Originally Posted by geehaw
Ok will do Faster if I ever decide to fly it. Hard to believe you would bend that pole but why chance it since they want all 3 legs for a new one. Greg
You might be surprised the forces that a pole has to take, particularly when things go wrong, and the sail collapses and refills. The shock loading could rip a padeye right out or even snap the pole in two if it is point-loaded in the middle. A bridle is definitely preferable and doesn't cost much.