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« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2011, 06:11 AM »

on revolution kites
  I always replace the bridle and add magic sticks immediately upon receipt.  If you know how you like 'em set-up, it's foolish to wait around.  I don't want the kite held by the bridle I want it arc-welded in place!  I expect a down-wind field recovery glide of 300% when released from an inverted position.

On SUL Revs,
  I cut the vertical spar down by an inch, so the bottom of the sail is flush with the spar end.  I also use a tapered spar, (Black Diamond 3PT or equal).  I reinforce the back of the sail where the fitting from the magic sticks touches the fabric.

I've wet the bridle's knots with black nail polish to lock 'em in place on occasion as well
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« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2011, 08:11 AM »

I had a problem with my Elixir bridle (lower outhaul) wrapping around the outer standoff connector. 
So, I ran a piece of fishing line from the wingtip nock to the standoff connector.  No more of those tangles.

Also, add another vote for Plasti-dip on kite noses. Nearly all of my kites have it.
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