> >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
> >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
> Hi Rod
> The kite I fly almost all the time is a '98 Fanatic; I love it. A
> 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
> modern kite for only an hour or two.
> So... why not buy the '98 kite and then purchase a Reverse Turbo
> 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
> version was pretty good and quite possibly better than the Reverse
> Bridled kite. I don't know the measurements of the active bridle
> My own Fanatic is abut one year old and has been flown for several
> every day since then, weather permitting. The sail is showing some
> tear. I intend to buy a new sail (once I've paid for an Illy that I
> buy next week), re-frame it and then buy a Reverse Turbo Bridle.
> Regards & good luck whatever you do
> "Watch the kite, not where you're going!"
> (RB 29/8/98)
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.
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