Reverse Turbo Bridle

Reverse Turbo Bridle

Post by rod.. » Sat, 17 Jul 1999 04:00:00


I plan to purchase a '98 Prism Fanatic.  I understand that the '98
models came with the Turbo Bridle (TB) and the '99 models came with the
Reverse Turbo Bridle (RTB).  My questions: Is the RTB so much better
than the TB that I should make the change?  Instead of purchasing the
RTB, does anyone out there have the specifications for the RTB so I
could either convert the TB to the RTB or just build a RTB from scratch.

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Reverse Turbo Bridle

Post by van Westrene » Sat, 17 Jul 1999 04:00:00

(Don't expect an answer from me in this mail)

Reverse Turbo Bridle??! Never heard of that! (maybe I don't read rec.kites
that carefully)

I want to know anything about it, what is it? (I think an URL which Xplains
is enough)

Thank you!
Robin van Westrenen
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Reverse Turbo Bridle

Post by rod.. » Sat, 17 Jul 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
> (Don't expect an answer from me in this mail)

> Reverse Turbo Bridle??! Never heard of that! (maybe I don't read
rec.kites
> that carefully)

> I want to know anything about it, what is it? (I think an URL which
Xplains
> is enough)

> Thank you!
> Robin van Westrenen
> http://hier.is/Tribbin

Prism kites has its own discussion forum
(http://www.casualforums.com/directory/prism_kites/).  In this forum
under a post called Fanatic Shootout is some references to the Reverse
Turbo Bridle.  I think that its something that Prism Kites came up with.

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Reverse Turbo Bridle

Post by James Hods » Sun, 18 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>I plan to purchase a '98 Prism Fanatic.  I understand that the '98
>models came with the Turbo Bridle (TB) and the '99 models came with the
>Reverse Turbo Bridle (RTB).  My questions: Is the RTB so much better
>than the TB that I should make the change?  Instead of purchasing the
>RTB, does anyone out there have the specifications for the RTB so I
>could either convert the TB to the RTB or just build a RTB from scratch.

Hi Rod

The kite I fly almost all the time is a '98 Fanatic; I love it. A mate of
mine has recently bought a '99 model with a Reverse Turbo Bridle

I personally prefer the '98 kite. Having said that, I have flown the more
modern kite for only an hour or two.

So... why not buy the '98 kite and then purchase a Reverse Turbo Bridle
from Prism. They're quite cheap.

Regarding the Fanatic Shootout, Sean Wical (the gunslinger) Activated
(ABW-tm) one of his three Fanatics. He mailed me saying that the Active
version was pretty good and quite possibly better than the Reverse Turbo
Bridled kite. I don't know the measurements of the active bridle
unfortunately.

My own Fanatic is abut one year old and has been flown for several hours
every day since then, weather permitting. The sail is showing some wear and
tear. I intend to buy a new sail (once I've paid for an Illy that I will
buy next week), re-frame it and then buy a Reverse Turbo Bridle.

Regards & good luck whatever you do
James
"Watch the kite, not where you're going!"
(RB 29/8/98)

 
 
 

Reverse Turbo Bridle

Post by rod.. » Sun, 18 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Quote:


> >I plan to purchase a '98 Prism Fanatic.  I understand that the '98
> >models came with the Turbo Bridle (TB) and the '99 models came with
the
> >Reverse Turbo Bridle (RTB).  My questions: Is the RTB so much better
> >than the TB that I should make the change?  Instead of purchasing the
> >RTB, does anyone out there have the specifications for the RTB so I
> >could either convert the TB to the RTB or just build a RTB from
scratch.

> Hi Rod

> The kite I fly almost all the time is a '98 Fanatic; I love it. A
mate of
> mine has recently bought a '99 model with a Reverse Turbo Bridle

> I personally prefer the '98 kite. Having said that, I have flown the
more
> modern kite for only an hour or two.

> So... why not buy the '98 kite and then purchase a Reverse Turbo
Bridle
> from Prism. They're quite cheap.

> Regarding the Fanatic Shootout, Sean Wical (the gunslinger) Activated
> (ABW-tm) one of his three Fanatics. He mailed me saying that the
Active
> version was pretty good and quite possibly better than the Reverse
Turbo
> Bridled kite. I don't know the measurements of the active bridle
> unfortunately.

> My own Fanatic is abut one year old and has been flown for several
hours
> every day since then, weather permitting. The sail is showing some
wear and
> tear. I intend to buy a new sail (once I've paid for an Illy that I
will
> buy next week), re-frame it and then buy a Reverse Turbo Bridle.

> Regards & good luck whatever you do
> James
> "Watch the kite, not where you're going!"
> (RB 29/8/98)

James,
Thanks for the feedback.  Anyway to get in contact with Sean to get the
specifications for the Activated bridle?  I made an Activated bridle
for my Jam Session (thanks to Paul May and co.)and it has improved the
kite.  No more oversteer, more pull, more responsive.  I've come to the
conclusion that the bridle makes up 75% of the kite.  Andy Wardleys
contributions to the sport has been great.  I hope he keeps up his work
with the bridles.

Rod

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Reverse Turbo Bridle

Post by rod.. » Sun, 18 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> Prism kites has its own discussion forum
> (http://www.casualforums.com/directory/prism_kites/).  In this forum
> under a post called Fanatic Shootout is some references to the Reverse
> Turbo Bridle.  I think that its something that Prism Kites came up
with.

Forgot to add. The prism forum has 2 areas: Public forum and Support
forum.  Use the drop down next to the "enter forum" button to choose
the forum.  They're both informative.

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Post by James Hods » Sun, 18 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>James,
>Thanks for the feedback.  Anyway to get in contact with Sean to get the
>specifications for the Activated bridle?

Hi Rod


Also, it's Shawn and not Sean. My fault.

Regards
James
"Watch the kite, not where you're going!"
(RB 29/8/98)