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Title: Stack em' if U got em' Devin /Mike added another Video
Post by: vertigo2u on January 05, 2012, 09:25 PM
We just got our new Five stacks.  They are Visions by Premier.  One of Jon's earlier designs.  He took them and did special Sky Shark carbon frame work.  Notice how smooth they fly.. Guy is the Best.  Our tails are not in yet.  Grumberg transitionals are going to look Great  ;D .  Also got new Video program.... things are going to look a bit better in future. 

Little-Creep-O Videos presents :   

Stack em' if U got em'.wmv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMTRX7dn5tU#ws)


Title: Re: Stack em' if U got em' Devin
Post by: adx1592 on January 05, 2012, 09:52 PM
So glad we finally have these done. :)
Nice video, and I like your new program! See you tomorrow.


Title: Re: Stack em' if U got em' Devin
Post by: mikenchico on January 06, 2012, 07:34 AM
Vision would be a nice size for a stack, what did Jon frame them in? The way the spreader bent in the shot of Devin installing a standoff makes me wonder if he went all the way down to P90's.

Steve once said "If you stack them I'll 540 them" so there's a challenge for you  :D

I've been dying to see a stack 540 since he said that.



Title: Re: Stack em' if U got em' Devin
Post by: adx1592 on January 06, 2012, 08:46 AM
Lead kite is p100s all around, the next 4 are p90. And joe... it looks like we've found something to do this summer.... 540s anyone?


Title: Re: Stack em' if U got em' Devin
Post by: Ca Ike on January 06, 2012, 09:00 PM
 LIttle tip for ya Devin.  Don't fly the lead kite fly the last kite in the stack and your turns will be cleaner.  Oh and yes a stack can be 540'd, at least up to 3 and 2 can be axeled.


Title: Re: Stack em' if U got em' Devin
Post by: vertigo2u on January 07, 2012, 07:01 AM
The Little-Creep-O did a Five Stack Axel yesterday...


Title: Re: Stack em' if U got em' Devin
Post by: kiteking on January 09, 2012, 10:53 AM
OK, I saw this post on Friday,

I've been tuning a 5 and a 6 stack, for a couple of months now, so Saturday I thought I should get some video posted.

The kites are completely stock, I had to adjust the bridle a couple of times, but seem to be real close to correct now.

The wind was light, so the kites were not as stable as I would like.

Vision 5-Stack (http://vimeo.com/34796416)


Title: Re: Stack em' if U got em' Devin
Post by: vertigo2u on January 09, 2012, 12:18 PM
Mike,  That was Great.  Been hoping to see more.  I love your colors.  We plan on other sets and that looks great.  Really enjoyed the music and the vid.  Beautiful flying spot. I hope Devin see's it soon.  I'll send him a link.  Thanks so much for your video. I was smiling the whole time through.  What line strength were you flying with ???  I just went tot he store and ordered #250 and #175 125ft.  What do yu think ??


Title: Re: Stack em' if U got em' Devin /Mike added another Video
Post by: kiteking on January 09, 2012, 12:58 PM
I was using 90# 100ft lines, but I always use lighter line than most, I do have some 200# for windy days

I am also tuning a 6-stack of "vortex" pattern Visions

They can be seen here (http://kiteking.freehostingcloud.com/inventory2.html)



Title: Re: Stack em' if U got em' Devin /Mike added another Video
Post by: vertigo2u on January 09, 2012, 04:10 PM
Thanks Mike,

We were flying on #300 very windy that day.  i ordered some 250# and 175# 125ft. Hopefully our tails will be in before the snow this week-end.  I can assume you fly a lot of stacks.  For some time now... How about tails on all five ?? more or pull less pull??? Any kind of info would be helpfull.


Title: Re: Stack em' if U got em' Devin /Mike added another Video
Post by: Smeagol on January 09, 2012, 05:00 PM
Don't think tails make any difference in pull.  Unless maybe they're really huge/long or inflatables perhaps.

aw man, now I have to dig up video of my Laser 9 stack.  Heh.  No, actually that video is embarrassing probably because it was taken when they were completely out of tune & flailing about.  After several hours fiddling with it I think everything is good now.  Ended up putting Nexus stack lines on the back 6 kites, but I still need to shorten the stack lines on the front 2.  I also got some cheapo 50' colored ribbon from a craft store I plan to attach to them all.  Just waiting for the right day to fly it again.

-Mike


Title: Re: Stack em' if U got em' Devin /Mike added another Video
Post by: kiteking on January 09, 2012, 05:56 PM
Tails...... when attached it adds drag so the kites slow down, no real different in pull to you.. they look great and are a crowd pleaser ....

I don't fly with tails often, use to, but they require a bit of setup/pack-up time. Most times I'd rather use the time flying.

There some tips I have learned, I prefer to detach the tails and roll them separately, then when I set the stack up I will attach them, and have each rolled up by the kite. When you launch (straight up recommended) the tails unroll as the kite rises.   

If you do leave the tails attached (most do) leave enough length so the kites have some slack between them. Begin braiding the tails back towards the end. Over exaggerated video  here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F7eS3TmQiU#ws)

When flying  don't cross the tails, some times the last kite may catch them and cause problems

You also want to land on the edge of the window, that way the tails will be to the side instead of under the kite.

 Other tips???