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Author Topic: tying loop to loop? (updated with pics!)  (Read 881 times)
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« on: May 25, 2014, 01:09 PM »

Hi guys

Went out for 1st time today, didnt go to well due to lack of wind!

Anyway I spent a good 45mins setting up and I came to a halt when trying to attach my line to the kite, both ends have loops! Is there a simple way to join 2 loops together or do I need to tie a knot in 1 so can use a larks knot?

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as you can see, at the moment ive had to do this kind of attachment which isnt ideal as to disconnect from main line i have to thread the whole lot through the loop! so its perma attached to my kite at the moment.

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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2014, 01:37 PM »

Not sure what you mean - is there no knot on the tow point of the bridle?  Photo?

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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2014, 02:31 PM »

No knot just a loop, will get photo tmpomorrow, is strange
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2014, 02:33 PM »

My kite is the elliot Mirage xxl
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2014, 02:53 PM »

Very odd - not come across that before.  I think I'd tie a knot in it but wait and see if anyone else can advise.
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2014, 06:04 PM »

Ummmmm... At first first thought I would say grab the very knot at the end and slide the rest towards the kite... Probably just slipped to the very end
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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2014, 09:48 PM »

I don't know your kite, but I bought a couple old Rev 1 kites, and the bridles did not have knots at the tow points, because they were the original Rev bridles from the late 80s / early 90s.  There were no knots because the original line sets had snap swivels at the end of each line which clipped onto the bridle loops. 

Post a picture if you get a chance - or maybe you can just solve the problem by tying a knot into the loop on the bridle to make a tow point to attach a larks head. 
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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2014, 02:04 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2014, 07:59 AM »

Make a short pig tail out of bridle line. A 4" chunk of line with a knot at each end should work. Larkshead knot the loops to opposite ends of the pig tail. 
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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2014, 12:20 PM »

Hiya guys,

Ok heres a pic off net, my bridle looks like these except the loop on mine at the end is not nice and small like in the pic, the loop on mine is much, much bigger so if I was to use a lark knot at the knot as shown in pic then the loop would just be dangling a sure way to get tangled!?



Will get an actual pic of mine when im home, but is it normal to have a large loop at end of bridle line, if so why?

Thanks guys n gals! :-)
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« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2014, 01:29 PM »

Normally, one would have a loop on the bridle and the tie line.

Some of us call them rabbit ears.

When there are loops on both sides, it is very easy to take off the tie line

by simply pulling on each of the 2 "ears".
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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2014, 01:57 PM »

Ah ok, so its normal then?

It just seems quite large!
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« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2014, 04:33 AM »

Heres pics:






as you can see, at the moment ive had to do this kind of attachment which isnt ideal as to disconnect from main line i have to thread the whole lot through the loop! so its perma attached to my kite at the moment.

the loop is at the end of the bridle & as you can see its a big loop?
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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2014, 04:47 AM »

Looks like the overhand knots that were/should be on the kites pigtails are not there.
Unweave your flying line and tie an overhand knot on each one that are both the same distance from the very to. Then larkshead around it.... Good to go!
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« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2014, 07:21 AM »

hi thief Smiley

thanks for reply.. so basically i should just tie a overhand knot at the end of the green & red loops?
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