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I recently acquired a stack of TRLBY kites that needs a little bit of work. I'm sure much of it is fine, but I'd like to take this opportunity to learn more about stacks anyways so I have a handful of questions to the experienced flyers of stacks. What kind of line should I use to make link-lines? Dacron? What kind of knots (and configuration) should I use for the lines? Clips or not? The TRLBY setup typically uses these paper clip type things to attach the bridle to the spars. Should those be used in stacking setups, or should I make little leaders that I larkshead lines to?
The sails on my Trlby 4 stack have finally reached retirement age. I have plenty of ripstop but I need a pattern for the Trlby sails and I have not been able to get a hold of a ripstop Trlby to copy. In my travels I have collected 8 more frames, including 3 heavy duty main spars. Today, I found 8 more singles online and bought em immediately. I should have everything needed for a 20 kite Trlby stack! I know this thing is going to be under some heavy duty stress so any help on what gauge the kite to kite links should be would be awesome. I have a belt rig made by Kiteman Jack for running big
New to the forum and have been sport kiting a couple of years now. Hooked of course. I am finding I need some expert advice, which is how I stumbled across your forum. What a fun and passionate group! Yesterday I saw an ad in Craigslist for a 3 stack of Trlby kites new in an unopened package. Great price. I made the assumption (wrong) that they would be made of ripstop nylon and produced within at least the last 10 yrs. (wrong again). The older man was so sweet and he was so happy that someone wanted to buy the kite that he found cleaning out his Dad's house. I didn't have the heart to not tak