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Title: Yes! My new SS arrived today!
Post by: Ara Ararauna on January 21, 2014, 02:02 PM
My new Sixth Sense, beautifully built by Krijn, just arrived today!

I already gave it a try this evening and I found it amazing.
I think I'm going to be good friends with it  ;D

Here are some pictures:

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-20iLn5Gy3pE/Ut7rzoODt1I/AAAAAAAADkI/UP5NDfPuRqE/w800-h562-no/SS_1st_NovaMarBella_20140121_01.jpg)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4eOORNfdTyE/Ut7q8qnrO9I/AAAAAAAADjk/n5Fqcz0x2jc/w800-h600-no/SS_1st_NovaMarBella_20140121_02.jpg)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-RpjWc63VK-Y/Ut7q9IW8xtI/AAAAAAAADjo/ovHUQgjmQ2o/w600-h800-no/SS_1st_NovaMarBella_20140121_03.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-hELHB5kzJic/Ut7q-Lsd2rI/AAAAAAAADjw/DlSSPI4fM5A/w800-h600-no/SS_1st_NovaMarBella_20140121_04.jpg)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-3NqOke__zmM/Ut7q-2kcOBI/AAAAAAAADj4/wVaiuOUQvJ8/w778-h498-no/SS_1st_NovaMarBella_20140121_05.jpg)

As you can see Krijn's hands did a great job.

I <3 it!

Thanks Krijn!


Title: Re: Yes! My new SS arrived today!
Post by: JayDee on January 21, 2014, 03:03 PM
Wow!  What a beauty.  Post a video of how she looks in flight!


Title: Re: Yes! My new SS arrived today!
Post by: Jorge Gouverneur on January 21, 2014, 03:54 PM
Nice....  Black, white and purple combination. It's a great kite I'm sure you're going to love it.


Title: Re: Yes! My new SS arrived today!
Post by: stapp59 on January 21, 2014, 06:03 PM
Looks nice  :)


Title: Re: Yes! My new SS arrived today!
Post by: RobB on January 21, 2014, 06:36 PM
Nice, Ara. and it looks like you found a good place to fly it, too.


Title: Re: Yes! My new SS arrived today!
Post by: Krijn on January 21, 2014, 11:30 PM
nice kite


and beach!


Title: Re: Yes! My new SS arrived today!
Post by: Hadge on January 22, 2014, 02:29 AM
Very very nice Ara, love the colours!

You are a lucky man to have such a beautiful beach to fly your new toy on, I got my DS in December and so far I've only manage to fly it, briefly, once!.....high winds, heavy rain for weeks, my flying field is mud and kites come home filthy :'(

I hope you have a lot of fun with it!

By the way, I'm trying to work something out for Filey in June but no promises yet. ;)


Title: Re: Yes! My new SS arrived today!
Post by: photogbill on January 22, 2014, 07:20 AM
Looks real sharp Ara! Congratulations!  I'm liking the way my SS flies a little more, every tie I fly it!


Title: Re: Yes! My new SS arrived today! + Video
Post by: Ara Ararauna on January 24, 2014, 06:28 PM
Hi,

Thanks for the comments.
I had a short second fly and I really like this kite.

Here's a short video for you to see how the kite looks in the air and a couple of tricks it is allowing me to do which I couldn't with the other kites as easily, namely: JL & Taz.
You will see little continuous flying because the wind was gusty, variable and dirty despite flying on the beach  :(
Anyway, here it is and look for the grand finale  ;)

Sixth Sense 2nd Flight - Nova Mar Bella beach Barcelona - 2014-01-24 nomusic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9VGk7YPsJU#ws)

Thanks for watching.


Title: Re: Yes! My new SS arrived today!
Post by: JayDee on January 24, 2014, 10:17 PM
Kewl!  Thanks for posting the vid.  She does look good in the air, too.

Interesting how guest stars like stupid dog tend to have a much higher likelihood of hitting the stage when stupid wind is already there.  In good wind, they are much less prone to causing much trouble, of course.  It gets particularly exciting when the threesome is completed by real stupid dog owner...


