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Kites! Kites! Kites! => Kite Building and Repair => Topic started by: UPNET on November 21, 2009, 09:13 PM



Title: Need a Kite built
Post by: UPNET on November 21, 2009, 09:13 PM
Looking for someone to build me a (Ralf Dietrich)  Manta. I saw it on the KPB site. Email...or PM me if your interested. Include an estimate of cost.

Thanks,
Chris


Title: Re: Need a Kite built
Post by: indigo_wolf on November 21, 2009, 09:44 PM
Looking for someone to build me a Manta. I saw it on the KPB site. Email...or PM me if your interested. Include an estimate of cost.

Thanks,
Chris

The Ralf Dietrich one ? (so as not to upset the fans of Focus Kite Designs  ;))

ATB,
Sam


Title: Re: Need a Kite built
Post by: fidelio on November 21, 2009, 11:50 PM
i too have eyed that one many times. very nice looking kite, and what looks like a great plan. too bad i don't read german.
i really like how it actually looks like a manta.

the focus manta causes me serious kite lust though how it floats and glides just like a real manta.


Title: Re: Need a Kite built
Post by: kiteguy on November 22, 2009, 07:34 PM
Yes, it is in German.  However there is a thing on Google that will translate PDF files for you.

Problem is that when you try to print it out.....well, there is a tad of work involved....

I am in the process of editing it right now.  It takes a bit of time.  (Read "bit" as "lot")

Probably there is no need for the translation, as long as there are pictures, and there are...   :-[   ;)


Title: Re: Need a Kite built
Post by: UPNET on November 25, 2009, 04:13 PM
Bump......no one interested????   :-[


Title: Re: Need a Kite built
Post by: KenMcNeill on November 25, 2009, 04:17 PM
Chris, have you contacted Ralf to see if he can make you one?


Title: Re: Need a Kite built
Post by: UPNET on November 25, 2009, 05:05 PM
Yes...I did...but so far no answer. But then again...I sent it on the 23rd.


Title: Re: Need a Kite built
Post by: boomertype on November 25, 2009, 05:08 PM
Yes...I did...but so far no answer. But then again...I sent it on the 23rd.
Give him a bit of time, he's not in your time zone. :-X


Title: Re: Need a Kite built
Post by: radi on November 26, 2009, 12:54 AM
Hi Chris (and all other Manta lovers  :)  )

Thank you for your email! I will answer here on GWTW as other kitefriends could be interested too.
Happy to hear, that you like the Manta! It is a great kite for light winds and loves a light breeze.

Sorry, but I don’t build kites for cash. Kiteflying is “just” a hobby for me. A serious hobby, yes, but still a hobby. I build kites only for myself or to swap with kites from other kitebuilders.

Beside of this, I offered HQ / Invento the Manta and they are thinking about a production for 2010. They didn’t reach a decision yet, but – let us give them a bit of time.
If HQ isn’t interested, maybe I find another producer – let us see…

Another possibility: a workshop. I offered a Manta workshop in Copenhagen and we had a lot of fun. With a bit of experience, you can easily build a Manta in one day – its not rocketscience  8)

Greetings from Denmark
Ralf