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#1 Kitelife

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 05:18 PM

Has anyone here experimented any of the modified bridles that are floating around Europe?

I found this one on the Crazy Drivers site...

http://www.revo-solu...com/Revo1.5.php

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 06:07 PM

its a wild design thats for sure what is the purpose of that type of tie up the regular rev indoor has no bridle and you can strip a bridle off a 1.5 fo indoor as well i would like to see the plans for that and make my own to try it out
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Posted 14 November 2006 - 10:27 AM

It looks to me like a complicated solution to a non-existant problem.

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 01:31 PM

Most of the bridle mods are done to allow the kite to flic flac more easily, or recover more easily.

I have heard of Rev fades, etc... And a different bridle may or may not help when the kite is not "locked in" to flight.

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 02:40 PM

John I have used this bridle on the kites flown by team Crazy Drivers and have also tried them on my own kites.

As with all things, there are pro's and con's.  I found this bridle allows for reverse flight equal to or faster than forward.  Flic-flacs are possible and an equivalent to back spins.  Also possible is a re-launch from when the kite is leading edge down.  

On the negative side I have found sliding to be adversley effected and as a consequence any move with sliding elements.

In any event, the bridle works best if the trick sticks are on the back of the sail.

If you are going to try and make one of these bridles it is important to get the same width cord that was used in the original as otherwise, the lengths don't work.  Unfortunately, I do not know what the correct dimension is.  Fabrice should be able to tell you.  He is very happy to talk to anyone about his ideas.

It's a shame you are so far away as I am in southern California right now and you could have tried one!

Let me know if you want more information.

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 02:51 PM

i am far northeast in jersey steve but i have been thinking alot about that design you say its faster in reverse flight that i would like foir the 1.5 and i am learning flic flaks so that would also be good that the design makes tham eazier as for stop sticks that is my next move to make
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Posted 16 November 2006 - 05:22 PM

I would recommend the sticks on the back if you are going to try the bridle.  Whilst it does work without them, it is far more effective with them.  Infact, if you were just going to do one or the other, I would go for the sticks on the back first.  

What you really want is for the kite to "bow" backwards a little.  This enables the kite to perform spins when it is face down.  

A good trick to try is to flick the kite onto it's back with the leading edge away from you, then pull the right hand and the kite rotates around counter clockwise until it is leading edge away again but face down.  Then flick both hands "thumbs forward" and the kite pops back out.  

Let us know how you get on.

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 02:07 AM

It seems to me that Lam Hoac and Alex Mason use slightly modified bridles, but I can't recall what is different.  :?

I would call Fabrice's bridle a "free floater", as the kite seems to float on the bridle a little more... Less locked in, which I don't care for.

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 05:09 PM

it doesnt look to much complcated then the orignal rev bridle i still am curious to how it flies meaning to try it my self
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