Edo Bridles "help needed

Edo Bridles "help needed

Post by Laura or Anthony Howel » Wed, 04 Mar 1998 04:00:00

The only source I know of is trial & error.
Edo's provide most of their lift from the top set of bridle lines, and a
little pull on the next one or two sets. Try flying the Edo off the top
set leaving the other sets slack. The kite will not gain much altitude
but it will get off the ground; slowly pull in the bottom sets until a
good angle is obtained. Or the Edo starts rocking from side to side.
That's toooooo much.

The current trend in Japan is short bridle lines. I prefer longer lines
for the aesthetics. Longer lines can also help stabilize a higher aspect
Edo. Longer bridle lines can be up to 30 times the length of the kite.
Some Japanese at Tulsa Nat'ls had a 6' Edo flying 200' out and flying
only on the bridle lines. It was a little breezy that day.

Silver City, NM


> Hi fliers,

> Would you believe it?  I have looked through all my books, mags, etc.
> and
> can't find a decent plan for Edo bridling.

> Help!!!!!

> I'd appreciate it if someone could assist by either directing me to a
> source, or providing same.

> Thanx in advance :-)

> Rod Milburn


Edo Bridles "help needed

Post by Goodwin » Wed, 11 Mar 1998 04:00:00

>The only source I know of is trial & error.

There is another source for information about Edo bridles. Dan Kurahashi's book
"Japanese Kites Concepts & Construction."
You will need to read the instructions carefully but at least it gives you the
starting points plus a bookful of other information about Japanese Kites.  It
goes for about $13.00 and we do have the newest editions available or go to
Junction and see Dan in person.  He is quite delightful and "not just another
pretty face."
Kathy Goodwind


Edo Bridles "help needed

Post by Pete Ronde » Tue, 17 Mar 1998 04:00:00

I missed the original post on this.  Whoever it was if you would Email
me I'll tell you how I do it.  It is fool proof and guaranteed to fly
first time out but it is somewhat cumbersome.