OMG the idiocy. I am not going to even bother.A mo.ron wrote:Well, FS used similar rings years ago Rolling a line through them lead horrible shrinking, 10-15cm was easily possible. "Line-shrinker" could be the name for that part? Later FS improved their bridles and didn't use any more that kind of lines/rings.
For me using that line/ring tells again that the design of the bridle is not good. Like designer had thought: "Hmm, this wingtip line should be pulled 1:2, but my bridle configuration does not support it very well... I don't care to make it better, because at worst case I would have to start the kite all over again... Lets put good old steel ring to the kite and then line goes through it - this is so cheap kite anyway it will do!"
Glad your kite recovered eventually. However it is not a very good sign if that big and that conservative AR kite trys to fly over and collapse. If kite is not perfectly stable then kiter must be more alert. And there is also a possibility to start to tweak the mixer - I'm sure foilholio is keen to give his clear adviceEricSanders wrote: I had the kite too far forward and it collapsed on me in one of the holes.
Good for you. I have seen other kind of incidents, more than once. I think you Regis are so light weight person you don't stress kites/bridles very much. When kiter weighs 220-250lbs and rides hard, situation is different. Lines still shrink. Rolling through pulleys and even worse through steel rings is unfortunate effective in shrinking the lines.Regis-de-giens wrote:my two speed 2SA and DLX had the same kind of rings and flyies wonderfully during years and years
That is true.kitexpert wrote: Diablo line is much shorter and it works only with the last part of the sheeting range. Most of the time it hangs free and does not roll itself (with tension) through the ring/pulley.
Mine is 22m, funalexed, um that is how I first met you( well sort of ) Yes Funalex chose the 12m because it has less pull in more wind, so easier to manage when you are flying , landing, adjusting, flying , landing, adjusting, flying , landing, adjusting,etc He actually said much that when he was asking someone to send him an Aurora to alter.Regis-de-giens wrote:Are You talking about your V1 in 22m or in 15m ? I had the 22m also funalexed, it was indeed stable and in the sky with less wind than speed3 15 dlx but speed4 10m lotus or speed2 Silver arrow was even better on this feature. Not sure to understand your last sentence, since Funalex did its modification on a 12m Aurora.
So in term of minimum regular wind to fly at the zenith , you would say a15 = Aurora mod funalex ?
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