Being the manufacturer of the Sidewinder, and making up the manual, I thought the instructions were very clear on closing the main container when comparing the text with the drawing. The colour photos of Fling's post show the correct closing. If the bridle was supposed to be routed under a sideflap it would have been mentioned in text and shown separately in another drawing. There was never a need for the bridle to be routed up above our side flaps..... that system was a throwback to the days of the original Wonderhog, where the bridle had to separate the velcro closing both side flaps together. I'm glad UPT has finally come around to doing it the way we did when first manufacturing rigs in 1979.
Michael, on your post at 5:59 AM your last sentence is not correct: the bridle exits between the top and bottom flap, not from under the right side flap. Once the flaps are all closed and the pin is inserted, then you can tuck the little extra bridle under the right side flap. When the rig is closed, it may LOOK like the bridle exits under the right side flap but that flap is just hiding where the bridle actually exits the container. Fling's first photo shows this really well. Riggerrob also incorrectly says the bridle exits the container under the right sideflap.
After writing this manual I sent it out to a number of experts in the industry for feedback before printing it. Some of the feedback was very helpful and in some instances I changed what I had written. Some feedback was a little less so but worthy of a hard second look. All of us missed a mistake in a diagram that was very important and I only stumbled onto it 5 years after the fact. Comment from one senior member of the TSC was this was the best manual he had ever seen.
The manual was specifically done with line drawings at great expense to Flying High. The logic was: at that time most of the other manuals were using black and white photos that did not reproduce well, and many were poor right from the factory. Many riggers had manuals that were photocopies of a photocopy, and very difficult to even read the text let alone trying to decipher what was going on in the photos. Photos can be difficult to highlight the points you want, whereas with line drawings it is relatively easy to use artistic license to exaggerate detail or size to make a point. Remember in 1992 there was no internet in wide use, so no websites to put your free high resolution colour photos on.
My apologies to anyone who didn't find my drawings and explanation crystal clear..... I really thought I had covered it well. I hope all are satisfied with the correct way to route the main bridle now. A tip of the hat to Michael for chasing this down to his satisfaction.