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Title: Mega Rok reframed in carbon
Post by: MeauxJo on August 23, 2009, 10:03 AM
About two years ago the bottom dropped out on this kite at our festival and it hit the ground and the glass spine and one spreader section exploded. It never flew well here anyway being so heavy and had to much frame extension past the sail so it caught on everything.

I had ordered the frame sections several months ago but never got around to framing it up, so yesterday I went ahead and got it done along with using shorter sparing for even more weight savings (11mm spine and 9mm spreaders). I will put pockets on it next time I have the machine setup so I can dump another few oz off by knocking another 2" off each section and getting rid of the Nochs. I might make an SLE spine for it later as well.

We had a bit of a light cool breeze so I went and tried it out. It flew in winds I would have never even bothered to take it out in before! and climbs much faster now and pulls like a truck!

It also gave me a chance to try out my new race rod frame for my standard B-series. I like it a lot, I had to fly on 50 foot lines but it flew really well, I might actually be able to get some quad time now!

(http://skywlkr.com/kites/Solunacarbonreframe.jpg)


Title: Re: Mega Rok reframed in carbon
Post by: Blownfuse on August 23, 2009, 10:35 AM
It is a very beautiful kite. Good thing that you got it back together, it deserves to fly.
 :)


Title: Re: Mega Rok reframed in carbon
Post by: Allen Carter on August 23, 2009, 02:40 PM
What size is that Rok?  I have one like it, but it's small. If they made a big one I'll have to be on the lookout for one.


Title: Re: Mega Rok reframed in carbon
Post by: MeauxJo on August 23, 2009, 03:00 PM
This one is a bit over 11 feet. It is an HQ and is discontinued but I am sure someone has one for sale in a shop, I think retail on it was around $400

They are heavy and a bit if a bother to put together in wind, but looks amazing if you can keep it under 100 feet.


Title: Re: Mega Rok reframed in carbon
Post by: Allen Carter on August 23, 2009, 03:07 PM
Cool. The regular one is about 4'


Title: Re: Mega Rok reframed in carbon
Post by: MeauxJo on August 23, 2009, 03:13 PM
I had one of the smaller ones in Soluna and still have a couple of the smaller ones in different sail patterns.


Pretty much if it is a Rok I own a one.


Title: Re: Mega Rok reframed in carbon
Post by: antman on August 23, 2009, 05:24 PM
niiiice.. i love it .. again ill say .. niiiiice