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« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2009, 05:58 PM »

I stand corrected.....  Need to study those drawings again.
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« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2009, 03:57 PM »

I received my E3 this week, just had time to fly it yesterday and was quite disappointed with its performance just out of the bag, for me (I may qualify as an intermediate pilot) it was almost impossible to backspin this kite, two or three of my friends experimented the same with it, apart of that, fades were very unstable, requiring constant corrections to keep it there for a few seconds, the turns were too wide and slow, the pull quite strong. As a previous E2 owner, I expected the E3 to be just like the E2 or a little better, I also own a Zephyr, but the only trick I could do easily on this E3 were the 540, the axel and half axel.
Based on the experiences of other E3 owners read in this forum I started fiddling with the bridle and found that by shortening the outhaul I could improve backspin performance a little, at least I can get a backspin started in half of my tries. I also got some extra improvement by giving it a longer turbo, I tied a couple of knots on the leader line so I could move the inhaul attachment approximately two inches away.
Today I tried to copy the E2 bridle, keeping the original outhauls and replacing the inhauls for a longer one and attaching it approximately 3 inches below the strong wind knot in the outhaul. This was very easy to do due to the particular way of attaching the  inhaul to the center-T. The kite changed quite a lot to my liking, it didn't pull so much as before, fades were much more stable and backspin much more doable. I still don't like the way it does lazy susans.
Will keep experimenting with the bridle till I get more comfortable with this kite, it so nice that it's worth the extra effort.
I'll try to keep posting my findings as I advance on this experiments.
Best regards from Argentina.
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« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2009, 04:42 PM »

I had the opportunity to fly the E3 again today (three days in a row, that's lucky, isn't it?), this time with the exact mods suggested by Gardner in this thread and although the wind was too light today, I got the feeling that the kite is flying much better with this mods than out of the bag, particularly the backspin and the stability of the fade.
One question to Gardner and Dave: is it me or the yo-yo stoppers are a bit too high on the leading edge? I mean, I feel it is relatively difficult to steer the kite once rolled up, particularly in low winds. I may try lowering them one inch or so.

Regards from Argentina,

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« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2009, 09:53 PM »

I'm glad to hear that the suggestions worked for you.


In answer to your question about the yo-yo stoppers, I didn't notice whether they were too high or not.  Rolled up control seemed OK to me

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« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2009, 07:27 PM »

I've posted a video flying the E3, you can take a look at:
Prism E3 21-jun-09


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« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2009, 02:48 PM »

Very nicely done.  Love the camera angle.
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« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2009, 08:01 PM »

Thanks a lot Gardner... now I found what I'm looking for in E3. Feel better with my E3 after doing the mods. Really like it. Thanks  Grin
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« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2009, 09:45 PM »

You're welcome.  Glad to help.

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« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2009, 12:03 AM »

hey there,
 I'm new here and found this forum from your awesome you tube video. (Thank you and very well done!) I am a long time kiter and two months ago bought an E3 to get into freestyle. So far I can fade, axle and backflip Smiley

 I am going to try this bridle setup... my question is: Where do you guys like to place the E3's spine weight? I have it in the middle between the center T post and the bottom of the spine.

Thank you, I look forward to this new found forum!

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« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2009, 07:05 AM »

Try setting the weight about 3-4 inches below the center-T.  That what Mark R. recommends.  Thast seems to work great.

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