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« on: June 12, 2012, 06:22 AM »

It's raining today so I started putting my new Genki Kite together for practice. It looks complicated to me and there is no instructions, so one side at a time for me until I'm comfortable with it. It took me an hour or so to figure out the leading edge pockets.
There is an adjustable line along the length of the kite where the 3 rods connect together making 1 long rod.

How much does this line get adjusted/tightened? What am I looking for on the kite when I adjust this line?

Once I feel comfortable with this side of the kite I can flip it over and ask a few questions about the bridle side. Thanks all.
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2012, 07:31 AM »

That line is used to adjust the bow of the kite. The wingtips should bow backwards about 10% of the overall width of the kite. As an example, you should have 12" of clearance between the line and the kite on a 10' kite.

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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2012, 10:32 AM »

Great! 110" = 11" bow. I got it!

Now for the other side of the kite with the bridle.

The bridle has 6 rings attached to the kite and 3 rings not attached to the kite, the rest of the bridle is nicely braided around itself, but I'm afraid to touch it or pull on it as I will probably make a tangled mess out of it. I don't know anything about braiding, so if I mess with it I'll never get it back the way it was. HELP!
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2012, 10:43 AM »

Mike can you take a picture?
Right now the bridle is probably daisy chained to keep it untangled....
good winds
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2012, 11:35 AM »

Mike can you take a picture?
Right now the bridle is probably daisy chained to keep it untangled....
good winds

I just too 3 pics but I'm not good at getting them to go anywhere, I'll try.
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2012, 11:44 AM »

If you can email the pictures to one of us (thief or me), we would be happy to upload the pictures for you. I'm dying to get a Genki kite myself, so I'll be paying close attention to this thread.

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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2012, 11:48 AM »

If you can email the pictures to one of us (thief or me), we would be happy to upload the pictures for you. I'm dying to get a Genki kite myself, so I'll be paying close attention to this thread.

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That would be great because the pics was 156kb=too big for here.
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2012, 11:54 AM »

yep:
shoot them over to me and i can pop them in.....
thats easy Wink
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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2012, 11:57 AM »

btw: here is a link to Mike Dallmer's Genki plan with basic bridle details on the last page: http://www.aka.kite.org/kiting/doc_view/485-genki-by-mike-dallmer
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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2012, 12:09 PM »

Okay....
Here are the instructions that (should come) came with your kite:
http://www.premierkites.com/pdf/kites/45621.pdf
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« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2012, 12:10 PM »

all in all this bridle is very simple....you can just unloop the bridle and it is really simple to see if it is tangled.....
there are three pair of keels....and each keel has a single line that goes to a ring that connects each front lines and the back lines together.......then there are lines that go off of these rings and join together further up....




In the above picture you will want to carefully pass the ring back through the last loop it is in...and then the daisy chain should pull out just fine...
you do need to add a pigtail to this ring to attach your line to...seems to have disappeared!



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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2012, 12:28 PM »

The Premier kites instructions for their Genki is here under Collections.
http://wholesale.premierkites.com/howto.shtml

It will show you a PDF with pictures and diagrams.
Worth a look.
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« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2012, 12:30 PM »

I'm dying to get a Genki kite myself, so I'll be paying close attention to this thread.

Nancy

Genki's are a great flying kite. Have been flying my for 20 years.  Cool
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« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2012, 12:31 PM »

Genkis are super nice kites....they love light winds...and they are GREAT platforms for designs......
get your artist cap on and get sewing up your own design!
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« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2012, 12:35 PM »

It still looks just as scary in the pictures as it does on my livingroom floor, I had to turn it over so I coundn't see the bridle anymore!
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