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Title: New Transformer SUL
Post by: tpatter on July 02, 2012, 05:22 PM
New addition - Transformer SSUL +Z (the Z graphics).   My newest kite, so my son and I can fly pairs.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0flB61ZYpAw/T_HqsIR9opI/AAAAAAAADdE/oecp3Y4uhS0/s800/photo.JPG)


some detail shots

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-G9rARl7HU9g/T_HpdHwLVKI/AAAAAAAADbw/V6Yu0f6Lp40/s800/photo.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-JWYMgNbbEEs/T_HqOUxnJKI/AAAAAAAADc4/_Y9UZwb_Xr0/s800/photo.JPG)

Sky Claws:
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-K0iLKri4V5Q/T_HpJNFH06I/AAAAAAAADbY/OYPUzpS1hqI/s800/photo.JPG)

Tail:
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-d-jr6bE2E3c/T_Hpk96sOvI/AAAAAAAADb8/O0VaAdcidp4/s800/photo.JPG)

CenterT
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-lD5zOAJDjzc/T_HpqAQEz4I/AAAAAAAADcI/eLmW6QjjCiw/s800/photo.JPG)

Upper Connector
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-BXJBVHKDysQ/T_HpyFdEBAI/AAAAAAAADcU/kRMpHO9rYs4/s800/photo.JPG)

Lower Connector
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-zf_tksqXgOs/T_Hp2gTMsyI/AAAAAAAADcg/IKpJaVJLVSU/s800/photo.JPG)

Nose
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-iITJXJk2rYs/T_HqD4yZ4JI/AAAAAAAADcs/7Lt3UL-mDCE/s800/photo.JPG)

Oh yeah, I love the new bag:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-jUwa9A3uEz4/T_HpYrzQo6I/AAAAAAAADbk/Vwt28OVpPAo/s800/photo.JPG)



Title: Re: New Transformer SSUL
Post by: vertigo2u on July 02, 2012, 06:12 PM
Tom, what r the Claws about ???


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: tpatter on July 02, 2012, 07:12 PM
Tom, what r the Claws about ???

They replace yoyo stoppers giving you significantly more area to catch the lines.  They are also very low profile.  They work VERY well for single and multiple yoyos.   
 
This shot is clipped - but there are 3 more claws that you can't see lower down. This is the second version of them which are nice and smooth on the ends.  The first ones looked a bit sharp.  Great for a hot tricks 'he did 3 wraps, I better do 4' type situation.


Title: Re: New Transformer SSUL
Post by: justinpwheeler on July 02, 2012, 07:20 PM
Explain the SSUL vs the SUL please.  I have the vented SUL on order...oh boy, here come the nay sayers!


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: tpatter on July 02, 2012, 07:28 PM
Ok, no explanation necessary - it was a typo!  :). This is an SUL.


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: Kareloh on July 03, 2012, 12:31 AM
Which connectors are used for the spreaders? Not apa's, right?



Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: vigli on July 03, 2012, 09:26 AM
Nice and clean
Those yoyo stopers are not so sharp as before or I'm wrong.
Enjoy new kite....


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: tpatter on July 03, 2012, 09:27 AM
Which connectors are used for the spreaders? Not apa's, right?



Yeah, not APAs.  Within the last year, he has started producing his own designs for yoyo stoppers, connectors, center Ts, perhaps other items.  Before that he used APAs.

These seem stronger, a bit more rigid, and grip better.   I like the lower connectors and centerT especially.  I think that they are available at a few kite shops or you could contact him directly if you are interested in trying them.



Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: tpatter on July 03, 2012, 09:29 AM
Nice and clean
Those yoyo stopers are not so sharp as before or I'm wrong.
Enjoy new kite....

Yeah, he rounded them off from the previous version based on flyer feedback.  The previous ones were indeed quite sharp, these are blunt - no chance of sail damage.



Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: Adamld13 on July 03, 2012, 09:31 AM
Nice! Hope to see some vid of you flying with your son!!

I've sent lam 3 emails now with no response....

Is he around?


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: tpatter on July 03, 2012, 11:17 AM
I know he is around, perhaps just busy.


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: Adamld13 on July 03, 2012, 01:23 PM
Lam is listening!
He just contacted me :)


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: justinpwheeler on July 03, 2012, 06:45 PM
Wow, is that the standard bag now?

Looks nice!


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: kepople on July 03, 2012, 07:49 PM
hmmm... I had sent an email a week ago, with no reply either... hmmm...

maybe he will contact me now too...

kirb


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: tpatter on July 03, 2012, 08:46 PM

On the bag,

He told me he found some fabric that he liked on his last trip, I think this is it.  I have no idea what the letters signify, but it's cool- I like it.




Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: Kantaxel on July 03, 2012, 11:46 PM
Nice and clean
Those yoyo stopers are not so sharp as before or I'm wrong.
Enjoy new kite....

Yeah, he rounded them off from the previous version based on flyer feedback.  The previous ones were indeed quite sharp, these are blunt - no chance of sail damage.



Tom,
Has he cut out the entire leading edge under the claws or just slit it and slid the upper part in? I suppose I could just look at it, but I've been in work mode so long I feel like retiring  NOW!!  :'(

thanks,
Jim


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: Fearless Object on July 04, 2012, 09:45 AM
Hi Jim, only cut a 1/4 " top and bottom to install in the sky claws, not the whole LE. Very easy to install.
Take two to three minutes and it done.


