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I am curious how often you guys would mess with adjusting the bridle on something like a Nexus.  I have about 8-10 sessions and I am still learning and I've flown in some strong-ish winds (15mph) and light winds 8-10mph.  

I have had issues with the kite stalling in lighter winds or during gusty days where the wind is either blowing at 12mph then drops to 3mph.

 

Is it worth opening Pandora's box with adjusting the bridle?

Thanks!

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I find the spot I like in the bridle adjustment and almost never touch it again. Generally, I like to bias towards nose-forward. If the kite's not flying in lower winds, I usually take out a lighter kite. The Nexus likes 5-15mph, and like most Prism kites, it flies with a heavy-butt feel. Doesn't mean it won't fly, it just flies slow... 

If you fly the Nexus in lower winds, it will teach you how to fly a kite like the 4d in zero winds. 

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2 hours ago, Deeman said:

I am curious how often you guys would mess with adjusting the bridle on something like a Nexus.  I have about 8-10 sessions and I am still learning and I've flown in some strong-ish winds (15mph) and light winds 8-10mph.  

I have had issues with the kite stalling in lighter winds or during gusty days where the wind is either blowing at 12mph then drops to 3mph.

Is it worth opening Pandora's box with adjusting the bridle?

Thanks!

Absolutely try!

Don’t know If the Nexus comes with a Manual or Field Card, if so check it out if haven’t already. 

But the general rule for duallies: pull in the nose in lighter winds. Simple as that.

Some kites have adjustment knots at the top of the bridle. Some Prisms have you do it in a range between two knots on the bridle; believe sometimes they are even labeled (such as on my Prism Quantum anyways).

But the principles are the same -- shortening the line that goes to the nose (or lengthening its counterpart).

If feasible on this kite you could even wrap the upper bridle leg once round the upper spreader on both sides. Kinda crude, but a quick way to experiment and see what it does. May be overkill.

A very brief search did not turn up a kite specific manual, but Prism’s generic “Two Line Flight Manual” is a good read on this under the tuning section:

https://prismkites.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Dual-Line-Manual.pdf 

There are also other effects of tweaking the bridle including responsiveness and whatnot. Get to know thy bridle.

It is a lifetime journey 😉

I expect others will chime in with more thoughts.

 

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