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« on: May 23, 2012, 07:01 PM »

I was flying my Wala and there happened to be another guy in the same park as me that was flying his own giant octopus parafoil.  My wala seemed to be flying fine but he came up to me and told me I should move my knot.  I let him look at my bridle... he took my larks knot off the pigtail and reattached my line a bit further down the bridle.

Here's a pic... on the right is the pigtail which I haven't adjusted at all from the factory setting, and is where I've always been attaching my line.  The knot on the left is where he tied my line (I haven't untied it yet).  I'm wondering what knot did he use to attach the line to the bridle?  And is this a reliable knot to use?

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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2012, 10:22 PM »

It's a little bit hard to tell from the photo but it is probably a Sheet Bend.  Does the flying line come in from the left of the photo or the bottom of the photo?

Sheet Bend


Yes it is a reliable knot.
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2012, 12:32 AM »

a note about the sheet bend; it's a stationary know, it won't move. a virtue, in the right spot.
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2012, 05:56 AM »

It's a little bit hard to tell from the photo but it is probably a Sheet Bend.  Does the flying line come in from the left of the photo or the bottom of the photo?

Sheet Bend


Yes it is a reliable knot.


Sorry for the bad picture.  The flying line is coming from the bottom of the photo.
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2012, 07:30 AM »

Changing the tow point probably made it more kite and less glider. Only you can decide if the original tow point, the new one, or somewhere else is the best position for your flying goals and preferences.
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