Re: [ksurf] Kite depowering systems
- --- In kitesurf@y..., "dixon76710" <dixon76710@y...> wrote:
> They must be bridling the flysurfers different now. My Speed airhas
> all attachments in a row and virtually no cascades. The fewcascades
> have 1 cascading to two but they attach on each side of a cell(sameThe Warrior has a row of bridles just behind the LE. They all fork
> row) and the brake lines cascade into 3 or 4 also in the same row.
> Wouldnt a 2D bridle also not work assuming the branches of the
> cascades attached on different rows, front to back?
About 30cm back is a second set of bridles, basically the same as the
The third set of bridles are about half way back. Again, spanwise
The rear half of the kite is unsupported except for the brake lines.
All these bridles join about halfway down their length and join again
at the line attachment points where there are pulleys for the brake
Spanwise 2D bridles could be used in a speed system but chordwise
could not really.
BTW. The Warrior has all internal seams. Each seam is a simple flat
joint with 2 lines of straight stitch holding the two pieces of
fabric together. (ie. for kite making nuts it's like a flat fell
seams except with the end not sewn flat onto the panel).
The more load bearing seams that have more panels coming together
have 4 lines of straight stitch. No 3-step zig-zag and no rolled
seams that I could see.
The Warrior has little mini-diagonals at each line attachment point
and a spanwise reinforcement strip across the rear lower surface.