Title: Re: Yes! My new SS arrived today!
Post by: hawkerhunter on January 24, 2014, 11:31 PM
algunas buenas volando Narcis. Sigan con el buen trabajo

Usted me puede enseñar el Taz en Filey  :)


Steve


Title: Re: Yes! My new SS arrived today!
Post by: Ara Ararauna on January 24, 2014, 11:46 PM
Kewl!  Thanks for posting the vid.  She does look good in the air, too.

Interesting how guest stars like stupid dog tend to have a much higher likelihood of hitting the stage when stupid wind is already there.  In good wind, they are much less prone to causing much trouble, of course.  It gets particularly exciting when the threesome is completed by real stupid dog owner...

Thanks JayDee!
However, the stupid dog is not mine! (or did I misunderstand that...?)
Cheers.

algunas buenas volando Narcis. Sigan con el buen trabajo

Usted me puede enseñar el Taz en Filey  :)

Steve

Good try Steve!  :D
And if I can teach you anything at Filey it will be my pleasure, although I'm afraid you will be teaching me much more than I will...
Cheers!





Title: Re: Yes! My new SS arrived today!
Post by: Krijn on January 25, 2014, 01:21 AM
cool narcís


very nice tazmachine! flat

also the jacobsladder is (almost) there, keep practicing



it's a pity the winds is bad at such a nice spot...


Krijn


Title: Re: Yes! My new SS arrived today!
Post by: Ara Ararauna on January 25, 2014, 01:50 AM
cool narcís

very nice tazmachine! flat

also the jacobsladder is (almost) there, keep practicing

it's a pity the winds is bad at such a nice spot...

Krijn

Thanks Krijn.

Yes, despite being at the beach, at this time of year the winds are all coming from inland, so they are dirty because the city blocks them.
And the worse part is that when winds are good in these beaches, the weather is also good and they are full of people!
So little chance of flying in them except at extreme times...
 :(

Anyway, back to the SS.
I really like it. Feels robust, stable, smooth and controllable.
The only thing that is eluding me now is the backspin...
With my Soul and the Talon UL I get backspins really easy, but with the SS when I try them the kite does half a spin and wants to come out of it.
So this helps me in the JL but makes backspins difficult.
I'll keep trying.


Title: Re: Yes! My new SS arrived today!
Post by: JayDee on January 25, 2014, 10:26 AM

Thanks JayDee!
However, the stupid dog is not mine! (or did I misunderstand that...?)
Cheers.


No, I did not think it was your dog.  If it were, then you would be real stoopid.  Still, I would not discuss opinions like that in public.  Flame wars are pretty bad style, IMHO.

What I meant to say is that "misbehaving" of a dog is usually the owner's fault.  A reasonably trained dog will not chase a kite.  Or only once, until it is told not to.  And a non-stupid owner will not encourage that behavior (as it happened to me in Berkeley) or do things like throw their ball right across kite lines (which also happened on a few occasions).  Fortunately, our own dog never showed any interest in kites anyway.


Title: Re: Yes! My new SS arrived today!
Post by: Ara Ararauna on January 25, 2014, 11:30 AM

Thanks JayDee!
However, the stupid dog is not mine! (or did I misunderstand that...?)
Cheers.


No, I did not think it was your dog.  If it were, then you would be real stoopid.  Still, I would not discuss opinions like that in public.  Flame wars are pretty bad style, IMHO.

What I meant to say is that "misbehaving" of a dog is usually the owner's fault.  A reasonably trained dog will not chase a kite.  Or only once, until it is told not to.  And a non-stupid owner will not encourage that behavior (as it happened to me in Berkeley) or do things like throw their ball right across kite lines (which also happened on a few occasions).  Fortunately, our own dog never showed any interest in kites anyway.

OK I understand and totally agree that mostly the dogs are not to blame.
I must say I like dogs, but indeed I don't like dogs with irresponsible or stupid owners.
I must also say I find many dogs at the behave that do behave properly.
Cheers.


Title: Re: Yes! My new SS arrived today!
Post by: vigli on January 26, 2014, 10:59 AM
Wonderful kite
Enjoy it, feel it
...
Best, boris