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#1 HedgeWarden

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:00 PM

Taking down my B-Vented yesterday, I noticed something strange about the setup. I checked it out on the living room floor today, and found I earned another star on my goof-up tally sheet.

History:

* I've managed to tangle the lines of all four of the Decorator's kites parked on the ground. During WSIKF. :kid_cussing:

* I've adjusted my lines on my handles for one more knot of brake, and had to completely remove the handles to sort out the resulting tangle. :kid_brooding:

And many other misadventures. But the new one may be a topper.

* I've discovered after several years and multiple clinics, I've been putting the vertical spars on the wrong side of my vented B. I had not noticed it until yesterday ... (drum roll) ... because the bridle was also on the wrong side of the kite. :kid_frustrated: :kid_frustrated: :kid_frustrated:

Removed the two outer leading edge spars, and easily "turned the kite inside out" so the bridle is on the side that says "Revolution" again. I'm just hoping it flies as well, with the bridle not tangled on itself. :P
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:11 PM

The more you fly, the more you learn. I would laugh if I haven't also done these things myself. :kid_smartass:

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:38 PM

* I've discovered after several years and multiple clinics, I've been putting the vertical spars on the wrong side of my vented B. I had not noticed it until yesterday ... (drum roll) ... because the bridle was also on the wrong side of the kite. :kid_frustrated: :kid_frustrated: :kid_frustrated:

Removed the two outer leading edge spars, and easily "turned the kite inside out" so the bridle is on the side that says "Revolution" again. I'm just hoping it flies as well, with the bridle not tangled on itself. :P

Could it be that you only had the sail reversed?

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:16 AM

For a second there I thought you'd managed to fly with the verticals on the windward side. That takes more skill, you know. An advanced maneuver. :kid_content: But it sounds like you just had your sail inside out. Funny no one noticed. I will admit to flying one of my kites inside out for QUITE a while. :blink: No one told me because I was always off flying far far away from other kites. It earned me a nearly worn through bridle.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:48 AM

Chalk one up for the "you can teach an old dog new tricks"!! Posted Image

PS: I saw someone at LC that had done that on purpose with one of the speed series kites!! The seams were like wear strips, right under his vertical spars!!! Posted Image

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#6 HedgeWarden

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:26 PM

Could it be that you only had the sail reversed?


I call it "inside out" because to correct it, I pulled each wing back through the bridle - like fixing a shirt that is inside-out. ;)

But yeah - the effect is almost like having the sail reversed, except parts of the bridle upper legs are twisted on themselves.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:57 AM

The more you fly, the more you learn. I would laugh if I haven't also done these things myself. :kid_smartass:


I have done those things myself, and I'm still laughing. :D

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