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Author Topic: Need help on Ocius Std.  (Read 1417 times)
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« on: April 18, 2011, 05:49 AM »

Hi i've got an Ocius Std. I've replaced the worn bridle with a dyneema line..and it stretched.. I've drawn a diagram of the two parts of the bridle which i didnt know what its called below. Thanks in advance.


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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2011, 06:23 AM »

So the first thing I would do is purchase some 100lb bridle line from Steve (our forum host) at Chico Kites... link at top of right hand column of sponsors.

As for measurements, I would call these sections the middle outhaul (shorter middle portion attached to leading edge, circled on left of your diagram) and the lower outhaul (longer portion attached below Lower Leading Edge Connector circled on right side of your diagram).

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middle outhaul = 39.7cm (it is attached to the leading edge and the rest of the bridle using larkshead knots... this measurement is from the inside of the leading edge, to the inside of the knot connecting to the rest of the bridle)

lower outhaul = 51.2cm (from inside of leading edge at lower connector to inside of knot connecting to the rest of the bridle)

remember, I've given you measurements that do not include the knots (because I didn't take my bridle apart to measure).  my guess is that you could email Jon at Skyburner and he could give you more precise measurements. hope this helps. 
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2011, 08:51 AM »

wouldn't the bridle be the same as the Ocious UL you have???
I would drop Jon T an email and purchase a new bridle...(tied bridles....hated it.....ugh)
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2011, 09:41 AM »

Thank you guys. I've bought bridle line from KAFT, only needs measurement. Im not sure if the STD bridle are of the same measurement to the SUL.. Jon T got measured/tied bridle?  Embarrassed
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2011, 10:31 AM »

So the first thing I would do is purchase some 100lb bridle line from Steve (our forum host) at Chico

I would use heavier than 100 lb bridle line. More like 160-200 lb. Especially since you already wore a bridle out. The light stuff wears quick on a std.
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2011, 02:18 PM »

My reason for choosing 100lb line is to keep the bridle consistent (if only replacing said portions of the original bridle).  I believe the factory bridle on the standard is 100lb... certainly choose heavier line if durability is the goal.
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2011, 06:28 PM »

If ya give Steve a call, I am sure he could order in a complete replacement bridle for you no problem.
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