Bridle knowledge will come with experience. I usually will sort out a nest differently. I like to start with the Z lines because usually they are a different bridle color/line thickness so they are easier to spot and sort out first. Then I do ABC in that order. Also I NEVER leave my foil laid out in any kind of wind that will make the kite flap. It takes less than 5 minutes to quickly roll up a larger foil so why not?Flyboy wrote: ↑Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:46 amI think what happened, is the guy who caught the kite put it down with a couple of the bridle lines wrapped around the canopy in some way. When I went to relaunch the lines did not get put back in the right way. Sorting it out on the beach was tricky because it was blowing 17 - 18 knots & for an added bonus the sand was covered with dried seaweed which stuck to bridle lines. I haven't used a foil kite since my first year kiting, in 2000. Need to sort out basic handling protocols for the Peak4 - the flying part is easy!
Thanks for the support, but I'm worried I'm going to fail the induction test!jumptheshark wrote: ↑Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:26 pmDONT UNTIE ANYTHING and go from there.
This is your bridle right of passage. Once you pass, the Oracle will appear and you will be officially summoned into the Peak4 brotherhood. Then it will fall to you to pass on every tid bit of advice to future inductees as they too deal with their first tangle.
JK, just like learning how to hold an LEI on a windy day, this stuff will all become second nature pretty quick.
Shout out to Dsurf for really getting explicit!
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