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#1 antman

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 03:59 PM

well i dont know if anybode else has this problem but all ask anyway... i fly at the beach alot and for a while ive always had a problem with the stock rev bridles getting all chewed up from the sand i do clean my kites but long term flying takes a tool on the bridles so i made my own 1.5 and super sonic bridles out of 200# dacron line its a little thicker then what they use but it works great and so far a month has gone by and 10 flights later all is well im sure you guys hav made rev bridles before i know im not the first but im glad to know i figured it all out and it works good i like knowing my bridle designs are doing their job im going to do a blast bridle next stay tuned..... :P
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Posted 17 October 2006 - 04:00 AM

May I recommend you consider using the 170# High test bridle line instead of the dacron, particularly if sand is the normal surface you fly from?  It's much easier to tie and undo, plus I'd wager "more durable besides".  The factory bridles are made out of the 100# stuff, but heavier duty is available if you want it.

After you get your replacement bridle tuned exactly to your liking on the kite, then take it off and make a bridle board.
(Thereafter replication will be real easy, if you ever wanted another!)

#3 Kitelife

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 08:23 AM

Very odd... I don't think I've replaced more than two bridles in my 15 years of flying.

Antman, just for our education... Where on the bridle are you showing signs of wear?

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#4 antman

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 04:42 PM

john on all the tie points in other words where the bridle loops around the end caps ive always had problems with the 1 1.5 and exp the rest have not given me any problems the speed series and blast have stronger bridles after the bridl;e wears down on the end cap tie it will eventullay get weak and break thats why i decided to try my own design
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Posted 18 October 2006 - 12:12 PM

Interesting.

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 01:59 PM

I have to admit I would agree with John.  I have been flying revs since 1995 and still have the kite I started flying in 1995/6.  I flew it individually and in team (so it got hours of flying) and the bridle has never had a problem.

So I too am intrigued!!  However, if it's happening, it's happening! :-)

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#7 antman

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 05:38 PM

well ive only had problems with my 1.5 for now but mabie i just got a bad one i too find it strange because rev kites can take a pretty good beating but i can still say my homemade bridle is working great john if you got my e mail you should have seen it
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 08:06 AM

I got the photo... Doesn't show much though, being a full-kite shot.  A close up of the bridle areas would work better. ;)

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#9 antman

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 11:44 AM

john i will send them to you
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