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Kites! Kites! Kites! => Sport Kites => Topic started by: Ace on April 05, 2011, 11:57 PM



Title: Ugly Kites!
Post by: Ace on April 05, 2011, 11:57 PM
You know the're out there.... ???

Those hideous sail designs, horrible colors. One mans masterpiece is another mans nightmare.

Here is your chance to post pics or descriptions of some of the most grotesque kites or sail designs that have ever plagued the sky.

This could get interesting ;)

I'll get the ball rolling with a light blue and orange WM that was posted not to long ago, can't seem to find the pic though..... But man was that UGLY.... :-[

 


Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: chilese on April 06, 2011, 12:12 AM
We had a contest in 2006. I won't bore you with the results, but here was an early ballot:
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_3waCPW86CRA/S1_8x0vyW3I/AAAAAAAADPY/I3ePJqX2tOE/s800/Ugly%20Kite%20Ballot%20Choices%202.jpg) (https://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/2006Kites#5431337608534973298)


Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: chilese on April 06, 2011, 12:18 AM
What the heck. Here are the results:
Note that the Bilboquet and GWTW Forums were in agreement on the ugliest kite.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_3waCPW86CRA/TZwTTYBrdfI/AAAAAAAAvZ8/ZO1wXr8T-4c/s800/Ugly%20Kite%20Ballot%20Results.jpg) (https://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/2006Kites#5592366060875249138)


Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: JimB on April 06, 2011, 12:33 AM
http://www.fracturedaxel.co.uk/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=63 (http://www.fracturedaxel.co.uk/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=63)


Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: sugarbaker on April 06, 2011, 12:38 AM
funny, I just bought the yellow red and green Sano SSL in your compilation... I'm not too fond of the colors, but couldn't pass for the price I paid!


Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: Ace on April 06, 2011, 01:46 AM
They're certainly kites that only a mother could love that's for sure :D


Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: RonG on April 06, 2011, 06:42 AM
What, no "Wonder Bread" (aka "Fisher-Price") Machine?

I'm deeply offended.


Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: stapp59 on April 06, 2011, 06:52 AM
Quote from: RonG
What, no "Wonder Bread" (aka "Fisher-Price") Machine?

I'm deeply offended.

Hey, I liked that kite! The colors work with that panel layout.  Not many would.  ;D


Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: chilese on April 06, 2011, 10:01 AM
For my buddy Ron:
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_3waCPW86CRA/S2KaYHp3BaI/AAAAAAAAGQQ/fVtu06m67GY/s800/4465%20Wonder%20Bread%20Machine.jpg) (https://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/2005Kites#5432073839724397986)


Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: kiteclique on April 06, 2011, 10:11 AM
For my buddy Ron:
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_3waCPW86CRA/S2KaYHp3BaI/AAAAAAAAGQQ/fVtu06m67GY/s800/4465%20Wonder%20Bread%20Machine.jpg) (https://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/2005Kites#5432073839724397986)

I think its a beautiful kite Ron ... please send it me.

-Frazer


Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: stapp59 on April 06, 2011, 10:12 AM
See!  Not even in the same class as those in John's collage above.  I'd happily fly that Machine.  The others not so much  ::)



Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: zippy8 on April 06, 2011, 10:12 AM
We FAliens had some sort of ballot too. We ranged across all number of lines. These  (https://picasaweb.google.com/zippy8/UglyKites?feat=directlink)were those chosen as the pick of the crop.

Quite how three of my kites made the list..... :(

Mike.


Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: RonG on April 06, 2011, 11:03 AM
We FAliens had some sort of ballot too. We ranged across all number of lines. These  (https://picasaweb.google.com/zippy8/UglyKites?feat=directlink)were those chosen as the pick of the crop.

My optic nerves were unprepared for that kind of abuse.

Each of those kites represents what at least one person thought "was a good idea at the time".  Yikes.


Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: RonG on April 06, 2011, 11:07 AM
I think its a beautiful kite Ron ... please send it me.
I would if I could.  Rob Autrey is the proud owner of that........well let's just leave it at "that".

It was the first polyester-sailed Machine.  Made from whatever poly scraps I had, large enough to cut panels from.  Aesthetics were not a factor (obviously).


Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: kiteclique on April 06, 2011, 11:08 AM
What about this one on eBay ?

Applique'd nipples (look closely) anyone ?

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/$%28KGrHqZ,!hwE1KsqhrzZBNfT9fVb-g~~_12.JPG)

and here

(http://i55.tinypic.com/6j3es2.png)

-Frazer


Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: kiteclique on April 06, 2011, 11:12 AM
I think its a beautiful kite Ron ... please send it me.
I would if I could.  Rob Autrey is the proud owner of that........well let's just leave it at "that".

