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« on: June 15, 2014, 08:01 PM »

hi all,
just wanted to know what effect adjusting the bridal can have on a sport stunt kite ?
if you adjust the top section of the bridal tow point (angle) ? what does that do please ?
on the old gen top prism kites a few years back the bridals used to be real quality made material,my skyburner pro dancer the material not as good proberely due to keeping the kite lite as possible!
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2014, 01:46 AM »

http://www.iannewham.com/kitedesign/bridling.html

http://wardley.org/kites/bridle/index.html
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2014, 01:57 AM »

thanks ian! Wink
havnt seen the wardley site before!
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2014, 01:59 AM »

Most good quality kites use sleeved,dyneema corded bridle line, however on some SUL's they do sometimes use dyneema flying line for the bridle to save a little weight. from experience, the problem with this is that the knots can slip ( HQ Shadow not PDSUL) but this can be sorted by rubbing a little Beeswax on the knots.
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2014, 02:21 AM »

Most good quality kites use sleeved,dyneema corded bridle line, however on some SUL's they do sometimes use dyneema flying line for the bridle to save a little weight. from experience, the problem with this is that the knots can slip ( HQ Shadow not PDSUL) but this can be sorted by rubbing a little Beeswax on the knots.
hi mate,yeah exactly!
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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2014, 03:28 AM »

Hi,

A bridal adjustment is that which you should do when you are about to get married and you discover your "wife to be" has cheated on you.
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2014, 04:12 AM »

Hi,

A bridal adjustment is that which you should do when you are about to get married and you discover your "wife to be" has cheated on you.
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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2014, 02:30 PM »

QOUTE courtesy from ian newhams site below!

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In low wind:

nose forward will reduce the pull you feel but the kite will fly faster which helps it to stay aloft without working it. Good if you just want to stand still and let the kite fly itself. You can only go so far before the kite feels gutless and vague though.
nose back makes the kite slower but harder pulling giving you something to tug against if you'r going to fly the kite actively by pumping the lines and moving around.

In high wind:
nose forward can help reduce pull and stress on the frame, but a faster kite can start to generate extra pull due to so called 'apparent' wind due to its speed across the sail. It also reduces the window somewhat.
nose back it pulls hard but it more importantly it reduces the speed, so less apparent wind meaning there is a limit to the pull. With less speed things tend to be easier to control (if you can live with the pull). Your window is a bit wider too.

Personally I prefer nose back as far as I can get away with - I move around a lot so I find it easier to work a kite in low wind but my kite wouldn't stay in the air without being worked. In high wind I don't mind the pull so long as I keep the speed down giving me more control.
As ever play around and see what works for you.
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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2014, 04:29 PM »

And then you have the funny bunch of speedkites where it pretty goes the opposite. The more back the bridle, the faster they can go, if you can actually fly them.
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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2014, 07:35 PM »

i had a speek kite that was german made couple of years back and no matter what i tried or how strong the wind was i couldnt get the darn thing to fly and stay in the air so i sold it! Shocked
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« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2014, 01:23 PM »

And then you have the funny bunch of speedkites where it pretty goes the opposite. The more back the bridle, the faster they can go, if you can actually fly them.

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