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Author Topic: Stand off & bridle settings  (Read 4101 times)
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« on: March 14, 2009, 12:31 PM »

How come i can only fly my kites in low to mid range winds with the standoffs at strong wind position and the bridle set at light wind position... Cant be right surely.

Any Ideas  Huh


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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2009, 12:35 PM »

What kite(s)?

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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2009, 12:44 PM »

Quantum,3D and the E2 are all set up that way.

If the wind is a little strong  Hmmm 10/15mph Strong wind Yeah

Stand off`s out and the bridle down,,, really strugle with control

If the wind is low  Hmmm   1/6 mph  Low wind Yeah

Stand off`s in and the bridle up,,, really strugle

Is it me

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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2009, 03:44 PM »

Just for base settings (not all kites are the same) Undecided

Stand-offs out - higher winds - less lift

Stand-offs in - lower winds more lift.

Bridle down-less lift, more stability(stalls - side slides)

Bridle up-nose forward-lighter wind more drive and less stability

Bridle up is used for the lightest and the heaviest winds (less pull and fewer broken linesets than on the heavy side). 

Kant Fly......might just as well buy!
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