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Title: first custom kite
Post by: cgregurich73 on February 15, 2011, 11:28 AM
Just ordered my first custom kite. A skyburner widow maker ul. Don't have pics yet but will. Soon. What was your first custom kite?
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5097/5451536963_2ef9240207.jpg)


Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: tpatter on February 15, 2011, 12:10 PM
Mine was a BMK Exile.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_14fxoPzHc18/SJACtrqj2kI/AAAAAAAAA78/El3aPcFkntA/s640/IMG_3186.jpg)


Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: DWayne on February 15, 2011, 12:32 PM
(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii151/KenikeNui/Kites11541Small-1.jpg)

This was my first custom.

Denny


Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: Shane on February 15, 2011, 12:55 PM
Mine was and still is the Talon UL
It's my profile pic. :)
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Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: Allen Carter on February 15, 2011, 01:29 PM
First custom was a PBSK Stiletto in 2000.

It's the one in back with white stitching. The one in front was the one I had seen on the web and based mine on. I later acquired it.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_F5Tie9CF8ts/SLDEVPdOuTI/AAAAAAAABoM/ajxlf-gw-_c/s640/IMG_0566.jpg)

Since then I've ordered six more PBSKs, a Blue Moon Moonie and a Benson DSUL custom. I've also owned a lot of customs originally made for other people. I like unusual kites.


Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: zippy8 on February 15, 2011, 02:41 PM
Cool kite Allen  ;)

My very first was an Airdynamics Dharma SP.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_tMqLIuufn5k/R5fpwX9rOpI/AAAAAAAAAro/5iEgkmsp_d0/s640/CIMG0577.JPG)

Since then... numbers have increased.  :o

Mike.


Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: kiteclique on February 15, 2011, 02:44 PM

Aerostar Sano SSL

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/42/107816075_1b89d74a5d.jpg)

-Frazer


Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: adx1592 on February 15, 2011, 03:04 PM
(http://inlinethumb29.webshots.com/33692/2472851790104062344S500x500Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2472851790104062344BSKEoi)

Mine's a bluemoon Mamba.  :)


Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: jaydub on February 15, 2011, 03:45 PM
Nice looking Mamba, Devin.

My first custom was my Talon.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3233/3150447576_e0697c2666.jpg)

Followed by a custom Kitehouse Sin and a custom DS UL.

This worked out the best of the three.


Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: Kantaxel on February 15, 2011, 04:55 PM
Ours was a single liner..............

(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/1076/6149001.jpg)


Lools even better back lit.


Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: Dolphinboy on February 15, 2011, 05:29 PM
Hyperkites Elite

(http://inlinethumb36.webshots.com/2851/2454731210102181666S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2454731210102181666BNsNJM)


Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: bigpappo1 on February 15, 2011, 06:05 PM
John Rollins Delphi UL
(http://inlinethumb08.webshots.com/5255/2023650360082067894S600x600Q85.jpg)


Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: Dave Gibson on February 15, 2011, 08:28 PM
Just ordered my first custom kite. A skyburner widow maker ul. Don't have pics yet but will. Soon. What was your first custom kite?

 
Great choice mine was a widow maker STD
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5281/5327111289_1df96ce89d.jpg)


Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: freecheese on February 15, 2011, 10:28 PM
Fearless Tattoo


(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4150/5450366984_b5aa748c5d.jpg)


Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: kitenut75 on February 15, 2011, 10:35 PM
My first custom kite... the Widow Maker (Standard) signed by Jon T  ;)

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa389/kitenut/Kites/Dual%20Lines/P1070662.jpg)



modified to show Ben's pic-r


Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: Allen Carter on February 15, 2011, 10:44 PM
Cool kite Allen  ;)


Yours is cooler, it has black stitching.


Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: thief on February 16, 2011, 03:47 AM
i have had a few made up...and still have a couple of them....

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_tbYkV1FmtY4/Rw2P64a9_0I/AAAAAAAADPM/65rNWz53b9Q/s400/Kevin%20Shannon%20Roller.JPG)
kevin shannon roller....this one is a mirror image to all of the others he ever made...

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_tbYkV1FmtY4/Rw2QG4a9_2I/AAAAAAAADPc/MK8USR7UdjM/s400/Martin%20Lester%20Woman.JPG)
my martin lester woman....
Martin came out with the 9' tall men...and i asked if he could make a woman one to go with...there is only 1....

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_tbYkV1FmtY4/Rw2QXYa9_5I/AAAAAAAADP0/w9N_P5gb0BA/s400/Ramala%20Tien%20Mini%20Sentinelle.JPG)
my 1/3rd size sentinelle made by Ramlal Tien....

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_tbYkV1FmtY4/R06yj8dN0VI/AAAAAAAAEcU/3NIdYarNLY0/s400/Roy%20Broadley%20Cyclops.JPG)
Roy Broadley Cyclops....

