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« on: October 31, 2010, 12:30 AM »

I need some help. A few days ago I undone the wrong knots on the bridle and ended up having to work how to reattach the lines together. Today was the first time out since i'd redone them. It flew ok and tracked ok but it was very bumpy through the air. The wind was constant. At a guess between 15-20km/hour. I'm guessing the bridle knots are either toartar forward or too far back. Any help would be appreciated. 
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2010, 06:07 PM »

If you could tell us what your kite is, someone here on the Forum may be able to provide the correct measurements for the bridle.
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2010, 10:07 PM »

Hi mate,
I'm fairly confident no one on here would have one. It's just a lowend beginners dually. Just thought what was happening may have been a symptom of the nose being too high or too low. It's a windspeed kite with a wingspan of 160cm so it's not for the pro's. I've been in contact with the australian seller of the brand and he has given me some measurements to try out. I'm pretty happy that even though it's a low end brand the customer support is there to help. 
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2010, 12:47 AM »

Once you have both sides adjusted the same, do this simple test.

With NO wind, launch the kite with a good strong pull and watch how high the kite goes with that 1 pull.

Then adjust the bridle to shorten the upper leg, or just wrap the upper bridle line once around the upper spreader connector for this test.

Then redo the launch in NO wind with the same strong pull and see if the kite goes higher or not as high as last time.

By doing this test with several different bridle lengths (longer, shorter, etc), you will find the bridle leg lengths that cause the kite to go the highest with 1 pull in NO wind.

That will be the best bridle settings to provide the most efficient flying which means the kite will fly in the least amount of wind.

I don't know what would cause a kite to fly in a bumpy fashion unless the bridle legs were all too short. That can cause a kite to rock as it flies.

Hope that helps.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2010, 11:51 AM »

Cheers for that mate, I'll give it a try. Appreciate the help.
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