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JakeFarley
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Gear: Kites: Flysurfer Speed5 21m, Cabrinha 16m Xbow, 11m Xbow, Best 14m HP Nemesis, 9m Yarga Hybrid
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Re: Flysurfer Speed 5

Postby JakeFarley » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:58 am

I'm new to foil kites and purchased a 21m Speed 5. When setting up the kite to get ready for its maiden flight, I was perplexed in attaching the flying lines to the bridle. On the bridle the loops have a metal ring. I attached the flying lines to the bridle by making a larkshead loop on the flying line and putting over the metal ring. It seems to be secure, but on all the other kites I have owned, the larkshead loop is placed over a knot on the bridle line. Putting over the metal ring just does not seem as secure. Is this the correct way of attaching the flying lines to the bridle on the Speed 5?

Cheers,
Jake

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Kamikuza
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Re: Flysurfer Speed 5

Postby Kamikuza » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:16 am

Yes

JakeFarley
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Posts: 89
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:54 pm
Kiting since: 2001
Local Beach: Florida West Coast, USA
Favorite Beaches: Any that are not crowded.
Style: Old fart style
Gear: Kites: Flysurfer Speed5 21m, Cabrinha 16m Xbow, 11m Xbow, Best 14m HP Nemesis, 9m Yarga Hybrid
Boards: Crazyfly 135 x 46 Pro, Cabrinha Spoiler 140, 6' custom surfboard, 122 x 46 custom twintip, custom 140 x 50 strapless twintip/skim
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Re: Flysurfer Speed 5

Postby JakeFarley » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:27 am

Much Thanks!!!

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Re: Flysurfer Speed 5

Postby Mossy 757 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:53 pm

It's a cool system because it allows you to use any bar with equal length lines regardless of whether it has knots or loops on the center/rear lines. You can also feed the bridle connector through the little metal ring on Flysurfers and use the ring to create a lark's head, just as reliable a connection.


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