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« on: September 30, 2010, 12:19 PM »

I just made a F kite bridle line copy and it took me like 1.5 hrs. to finish both sides ! Cry Is there a way to speed up the process ?

This is a 3 point bridle.
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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2010, 12:33 PM »

Is it a 3 point bridle or a reverse turbo? I need help to build a rt.
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2010, 12:51 PM »

I made a bridle board from the original and then made a new one from the board.  Then, I compared the new one to the original.

It took many hours of trial and error to get it right, but the new one seems to work as well as the original.

It's alot of work and was fun to do, but next time I think I may just have Lam send me another one!  Smiley


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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2010, 05:11 PM »

What on earth is an F kite?
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2010, 05:31 PM »

I just made a F kite bridle line copy and it took me like 1.5 hrs. to finish both sides ! Cry Is there a way to speed up the process ?

This is a 3 point bridle.

Why don't you just get a replacement from the maker ?

I'm sure he'll tie one for you ... for like $45 or so.

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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2010, 05:48 PM »

 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
 Grin Grin Grin
 Smiley Smiley Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2010, 05:58 PM »

F-Kite...

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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2010, 07:23 PM »

That's a fxxxxxg good looking kite.  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2010, 12:26 AM »

It flies better than it looks...  Huh
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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2010, 01:34 AM »

Quote from: cids
I just made a F kite bridle line copy and it took me like 1.5 hrs. to finish both sides

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It took many hours of trial and error to get it right


Eh ?

I realise that this is the Fearless being discussed here and hyperbole is rarely far away but a static bridle should not take this long to recreate, with or without a bridle board. Is it performing the correct incantations that takes so long ? </sarcasm>

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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2010, 04:36 AM »

Maybe after you've tied a few dozen bridles, it doesn't take that long to tie one up, but I'm sure the first few take a bit of time, especially if there's alot of undo/redo involved...
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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2010, 07:43 AM »

I'm sure the first few take a bit of time...
It'd be hard for me to accept 1.5 hrs or many hours as "a bit of time" and my training is in geology.

A static bridle is, conventionally, two pieces of line and a selection of knots per side. Unless the Fearless' secret is that its bridle is composed of a pan-dimensional, hyper-intelligent race of beings (whose three dimensional protrusions into our universe is an ordinary static bridle* then it should not take long to make and make accurately.

A bridle stick/board helps but it's hardly vital. Measure, cut, tie, fiddle about a bit - done. Let us not make a meal of things.

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« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2010, 08:21 AM »

Measure, cut, tie, fiddle about a bit - done. Let us not make a meal of things.

Add what felt like an hour for getting the knots undone on the old bridle, at least on the bridle I swapped last night  Roll Eyes

Streuth they were cinched up tight.
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« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2010, 08:38 AM »

Quote from: cids
I just made a F kite bridle line copy and it took me like 1.5 hrs. to finish both sides

Quote from: tpatter
It took many hours of trial and error to get it right


Eh ?

I realise that this is the Fearless being discussed here and hyperbole is rarely far away but a static bridle should not take this long to recreate, with or without a bridle board. Is it performing the correct incantations that takes so long ? </sarcasm>

Mike.


I tied a RT bridle, not a static one. 

I do think that the first time that you make a bridle will indeed take much longer than subsequent times (much like most things).  I can make one in 10 minutes now.
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« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2010, 11:19 AM »

I guess my hands are slow and clumsy.  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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