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Fuel 2015 bridle

Postby Langosta » Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:03 am


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Re: FUEL 2015 bridle

Postby edt » Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:07 am

oh good grief. if i wanted an rpm i would buy an rpm. please slingshot don't do this again.

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Re: FUEL 2015 bridle

Postby jespin4845 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:08 am

something tells me i need a new quiver!!!

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Re: FUEL 2015 bridle

Postby dyyylan » Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:15 am

don't freak out just yet... i've seen these around and they look just like the good old fuel we're used to. the bridles are optional 8)

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Re: FUEL 2015 bridle

Postby edt » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:03 am

dyyylan wrote:don't freak out just yet... i've seen these around and they look just like the good old fuel we're used to. the bridles are optional 8)
but if they make the leading edge smaller because of the bridle I mean you choose to optimize for bridle or for pure C if they are serious about the bridle that means smaller leading edge worse pure C kite performance. On the other hand, old fuels in good condition are easy to find so I really shouldn't worry too much.

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Re: FUEL 2015 bridle

Postby BWD » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:39 am

Back in the day I would have cried blasphemy.
But.
Optional.
And, in the old days you could use a 5th to improve range, and to a degree, upwind angle.
Post 2008 the 5th line no longer seemed to help with range as much so it was nice to ditch it.
Now, if I had this bridle option in my fuels would it be nice for the times the wind is up and down or gusty? There are days my friend on rpms has it easier for sure.
And I wonder if it helps with upwind or relaunch.
I am guessing the SS guys have preserved the way the kite flies otherwise, sure hope so.
Seems like sheeting in a little more would keep a fuel back as far as needed.
So in spite of myself I look forward to checking it out actually.

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Re: FUEL 2015 bridle

Postby L0KI » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:51 am

Awesome......now it's a C4.

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Re: FUEL 2015 bridle

Postby edt » Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:01 am

Image

leading edge looks just as thick as ever. no problem then. That's all I was worried about.

2015 is on the left 2014 on the right

The relaunch should identical with or without bridle. better relaunch is caused by sifting the center of pressure in the kite around which you can't really do on a C kite even if you add a bridle after the fact.

The C4 is not really close to the fuel if you take off the bridle on a C4 it will taco and not fly right because the leading edge got shrunk and the center of pressure moved around to make it fly better with a bridle compared to a fuel. slingshot hasn't make these changes to the fuel it seems.

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Re: FUEL 2015 bridle

Postby L0KI » Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:08 am

I like bridled C kites......been saying that for several years.
I think they fly great...and I think they are still C kites despite the opinions of almost every Fuel flyer I've ever talked to.
Which is why this development is so funny.

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Re: Fuel 2015 bridle

Postby JGTR » Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:49 am

All I can say is why?????

Purely a marketing gimmick surely????? What is the point?


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