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« on: July 05, 2012, 05:10 PM »

I just received my latest purchase, and I had some questions. I've never worked with bridles before (outside of moving larksheads up and down to pre-defined stop points), and this one included two.

I think I have it figured out, but I wanted to verify. First, here's the bridle that was attached when it was shipped. I'm guessing this is the reverse turbo bridle? (The towel is just to get some contrast behind the bridle.)

Here's the second bridle that was shipped, and I think I have it layed out for the same left wing as above. Tow point on the bottom, then clockwise around: lower outhaul, upper outhaul, and inhaul. This is just the stock turbo bridle, right? (It's hard to photograph without pulling it up to a third dimension. That keeper line is distorting the shape when it's pressed flat.)

In the selling post, tpatter says he prefers the reverse turbo. What's the difference between the two? What will be the differences in handling? Or is it just a matter of personal preference for advanced fliers?

Finally, the nose webbing likes to sit rotated about 45 degrees. Is this an issue I should worry about, and if so, how would I address it? Or is it not important?

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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2012, 07:42 PM »

Just my 2 cents... there may be lots of opinions on the bridle. If you'll notice on the reverse turbo the pig tail leg goes to the leading edge helping with spin tricks like the Taz. the 3 point pig tail goes to the spine. just a matter of prefference.

As for the nose... no problem, it will straighten out with wind in the sail.

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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2012, 08:03 PM »

You can search Nirvana on GWTW.  It provides all kind of information that can be helpful.

This is what Tom replied today here:

It is repeated below:

"There are some great bridle details here for the Nirvana:

The one in your picture is on page 3 (I think).  Both should be detailed in the doc. 

Don't know about Ns in general, but both my Nirvana NFX and 15 have noses that look like your picture."

The nose does not affect performance at all and here is a video of this kite in action.

Enjoy your kite  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2012, 08:15 PM »

PM or mail me..i have the original and tweaked Nirvana bridle config


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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2012, 10:39 PM »

I've put two bridles on the same kite for testing lots of times. Makes it real easy to switch between them before the wind changes.

Allen, AKA kitehead
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