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Title: Another Solus thread
Post by: Ca Ike on October 19, 2011, 08:18 PM
Just got my new additions today and man do they look good.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6157/6262549322_b89c6bd92a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ca_ike/6262549322/)
Solus set (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ca_ike/6262549322/#) by Ca Ike (http://www.flickr.com/people/ca_ike/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6223/6262549570_412bf76565.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ca_ike/6262549570/)
solus set (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ca_ike/6262549570/#) by Ca Ike (http://www.flickr.com/people/ca_ike/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6100/6262024201_7c9b7b4835.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ca_ike/6262024201/)
Solus custom UL (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ca_ike/6262024201/#) by Ca Ike (http://www.flickr.com/people/ca_ike/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6032/6262024523_7019b85c43.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ca_ike/6262024523/)
Solus custom Std (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ca_ike/6262024523/#) by Ca Ike (http://www.flickr.com/people/ca_ike/), on Flickr

Didn't get much flying on them but from the little flying I did get in I can see this kite pretty much demands to be flown.  Not just tricked but flown.  FIgures, slides all maner of tumbles and turns from the old school flare turns and spin stalls to the newer flippy stuff is there.  I Got one of the slowest, flattest double 540's I have ever done on the UL.  ROtational tricks are turntable flat and rolls up lightning fast with really small inputs.  Definitely doesn't feel like a 100 inch kite.


Title: Re: Another Solus thread
Post by: moegeo on October 19, 2011, 09:00 PM
Nice Antone. I wanna play.
Geo.


Title: Re: Another Solus thread
Post by: adx1592 on October 19, 2011, 09:24 PM
I'm so happy they finally got there! I really hope you enjoy them, they look fantastic. I was doing some colors kind of in the same scheme from the colorizer that you sent me for my second set/team set. Hope you enjoy! Keep us posted.


Title: Re: Another Solus thread
Post by: Allen Carter on October 19, 2011, 10:51 PM
Drool!

That was my impression too, it really doesn't feel like a big kite. I was on a crowded field on short lines so I didn't get much sky carving done, but it sure handled nice


Title: Re: Another Solus thread
Post by: madhabitz on October 20, 2011, 01:43 AM
Woot!!! I'm so happy for you!


Title: Re: Another Solus thread
Post by: vertigo2u on October 20, 2011, 07:40 AM
You have defined the Solus to the "T".   It is a gem to fly.  She will teach you things you didn't know you could do...  Had to share a clip from last week.  She lays out flat during 540's.  I have no idea what "Old School" tricks are about.  But I do know a 540's looks great laying flat in the sunset. Left or right.  I was playing this day with the wind also... Very happy for you..
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Also Little Creep-O and I are looking at matching a set of Solus' to the colors you picked.  Those are the colors... Just working out pattern... Will November ever get here ??? Little Creep-O is coming home from school for a few days... He has just watsed more of hislife on his education.  I would have had him quit High School.  He could be working at the kite store ringing up orders.  He has a future there.  One day he could be supervisor.  He blew his chance to be mamager of the pizza joint he was working at this summer.  At pizza and got fat... slowed his flying skills a nano-second.  I recorded it . :D

He put together a beautiful flying machine...

solus#2.wmv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCN7lna9AjY#ws)


Title: Re: Another Solus thread
Post by: Ca Ike on October 20, 2011, 12:38 PM
You have defined the Solus to the "T".   It is a gem to fly.  She will teach you things you didn't know you could do...  Had to share a clip from last week.  She lays out flat during 540's.  I have no idea what "Old School" tricks are about.  But I do know a 540's looks great laying flat in the sunset. Left or right.  I was playing this day with the wind also... Very happy for you..
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Also Little Creep-O and I are looking at matching a set of Solus' to the colors you picked.  Those are the colors... Just working out pattern... Will November ever get here ??? Little Creep-O is coming home from school for a few days... He has just watsed more of hislife on his education.  I would have had him quit High School.  He could be working at the kite store ringing up orders.  He has a future there.  One day he could be supervisor.  He blew his chance to be mamager of the pizza joint he was working at this summer.  At pizza and got fat... slowed his flying skills a nano-second.  I recorded it . :D

He put together a beautiful flying machine...

solus#2.wmv ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCN7lna9AjY#ws[/url])
Little creepo?  HAH going to to have to rib Devin on that one.   Really like the colors on mine.  THe way the slate and purple change a bit with the angle if the sun on ot is nice but if you guys plan on using slate you better call Jon or Marianne first.  I was asked to pick an alternate color just incase and I have a feeling they are low on slate and might not be able to get it easily.  Colors for Icarex are getting a bit limited from what I  have found out looking for another place to get some while Bonnie is rebuilding.