It was the first polyester-sailed Machine.  Made from whatever poly scraps I had, large enough to cut panels from.  Aesthetics were not a factor (obviously).

I'll send you some scraps then ?  ;)

-Frazer


Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: Stardragon on April 06, 2011, 03:14 PM
What about this one on eBay ?

Applique'd nipples (look closely) anyone ?

([url]http://i.ebayimg.com/00/[/url]$%28KGrHqZ,!hwE1KsqhrzZBNfT9fVb-g~~_12.JPG)

and here

([url]http://i55.tinypic.com/6j3es2.png[/url])

Appliqued nipples don't bother me much.  Adding tassels to them would cross the line.

Ron

-Frazer


Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: Bob S on April 06, 2011, 03:30 PM
That's just wrong

Bob



Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: stapp59 on April 06, 2011, 03:45 PM
I don't think that would be appropriate for my public beach flying field.  ???


Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: thief on April 06, 2011, 05:47 PM
What about this one on eBay ?

Applique'd nipples (look closely) anyone ?

([url]http://i.ebayimg.com/00/[/url]$%28KGrHqZ,!hwE1KsqhrzZBNfT9fVb-g~~_12.JPG)

and here

([url]http://i55.tinypic.com/6j3es2.png[/url])

-Frazer

here is Ed Shenk's words on this kite:
Quote
The "Angel" kite was derived from the work of Patric Nagel a well known photographer and artist for "Playboy". There are 8-10 copies of that kite and I remember selling 2 to people in California.


Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: Ace on April 06, 2011, 08:20 PM
Yuck!


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Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: boomertype on April 06, 2011, 08:58 PM
We had a contest in 2006. I won't bore you with the results, but here was an early ballot:
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_3waCPW86CRA/S1_8x0vyW3I/AAAAAAAADPY/I3ePJqX2tOE/s800/Ugly%20Kite%20Ballot%20Choices%202.jpg) (https://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/2006Kites#5431337608534973298)
Proud to say one of those was mine.
Emphasis on the WAS, that's what I'm proud about.  It scared the rest of the kites in my bag!


Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: Ace on April 06, 2011, 09:02 PM
Yikes :-[

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Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: JimB on April 06, 2011, 09:27 PM
Oh you saw that did 'ya?

They're certainly kites that only a mother could love that's for sure :D


Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: JimB on April 06, 2011, 09:31 PM
That Delta Serpent In No Way belongs on that list. Nor the Outsider for that matter.. Or the Dot.

What is the matter with those people?


We FAliens had some sort of ballot too. We ranged across all number of lines. These  (https://picasaweb.google.com/zippy8/UglyKites?feat=directlink)were those chosen as the pick of the crop.

Quite how three of my kites made the list..... :(

Mike.


Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: JimB on April 06, 2011, 09:39 PM
On the other hand, nothing beats this:

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_tMqLIuufn5k/R5PcHGzlo2I/AAAAAAAAACY/h52v52BPnm4/ulgemini1.jpg)

Relax, relax... it's a clone.


Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: Michel on April 07, 2011, 02:17 AM
On the other hand, nothing beats this:

+ 1.  :D


Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: WinterDaze on April 07, 2011, 05:38 AM
That Delta Serpent In No Way belongs on that list. Nor the Outsider for that matter.. Or the Dot.

What is the matter with those people?


We FAliens had some sort of ballot too. We ranged across all number of lines. These  (https://picasaweb.google.com/zippy8/UglyKites?feat=directlink)were those chosen as the pick of the crop.

Quite how three of my kites made the list..... :(

Mike.

+1


Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: Dolphinboy on April 07, 2011, 08:42 AM
For my buddy Ron:
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_3waCPW86CRA/S2KaYHp3BaI/AAAAAAAAGQQ/fVtu06m67GY/s800/4465%20Wonder%20Bread%20Machine.jpg) (https://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/2005Kites#5432073839724397986)

Looks good to me ;D I'll fly it.


Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: Allen Carter on April 07, 2011, 09:10 AM
That Delta Serpent In No Way belongs on that list. Nor the Outsider for that matter.. Or the Dot.

What is the matter with those people?


Yeah, they drink a lot of tea, too.


Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: rncembal on April 07, 2011, 09:16 AM
I wonder how the "dude" AA on Chilese's ballot got in there. That was a sample using available colors. It was  never meant to be public. It is however ,UGLY
Rob


Title: Re: Ugly Kites!
Post by: Allen Carter on April 07, 2011, 09:33 AM
I loved this little kite! I bought several of them for next to nothing (may have been over charged). In a late night fit of hubris I framed one in Skyshark P100s. Talk about polishing a turd!

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