kites! Kites! Kites! => Single Line Kites => Topic started by: DD on July 29, 2012, 03:00 PM



Title: premier crystal box kite
Post by: DD on July 29, 2012, 03:00 PM
I'll preface this post with the fact that I'm not much of slk guy.
I just got a premier crystal box kite. It is bridled from one point and seems to fly 'on its back'. Is it possibly to bridle it at a second place on the 'other side' to get it to fly more upright or will it not fly right?
As soon as i down load the camera I'll post a couple of shots of it



Title: Re: premier crystal box kite
Post by: Wayner on July 29, 2012, 05:25 PM
There is a poor video of the kite on youtube PREMIER KITES CLARKE'S CRYSTAL 11072 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxWH_l4270o#)

does is fly this this


Title: Re: premier crystal box kite
Post by: thief on July 29, 2012, 05:38 PM
There are two different versions of this design...the original UK version that are brought into the US by Ray Merry.. and there is a version available from premier kites as well.....

Designed to be a tumbler or stable......

Definitely pop a two or three legged bridle on it to settle it out....


Title: Re: Re: premier crystal box kite
Post by: DD on July 29, 2012, 06:39 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/a6f8509e-e54f-9b83.jpg)
Not sure if the picture will show or not. It's bridled at the bottom only in one point. Fairly stable, when there was enough wind.


Title: Re: Re: premier crystal box kite
Post by: Wayner on July 29, 2012, 07:52 PM

Not sure if the picture will show or not. It's bridled at the bottom only in one point. Fairly stable, when there was enough wind.

Good looking kite  ;D

You right a single point bridle is stable. They can adjust quickly to changes in the wind. The big weakness is they are hard to launch.

For a traditional two point bridle connect the upper part to the spar at the leading edge and attach a pig tail using a "prusik knot" for the tow point. This knot is quickly adjustable to different wind speed.