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Author Topic: Ringleschlange or Ring Snake Bridle - Make it easier to untangle  (Read 3481 times)
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« on: August 26, 2014, 09:07 AM »

All three of my ring snakes or ringleschlanges came with 15 long bridle lines with a loop in the middle.
The loop is connected to a swivel.
The two ends of the line (each several feet long) were tied to separate sets of short lines that connect to the fabric.
I replaced the 15 lines with 30 lines and untangling the bridle is much easier now.
I can do it on the flying field.  I don't have to wait until I am indoors in a big room.
I put the ringleschlange on the ground, extend the bridle, and unhook all the lines at the swivel.
Starting at the fabric, I find the end of one long line, slowly pull it out of the tangle and put it onto the swivel.
I carefully find the adjacent ring snake fabric bridle lines and pull their long bridle line free and put it on the swivel.
This increases the chance of adjacent ringleschlange sections being bridled next to each other at the swivel.
I continue until all lines are untangled.

Coloring the bridle lines makes untangling them easier.  I used felt tip permanent markers.

When I bought my ring snakes I thought they would only tangle when improperly stored.  I was wrong.
A loose fighter kite trailing a long line created my worst ringleschlange bridle tangle.
Gusty winds, landing in weeds when the wind dies, and poor handling when launching have caused most of my the bridle tangles.
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2014, 06:22 PM »

Great hints! I would also suggest making a bridle sleeve for that beast... A tube about an inch or two wide and long enough to cover the full length of the bridle.... Then when you go to put it away you slide the sleeve over the bridle and voila no mess!   

I made one for a chopstick kite that has a long convoluted cascade bridle and it is awesome!  Pretty simple to build as well.

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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2014, 03:57 AM »

or use a 'Hexenleiter' (don't know the english term for it)

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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2014, 04:23 AM »

 'Hexenleiter'... I have been calling this "Daisy Chain" for years. Works very well for my 15m Bol that has 90ft lengths of bridle lines.
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2014, 06:22 PM »

That's also known as a "finger loop", we use it all the time on the big Peter Lynn inflatables, line laundry, etc..  I keep all my long extension cords looped that way for storage.

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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2014, 03:52 PM »

I use a  sleeve on the Wyverex I have and then daisy chain the sleeve bridle combination.  Whatever works to keep me out of trouble.

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