bridle setup for Dowel Diamond kite

by Steve

I don't understand the bridle setup for the Dowel Diamond. You say the upper bridle is 36" and lower is 48", but I don't see how the 2 get connected, or where the ends of the lower attach, aside from 24" up from the bottom of the main staff. Thanks.

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Jul 26, 2020
Diamond bridle
by: Tim P.

Hi Steve,

Tie the lower line to the middle of the upper line, using a Prusik knot so you can shift it left or right.

Not sure where you got the figures you quote - currently, the photo on page 3 of 'How To Make A Diamond Kite' shows a lower bridle line length of 72", tied 14 1/2" from the bottom end.

Feel free to contact me ( if you need more help :-) T.P.

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