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Title: What kite has your favorite sail pattern, and why?
Post by: adx1592 on February 17, 2011, 10:42 PM
Curiosity killed the cat I suppose.  :D

What is your favorite sail design on a kite?

(I posted this in photo and video because of the potential photos that could be attached to this thread).
My favorite sail design is the Mongoose, because it isn't TO busy, and is all straight lines.
(http://inlinethumb58.webshots.com/47161/2260283690104062344S500x500Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2260283690104062344nTzIPg)


Title: Re: Kite Graphics
Post by: tpatter on February 17, 2011, 10:56 PM
You need to add an option: "Has a face"!  :)


Title: Re: Kite Graphics
Post by: zippy8 on February 17, 2011, 11:40 PM
I tend to like the kite, not the pretty pattern, just so long as I can keep my lunch down.

This is representative of the sort of thing I like (and doesn't fit one the question responses):-

(http://www.elisanet.fi/mike.emery/kites/Train2.JPG)

I've had a couple of Betancourt kites that looked fantastic but I wasn't in love with the way they flew and that's really the important bit for me in anything other than an SLK.

Mike.


Title: Re: What is your favorite sail pattern, and why?
Post by: Jimmer on February 20, 2011, 05:39 AM
Simple, and effective. Straight lines  the most.  But coloring is even more important to me. ;)


Title: Re: What is your favorite sail pattern, and why?
Post by: vertigo2u on February 20, 2011, 08:25 AM
I like anything that Dave doesn't have .....  :D ... I have no  idea who this guy Jimmer is ??? ???  Thought I knew him  from  Wednesday Nites.... he's been hiding from the gwtw forum... He doesn't even know about my Blue Moonie or  my new Red,Blk,Charcoal,Silver and White "MAMBA"...or my red white and blk Ocius SUL... ( but he is going to want to fly them)... :P..

The date today ..... Feb. 20th.... 21 more days till  DAY LIGHT SAVINGS  8)...

Now  the  best..."Wednesday Nite Gang " fly's first Wednesday after day light savings starts....  24 more days to see ;) my friends....

Onour first fly day, we will  discuss taking a trip to Chicago... Find that little "street urchin" Devin throw him in the trunk and head back to Michigan. :D

Sounds like a plan....  8) 8) 8) 8)



Title: Re: Kite Graphics
Post by: cerfvoliste on February 20, 2011, 01:54 PM
You need to add an option: "Has a face"!  :)

+1

CV


Title: Re: What kite has your favorite sail pattern, and why?
Post by: kiteclique on February 20, 2011, 02:05 PM

R-Sky layouts (Hoby part duh excepted) are very tough to beat IMHO

Like this NFX

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/192/495180918_a7e3454a24.jpg)

-Frazer


Title: Re: What kite has your favorite sail pattern, and why?
Post by: Francois on February 20, 2011, 02:16 PM
Love the JoE Talon(s) a lot...


Title: Re: What kite has your favorite sail pattern, and why?
Post by: thief on February 20, 2011, 06:25 PM
I like dark skins with a hot color and if they are even asymmetrical that is even better!!!


Title: Re: What kite has your favorite sail pattern, and why?
Post by: Ace on February 23, 2011, 05:52 PM
SEVEN! Standard or UL

Absolute work of Art.


Title: Re: What kite has your favorite sail pattern, and why?
Post by: bigpappo1 on February 23, 2011, 08:33 PM
My Synthesis #001 by Matt Brown still a beautiful kite. I love the lines of this kite it flows together really nice.
(http://inlinethumb14.webshots.com/909/2740869700082067894S500x500Q85.jpg)
(http://inlinethumb31.webshots.com/4254/2294537340082067894S500x500Q85.jpg)


Title: Re: What kite has your favorite sail pattern, and why?
Post by: mikenchico on February 24, 2011, 07:39 AM
Something as simple as the Blue Moon Muse gives me pleasure, we built one a bit more colorful then this one in Ken's class we used Royal Blue in place of the black panel then the wingtips are black on the bottom with that splash of Flo Orange as the top panel, I ordered a twin of the one in the pic the day Ken started taking orders for his retail version. Not sure where Steve hid the group shot of the class to post it.

