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makatakam

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In Topic: *FRENCH BRIDLES*

18 March 2015 - 12:21 PM

Thanks, Paul. Your reply has been very informative and helpful. I think I'll try flying it and then double-loop the restrictors at the uprights; I guess if they are supposed to restrict movement of the center attachment point then let's see if more restriction is better. Right now there's close to an inch of slack. Just doesn't look right to me, but then, what do I know?

 

I won't let my Zen get away from me. Even stock out of the box, I love it.


In Topic: New York Minute Is Alive

17 March 2015 - 10:53 AM

Hi, Mitch, and welcome to the forum.

 

The best way I can describe it is that it feels "softer". Really can't describe it more accurately. Best way to do it is try one. Compared to an SLE, it feels lighter, smoother and quicker, but has all the precision you have become accustomed to. Normal frame set is green race rods, but you can get with whatever you prefer. The full sail handles a little bit less wind quite nicely, and with diamond rods in it should fly in next to nothing.

 

Also check out the Revolution Kites forum, as well as IKE (Illinois Kite Enthusiasts). IKE is also the home of team 180GO!

 

Get out to some festivals and try one. There are many Rev kiters who have the NYM, and you can try one before you buy. Best way to find out is to give it a test drive.


In Topic: A nice night with nice winds....

14 March 2015 - 08:43 AM

It gets better every time out.


In Topic: *FRENCH BRIDLES*

12 March 2015 - 11:47 AM

Didn't do any measuring. I bought it from Flying Smiles. They make French bridles to replace the bridle on 1.5, 1 and 2 sizes of Rev. Should be install and fly, but just looks weird to me. This is the exact bridle developed and used by team Crazy Drivers and shouldn't need adjustment since it is built to their specs. Other people have purchased and used them and said they are great, so I just wanted to try it without having to build it from  scratch. With that many legs it becomes crazy trying to tie all those bridle-to-bridle knots and come out with the right measurements.


In Topic: *FRENCH BRIDLES*

12 March 2015 - 04:24 AM

Bump.

 

I got some French Bridles from Flying Smiles and installed one on a 1.5 sail a couple of days ago. Was not as difficult as I thought it would be and now I have a question. What is the purpose of the "restrictor" legs from the center loop to the tops of the uprights? I haven't tried flying it yet, but when I put some tension on the line connection points the restrictor legs have quite a bit of slack in them. This seems contradictory to the bridle helping to stiffen/supprt the frame, as they just hang there limp.

 

If anyone can explain this to me, I would appreciate it. Thank You.