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Kites! Kites! Kites! => Single Line Kites => Topic started by: Jannie on March 18, 2009, 01:35 PM



Title: 61/49
Post by: Jannie on March 18, 2009, 01:35 PM
I've been away from kiting for a couple of years; coming back, the one kite as I wander around that fascinates me the most is Blue Moon's 61/49 single line kite, very nice looking but mostly it looks like a lot of fun. Are they very hard to fly and do that stuff shown in the UTube video at the Blue Moon website?


Title: Re: 61/49
Post by: ndcmpc on March 18, 2009, 01:49 PM
Not hard.  This was shot maybe 5 minutes after she started flying it.

http://sports.webshots.com/video/3011748700051611044AXppgx (http://sports.webshots.com/video/3011748700051611044AXppgx)


Title: Re: 61/49
Post by: Steven L Hall on March 18, 2009, 02:11 PM
The video Chris and I made was of our first flights.  A little experience with fighters may help, but it is surprisingly easy to get it to do "cool stuff".


Title: Re: 61/49
Post by: mikenchico on March 18, 2009, 02:56 PM
Very easy, just watch your line, it will get away from you in a hurry unlike a fighter. you'll end up with the kite 100 feet or more away from you and it's not an easy kite to fly back since it will continue to want to loop back.



Title: Re: 61/49
Post by: quincy on March 18, 2009, 05:23 PM
It is a really nice light wind flier. You can get a lot of movement in light air. As was said, it is real easy to let out too much line. It is a better controlled flight on shorter line.


Title: Re: 61/49
Post by: melnsct on March 18, 2009, 07:18 PM
I want one sooooooo bad  I could scream!!!!!!!!!!!
<yes, Mr Wolf of Indigo......a purple one>


Title: Re: 61/49
Post by: indigo_wolf on March 18, 2009, 07:38 PM
<yes, Mr Wolf of Indigo......a purple one>

Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's ...

 ::) :-X ::) :-*

ATB,
Sam


Title: Re: 61/49
Post by: melnsct on March 18, 2009, 07:43 PM
<yes, Mr Wolf of Indigo......a purple one>

Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's ...

 ::) :-X ::) :-*

ATB,
Sam


Just send it to me and get it over with!!!!


Title: Re: 61/49
Post by: boomertype on March 18, 2009, 07:49 PM
Jannie, here is my first flight:
61/49  #7 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojXWveD3lWQ#noexternalembed-hq)


Title: Re: 61/49
Post by: indigo_wolf on March 18, 2009, 07:52 PM
Just send it to me and get it over with!!!!
You had a better shot at that before, I actually flew it.   'Sides Ken wrote a note to me on the spine pocket.  

ATB,
Sam



Title: Re: 61/49
Post by: ndcmpc on March 18, 2009, 08:20 PM
Actually, I like it out 100' or so.  You can tune some of the loop out of it, but be careful not to take out too much or it won't pancake very well.  The secret to flying it on longer lines is in the swivels. (http://www.bluemoonfabrications.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=841)


Title: Re: 61/49
Post by: melnsct on March 18, 2009, 08:33 PM
Just send it to me and get it over with!!!!
You had a better shot at that before, I actually flew it.   'Sides Ken wrote a note to me on the spine pocket.  

ATB,
Sam



.....and I will be SURE to point that out to everyone around
every time I fly it!!!!


Title: Re: 61/49
Post by: Jannie on March 18, 2009, 09:14 PM
Well it sure is neat looking and very intriguing doing that spiral. :P


Title: Re: 61/49
Post by: Burke on March 19, 2009, 04:02 AM
I had the distinct pleasure to be at the Beech Mountain Kite Festival when Ken debuted his prototype and was granted the priviledge of trying it out.  Being one who loves fighter kites, I was immediately enthralled with Ken's creation and placed an order with him that day.  #3 now resides in my kite bag.

The quality of this kite is top shelf.  It will fly when almost nothing else will and it's presence in the air is enchanting.

By all means contact Ken or Steve today and place an order.  You will not be disappointed.


Title: Re: 61/49
Post by: indigo_wolf on March 19, 2009, 04:45 AM
Well it sure is neat looking and very intriguing doing that spiral. :P

It has a very graceful dead launch and some very slow motion floaty stuff right off the deck.  As acrobatic as the kite is, constant tension on the lines and a gentle touch will let you "walk"  it if you need to find less crowded airspace.  Didn't even think about it the first time I did it.  That said, I did unintentionally "buzz" more than one person the first time I had it up.  :(

Get it, Jannie.... you know you want to.  ;)

ATB,
Sam


Title: Re: 61/49
Post by: thief on March 19, 2009, 08:04 AM
<yes, Mr Wolf of Indigo......a purple one>

Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's ...

i hope you are not referring to mine Sam....

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_tbYkV1FmtY4/SMVS8EoTqwI/AAAAAAAALKw/MnDVfqB9q00/s400/sixtyoneslashfortynine%20%2810%29.JPG)


Title: Re: 61/49
Post by: Bob D on March 19, 2009, 08:08 AM
Check out Ken's tuning tips if and when you decide to get one. Make sure that the bridle's legs are even because the loop slips easily in the swivel. Also make sure that nothing is twisted and that all your attachment points are where they should be. I only flew mine briefly last fall when I first got it and I had forgotten how it was supposed to be set up and it wasn't right. I know now how NOT to set it up.

It's a beautiful kite and you'll love Ken's attention to detail.