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Title: Help identify the source of these SLKs
Post by: goestoeleven on November 04, 2012, 07:17 PM
I recently picked up these kites as part of a collection, but they don't have any labels or instructions included in the sleeves (I'm pretty sure the sleeves are not original to the kites).  I'm wondering if someone can help ID them. 

Thanks in advance.

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w44/vfeet/Kites%20-%20SK/Misc%20Kites/DSC_0866.jpg)

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w44/vfeet/Kites%20-%20SK/Misc%20Kites/DSC_0865.jpg)

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w44/vfeet/Kites%20-%20SK/Misc%20Kites/DSC_0863.jpg)

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w44/vfeet/Kites%20-%20SK/Misc%20Kites/DSC_0864.jpg)


Title: Re: Help identify the source of these SLKs
Post by: boomertype on November 04, 2012, 07:44 PM
They look like Cody derivatives made by Dan Flintjer.
Take a look at this website:
http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/bflocody/ (http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/bflocody/)

I have a Cody made by Dan that has a tail similar to your top kite and a front section like your bottom kite.
Hope this helps.


Title: Re: Help identify the source of these SLKs
Post by: Tmadz on November 04, 2012, 09:11 PM
Both of those are very attractive. I love the red and black cody especially. Great colors.


Title: Re: Help identify the source of these SLKs
Post by: thief on November 05, 2012, 04:00 AM
They both look cool...not certain if they were made by Dan f or not....
Where did the kites come from....maybe someone regional made them.


Title: Re: Help identify the source of these SLKs
Post by: goestoeleven on November 05, 2012, 05:17 AM
Hey Boomertype - I think you nailed it.  They are both very well constructed, and I think you are right - they match the Cody type that's pictured on his web site.  I'm wondering if he licensed any kites to Gomberg, because I found a link to Gomberg on his web site.

To answer where I found these - I picked these up off Craigslist.  They were part of a big kite collection, and I was lucky enough to be the first person to reply and show up.  The collection is pretty much all SLKs - lots of deltas, delta conynes, and some Roks in the collection.  There are some gems like these kites and a few other unique/custom kites like Dan Leigh deltas, Kevin Shannon rollers, and an old 1991 hand made George Peters Pterosaur kite. 

The Codys are both keepers for sure.


Title: Re: Help identify the source of these SLKs
Post by: thief on November 05, 2012, 05:27 AM
Oh, I was meaning physical location.....are you up in NY?


Title: Re: Help identify the source of these SLKs
Post by: DGomberg on November 05, 2012, 06:18 AM
Those are definitely Dan's kites.

We presented them several years ago as part of our KiteMaster's Guild. Never produced under the G-Kites label. Only sold the originals.

Good find!!

David


Title: Re: Help identify the source of these SLKs
Post by: goestoeleven on November 05, 2012, 06:36 AM
Oh, I was meaning physical location.....are you up in NY?

Nope, I'm in Chicago - but my sister-in-law lives about 15 minutes from Dan, so I think I'll stop by the next time I'm in Buffalo!


Title: Re: Help identify the source of these SLKs
Post by: goestoeleven on November 05, 2012, 06:38 AM
Those are definitely Dan's kites.

We presented them several years ago as part of our KiteMaster's Guild. Never produced under the G-Kites label. Only sold the originals.

Good find!!

David

I just found your KiteMaster's Guild page for Dan.  Now they are even further into the "keeper" category!


Title: Re: Help identify the source of these SLKs
Post by: Tmadz on November 05, 2012, 10:47 AM
No chance of selling? I know you need to sell some kites to fund your Rev habit. Hmmm?


Title: Re: Help identify the source of these SLKs
Post by: TBHinPhilly on November 05, 2012, 11:37 AM
Nice find.  Here is #1.

(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/545209_3651880545066_2053762585_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/539449_3651922866124_6616669_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Help identify the source of these SLKs
Post by: thief on November 05, 2012, 12:12 PM
actually Ben that is not the same.....Steve's has a normal cody front half to it..yours has an X shape to the front half correct???


Title: Re: Help identify the source of these SLKs
Post by: goestoeleven on November 05, 2012, 12:16 PM
Ben - That's a cool one as well.

