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« on: February 10, 2012, 04:16 PM »

I was asked for the  bridle measurements for my Team Next Up. Ian Newham's web page on bridling makes me think that this is a turbo bridle. (http://www.ian.ourshack.org/kitedesign/bridling.html)  Correct me if this doesn't sound right.

The Outhaul: I measured from the LE to the end where the bridle meets the downnhaul and the outhaul.

The Upper Outhaul - larksheaded on the knot furthest from the LE:  The length is 640mm

The Upper Outhaul - larksheaded on the knot closest to the LE: The distance is 600mm.

The Downhaul length to the Upper Outhaul is 550mm.

The length of bridle past where the Outhauls meet the Inhaul, I believe is the turbo leg? In any case, the length is 170 mm total. The Inhaul can attach (measured from where the upper and lower outhauls meet) at 30 mm, 45 mm, 55mm, 60mm, and the last knot is at 170mm.

Does this sound right?

I'm not 100% sure how the point of influence works. My question is this: What happens when the attachment point is moved up and down the turbo leg?
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2012, 06:44 PM »

Hi Bob,


Thank you for taking some time to measure your bridle. My Next up is a static bridle 3 points.  Measurement are:

Upper outhaul: 65mm Note: Upper has a pigtail with 4 knots (15mm in between each knot)
Lower outhaul: 52.5mm
Inhaul: 65.5 mm

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The length of bridle past where the Outhauls meet the Inhaul, I believe is the turbo leg? In any case, the length is 170 mm total. The Inhaul can attach (measured from where the upper and lower outhauls meet) at 30 mm, 45 mm, 55mm, 60mm, and the last knot is at 170mm.

It is for tuning response and turn radius:
Your Next Up has four bridle setting options to customize the turning radius and responsiveness to your flying style. Set each inner leg above one of the four knots to adjust. Setting #1: For finesse fliers who use small control motions and a light "touch." Setting #2: For all-around pilots who like a moderate turning speed and solid tracking.Setting #3: For agressive pilots who like poweful and dramatic moves with large control inputs. Pairs and team fliers who like rail-straight tracking and moderate speed turns. Setting #4: Even more...

Hope it make sense.
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2012, 06:14 AM »

Looks like I forgot the Inhaul. It's 625mm to the turbo leg.

The measurements sound pretty close to your static bridle measurements.
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2012, 06:26 PM »

I tested your bridle setting. Wind was averaging 24km/h. Next Up was tracking extremely well but kite wasnt has tricky. I will extend my test and let you know. Also I found some bridle suggestion the net. See att.

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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2012, 04:20 AM »

It's been a long since I've flown the Team Next Up. I'm interested to see how the different settings affect it. I'll take a look at the settings chart to check it out.
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2012, 06:42 AM »

Finally i was able to test my Next Up in low wind (8-10km/h). Bridle setting was:
Upper outhaul: 620mm
Lower outhaul: 550mm
Inhaul: 625 mm

Easy to roll up, fade, jc and back spin no problem. I think this is a good setting at least for me.
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