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Author Topic: GKPI Meanie bridle modification  (Read 159 times)
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« on: February 03, 2016, 03:03 AM »

Anyone got a GKPI Blue Meanie and want to stop it folding its arms across its belly? Here's a quick description of a successful bridle modification

http://youtu.be/nhbRmveUMhw

A. Attach the line from the the horn to the thumb at the inner side of the thumb, not the front.  This stops the thumb (hence the rest of the hand) from twisting forwards and inwards in light wind.


Also move the line between the thumb and the horn about 12" to the rear of the horn



B.  Add a line between fingers 2 and 3 to pull palm forward a bit.  Make this line the same length as the finger lines and attached to the same collection point.  This prevents the palm from cupping backwards and fingers curling forwards.

C. Add a wrist line to prevent middle of arm blowing rearwards


Since doing this to my Meanie, it has never folded its arms again - in all wind strengths, light, medium or strong!

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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2016, 09:18 AM »

I don't have a Meanie but if I did I would be very appreciative of your post.  Heck, I'm still appreciative of your post.  IMO this is the kind of information sharing that makes forums like this so valuable to the kiting community.
Thanx Kaos
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