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« on: June 13, 2009, 08:59 PM »

I have never been able to catch on with this kite and someone told me that the reason might be that the bridle measurements might be off.
Can someone who has the kite please post the bridle measurements for me?
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2009, 09:30 PM »

My stock NFX Bridle measurements:
 
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U Outhaul  = 55.5 cm on the center pigtail knot & 53.5 cm on the shortest
L Outhaul  = 43 cm
Inhaul       = 56

I was going to try some changes though. There are some optional bridles Here
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2009, 09:47 AM »

Thank you. That is exactly what I was looking for.
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2009, 04:56 PM »

This is what I have from Roger for the stock bridle:

Incidence (Upper Outhaul): 54cm
Exterior (Lower Outhaul): 45cm
Interior (Inhaul): 57cm

I have adjusted the UO to 50.5cm and find that to be nearly perfect for me. It tames the oversteer and actually is quite precise.
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2009, 08:56 PM »

Thanks Randy. The oversteer is what turned me off to this kite. It would often turn a complete revolution with virtually no input.
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2009, 09:38 PM »

Yeah, I've been flying my NFX with the nose pulled all the way in. Most of the oversteer went away and it's still ez to stall & trick. I also reframed mine last week like ET's. P200 LEs and 5PT LS. So far I like it a lot. I'll probably tie a new bridle too.
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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2009, 05:10 PM »

Thanks for the advice. I ended up following Randy G's recommended modification since it was the easiest and I am lazy. I just got back from a weekend at Long Beach (Washington.) Winds were pretty brisk, but there were some relatively light air times too. What a difference a few centimeters makes! The kite was very well behaved in brisker winds (maybe due to decreased angle of incidence with the shortening of the upper outhaul), but it really shone as the winds dropped. Still can't do a Taz Machine with any consistency  Undecided, but pretty much everything else came easier than on any of my other R Sky kites. A real trick machine.
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