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« on: October 14, 2010, 02:29 PM »

My Fearless STD came with 3 Point Bridle. I never flown a kite with Reverse Turbo Bridle before.  I just made a reverse turbo bridle copy from Tempest's Fearless Vented Light and installed it in my beat-up F kite.  I will try it tomorrow. 

What do you think the differences in between the 3 Point Bridle and my new Reverse Turbo Bridle in my F kite ?
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2010, 05:10 PM »

pulls less, even easier rollup, even easier comete, a little more precise maybe.  I keep flip-flopping on which I like better.  I don't think one is clearly better than the other - more a matter of preference.
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2010, 06:04 AM »

Thanks for the reply. Smiley Smiley Smiley

Is there a reason why the Reverse Turbo Bridle helps the kite in rolling up or  comete even Taz better or easier ?

I have done a simple survey regarding some currently available popular kites.  It looks like Reverse Turbo Bridle is very popular.  I wonder why.  Does it offer better performance ?

Here are my findings:
Seven                     Reverse Turbo Bridle
TNT                        3 Point Bridle
K2                          Reverse Turbo Bridle
Fearless Light/STD    3 Point Bridle
Fearless Vented/SUL  Reverse Turbo Bridle
Talon                      Active(some type of modified Turbo ?)
NSE                        Reverse Turbo Bridle
Nirvana(Debray)        Reverse Turbo Bridle
Deep Space             Semi-Active(some type of modified Turbo ?)
Cosmic TC               Unknown   
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2010, 07:02 AM »

Talon                      Active(some type of modified Turbo)

This is the original Active configuration. There are others.

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Deep Space             Semi-Active(some type of modified Turbo Huh)

It's a Turbo/Dynamic with an Activator line as illustrated here. A full Active bridle would have Stabiliser leg too. These are Andy Wardley's terms and as he dreamt up the Active bridle it's probably a good idea to stick to them.

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Cosmic TC               Unknown   

No, it's pretty well known by now. What do you make of this ?



Bridles are the darkest of dark arts. Stuff works 'cos it works. Apart from the Reverse Tri-Axis which will always be rubbish.

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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2010, 07:20 AM »

Damn that's a good looking kite. Is that the same bridle as was on it when it came? Efficient knots them are...

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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2010, 09:56 AM »

Damn that's a good looking kite.
What - bin liner and duct tape is good looking now is it ?  Wink

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Is that the same bridle as was on it when it came? Efficient knots them are...
It is but it's an old picture. Since replaced with something more.... to my liking. It took me ages to make... oh hang on, no it didn't  Tongue

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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2010, 11:26 AM »

Don't go quoting other people at me now, 's not right and proper... Wink

Took some turbo off?

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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2010, 12:18 PM »

Don't go quoting other people at me now, 's not right and proper... Wink
Yeahhhh that's my copyright. Hands off Mike.  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2010, 01:42 PM »

I had a 3 point on my SUL Tattoo and switched to the turbo. The difference is not huge but noticeable especially rolling up. It is quicker to roll up with the turbo. Other than that, it feels a bit quicker to pitch about but flat spin tricks like the Taz, Slots, 540s etc. feel about the same.
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« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2010, 08:23 PM »

After I switched to Reverse Turbo Bridle for my F kite, my comete goes from approv. 15% to 70% in the first trial.  Go figure.  Smiley Smiley Smiley  Now I'm planning to learn the clockwise Comete.   Smiley
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Climax Protec 100ft./55Kg.
Shanti 100ft./90Lbs.(back-up)
Shanti 102ft./150Lbs. flying line sets
Slate color beat-up Fearless STD(Fearless SUL US, 3PT LS) - Main tricking kite
White Fearless STD(5PT) - Back up kite
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