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« on: October 21, 2012, 06:39 PM »

OK I picked up a Rev 1 t300 version that has the older bridle and fittings on it. Does anyone know what material these woere made from and is it worth my time updating the bridle and all the other fittings to the newer ones. It has the metal fittings for the rods on it now and the bridle is shorter on the bottom than the top. Thanks for any input.  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2012, 08:38 PM »

I've got a couple of those just like your kite, with the metal caps . . . . and welcome to the dark side (your profile says dark side newbie  Smiley). 

If I recall my rev history correctly, the old bridles were designed for a line set that had different length top and bottom lines, and the line sets have "old school" snap swivel clips to attach to the handles and bridle loops on the kite.  I have a couple of those line sets with the clips as well . . . never bothered to use them.  If your kite came with lines & handles, you might want to stake the lines out to check the lengths.

If it didn't come with a line set, I'd say you can just get a new bridle, and you should be fine with your existing rev line set.  You'd probably save a little weight by replacing the end caps with new ones without the metal, but not that much.

Which reminds me . . . I need a couple new-school Rev 1 bridles.  And maybe some new Rev 2 bridles . . . and maybe some stacking lines.  Uh oh . . . must resist kite purchases . . . .
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2012, 12:21 PM »

Your best bet would be to purchase new bridles.  We have them in stock.  Price is $12.00 each.  If you have the old school linesets that are different lengths, you will need to either add pigtails to your handles or re-tie the linesets so they are all equal length.
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2012, 07:14 PM »

Kent, Thanks. I sent you an e-mail about the bridle and other things for it.
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