October 2, 2023 19:05


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Ready to be Bridled!

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I spent an hour or so this morning making the Black Edge Project ready to be bridled.

I thought I was done sewing a few days ago, but suddenly I changed my mind. I wanted to add some venting to the kite hopefully to take the puff out of the gusts.

Yes, I know there are other ways to add venting to a kite, but due to the late decision, I had to make six separate mesh panels. Then I sew all the meshed panels onto the front side of the sail. When finished I cut away the ripstop behind the mesh on the back of the sail. It worked out pretty nice!

Mesh panels sewn onto the sail, ripstop cutting in progress

Here are a few more photos from the process.

Mesh reinforced
Leading edge pocket
Creating the mesh panels
Now, let’s get these panels right
This looks promising
…framed and ready to be bridled!

Now all that’s left to do is to set this Black Edge Project up with a dynamic bridle. Stay tuned and I’ll let you in on all the details!

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