Airush Wave V8 – Bridle Swap Tutorial
Airush team rider, Oswald Smith talks us through the process of changing your bridle setup on the Wave V8 outside of the Alex Pastor Kite Centre in Tarifa. As simple as this adjustment is, it remains important to execute this process with extreme caution to ensure that the bridles have been securely attached and are not in any way tangled. Once you have fitted your fixed bridle, make sure to have a friend assist with launching at the beach and once you are sure the bridles have been fitted correctly and are working properly, you can hit the water.
The kite manual inside of the bag includes a schematic diagram showing the attachment points along the leading edge as well as your fixed bridles assembled and ready to be fitted.
In Part 1 of the video, the original pulley bridle is removed by loosening up the larks head hitch on the 4 attachment points of each of the bridles. This must be done on both sides of the kite to remove both pulley bridles.
In Part 2 of the video, the fixed bridles are attached using the same larks head hitch on each of the 4 attachment points. This must be done on both sides of the kite so that the kite has fixed bridles attached on both sides on the kite.
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