Depending on the kite, 3/4" can make all the difference in flight performance. Longer outhauls will move the towpoints in towards the spine and can induce oversteer and other bad habits. Make sure both sides of the bridle are as close to Jon's measurements as possible. Use a metal yardstick and pull the bridle legs taut when measuring. A properly adjusted bridle matters a lot.
Three factors needed for successful kite flying:
- Well built and adjusted kite
- Good flying field and wind conditions
- Pilot skill
Well, measured the bridle yesterday and the outer lines are about 3/4" too long compared to the sketch Jon sent me. Doesn't seem like a lot, but I'm sure it can make a difference. I made some adjustments to bring everything in spec and hopefully can try it tonight. E-mailed Jon about it and I'm just waiting to hear if he thinks that could be the cause. Really hope this takes care of it.