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REVOLUTION KITE BRIDLE DIMENSIONS      SLE & B SERIES

AND VERTICAL TO HORIZONTAL BRIDLE ASSEMBLY  CLICK

BRIDLE TO END CAP ATTACHMENT  CLICK

 

Note if anyone disagrees with the dimensions or needs something explained please contact me

davidforrester1@ntlworld.com or dave@foggydave.co.uk

 

 

Bridle arrangement before attaching vertical bridle to horizontal bridle

 

 

Detail of cross/horizontal bridle

 

Detail of vertical bridle

Note. The dimensions above have been taken from a genuine revolution bridle with no modifications

When cutting the length of bridle line before making up the line its handy to know roughly the amount of line each knot will take up

I use 2 strengths of bridle line 90lb and 150lb. The 90lb is made of Polyester and is slightly elastic (stretchy)  The 150lb is made of Dyneema a strong and non elastic spun polythene

I personally like to use 150lb.

There are two types of knot in the bridle one tied on a single line and one tied in a double line

When using 90lb bridle line   for a single line knot allow 1/4 inch for a double line knot allow 1/2 inch

When using 150lb bridle line for a single line knot allow 1/2 inch for a double line knot allow 7/8 inch

I also use a clamp called Locking Forceps to clamp the bridle where I am tying a knot and I push the knot up to the clamp. The forceps are also useful for undoing knots as they can grip the bridle when your finger nails cannot.

Locking forceps

 

VERTICAL TO HORIZONTAL BRIDLE ASSEMBLY

There will come a time when you have to replace a bridle. Attaching the bridle to the end caps is straight forward and can be copied from the existing bridle (or see here) but attaching the two vertical bridles to the cross bridle is an altogether different story because you cannot quite see how the knot was made. So to safe a lot of frustration I have shown pictorially what the procedure is.

I have used two different colours for the bridle. The longer horizontal bridle which goes from one end of the leading edge to the other is black. The shorter vertical bridle which goes from the top to the bottom corner is orange (I have used line sleeving for this purpose) This part of the assembly is probably easier to do after you have attached the ends to the relevant end caps.

IMPORTANT NOTE.  The vertical bridles go BEHIND the horizontal bridle.

An Aid to remembering the bridle assembly below  is SMALL LOOP THROUGH BIG LOOP. BIG LOOP THROUGH SMALL LOOP.

Here you will see the vertical and horizontal bridle behind it

 

Thread the small loop of the vertical bridle through the big loop of

the horizontal bridle

 

 

 

 

Then bring the horizontal bridle small loop through the vertical bridle loop

 

 

Continue pulling the black loop through

 

 

Keep pulling and the orange loop will slide back on the black horizontal

 bridle

 

 

 

Pull until the orange vertical bridle is as far as it will travel.

 
 

An aid to remembering this process is SMALL THROUGH BIG, BIG THROUGH SMALL

 

BELOW IS SHOWN HOW TO ATTACH THE BRIDLE ENDS TO THE END CAPS

End cap

 

Push end through end cap

 

Loop back over the end cap

 

Pull tight

 
 
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