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: Kantaxel on July 04, 2012, 04:09 PM
Thanks Lam!
So are you still making the SUL vent? (Transformer)  If you are, what would be your recommendation for the the skills or lack thereof for me and Cindy?

Jim


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: justinpwheeler on July 04, 2012, 05:00 PM
I need to have him translate what's on my orange bag...

Patiently waiting my Transformer SUL...oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!


Title: Re: New Transformer Vented Light
Post by: Krijn on July 05, 2012, 04:44 AM
the brother of my light-grey SUL:

(http://i49.tinypic.com/1p8eqe.jpg)

 ;D

Krijn


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: Krijn on July 05, 2012, 06:10 AM
(http://i50.tinypic.com/ezjsw0.jpg)

(http://i50.tinypic.com/34nlidj.jpg)

(http://i46.tinypic.com/2jga4xh.jpg)


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: Fearless Object on July 06, 2012, 12:31 AM
Beautiful my friend :) let;s go crazy Brother :)

Have a great day.

Good luck


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: justinpwheeler on July 07, 2012, 05:42 AM
Can't wait to see one of those videos again Krijn.


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: haight on July 08, 2012, 09:31 PM
 ??? ??? ???


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: Kantaxel on July 24, 2012, 02:15 PM
So just a photo of the latest SUL Vented........Super smooth flying SUL that will do all the tricks, effortlessly.

 (http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/2833/transformer001.jpg)


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: justinpwheeler on July 24, 2012, 03:14 PM
Oooooh.  I like the gold sail. 

I guess I'll go ahead and share mine as well.  It's yummy!!!

Also had the Fearless SSUL that I bought from 'bigweels' reframed to regular SUL as I just felt better having a little stronger frame. 

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8144/7639885792_29e21c9939.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/48367914@N02/7639885792/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/48367914@N02/7639885792/#) by justinpwheeler (http://www.flickr.com/people/48367914@N02/), on Flickr


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: PUZZLE on July 24, 2012, 03:29 PM
isnt sul and vented two different things? why do they make a sul vented?


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: asburyparkjohn on July 24, 2012, 04:03 PM
I told Lam the next time I bust my SUL Transformer to do the upgrade: Vents and claw upgrade with dull points. I have no problem with the sharp pointed claws. Just be careful when bagging the kite at the end of the day. Seeing this photo it makes sense on the design. Small vent windows as Z's just to capture any updrafts during tricking. Just another prefection add-on from the MASTER to this TRICK MONSTER.


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: Fearless Object on July 27, 2012, 09:21 PM
Hello John, did you receives my stuff yet? Please let me know. Thanks

Have a great day.


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: zippy8 on July 27, 2012, 11:12 PM
He told me he found some fabric that he liked on his last trip, I think this is it.  I have no idea what the letters signify, but it's cool- I like it.

(http://abus.de/us/images/ABUS_Logo.gif)
They make locks.

Mike.


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: asburyparkjohn on July 29, 2012, 07:39 PM
Yes - I received it. Will be sending you a kite shortly for repair. Contact me privately to confirm you will be around for its repair or call me at home.


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: Fearless Object on July 29, 2012, 08:53 PM
I will be here for another month and then off to Dieppe France Kite festival.

I will PM you. TY


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: asburyparkjohn on July 30, 2012, 04:33 AM
OK. Broken LE on a Fearless Light Vent. Sending it tomorrow to Canada.


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: justinpwheeler on July 30, 2012, 04:56 AM
Just a funny aside, but my wife and son have nicknamed my yellow VSUL "Bumblebee" from the movies.  I guess if I get a red one it can be Optimus Prime?  LOL. 


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: Fearless Object on August 01, 2012, 10:54 PM
Hey Justin, I just finish testing my newest bridle today and it work beautifully. The wind was so smooth and and new bridle work like a dream. Good day my friend.


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: justinpwheeler on August 02, 2012, 06:20 PM
Not sure how you can make that kite much better!  It's pretty freaking sweet!!!


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: Fearless Object on August 02, 2012, 11:29 PM
Thanks my friend. I do apprciate. Wait until I make the next video with my New Bridle on the Ultimate Fearless Coolest looking kite. Have a great day.


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: Kantaxel on August 03, 2012, 02:01 PM
???  ;D


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: tpatter on August 03, 2012, 02:13 PM
Just a funny aside, but my wife and son have nicknamed my yellow VSUL "Bumblebee" from the movies.  I guess if I get a red one it can be Optimus Prime?  LOL. 


Red/Purple/Silver/Black - that would look pretty sweet!  A vent, of course (looks tougher).

Tom


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: justinpwheeler on August 04, 2012, 03:03 AM
You know it Tom!


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: Fearless Object on August 05, 2012, 06:33 PM
Today I met Ruddy at Gary point Park, what a suprise . very nice day and sunny,  wind was not to bad. Show him few trick, but this one he have never see this trick before, I call it Roller Coaster go right in Insane and come out unroll yo yo. It was awesome day :) I think now Ruddy saw the trick and hope he can do it to :) have a nice day.


Title: Re: New Transformer SUL
Post by: justinpwheeler on August 06, 2012, 02:06 PM
Wish I lived closer to Lam....

Lucky Rudy!