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_tbYkV1FmtY4/S_vDN44neeI/AAAAAAAASD8/bn6vx7Y7c90/s400/manta%20exists.jpg)
all Mantas by Focus Designs are custom

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_tbYkV1FmtY4/Sl0AdnnTYMI/AAAAAAAAPjY/ZdJnrlyZ_d8/s400/P7120029.JPG)
The kite i proposed to my wife with....she is a HUGE Red Sox fan but has zero interest in jewelry!
skin by Karl Longbottom

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_tbYkV1FmtY4/SMF1g2BfbBI/AAAAAAAAKvk/lFQKmduf6QA/s400/DSCF4111.JPG)
skate by Focus Designs

these are just some....there is always something special for you if you can make the kite your own....and even MORE so if someone else recognizes the fact that yours is different!!!
 


Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: misterbleepy on February 16, 2011, 04:26 AM
This is my first and only (so far) custom kite:

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_Zgj6Jp30IBY/SvLJewFivdI/AAAAAAAAAlU/XLdjyo5q94I/my-ds-ul.jpg)

white, 2-tone grey & mylar loveliness


Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: Flying Fish on February 16, 2011, 04:40 AM
This Talon UL will be my first custom dual-line kite:

(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt306/drosomel/TalonUL.jpg)

Mark is building it right this very minute (judging from the live feed on his web-site)!!!


Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: inewham on February 16, 2011, 05:12 AM
A couple of Blue Ridge kites circa 1996

(http://www.iannewham.com/images/mcath.jpg)
Cathedral. A one off but it was one James had already built, does that count?

followed shortly by this AirOxII which was built to order.
(http://www.iannewham.com/images/maoxii.jpg)

...lots more since then  ;)


Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: ko on February 16, 2011, 07:28 AM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_dLi_8FA6nA4/S2DsMQ4hTGI/AAAAAAAAApw/mTUU_bwYqfA/s640/1st%20attempt%20with%20the%20fuji%20107.jpg)


Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: cgregurich73 on February 16, 2011, 02:52 PM
Ok finally got a pic or should i say colorizer of what this should look like when it done I went with Black and FLo Green I like LOUD colors.
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5097/5451536963_2ef9240207.jpg)


Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: thief on February 16, 2011, 03:26 PM
Just ordered my first custom kite. A skyburner widow maker ul. Don't have pics yet but will. Soon. What was your first custom kite?
([url]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5097/5451536963_2ef9240207.jpg[/url])

Looks like you got the opposite to Ben's kite!!!!


Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: stapp59 on February 16, 2011, 05:06 PM
Ok, I'll play.  My first BMK custom.  Still a favorite and currently in the car...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_9G0cEjt-4FY/TQQCPiOoBZI/AAAAAAAAAiI/2YjFwOmUHHE/s400/IMG_8988.jpg)


Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: cerfvoliste on February 16, 2011, 05:23 PM
My first custom and I

(http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/1692/clothlixgv9.jpg)

CV


Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: Stuart99 on February 16, 2011, 05:57 PM
BMK Exile Nitro
(http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af139/intimig8r99/kite/compressed.jpg)


Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: MtnFlyer on February 17, 2011, 06:46 AM
BMK Mantis UL #5

(http://inlinethumb35.webshots.com/45090/2107677160064770744S500x500Q85.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2107677160064770744xamBRN)

And the rest, as they say, is history...  ;)


Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: chilese on February 17, 2011, 08:56 AM
Mamba: A gift from several GWTW friends. I still fly this kite on a regular basis.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_3waCPW86CRA/S2fV7zICLtI/AAAAAAAAKyQ/P1dOardlHRo/s800/115%20mamba.jpg) (https://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/2003Kites#5433546698758696658)


Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: Untitled on February 17, 2011, 02:00 PM
Focus set
(http://inlinethumb28.webshots.com/47707/2973041890105229815S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2973041890105229815NFuAQv)


Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: Smeagol on February 17, 2011, 04:52 PM
Man, I feel so left out.  I don't think I have anything that's custom.   :-[  Hmm.. trying to go through the list in my head, but it's too long.  I guess now I will have to order one?  Heh.


Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: kiteslinger on February 17, 2011, 05:33 PM
(http://inlinethumb03.webshots.com/47298/2768964200072413283S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2768964200072413283EintDi)
except I don't think it was my first


Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: cgregurich73 on February 17, 2011, 06:33 PM
Kiteslinger that is a wicked cusstom kite



Title: Re: first custom kite
Post by: kitenut75 on February 18, 2011, 01:07 AM
Just ordered my first custom kite. A skyburner widow maker ul. Don't have pics yet but will. Soon. What was your first custom kite?
([url]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5097/5451536963_2ef9240207.jpg[/url])

Looks like you got the opposite to Ben's kite!!!!


Not really, mine's flo yel  ;)