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Title: The Ocius looks much better "in person"!
Post by: photogbill on January 24, 2013, 02:22 PM
I picked up an Sky Burner Ocius while on my trip to Treasure Island last weekend & I have to say they look much better "in person" than they do on the Sky Burner website where the color choices are not actual photos of the Ocius in the various different color combos!

I had thought about getting one awhile back but seeing one on the wall of a kite shop in St. Augustine made it pretty irresistible! I'll try to take some photos when I get a chance.

Oh ...and not a secondary fact ...they fly pretty dang well too! They sit nicely in a turtle, IMO ....and they really like to roll up with minimal effort.  ;D


Title: Re: The Ocius looks much better "in person"!
Post by: jeepersjoey on January 24, 2013, 06:44 PM
I know that kite.  I think I saw it on the wall and was impressed that they had one.

Very cool.  Nice kite!


Title: Re: The Ocius looks much better "in person"!
Post by: DD on January 24, 2013, 07:38 PM
and where is the pic?! ;)


Title: Re: The Ocius looks much better "in person"!
Post by: adx1592 on January 24, 2013, 07:54 PM
The pics/videos/colorizers really don't do it justice. Especially vertigo2u's new(ish) UL thats mostly purple. Beautiful.


Title: Re: The Ocius looks much better "in person"!
Post by: Wayner on January 25, 2013, 10:41 AM

I too love the new sail design.



Title: Re: The Ocius looks much better "in person"!
Post by: red sweater on January 25, 2013, 12:25 PM
and where is the pic?! ;)

But a pic is not "in person."

Where are the plane tickets? ;)


Title: Re: The Ocius looks much better "in person"!
Post by: photogbill on January 28, 2013, 08:45 PM
Sorry  guys & gals. It'll be awhile until I can post a picture of mine. It's on loan to at a friend's home.

That 'mostly purple' one sounds nice. Pics of that would be appreciated.

Here's some custom colors I'm considering for an SUL:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8192/8426275848_aaf436a59c_b.jpg)


Title: Re: The Ocius looks much better "in person"!
Post by: adx1592 on January 28, 2013, 10:09 PM
Loving the monochrome!


Title: Re: The Ocius looks much better "in person"!
Post by: chilese on January 28, 2013, 11:25 PM
You can get the wingtip accents now.  :)


Title: Re: The Ocius looks much better "in person"!
Post by: photogbill on January 30, 2013, 08:04 PM
You can get the wingtip accents now.  :)

Seriously? Is that official? That's cool if it is! I don't know if I'd prefer colored wingtips  or not on an Ocius but I'd be interested in seeing one before making a deciaion!


Title: Re: The Ocius looks much better "in person"!
Post by: Ca Ike on January 30, 2013, 09:47 PM
These are the wing tip accents Jon is talking about. Not much but I think it adds a bit to the kite.
(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSZTZT6BqG4_8Sn97oHcWmKmMtSbAZCb3yb-fkJ7lgBK8xf2hHk)


Title: Re: The Ocius looks much better "in person"!
Post by: Ara Ararauna on January 31, 2013, 05:04 AM
These are the wing tip accents Jon is talking about. Not much but I think it adds a bit to the kite.
([url]http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSZTZT6BqG4_8Sn97oHcWmKmMtSbAZCb3yb-fkJ7lgBK8xf2hHk[/url])


Beautiful!
I don't know why but I seem to like those colors... ::)    ;)


Title: Re: The Ocius looks much better "in person"!
Post by: PUZZLE on January 31, 2013, 06:38 PM
Heres mine (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-hMJEeuodr-E/UAXea9KeO-I/AAAAAAAAAEs/g6es6ark7lI/w497-h373/IMAG0558.jpg)


Title: Re: The Ocius looks much better "in person"!
Post by: Wayner on January 31, 2013, 08:27 PM

Puzzle,
  the best looking Ocuis I have seen   ;D



Title: Re: The Ocius looks much better "in person"!
Post by: Makalu1 on January 31, 2013, 08:54 PM
And another sample, Ocius UL custom.  (hope this pic loads right!)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8226/8433739871_19fd450eb1.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/makalu1/8433739871/)
Ocius UL custom colors with wingtip accents (http://www.flickr.com/photos/makalu1/8433739871/#) by makalu1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/makalu1/), on Flickr


Title: Re: The Ocius looks much better "in person"!
Post by: vertigo2u on February 01, 2013, 08:37 AM
I have three different Ocius'  A Red,White,Black pattern... A Dk.Gray,Plum(lt. purple)and black ...a Blue,lt.Gray,Black ....

PM me and I'll send you a link to some videos.. I don't have single shots ... and don't really know how to post them... Videos I know.. 

Rather than post just PM me and I'll show you three more patterns.. Your gonna luv this kite ... Taz Macchine ... :D :D :D :D :D
It Worked....
https://picasaweb.google.com/102878118842703288740/Ocius#5840025341124099810


Title: Re: The Ocius looks much better "in person"!
Post by: vertigo2u on February 01, 2013, 02:12 PM
This video has my Ul and Sul .. The Plum is my new Ocius Ul and the blue is my Ocius Sul.. The Red and black is also a Sul...

Have not tried a AVFFF yet.  Had few kinks when I got it... Jon re did bridle at Christmas..last time I flew...  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

I'll send it to you to try... If you can't do a Taz Machine.  She will teach you ... Half Axel and a little slack and it's done...

Here's the link to the video of both kites for a look at another couple of patterns... Against the sky ...


peel me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtfPhxxiBE4#ws)


Title: Re: The Ocius looks much better "in person"!
Post by: Ca Ike on February 01, 2013, 02:39 PM
I've been working on some color combos in the Ocius colorizer. Thinking about ordering a UL when Jon gets home and settled in from the KTAI. Will this thing do AVFFF's?   ;)
Last time I checked the wing tip accents were not in the colorizer so if  you want them  you will need to tell Jon or Marrianne when/if you decide to order.


Title: Re: The Ocius looks much better "in person"!
Post by: PUZZLE on February 05, 2013, 03:40 PM
i put mine in paint and then emailed it to jon(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-RsEpYJCHzNA/UAXewvB2NLI/AAAAAAAAAFI/MC8vO26h-Pc/w497-h373/ocius+sul2.jpg)


Title: Re: The Ocius looks much better "in person"!
Post by: photogbill on February 24, 2013, 07:59 PM
and where is the pic?! ;)


Sorry it took so long but I just returned home with the kite about a week ago!

Here it is:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8379/8506279420_8054769f22_b.jpg)



Title: Re: The Ocius looks much better "in person"!
Post by: JayDee on February 24, 2013, 08:56 PM
Puzzle,
  the best looking Ocuis I have seen   ;D

+1