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Title: Brothers from Another Mother (well, Father)
Post by: tpatter on August 14, 2013, 12:47 PM
The most excellent Tekken, HUGO, and Sixth Sense.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-8w3tr0gEAaI/UgvVJAjkp8I/AAAAAAAAD_Q/WCWHpsaNKdI/s800/photo.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LYLwlJ_fjZg/Ugvc58D87lI/AAAAAAAAD_k/6Hs62aMcKRY/s800/photo.JPG)

I enjoy flying these kites - each has a different feel and style.  It is a nice variety.


-Tom


Title: Re: Brothers from Another Mother (well, Father)
Post by: Krijn on August 14, 2013, 01:52 PM
nice set  ;D


Title: Re: Brothers from Another Mother (well, Father)
Post by: tpatter on August 14, 2013, 11:38 PM
nice set  ;D

Indeed!  Thx again for making me my sail - I always get compliments on the kite.

It's interesting t that all 3 of these kites have a very large wind range, flying very low.

Especially with the side view, you can really get a sense for how big the sail is on the 6h sense. 


Title: Re: Brothers from Another Mother (well, Father)
Post by: Wayner on August 14, 2013, 11:46 PM
Nice.

Now maybe a video of each going through their paces.


Title: Re: Brothers from Another Mother (well, Father)
Post by: alien on August 15, 2013, 06:16 AM
Yum,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :P
Yes,a video would do them justice....... ;)


Title: Re: Brothers from Another Mother (well, Father)
Post by: vigli on August 26, 2013, 02:27 PM
Question
Tom, You said that kites has different stile. tell us please how hard is to made transfer from one to another kite in the same day with all 3 kites on the field. Do You need some accommodation time or You don't have a problem with that.
For example Jacobs Ladder. Do You use same "muscular memory" for that trick for all 3 models or some models need different touch.
Or with the other words said: does transition from one to another kite can be frustration.  ::)
thx.
boris
PS
Wonderful models.... enjoy them... ;)


Title: Re: Brothers from Another Mother (well, Father)
Post by: northwavesailor on August 26, 2013, 03:12 PM
Another 2 questions, Tom:

How do these 3 compare to the Lam Hoac kites you like?

Did you get a proto ATM yet?

Thanks!


Title: Re: Brothers from Another Mother (well, Father)
Post by: vigli on August 31, 2013, 09:20 AM
Tom,
any answers please.... ::) ::) ::) ?
thanks ;D


Title: Re: Brothers from Another Mother (well, Father)
Post by: tpatter on August 31, 2013, 09:30 AM
They are all great kites with different strengths. 

The Tekken and Hugo in particular excel in some areas.  The SS is generally all around good and a bit more laid back and much larger. 

Tekken is super easy to trick, yoyo, comete is best ever, everything feels smooth and flowing.   Hugo has amazing taz and precision ability with about the most pressure on the lines of any kite I've flown.  SS is not as fluid as either Tekken or Hugo, but does everything. 

I did modify my SS slightly by lowering the lower APA connectors about 1 cm which dramatically improved the kite to my tastes. 


Title: Re: Brothers from Another Mother (well, Father)
Post by: Krijn on August 31, 2013, 09:57 AM
I did modify my SS slightly by lowering the lower APA connectors about 1 cm which dramatically improved the kite to my tastes. 

Hmm, Davide takes all measurements on the rods and not from the top of the nose...
(Oh, but Stephen framed it, so it should be all right.)

Krijn


Title: Re: Brothers from Another Mother (well, Father)
Post by: tpatter on September 10, 2013, 11:00 PM
Been flying Hugo alot lately.  I've got to give credit where it is due.  :)

This is the first kite that I like flying about as much as I do my favorite Lam kites.  Believe me, I've tried nearly everything else out there and nothing else has even been close before.  With other kites , I usually find a particular issue that I can't live with or I just don't like the kite enough to fly it once the honeymoon is over; but, this one is a keeper!  :)

Like my favorite Lam kites (Fearless/Transformer/Tekken), this one has a special feel and style that sets it apart from other kites and keeps the smiles coming.   I appreciate having kites that have different styles in their own excellent ways - its makes this hobby all the more fun and interesting.

Tom


Title: Re: Brothers from Another Mother (well, Father)
Post by: obijuankenobe on September 11, 2013, 03:41 AM
Who do you need to email to get a Hugo?

obi


Title: Re: Brothers from Another Mother (well, Father)
Post by: Krijn on September 11, 2013, 04:06 AM
@jay: pm