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Author Topic: Minimize input via bridle adjustment?  (Read 575 times)
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« on: January 12, 2013, 08:41 AM »

I'm with my SF Pro, and all that i know about bridle adjustemet is to adjust is the AOA by shifting the top bridle.
Are there any adjustments that can be made to reduce input required for the kite, so that I can swing my arms lesser?
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2013, 09:02 AM »

A Beatnik was standing on a street corner in New York City, and a tourist comes up and asks him, “Can you tell me how to get to Carnegie Hall?” The Beatnik replies, “Practice man, practice.”

All jokes aside, learning how to minimize your arm movements comes with time. Patience Grasshopper...

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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2013, 09:31 AM »

very loosely moving the towpoints toward the centre will have that effect but any bridle change has lots of consequences so while it might turn quicker for a smaller input you will probably find your backspins suffer for example.

Make your changes in small increments and whenever you try a change always measure and mark original positions so you can return to original settings when you don't like what you've done.

To see if you like the feel of moving the towpoints in try just tying a temporary knot in your inhauls to shorten them.

This just scratches the surface of bridling trys to describe the changes in feel you get with different adjustments
http://www.iannewham.com/kitedesign/bridling.html

and no discussion on bridles is complete without a link here
http://www.andywardley.com/kites/bridle/index.html
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