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swampfox
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Foil Speed Mixers & Bridles

Postby swampfox » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:59 am

Just a question for foil kite users . I purchased a Ozone Chrono v2 15 Mt. last Feb 2016 and a Flysurfer Speed 5 12Mt. Oct. 2016 . I checked my Ozone Speed system after less than 30 hours , found that the speed system lines have stretched or shrunk have ordered a new pro-tune speed system .Can find details for Ozone Bridals but cannot find details for Flysurfer Speed mixers or bridals . Coming form Tube Kites e.g. Ozone edges are the hassles with tuning these Foil Kites worth it. Thanks for your advice .

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Re: Foil Speed Mixers & Bridles

Postby joriws » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:01 pm

Flysurfer mixer system is adjustable to counter shrinkage of mixer dyneema so no need to (ever) replace mixer due to shrinkage.

Old video from 7 years ago still applies but mixer knot does not have metal ring:
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This video has metal ring probably what probably Speed 5 has..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP2bD2A4b9E

Flysurfer web site lists "line plans" which are most accurate details of lines / bridles available on the market.
https://www.flysurfer.com/downloads/dow ... eed5-12-0/

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What hassle, on Flysurfer do the mixer test (compare A,B,C and Z knots) once-twice per year and adjust if required. Similar hassle on your Ozone Edge, dyneema shrinks and canopy fabric stretch so you have moving trim. Ozone Chrono might be hassle because Ozone does not think maintenance on their kites like adjustable mixer or LCL for easy bridle change or bridle shrinkage adjustment. Ozone prefer to sell you a new mixer system but how they counter bridle shrinkage with new factory tuned mixer.


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