About a year and a half ago, the bridle line industry in the United States dried up. Came to a screeching halt. Died a sudden death. And all the kite flyers, windsurfers, and backpack makers (bridle line is used as tensioners on backpacks, did you know?) were suddenly faced with a dearth of a crucial component of their equipment. Bridle line is a spectra core with a dacron sleeve. It is strong with minimal stretch and often comes in different colors.
During the past year and a half, Goodwinds has been searching for a cost-effective solution to this problem. While we are working with a braider in the US on production of bridle line to our specifications, the process is long and fraught with difficulties. We suspect that the bridle line we had been stocking for years was so severely underpriced that the manufacturer could not sustain production. Regardless of our willingness to pay a bit more, the original manufacturer could not be convinced to reenter production. We hope to see the new braider producing bridle line sometime within the next year or two, but in the meantime, we have located a German source for bridle line.
That’s right. Bridle line is back!