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« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2013, 11:37 AM »

Its not really trial and error, more educated guess work  Wink

There's a rough sweet spot for the point of influence as viewed against the sail and moving away from that in different directions will favour certain traits (usually at the expense of others). Moving the towpoint toward the sail or away (short or long bridle) will make the bridle more or less sensitive to both input and any shortcomings in the rest of the sail. After that you can make any or even all of the legs dynamic by various means so that you get a longer/shorter leg in certain positions to help with tricks.

Easy  Cheesy

The hard bit is developing an intuitive 'feel' for what's going on a hundred feet away just from the pull on the lines (that however has been the source of the dichotomy between those of us who design by feel and those who want to calculate but the archives are already full of that stuff...)
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« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2013, 11:08 PM »

The bridles job also is the load distribution of the forces.
Take a look at this one of my Colibri:

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« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2013, 12:41 AM »

Butchering and tinkering the bridle settings is my current obsession.
The worst thing about this compulsion is its infinity?
Hey,anyone can do it MAN,TRY IT MAN,YOU WONT GET HOOKED MAN!

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And like Hadge says...... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2013, 06:34 AM »

The bridles job also is the load distribution of the forces.
Take a look at this one of my Colibri:



Andre: do you have a diagram of that spaghetti to show how many times it crosses itself? Wink
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« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2013, 07:37 AM »

Thief,

It only crosses itself once.

It is a fairly normal 3 Leg bridle per side, just split at the attachment points into the Y's to have a firmer support for the frame.
Then from the pigtails one line is across the bridle to the Y at the opposite side of the lower spreader.
This is to limit the risk of pulling to far while steering and pulling the kite out of the air.
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