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Re: Longevity of the FS Soul

Postby Adventure Logs » Wed Oct 04, 2023 5:48 pm

Topaz wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2023 3:21 pm
Smeagle wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2023 2:39 pm
Sure, bridles have to be worked every few hundert hours for sure. But that's not too difficult to do an can be checked.
How do I know if the bridle needs attention?
I just got a used 10m Soul. Previous owner told me he used it for a season at the great lakes and not much since he also had a 8m and a 6m,
The kite looks very good and it flies well as far as I can tell, but this is my first and only foil kite, so I can't be sure.
If it's flying fine, don't mess with it. If you must mess with it, do the short mixer, then the long mixer, and before adjusting anything make sure to mark the knots before hand so you can easily go back to the way it was when you eventually screw it up. Best is not mess with it.

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Re: Longevity of the FS Soul

Postby edt » Wed Oct 04, 2023 6:13 pm

Adventure Logs wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2023 5:48 pm

If it's flying fine, don't mess with it. If you must mess with it, do the short mixer, then the long mixer, and before adjusting anything make sure to mark the knots before hand so you can easily go back to the way it was when you eventually screw it up. Best is not mess with it.
good advice! Or just take a photo from your cell phone of where the B and C adjusters are before you start messing around.

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Re: Longevity of the FS Soul

Postby Smeagle » Wed Oct 04, 2023 6:16 pm

edt wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2023 4:59 pm
the thing about the bridle is that it is self balancing, so it is pretty good at distributing the load even if both the long and short mixer fails and you can just fly the kite and figure out where to put the adjusters.
Yeah, you only need to do something when you feel your kite is not flying well... But to my experience it happens.
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