(http://www.kitemakers.org/classes/images/2007/muse_ken.jpg)


Title: Re: What kite has your favorite sail pattern, and why?
Post by: Allen Carter on February 24, 2011, 10:47 AM
I like dark skins with a hot color and if they are even asymmetrical that is even better!!!


Like this?   ;)

(http://mikepetro.org/content/kites/graphics/flame.jpg)


Title: Re: What kite has your favorite sail pattern, and why?
Post by: Allen Carter on February 24, 2011, 10:53 AM
If the kite has nice lines, a single color sail is fine.

Airdynamics Dharma

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_F5Tie9CF8ts/R0XHfCSEHgI/AAAAAAAAAmc/yIJSiaYgyuY/s640/Dharma_tree_crop.jpg)




My favorite sail of all time is the SOA Vibe

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_F5Tie9CF8ts/RaG-OdwimuI/AAAAAAAAAmE/iQfHrENd9nQ/s800/vibe.jpg)


Title: Re: What kite has your favorite sail pattern, and why?
Post by: thief on February 24, 2011, 01:26 PM
I like dark skins with a hot color and if they are even asymmetrical that is even better!!!


Like this?   ;)

([url]http://mikepetro.org/content/kites/graphics/flame.jpg[/url])

mmmmmhhhhmmmmmm....and the standard AzizA as well....
but then i am biased....
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_tbYkV1FmtY4/RtTKJw8DiNI/AAAAAAAACjY/sS_4aVk2GUU/s400/aziza%20numbers.jpg)


Title: Re: What kite has your favorite sail pattern, and why?
Post by: stapp59 on February 24, 2011, 06:04 PM
Someone has got to post a Mamba here. Would classify as simple curve lines I suppose.  Many nice color scheme examples and all white is really nice backlit.  8)

While good flying qualities are more important than aesthetics, its nice to have both!

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_9G0cEjt-4FY/TQQCew2hp9I/AAAAAAAAAhY/QxwrhGt5inw/s400/IMG_4296.jpg)


Title: Re: What kite has your favorite sail pattern, and why?
Post by: Kantaxel on February 24, 2011, 07:01 PM
I think Mark's way of displaying the 'old skool stuff' works best for me.  Reason?  In sunlight they just gleam ;)

(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/8437/presidentsday2008028zc7.jpg)


Title: Re: What kite has your favorite sail pattern, and why?
Post by: King-J on February 24, 2011, 07:17 PM
I think out of my own kites, I like this color pattern best, When back lit it changes shades of Green to yellow-green

(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/6668/135gz.jpg)


Title: Re: What kite has your favorite sail pattern, and why?
Post by: Alfredo on February 24, 2011, 07:26 PM
I think Mark's way of displaying the 'old skool stuff' works best for me.  Reason?  In sunlight they just gleam ;)

([url]http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/8437/presidentsday2008028zc7.jpg[/url])


I think we have a winner! I love the Prophecy layout.
Alfredo.


Title: Re: What kite has your favorite sail pattern, and why?
Post by: mikenchico on February 24, 2011, 08:50 PM
The Exile Slice layout (above in KingJ's post) is one of my all time favorite designs, I struggled with the Mira design colorizer for days and never got something I liked the next morning, thankfully Rhonda decided to surprise me for my b-day and chose the colors. Ken came out with the Slice a week or so after getting mine, that design I've made many I liked, we just ordered a month too early  :'( and since I didn't feel the light Exile added enough range to the Nitro and lost so much I liked about the kite I didn't need another.


Title: Re: What kite has your favorite sail pattern, and why?
Post by: aliensporebomb on February 26, 2011, 08:03 PM
Even though it's very old school now I've always been partial to this color scheme on my (gasp) 20 year old Hawaiian Team kite:

(http://pod.ath.cx/kites/hawaiian.jpg)

The only depressing thing about it is that the colors have faded thru much use but when new it was so rich and bright colored it was really eye popping.

For newer (it's not super new but...) kites I'm partial to the almost "easter" theme (pastel colors) of this T'nT:

(http://pod.ath.cx/kites/tnt.jpg)