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 on: July 29, 2015, 06:28 PM 
Started by johnfarl - Last post by SparkieRob
There are four parts; the centre loop is an integral part of limiting flex and a certain amount of "wiggle". Don't forget that as soon as the sail loads it becomes a 3D shape.

Connecting direct to the vert rods reduces the control you have on sail loading. Yes you will get more responsiveness but loose wind range.


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 42 
 on: July 29, 2015, 05:09 PM 
Started by johnfarl - Last post by johnfarl
I have been trying to understand the Rev bridle. Trying to compare to direct connect to the frame like on the indoor. 

There are 3 bridle lines two vertical and one horizontal.  The verticals are the main control. But why connect them together.  What does that do.  It does not change the dynamic as far as I can tell and it might soften the control but why.   The same question applies to  the horizontal.  Is this a structural issue to distribute forces?

Would appreciate any opinions or facts.

I am doing a little experimentation on a Zen for short lines.

John

 43 
 on: July 29, 2015, 05:05 PM 
Started by asburyparkjohn - Last post by Stuart99
We need more of this at kiting events if we want the sport to grow. The most fun I have had kiting was the hot tricks comp at the last Eastern League event.

 44 
 on: July 29, 2015, 04:45 PM 
Started by asburyparkjohn - Last post by asburyparkjohn
The pilots were ready ... unfortunately the kite designs in 2001 were all still prehistoric.

For sure ...  Wink Wink Wink

APJ

 45 
 on: July 29, 2015, 04:28 PM 
Started by asburyparkjohn - Last post by RobB
Wow, the flying wasn't that smooth, but the winds did look kinda high...

It is pretty interesting to see the Convention Center under construction, I didn't realize it was that new.

 46 
 on: July 29, 2015, 03:09 PM 
Started by asburyparkjohn - Last post by asburyparkjohn
https://vimeo.com/132781255

Wildwood 2001?

Was 2003/2004 the break-out year for real trick flying with Stoke in the Park? It certainly was not 2001?

I have seen the World Cup video for 2005 which was AMAZING.

APJ

 47 
 on: July 29, 2015, 11:50 AM 
Started by Fly Market - Last post by Fly Market
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 48 
 on: July 29, 2015, 04:45 AM 
Started by asburyparkjohn - Last post by asburyparkjohn
Every Wend. from 6-9PM. Between 4th-8th Ave's.

A Night Fly is tonight past 9 PM. I wlll attempt for the first time next week Wend. 8/5 to attend.

Its been happening for several years in July/August.

A local kite company runs the event.

If you are at the NJ Shore during the week ...

APJ


 49 
 on: July 28, 2015, 09:24 PM 
Started by CrabCake - Last post by Ca Ike
If it's not worn through yet then plastidip is a good fix. I've done it on all my kites and it holds up really well.

 50 
 on: July 28, 2015, 09:21 PM 
Started by sanleonkid - Last post by Ca Ike
The kite is pure CG. It's not real. However it shouldn't be too hard to reproduce in a real kite. Maybe a totem style?  I'd think Gibian would have better insite on it than me.

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