Title: Re: Another Solus thread
Post by: vertigo2u on October 20, 2011, 02:25 PM
Little Creep-O's favorite coloors are Purple white and Black No Slate....  The colors look real impressive.  I saw a Ul with the colors when I got mine.  Your going to love this kite.... Your inputs will be different.  In a sense, not a lot of effort,she will complete the trick for you.  Big  ;D for you... Post vid


Title: Re: Another Solus thread
Post by: emegaz on October 21, 2011, 08:58 PM
Besides the purple they look fantastic. :hides under desk: :o


Title: Re: Another Solus thread
Post by: Ca Ike on October 21, 2011, 11:10 PM
Besides the purple they look fantastic. :hides under desk: :o
:o :o >:( >:( >:( >:(  WEll I guess that one person that won't be getting a chance on the lines  :P :D  Hmm me and my purple kites just might have to hunt you down for that comment.  I hear you go to vegas to fly heh?  :P :D


Title: Re: Another Solus thread
Post by: madhabitz on October 22, 2011, 12:21 PM
Have you had enough wind to fly them yet? Yeah, I know you don't need much, but we've got a tiny bit more than you do-- you could think about coming to Pleasanton/Dublin on Monday (my day off).

Nancy


Title: Re: Another Solus thread
Post by: Ca Ike on October 22, 2011, 06:04 PM
Have you had enough wind to fly them yet? Yeah, I know you don't need much, but we've got a tiny bit more than you do-- you could think about coming to Pleasanton/Dublin on Monday (my day off).

Nancy

I would but I'm pretty slammed with work. Going to fly tomorrow after my half day of work or at least stake them out and hope I Get wind :P


Title: Re: Another Solus thread
Post by: madhabitz on October 23, 2011, 12:31 AM
No worries, but just so you know, it's only about a 40-minute drive. I just checked the forecast-- it's looking like you might have some okay winds on Monday and even better ones on Tuesday. I'll cross my fingers for you!

Nancy


Title: Re: Another Solus thread
Post by: KaoS on October 23, 2011, 02:27 AM
Quote from: YouTube
This video contains content from The Orchard Music and UMG, one or more of whom have blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.
Sorry about that.

Ditto


Title: Re: Another Solus thread
Post by: Ca Ike on October 23, 2011, 09:15 AM
IF you can't watch the vid in the thread try going directly to you tube.


Title: Re: Another Solus thread
Post by: vertigo2u on October 28, 2011, 03:10 PM
Had a fun trip to the kite store today.  30 minutes away all highway.  Jon has the basement filled with new Solus's. ( Solus') ???  Really looked nice. 

Marianne got our order correct.  4 Solus's ( White,Purple,Black) Two Ultra Lites and Two Standards.  And matching Ocius Sul .  Little Creep-O and I shot the whole bank roll.  When we pay for it.  I plan on using twenty's,tens and fives.  Nice BIG Knockle roll of cash. :D :D :D :D :D.

The Little Creep is skipping school in November because he's home sick.  I told him so .... >:(.  So when he comes home we will be flying the pairs routine with the new kites.  ( That is if he remembers how to fly or even were the kite store and field is located.)  Mark my words if he continues this path of life he will never retire as general manager of the kite store.  He may get his twenty years in as clerk but never general manager. 

Now if he does remember we should be flying together in a few weeks with Solus a pair.  Been flying pairs with Jon a few times.  Wednesday as we did a "flank down" he called for a 540.... third time looked great as the two kites floated together.   Flying next to him as he instructs is such a great advantage to keep up with LC-O.  I should be so much better when Little Creep-O and I start flying...  That is when the REAL PUSHING Starts ( also when he got his new moniker.)

Put Jon on the spot to work over time... :D :D.  The kid only has a few days home.  ;D