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Terry S
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« on: March 09, 2017, 11:03 AM »

I would like to ask the advice of anyone with experience using Benson kites. I recently acquired a newer Baenson Deep Space UL kite. I noticed that it does not have any adjustment points on the harness. Is this a common design for Benson kites or is there a way to adjust the bridal for wind conditions? Many of my American  kites have easy adjustments,
Usually at the top of the kite. Any feedback would be appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2017, 12:38 PM »

Benson kites dont typically have any adjustments to them. I have the full line of the deep space and like them all very much.
The ul flies fairly low but will not fly in what i would call no wind/ to extreme sul wind. You can stretch it down to lower winds by removing any velcro weights, If there are any. Also possibly wrapping the upper connection point around the top spreader( to shorten in a little) but i find this doesnt gain you much and isnt worth the effort.
Not sure if you bought the kite new or used but Tim's page does have bridle specs on it I believe to check the measurements. I know there were some tweaks on different generations of kites
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2017, 02:58 PM »


I would not mess with a Deep Space bridle, unlike many kites rushed to market the DS was tested and tweaked to perfection - it was not a quick process, especially for us waiting for them !

If you want it to fly lower - here are your options:

.1) Remove the tail weight.
.2) Remove the upper spreader
.3) Use lighter lines
.4) Use shorter lines.

I like to fly the DSUL as a street kite ... on 20 or 30' lines. I've been the only kite in the air at festivals when everyone was grounded and grumbling.

More of that here: http://v2.2.kiteclique.com/short-lines-street-style/

-Frazer
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2017, 07:04 PM »

Thanks for the feed back. I will try your advice if the wind gets really low.
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2017, 12:52 AM »

Terry .... email sent Cool
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