Jabberwocky G2 Stand-off Placement Tip#1:
The Jabberwocky G2 standoff positions are important for tuning the performance of the kite. Sliding the SO connectors from side to side greatly effects the action. Here are some setting tips:
INITIAL SET UP - Install the outboard stand-offs at an 80-degree angle to the lower spreader spar by positioning the outboard standoff connectors 21.75 inches from the center connector.
PERFORMANCE SETTING - Adjust the outboard standoff connectors along the lower spreader toward the wingtip to increase trick performance (compromises low wind capability) or toward the kite's center to increase stability and low wind capability. Make adjustments equally at 1/2 inch increments.
NOTE - if the Wing Silencers rattle as the kite spins, move the outboard standoff connectors further toward the wingtips.
BOB'S SETTING - outboard SO connectors 22.75 inches from the center connector.
Jabberwocky G2 Lower Spreader Tip #2:
The standard frame of the Jabberwocky G2 (pultruded carbon graphite .210) is lightweight and strong enough to handle most radical trick flying situations. However, extremely, aggressive slack-line tricking in high wind may cause stress to the lower spreaders.
If this is your style of flying, consider changing the .210 lower spreaders for .220. This will beef up the spreaders to handle the extra loading, yet not noticeably effect the weight.
You will need 2 spars of .220 Avia carbon @ 30.5 inches plus 1 matching ferrule. The ferrule will snugly slide into the existing center connector replacing the old ferrule.
NOTE - notice the position of the bridle coming from beneath the lower spreaders. This is the correct position for all IAB kite bridles.
Jabberwocky G2 Active Bridle Tip #3:
The Jabberwocky G2's standard bridle is designed to provide a maximum balance of stability for flying basic maneuvers, and agility for executing radical moves. The bridle's tow-point positioned at the factory setting should provide optimum performance in almost all conditions without adjustment.
Wish you could have just a bit more of an edge? If you have experience with making sport kite bridles, consider modifying the stock bridle to an Active Bridle configuration.
The preferred method is to add the cross-activator and stabilizer legs directly to the existing bridle.
It's A Breeze has not yet developed an Active Bridle for the G2 and welcomes the participation of our pilots. Experimentation is required to dial-in the perfect dimensions for the Jabberwocky. If you come up with an optimum Active Bridle measurement set, send in your results to IAB. We will test your version and consider it for later production.
To construct an Active Bridle for your Jabberwocky G2 sport kite, use these Instructions for the Active Bridle by Andy Wardley.
NOTE: Adding a Fade Line to your G2 is the IAB preferred modification that increases the kite's trick performance without altering the superior stock bridle. Read how to add a Fade Link in tip #4.
Jabberwocky G2 Fade Line Tip #4:
While developing the Jabberwocky G2, great care was invested to create a bridle configuration that would accentuate a wide range of performance styles and trick capabilities. Therefore, it is our preference to use the factory bridle over an Active or Dynamic bridle.
One way to increase the trick performance of the G2 while retaining the superior balance of the stock bridle is to add a Fade Line. This is a single piece of line that attaches to the stock bridle and to the kite's wing tip in a manner that allows the bridle's tow point to lay farther away from the kite's center when lying on its back in a Fade or Feather position yet not effect the bridle while the kite is in normal flight.
Listed below are the instructions to build an improved version of the standard Fade Line. The added inner link of the 3 point Fade Line serves to further accentuate the position of the tow points away from the kite's center when activated. In addition, it prevents the outer link from tangling around the kite's wing tip while performing ground maneuvers. Bob calls the collective configuration (stock bridle plus 3 point Fade Line) the Kiterweb Bridle.
To add a 3 point Fade Line to your G2, follow these instructions:
1. Using 150lbs. unsleeved Spectra line, construct the Fade Line as per the measurements listed in fig 1.
7. Repeat this procedure for the left hand side of the kite.
When the kite is fully assembled and held by the bridle's tow point links (simulating the normal flight position), the Fade Line lines should rest slightly slacked. If the Fade Line is too tight, it will effect the stock bridle therefore altering the standard flight characteristics of the kite. Make adjustments by loosening the loop B knot and adjusting it evenly to lengthen or shorten the loop thereby simultaneously effecting the Fade Line links.
Now you should notice when you maneuver the G2 into a Fade position that the bridles set further apart over the leading edge allowing the kite to rise and spin with greater stability. This is the perfect setup position for a variety of advanced tricks.
Jabberwocky G2 Bridle Fine Tuning Tip #5:
As stated in tip #3, the Jabberwocky G2's standard bridle is designed to provide a maximum balance of stability for flying basic maneuvers, and agility for executing radical moves. The bridle's tow-point positioned at the factory setting should provide optimum performance in almost all conditions without adjustment.
If you need to adjust the bridle, please follow the following instructions:
1. Start by sliding the bridle pig tails (black loops) equally away from the nose of the kite a significant amount until the kite, on launch, cannot climb more than 60% of the window (straight overhead would be 100%).
2. Lighten the bridles equally by sliding the pig tails toward the nose 1/8 inch at a time until the ascent from launch achieves 80-90% of the window or until the kite's performance suits your particular style.
3. It may be necessary to repeat this procedure whenever there is a significant change of wind speed.
*NOTE: IAB kites perform better when set slightly "heavy". Heavy is the term for moving the pig tails downward away from the nose.
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