Posted 28 June 2008 - 03:45 PM
I've been thinking the last couple of minutes of dead forum time about changing my bridle. Anyone think a bridle made from 90# Laser Pro Gold would be a problem? If so, why? Prove your case, either way. Opinions count on this one.
Sorry if the deep thought request hurts. Missery loves company and I'm hurtin after Mooin' this one over.
Posted 28 June 2008 - 03:51 PM
Posted 28 June 2008 - 04:25 PM
Posted 28 June 2008 - 04:36 PM
I will if I do it, used just enough sleeving (150# Dacron?) to make the connections where either the attachments are made and where the bridle lines hook together. When tied for the final time I will burn the end of the sleeving/line forming a plastic like nub on the end meaning neither the line or sleeving can move cause they're both glued together.
Posted 28 June 2008 - 06:20 PM
There's so little difference in weight (overall), a little light wind technique would do much more for you.
Nice kite, a little history to go with it... Those were the same colors used by Team High Performance from Hawaii, before they got their custom sails.
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Posted 28 June 2008 - 06:54 PM
Posted 28 June 2008 - 11:29 PM
My fathers I bought for his birthday that same year is the exact oppisite. Teal center with the white tips. Beautiful flying together.
I'll try your idea Ant Man. I will eventually try the cored Dacron. I was thinking about the light wind properties when considering the new bridel. Anything to shave weight, ya know. Already tried bridelless. Granted, I attempted that in heavy wind. Tips touching in the middle of the window wasn't what I had in mind.
Since then I put the bridel back on. In doing so I noticed every knot and connection was at a minimum of one half inch off compared to the other side. Sooooo, I put one of the rods through the loop of the shortest knot or connection and retied the loops. Since I've done that the bridle is alot closer to the sail and the lowest tow point is alot closer to the tip than what it was before and compared to any other Rev I've seen a pic of online. I was worried I'd screwed something up till I noticed in the first reflight (with bridel) that reverse flight was suddenly possible. Still doesn't really side slide. But it can fly backwards now. kinda
Posted 28 June 2008 - 11:37 PM
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