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#1 PsychoJon

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 09:12 AM

so i finaly got a 10' line set to try streey kiting, but can i get away with attaching the line to the bridle or is there soem reason the bridle absolutely need or should be taken off and attach the lines directly? Also any tips or removed and puttign the bridle back on?

#2 Kitelife

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 09:54 AM

I take the bridle off so I can easily 3D pull/catch (crucial to me for street kiting)... With the bridle, it doesn't work as well.

Taking the bridle off is a breeze! Just leave the whole bridle in one piece, and take it off the kites at these points:
  • Outside wingtips (R-L).
  • Top and bottoms of the verticals.
  • Center of the kite, by untying the loop there.
The kite should be dissembled, same as when it is stored, but not rolled up.

The way your bridle is attached to the end caps, VERY simple... They put it on by pushing the loop through the end cap (alongside the bunji), then pulling that loop over the end cap itself and tightening.

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#3 antman

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 12:30 PM

well i would take the bridle off because the hard asphalt cement and wood can tear up a bridle fast im sure john is good enough not to let this happen but as for me i have torn up a few bridles in the process
GOD PUT ME HERE. TO ENJOY THE WINDS

#4 Kitelife

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 12:41 PM

Oh, I do damage... I'm not immune. ;)

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#5 St.Even

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 04:11 AM

Sans bridle and with short lines things happen really fast Jon & you need to keep things moving. It's another new thrill with your kite. Have fun!




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