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Title: My set of Organics (std and ul)
Post by: sugarbaker on December 20, 2010, 02:01 AM
I finished these in October (or early november) but have not been out to fly them yet due to lousy WA weather.  Photos were taken in and around my apartment... so not the kite's preferred surroundings, but satisfactory for showing them off.  Biggest difference in these kites is the frame, but there are some notable sail differences that can be seen in the pictures (see mylar reinforcements).

Standard
(http://www.stephensugarbaker.com/sugarbaker/Collection_files/DSC_9461.jpg)

UL
(http://www.stephensugarbaker.com/sugarbaker/Collection_files/DSC_9464.jpg)

Details
(http://www.stephensugarbaker.com/sugarbaker/Collection_files/DSC_9465.jpg) (http://www.stephensugarbaker.com/sugarbaker/Collection_files/DSC_9466.jpg)
(http://www.stephensugarbaker.com/sugarbaker/Collection_files/DSC_9469.jpg) (http://www.stephensugarbaker.com/sugarbaker/Collection_files/DSC_9476.jpg)
(http://www.stephensugarbaker.com/sugarbaker/Collection_files/shapeimage_3.png) (http://www.stephensugarbaker.com/sugarbaker/Collection_files/shapeimage_2.png)


Title: Re: My set of Organics (std and ul)
Post by: chilese on December 20, 2010, 03:00 AM
Very nice. Clean nose work too.

I am a fan of yellow, so your UL looks excellent to me.  ;D


Title: Re: My set of Organics (std and ul)
Post by: Kantaxel on December 20, 2010, 03:39 AM
Really nice Steven................looks like you have some more of those fancy straps in the back too...............Yaller is quite the catchy color.............. ;)

jim


Title: Re: My set of Organics (std and ul)
Post by: Svolazzo on December 20, 2010, 03:50 AM
Very nice,  :) I hope you will fly them as soon as possible, they are so fun and tricky!
I love that work on the nose, very clean, I'll copy it in my future creations  ;)

Paolo


Title: Re: My set of Organics (std and ul)
Post by: Raptor on December 27, 2010, 07:29 PM
I'm quite impressed! I didn't know it was possible to make a kite like this on your own. Does it require special equipment or do you just order the mylar and sail fabric and have some serious sewing skills? xD


Title: Re: My set of Organics (std and ul)
Post by: sugarbaker on December 27, 2010, 08:08 PM
thank you for your complements.  I would say that it is absolutely possible to build kites like this on your own with some practice, proper materials and some patience.  When it comes down to it (and I think many here on the forum would agree), many of the best kites are hand made. 

The organic that I have pictured in this thread probably would not be the best kite to start off with, but there is an excellent site that has step by step walk through of what it takes to build a kite and has plans and detailed material list.  http://www.tweelijners.com/tom/tomskitesite-en/Home.html (http://www.tweelijners.com/tom/tomskitesite-en/Home.html) is an excellent place to start.

Note that there are many techniques used by many different kite builders, and in most cases there is no absolute right way.  What may work for you may not be best for me or vise-versa.  My advice would be to read as much as you can before you take the leap into kite building, as the expense is more than most people guess and it is addicting!

Thanks again for the complements on my kites.  You should browse this forum and take a look at Svolazzo's posts (another member), as he has some excellent examples of kites he's made.   


Title: Re: My set of Organics (std and ul)
Post by: Krijn on December 28, 2010, 12:00 AM
I'm quite impressed! I didn't know it was possible to make a kite like this on your own. Does it require special equipment or do you just order the mylar and sail fabric and have some serious sewing skills? xD


use this belgian site to build the QUARTZ (the predecessor of the organic), you can not go wrong!

http://www.tweelijners.com/tom/tomskitesite-en/Home.html (http://www.tweelijners.com/tom/tomskitesite-en/Home.html)


Krijn


Title: Re: My set of Organics (std and ul)
Post by: Svolazzo on December 28, 2010, 04:11 AM
And if you do want see directly a very skilled kitebuilder, look at Mark building his Talons at JoE Kites on Justin.tv (http://it.justin.tv/jest_of_eve)
I have learned a lot seeing that.

Paolo