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Title: not your usual kite vid
Post by: Ca Ike on March 07, 2012, 08:51 PM
Took a bit of a break from the dual lines.  Heres a vid of my pop can train (Steve's way of training them) in action.  FUn way to do an SLK set up and definitley gets some curious looks from people passing by.

Pop Can chaos (http://vimeo.com/38136916)


Title: Re: not your usual kite vid
Post by: Kabel on March 10, 2012, 07:46 AM
Wow, great!!!  ???


Title: Re: not your usual kite vid
Post by: mikeb on March 10, 2012, 07:51 AM
Is that cool or what, I want one of those too now!


Title: Re: not your usual kite vid
Post by: thief on March 10, 2012, 07:58 AM
Mike check this thread out then: http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=4593.0 (http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=4593.0) drop Steve an email to see if he still has some!


Title: Re: not your usual kite vid
Post by: thief on March 10, 2012, 07:59 AM
you can have some fun with kites like this:

Fridolin Anders Frido 2 Stack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV6PC1SG9aM#)

part of my Frido 2 stack..this is only a few of them..i have flown a stack of 26 of these......


Title: Re: not your usual kite vid
Post by: Steve Hall on March 11, 2012, 03:38 PM
Crazy (kite) Train (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA8rVL5r6mQ#)


Title: Re: not your usual kite vid
Post by: madhabitz on March 11, 2012, 04:14 PM

part of my Frido 2 stack..


Well, don'tcha know that I had to google "Frido" to find out just what they were, with interesting results:

"A Kiteflier's Got to Go!"
http://www.gkites.com/update/135.html (http://www.gkites.com/update/135.html)

heh.... I read the whole page. Too much fun.


Title: Re: not your usual kite vid
Post by: thief on March 11, 2012, 04:31 PM
Here is a way back machine archive of the page that gomberg refers to: http://web.archive.org/web/20030105020820/http://www.gombergkites.com/frido.html (http://web.archive.org/web/20030105020820/http://www.gombergkites.com/frido.html)
Here is a bunch of pix of the Frido II...leaf shaped...lots of curves on them....they can be bridled stable, or active....one super long flexible rod around the outside and a spine....
the problem with them is that if you break the long rod you might not be able to get it out...and if you do you will not find a replacement easily....


BTW: there is lots of awesome stories in gomberg updates! take a few hours and go through them!


Title: Re: not your usual kite vid
Post by: dihongshao2000 on March 11, 2012, 10:49 PM
Here is a way back machine archive of the page that gomberg refers to: [url]http://web.archive.org/web/20030105020820/http://www.gombergkites.com/frido.html[/url] ([url]http://web.archive.org/web/20030105020820/http://www.gombergkites.com/frido.html[/url])
Here is a bunch of pix of the Frido II...leaf shaped...lots of curves on them....they can be bridled stable, or active....one super long flexible rod around the outside and a spine....
the problem with them is that if you break the long rod you might not be able to get it out...and if you do you will not find a replacement easily....

BTW: there is lots of awesome stories in gomberg updates! take a few hours and go through them!

Did not see any pictures of Frido 2 kite  ::).  Would like to know more about the kite itself and how it works with stable and active bridle setting... :)


Title: Re: not your usual kite vid
Post by: streamhawk on March 11, 2012, 11:02 PM
organized chaos?


Title: Re: not your usual kite vid
Post by: thief on March 12, 2012, 03:44 AM
Dang...missed the link
https://picasaweb.google.com/110977665158917743177/Frido

Active vs stable bridle settings i guess are a misnomer.......
The active setting is high up towards the nose......
The stable setting is about an inch towards the tail....

What helps this kite become stable is that the edges would fold back - it never really becomes stable....
It excels in flight off a branching line as in my video above....the top most one is bridled more to the stable setting and the rest are high up the nose...to fly one as a single Frido was anticipating active flight like a wala or long bottom pterodactyl (it was not great at that).....

Mostly single color icarex...there were a whole bunch made that had a jack-o-lantern type face on them.....the face did not help the flight......


Title: Re: not your usual kite vid
Post by: thief on March 12, 2012, 10:35 AM
just happened to see a sale on the Prism eo8 in a major catalog/online company.......these work great for the active kite line!!!  drop me a note if you would like to know where...
$32.95 Retail $55.00 Save 40%


Title: Re: not your usual kite vid
Post by: dihongshao2000 on March 12, 2012, 11:50 PM
Dang...missed the link
https://picasaweb.google.com/110977665158917743177/Frido

Active vs stable bridle settings i guess are a misnomer.......
The active setting is high up towards the nose......
The stable setting is about an inch towards the tail....

What helps this kite become stable is that the edges would fold back - it never really becomes stable....
It excels in flight off a branching line as in my video above....the top most one is bridled more to the stable setting and the rest are high up the nose...to fly one as a single Frido was anticipating active flight like a wala or long bottom pterodactyl (it was not great at that).....

Mostly single color icarex...there were a whole bunch made that had a jack-o-lantern type face on them.....the face did not help the flight......

Thanks so much for the detailed reply!