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« on: July 29, 2012, 03:00 PM »

I'll preface this post with the fact that I'm not much of slk guy.
I just got a premier crystal box kite. It is bridled from one point and seems to fly 'on its back'. Is it possibly to bridle it at a second place on the 'other side' to get it to fly more upright or will it not fly right?
As soon as i down load the camera I'll post a couple of shots of it

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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2012, 05:25 PM »

There is a poor video of the kite on youtube
PREMIER KITES CLARKE'S CRYSTAL 11072


does is fly this this
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2012, 05:38 PM »

There are two different versions of this design...the original UK version that are brought into the US by Ray Merry.. and there is a version available from premier kites as well.....

Designed to be a tumbler or stable......

Definitely pop a two or three legged bridle on it to settle it out....
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2012, 06:39 PM »


Not sure if the picture will show or not. It's bridled at the bottom only in one point. Fairly stable, when there was enough wind.
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2012, 07:52 PM »


Not sure if the picture will show or not. It's bridled at the bottom only in one point. Fairly stable, when there was enough wind.

Good looking kite  Grin

You right a single point bridle is stable. They can adjust quickly to changes in the wind. The big weakness is they are hard to launch.

For a traditional two point bridle connect the upper part to the spar at the leading edge and attach a pig tail using a "prusik knot" for the tow point. This knot is quickly adjustable to different wind speed.

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