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Title: Live Fearlessly! :)
Post by: tpatter on August 04, 2014, 01:17 PM
Another gorgeous day in Seattle!


(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-hB5M9wKnw4Y/U9_pKCyVe8I/AAAAAAAAG1Y/TwvycDkeWmk/s800/photo.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-b-jyEWpoJ54/U9_m_kzNqDI/AAAAAAAAG1I/0t30gcN5UI0/s800/photo.JPG)

I had not flown my SUL in some time - amazing kite and certainly one of my all time favorites.  It inspired me to fly the whole set! 

A bit hot in the full sun here in the summer of the PNW, but fall will be here before we know it - so I'm enjoying every minute if it.

Tom


Title: Re: Live Fearlessly! :)
Post by: Captainbob on August 04, 2014, 01:42 PM
Another gorgeous day in Seattle!


(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-hB5M9wKnw4Y/U9_pKCyVe8I/AAAAAAAAG1Y/TwvycDkeWmk/s800/photo.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-b-jyEWpoJ54/U9_m_kzNqDI/AAAAAAAAG1I/0t30gcN5UI0/s800/photo.JPG)

I had not flown my SUL in some time - amazing kite and certainly one of my all time favorites.  It inspired me to fly the whole set! 

A bit hot in the full sun here in the summer of the PNW, but fall will be here before we know it - so I'm enjoying every minute if it.

Tom


What kind of wind do you need to fly that stack?


Title: Re: Live Fearlessly! :)
Post by: RobB on August 04, 2014, 05:51 PM
Hey Tom, glad to see you still have the Tattoo... One of the best SUL kites I've ever flown, thanks for turning me on to it ! I will never let mine go.


Title: Re: Live Fearlessly! :)
Post by: SparkieRob on August 04, 2014, 06:33 PM
What, no red one...? Nice set.


Title: Re: Live Fearlessly! :)
Post by: tpatter on August 04, 2014, 08:13 PM
Hey Tom, glad to see you still have the Tattoo... One of the best SUL kites I've ever flown, thanks for turning me on to it ! I will never let mine go.

You are most welcome Rob - I've always loved the way that the kite looks while tricking, smooth and graceful.


Title: Tattoo vs. BLACK PAW
Post by: asburyparkjohn on August 05, 2014, 04:59 AM
The Tattoo is the best SSUL I have flown on this side of the pond. Hands-down. Nothing is close. If there is something else let me know ... Interesting how TIGHT the lower spreader joins into the kite making the overall kite surface very smooth and HARD in that a coin will almost BOUNCE off its surface ... no doubt a Lam perfectionist built-in intentional design. I sure would like to compare it to that black PAW kite where he does that rising TURTLE in that video ... they seem to be VERY CLOSE? Personally - I think both kites are at the same level ... just a feeling PAW and TP ... are these the best SSULs in the Kiting World today for SSUL dual floaters (not SUL types)? Would consider TNT Zero but the PAW kite flys VERY SIMILAR and REACTS very similar to the Tattoo from the videos I have seen. To me a SSUL is also classified as an indoor kite where if you walked backward continuously it could STILL mimic trick-wise what you just did in the field.

APJ 


Title: Re: Live Fearlessly! :)
Post by: Trip on August 05, 2014, 06:22 AM
Very nice stack Tom! 


Title: Tattoo vs. BLACK CROW PAW
Post by: asburyparkjohn on August 07, 2014, 08:27 AM
HMMM ... the kite I was referring to is called the Crow-LW. Sure would like to compare these two together - but the Crow LW seems more of a SUL than SSUL with a 3PT spine and 2PT lower spreader. Maybe this combination works just as well - not sure of the LE's of Tattoo? The weights appear equivalent (roughly).

APJ


CROW LW
SUL/UL mix...about 200gr.with leighter sail, LE: 2pt, Spine:3pt, Upper spreader: 4mm Exel Cruise, Lower spreader: 3pt, Standoff: In 2mm CFK / Out 3mm CFK
Recomendet Lines: 30m/25kg Protec

Maybe an ALL 2PT kite is the answer for a kite EQUIVALNET to the Tattoo? Contact me privately ... interested.