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« on: March 24, 2016, 12:42 AM »

Hi all,

I am not sure if it is my mind or if this is how the stack performs but when flying, it seems to have a smaller window than any single kite I have flown. Is this typical of stacks?

Also, can I adjust the bridle to speed it up at all? I think that I would shorten the upper bridle to bring the nose in - is it sensible to try to mess with this on a stack or just leave as is?

Thanks in advance Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2016, 03:54 AM »

I have my stacks bridle set to the low wind setting

the wind window for my stack is wide depending the wind

a stack is like a heavier kite and requires more wind to fly

12-15mph is optimal

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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2016, 05:04 AM »

Ha, you should have said RTFM Smiley
Thanks for the thought, it does say there is a light wind setting - I'll try it next time.

Last time I flew, it was at least in the 12-15 range, probably a bit too windy - fun though!

Thank you Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2016, 12:00 PM »

I didn't like the way my stack flew either. I ended up seperating out the first kite and adjusting on it until I liked the way it flew (think I ended up shortening the upper bridle lines) then putting the stack back together. Flew much better then.
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2016, 01:23 PM »

My team flies 4 5-nexus stacks with the tails. We found that we had best results with a much lighter bridle, and moved toward the top cross above the light wind knot by 1 to 2 inches depending on the wind (lighter setting when the wind goes up). We fly them from 6 to 8mph to around 24mph.
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2016, 08:45 AM »

My team flies 4 5-nexus stacks with the tails. We found that we had best results with a much lighter bridle, and moved toward the top cross above the light wind not by 1 to 2 inches depending on the wind (lighter setting when the wind goes up). We fly them from 6 to 8mph to around 24mph.

Henri

Thank for the info, I set my 7-stack bridle above the lite wind mark about 1.5 inches and the stack preformed well in 6-7mph

That just opened up many more times when the wind is low to be able to fly my stack

would love to see your team perform    any video or pic's??
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2016, 06:15 PM »

My team flies 4 5-nexus stacks with the tails. We found that we had best results with a much lighter bridle, and moved toward the top cross above the light wind not by 1 to 2 inches depending on the wind (lighter setting when the wind goes up). We fly them from 6 to 8mph to around 24mph.

Thanks Henri,

I have the same issue. Will pull out my stack and make the same changes.

How light a bridle are you flying on?  Different bridle weight for the front kite then the others?

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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2016, 01:36 PM »

Thanks Henri,

I have the same issue. Will pull out my stack and make the same changes.

How light a bridle are you flying on?  Different bridle weight for the front kite then the others?

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About 4 to 5cm closer to the top than the light wind knot (we fly with the tails). All stack lines the same length. 150 to 200 pound lines, 150ft.
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2016, 01:50 PM »

An interesting trick with the nexus stack:
Lay the kites on their bellies (nose in the wind), double check that the stack lines are well placed (the lines to the kite behind have to be above the wingtips, those going to the kite in front below... Unwind your lines, take the handles and walk back fast for about 15ft: dead launch! (you can stop walking when the last kite takes off).
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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2016, 02:59 PM »

Same experience my setting is ab out 1 inch above light wind point. Also tried a short lineset and no tails and in low wind had a good time trying to perfect an axle. 
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« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2016, 01:49 PM »

Thanks for these tips all. I took it out this weekend and only now, while Googling in frustration, found so many replies! Totally forgot I asked.
Suffice to say, I didn't think about setting it above the lighter setting... I will try this next Smiley

Any thoughts on the other knot that moves? The one that slides just below the line connection point and I think goes to the tips? I understand it will make the turns slower/faster. Is this just down to preference?

Thanks all, this is super useful!
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« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2016, 08:23 AM »

The other knot can be slided away while performing the adjustment (it will help...) but should be set back against the prussik knot after.
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