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Author Topic: Bridle Wear (Soul Idea)  (Read 1771 times)
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« on: August 06, 2009, 04:02 PM »

Last weekend, I burned through another bridle on my Fearless. When I tied the new one, I took an idea from my Soul.
I used a piece of electrical wire with the metal core pulled out.


I'll see how it works....
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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2009, 05:07 PM »

thanx rex cheaper than swapping out to black diamond and will outlast that also
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2009, 05:37 PM »

if you're flying enough to go through not just one bridle but 'another bridle', then you sir, are the man.
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2009, 07:16 PM »

could probably use small guage heat shrink tube also?  It comes in colors too..... Grin
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2009, 08:25 PM »

Cool idea!

Its the only thing I have found that I think could be improved on the Fearless - that baby sits so deep in a turtle that it wears on the bridle (but its worth it!).  My SUL is a few JLs away from coming undone!  Smiley  The Light and Standard have much thicker bridle there, but they are getting a little "fuzzy".

I put some clear tape between the standoffs which seems to have slowed down the wear.  I will look into your solution.

I know I do far more tricks-per-minute on my Fearless than any other kite that I've owned, so I imagine the wear may be no worse than others seen that way. 

Its sort of like having to replace tires on a high performance sports car more often than you do on a minivan, I guess.

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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2009, 12:32 PM »

I have been using Steve's Moonie tape on the LS in the wear areas and that seems to work pretty well without changing anything.  I still figure about a bridle per year per kite.


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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2009, 02:08 PM »

Has anyone taken this idea farther down the leadout to where it comes in contact with the trailing edge to help prevent wear there?
I agree with the moonie tape - wonderful stuff. Also works really well at the upper spreader wear patch.
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2009, 03:31 PM »

i have a couple kites that have what look like drink straws over the lower spreaders, maybe this would help?
just a thought
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2009, 04:41 PM »

I have been burning through an outhaul about every 9 months. After flying the new set up for a few days, I can notice no difference in the feel of the kite.
The inhaul was getting fuzzy for the first time after 3 years, so I replaced it also. My trailing edge is wearing, so I re-enforced it with Gaffers Tape.
I may look and some of your ideas for the trailing edge with future kites.
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