Dimitri M wrote:
As you probably know we have been working on the prototype (4G) EPIC kites for a while. We have been testing few different ideas to see if we can come up with something better. But it is so hard since we already have something amazing. But any way we are still working on it.
We are also working on few different ideas such as the Pulleys. snip
I believe the pullies would be a big improvement. Are these the ones with the 1200 lb rating?
I'm sure you have seen the state of bridle lines after a few months of usage. The 10m LTD bridles is the second set of lines. The bridles on the 9m Screamer are still the first ones. Even though the first thing I do after entering the water is dipping the kite with the bridles into the water to remove any sand which might be still on there but I still end up with such heavy wearing.
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The sliders were an improvement to the rings but I'm sure pullies would work out better. Have you tested if there are any performance improvements too?
I also agree with the others regarding the one-way-valve. But it might be hard to find a suitable one which can stand the high pressure the Screamer kites require (I pump up my Screamers between 10.5PSI and 11PSI).
I remember one of my Cabrinha one-way-valve popped out frequently when I pumped it up with too much pressure (we are talking here about 8.5PSI). But there might be some suitable valves out there now? What were your problems with them?
PS: If I'm not too late and should you have 4 more pullies for testing, could you send them my way too?