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#1 WindDog

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 04:02 PM

Hi, I just got my first Rev, a 1.5 SLE and I'm lov'n it! The first time I assembled it, I notice that both of the bottom end caps have the bridle line exiting on the same side. It seems that to be perfectly ballanced, they both should exit to the outside or inside of the kite. Please tell me which way is right, and I can easily thread the  cap the other way throught the bungee. My guess is inside :)
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#2 Kitelife

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 04:34 PM

I'm sure someone else will reply with specifics, but I've never noticed a difference whether the bridle comes off the (forward-most) right or left of the cap... My only concern is that it isn't coming from the back side of the cap on one side, creating a differential.

Hope that makes sense.  :wink:

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 04:51 PM

I'm with John on this, I don't think it makes a noticeable difference, as long as its not coming off the back of the kite on one side. I have however fretted and wondered about it, so when I set up a new bridle, I'll tend to make sure that they come off the kite the same way.
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#4 WindDog

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 07:58 AM

Thanks for your replies guys.
I think I may not have made my situation clear. By "same side" I meant left to right, not front to back. So, with the kite logo down, bridle up on the ground, both lower end caps have the bridle exiting the cap on the right side. It's not symetrical, and it seems that this creates a slight imballance. I just don,t know which side the lower bridle points should exit the end caps- my guess is the inside...
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 08:03 AM

For neatness sake, you can line them up the same but, its probably a VERY slight difference.

Now I wanna go check all mine to make sure they are even!

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 08:08 AM

I'd assume there is no practical difference between left/right... As long as they're opposing on each side, L-L, R-R, or reverse of that.  :wink:

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#7 samritter

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 04:05 PM

I would say try it both ways...  Use whichever feels right to you.  If you didn't know the bridle was set up like the original, would you be able to tell that there is something "wrong" with the bridle.  Another thought: could the force on the bridle actually rotate the cap so that the bridle is coming out the front of the kite??

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 05:41 PM

I'd tend to agree... Try both ways, and indeed... The caps are more than likely rotating a little in flight so that the bridle is coming off straight.

GREAT to see you here Sam!  :D

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