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« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2012, 12:41 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!
Did you look at the link I sent?
It should help.
If you're still scared I'll send you my address and you can mail it to me. I do want you to live in fear.  Wink
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« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2012, 01:14 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!
Did you look at the link I sent?
It should help.
If you're still scared I'll send you my address and you can mail it to me. I do want you to live in fear.  Wink
Yes I did look at those instructions, I'm not sure what they mean about tie tow loop to any bungee, but thief did mention using a pigtail on the tow loop which makes more sense when it comes to tying. If I have some old shipping boxes laying artound I just might have your address.
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« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2012, 02:30 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!


lol.... after my participation in That Other Thread. Well, this is exactly right-- open source offered by the designer. Awesome-- thanks for the link!
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« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2012, 03:19 PM »

a video of a daisy chain is here:
No Tangle Rope Storage
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« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2012, 04:02 PM »

Thanks for the video. I always wanted to know how to do the daisy chain.
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« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2012, 06:18 PM »

Thanks for the video. I always wanted to know how to do the daisy chain.

Might practice it on a bit of line, yarn, rope, or an electric extension cord before tackling a multi line bridle. I've mentioned it before but find someplace on the kite you can larkshead that pigtail to. A tail attachment loop is ideal. As long as there are no loose line ends to work around and tie knots while stored and transported you will never have a tangled bridle when you want to fly it.
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« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2012, 06:44 PM »

a video of a daisy chain is here:
No Tangle Rope Storage
I can't look at that video! The picture scares me! If you go out in the wood tonight! I'm 61 years old, if I lived that long without a daisy chain, I guess I can live another 61 years without out it! Out of what I have in the picture I don't know what the right string/place to grab and pull, my track record isn't too good as to which wire to cut! KABOOM!
like my first dual line and my first quad line. spaghetti in honey! uncle!uncle!
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« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2012, 06:49 PM »

Kinda like a larkshead or putting the loop on the end of a lineset or half axles; i find it easier to understand in person and then i can do it without thinking Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2012, 06:56 PM »

Kinda like a larkshead or putting the loop on the end of a lineset or half axles; i find it easier to understand in person and then i can do it without thinking Cheesy
Yes like that but with one exception! That whole bridle is a daisy chain right now, and I'd be the first to turn it into a knot!
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« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2012, 07:02 PM »

If you need to sleep, box it up and PM for my addy.  Cool
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« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2012, 11:17 PM »

I'm 61 years old, if I lived that long without a daisy chain, I guess I can live another 61 years without out it!


Ah Mike, its time for the old dog to learn new tricks. The Dasiy Chain works like a dream. What scares me is having to untangle a bridle every time I want to fly.  Cry

I'm 53 and proof an old dog can learn something new.
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« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2012, 09:08 AM »

Here's an update, I just undid the daisy chain! Now I'll take it out for a test ride. Luckily I can just bring it back in and place it on the floor until I learn Daisy Chaining, but tying the pigtail seems to work ok for me.
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« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2012, 10:48 AM »

Trying to launch it, it would go from side to side then crash, I added a few small tails and it would go up and sway around up there then come down to the ground, any ideas?
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« Reply #28 on: June 13, 2012, 11:06 AM »

first thought is wind....how much was there? were you backed up against anything that would create a wind "shadow" where when the kite got above the shadow it might be in a LOT more wind?

Where are you located?
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« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2012, 11:19 AM »

There is a SLK phenomen called the pendulum effect. The shorter the line you have out the more the kite sways side to side. The bigger the kite the bigger the swing/sway.
Let more line out or longline launch it.

How much line did you have out?
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