Tmadz - no way.  My rev habit is . . . addictive, but these are unique (at least to me).  It's relatively easy to get a rev; there are lots available new and used.  I've never seen one of these come up on the swap meet in the last couple years.


Title: Re: Help identify the source of these SLKs
Post by: Tmadz on November 05, 2012, 02:43 PM
Darn! You know I am interested in buying something once you get those cataloged. I am interested to see what else you got in that buy.


Title: Re: Help identify the source of these SLKs
Post by: goestoeleven on November 05, 2012, 08:01 PM
Darn! You know I am interested in buying something once you get those cataloged. I am interested to see what else you got in that buy.

No problem.  You are local, so no shipping!! :-D


Title: Re: Help identify the source of these SLKs
Post by: trigger on November 06, 2012, 03:57 PM
I am not really a slk kinda guy... but i woke up this morning thinking about this little discovery/mystery of yours..... think i need to lay off the Bones/Castle/wharehouse 13 marathons!  :'(


Title: Re: Help identify the source of these SLKs
Post by: Ara Ararauna on November 07, 2012, 02:34 AM
Wow those are truly gorgeous!  ???

How do they make those red edges on the black sections?
It would be cool to know because it looks beautiful!  :P
Anyone expert in this technique?

Thanks.

N.


Title: Re: Help identify the source of these SLKs
Post by: thief on November 07, 2012, 03:45 AM
Wow those are truly gorgeous!  ???

How do they make those red edges on the black sections?
It would be cool to know because it looks beautiful!  :P
Anyone expert in this technique?

Thanks.

N.
as skb said the red is the edging...if you look at the picture that Ben popped up of his you will see the edging is grosgrain ribbon....a heavier material than the nylon in the skin.....so you can get that contrast......looks sharp huh??? (Comes in soooooooo many sizes so using it as edging is very nice to get the width you like)


Title: Re: Help identify the source of these SLKs
Post by: Ara Ararauna on November 07, 2012, 05:03 AM
OK! Great!

This also probably helps strengthen the curved edges so they don't loosen with time, right?
I should have done this with my Conyne. (http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/197145_163423797134198_414149375_n.jpg) (http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/197145_163423797134198_414149375_n.jpg)

Next version will incorporate this.  ;D

The only thing I wonder is how they call "grosgrain ribbon" here in Barcelona...  ::)

Thanks,

N.

(tweaked your image link to work - thief)


Title: Re: Help identify the source of these SLKs
Post by: thief on November 07, 2012, 05:35 AM
yep, grosgrain ribbon is tough stuff...keep in mind that it can be pretty thick.....but it looks good in a nice design!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grosgrain (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grosgrain)


Title: Re: Help identify the source of these SLKs
Post by: MtnFlyer on November 07, 2012, 07:02 AM
To continue this hijack just one more post...   ::)

The closeup that Ben posted indeed looks like light webbing (aka grosgrain) used as the edge binding.

That's only one material, however, and typically used where you need a lot of support for the fabric, and the kite can support the extra weight. You can also use .75 oz or 1.5 oz ripstop, folded in half (for 2 layers) or double folded (for 4 layers) over the fabric edge, or simply double roll the edge of the sail itself to create a reinforced hem. They all do the same thing and are appropriate in different sail weights and wind ranges. For your DC (nice!), I'd suggest the ripstop edge binding as the typical treatment.

Now back to our regularly scheduled topic.


Title: Re: Help identify the source of these SLKs
Post by: TBHinPhilly on November 13, 2012, 12:17 PM
actually Ben that is not the same.....Steve's has a normal cody front half to it..yours has an X shape to the front half correct???


They are exactly the same.  Mine is a normal Cody front - you just cannot see the side panels in the picture as they are perfectly vertical to the camera frame of reference.   On its back...

(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/561800_3651897185482_1810985241_n.jpg)

As Bob noted, the heavier grosgrain is fine for a heavy kite like this (this one takes a lot of wind), but may be too heavy in other situations.  For a Conyne I would use a double fold hem or double fold ripstop edge binding.


Title: Re: Help identify the source of these SLKs
Post by: thief on November 13, 2012, 04:08 PM
ahh..i see!!!!!! purty purty purty