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Title: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: photogbill on February 27, 2013, 04:59 PM
After seeing some of the new custom Ocius' others have had made, I was motivated to try out a few color combos for a custom Ocius. I'm still deciding on whether I want to have an UL or an SUL made so anyone that has flown both or just has some input they can share ....can feel free to comment!

Here's the final 3 ...with #'s 1 & 3 being my top choices although I think #2 ...with the Rubin Red center would be a nice color combo as well IMO.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8247/8514890762_60a1b7bb7b_c.jpg)


Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: tpatter on February 27, 2013, 05:02 PM
Nice job Bill!

I love R/W/B kites and #3 is looking mighty fine, particularly for a UL or SUL.


Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: photogbill on February 27, 2013, 05:19 PM
Nice job Bill!

I love R/W/B kites and #3 is looking mighty fine, particularly for a UL or SUL.


Thanks Tom! I've had a bunch of R/W/B kites over the years & I agree completely with you that it's color combo that is always a winner! I made an L'Organic for a friend a couple years ago in that color combo with red wing-tips and liked it better than the one I made for myself! Also just built an Invictus in R/W/B that got a lot of favorable comments. I do like #1 as well though so it will be  a hard decision to make. I still have time since I'm hoping for some feedback on the two models, UL or SUL, before I make a decision.


Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: kepople on February 27, 2013, 05:27 PM
#3... would also look good with flour orange...


Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: photogbill on February 27, 2013, 05:59 PM
#3... would also look good with flour orange...

Agreed! I sent my above color combo choices to Jon @ Skuburner just a short while ago, so I'm not 100% sure he will agree to making the wing tips a different color than the main body of the kite but I can't imagine there being any build issues to doing so. If he doesn't have any issues with my 'custom' proposals, I'll inform you here on this thread and u can feel free to download my photo & use it to come up with your own color combos, if you like.


Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: RobB on February 27, 2013, 07:02 PM
I like #2 (just for pure visual appeal), but do tend to agree that ULs and SULs need more white in them... So #3.


Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: Wayner on February 27, 2013, 07:23 PM
I vote for #3 as well


Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: trigger on February 27, 2013, 09:11 PM
All are very nice...

I think you should get #3....

Cuz i want #1  ;D  I still don't have a blue kite... ahhh


Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: kepople on February 27, 2013, 09:31 PM
I hope he does agree because I think it's what this scheme needs. It's kind of "simple" other wise


Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: PUZZLE on February 27, 2013, 09:42 PM
i enjoy my sul ocius, i use a widowmaker for my ul


Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: adx1592 on February 27, 2013, 10:16 PM
#3! Have one just like it, only the wingtips are just black and white.


Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: Charles P on February 27, 2013, 10:52 PM
Definately a toss up between #1 and #3. I'm leaning towards #1 as UL's are more graceful. to me blue is better for a UL as opposed to red's which to me are more of an aggressive color more favorable to a standard or high wind kite where you can really hammer on the strings!!    :-\


Title: Re: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: DD on February 28, 2013, 06:34 AM
I like 2 most. Was never a fan of white kites


Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: thief on February 28, 2013, 06:44 AM
#2!!!!!!


Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: photogbill on February 28, 2013, 08:34 AM
I hope he does agree because I think it's what this scheme needs. It's kind of "simple" other wise


Bill,
  Your change in the graphics has made this kite twice as appealing.....no, three times.   :P  ;D What a nice change.

Thanks to ALL for so many positive comments and reactions. Being a photographer for over 20 years, I like to think I have a good 'eye' for graphics and color combinations!

Please continue with the positive feedback if you like the wingtip accent changes I proposed. I have passed this forum thread/topic ...and your comments & suggestions onto Jon & Marieanne Trennepohl via an email.

I like the way the Ocius flies and have to admit that I was hesitant to purchase one initially due the rather 'plain' graphics, myself! Not to boast but I sincerely believe that the changes I proposed for my own 'custom' UL/SUL Ocius might give the extra Pizazz to the Ocius that will help boost sales of a very capable & fine flying kite!

As I mentioned to Jon ...from my 30+ years of flying stunt/sport kites, I not only want a kite that is capable of doing great things in the air ...I want a kite that 'looks great' while it's doing them! I'm reasonably certain that most of you feel the same way!  ;)

Thanks again & have a great day guys & gals!




Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: kepople on February 28, 2013, 10:21 AM
I might just have to also Norm...

Would also look cool with Midnight wing tips with grey accents...


Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: photogbill on February 28, 2013, 11:07 AM
As I mentioned to Jon ...from my 30+ years of flying stunt/sport kites, I not only want a kite that is capable of doing great things in the air ...I want a kite that 'looks great' while it's doing them! I'm reasonably certain that most of you feel the same way!  ;)
Thanks again & have a great day guys & gals!
I have been very hesitant about purchasing an Ocius UL. I will go out on a limb and say; If Jon decides to go with the sail graphics the way YOU have done them I will purchase a UL version. Providing of course, the price doesn't change too much. Great looking graphics. Now, if only some others would change or at least give you a couple options.  ::)

Good and bad news Norm! The good news is that I just received a reply to my inquiry and suggestion to Jon and he graciously thanked me for my input and told me "we are going to add it to our colorizer"! He was referring to the color combo options. The bad news is that "limb" you are out on is about to break! < < <  :D So make sure you share your color combo choice with us when you order that UL! ;)


Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: photogbill on February 28, 2013, 11:16 AM
I might just have to also Norm...

Would also look cool with Midnight wing tips with grey accents...

Hopefully Jon will be able to update his Ocius colorizer shortly ...so you and others can play around with different color combo options right on his website!


Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: photogbill on February 28, 2013, 11:33 AM
I might just have to also Norm...

Would also look cool with Midnight wing tips with grey accents...


Is this what you had in mind?

Just a teaser:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8507/8516877370_61452842fc_b.jpg)


Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: photogbill on February 28, 2013, 11:49 AM
I have created a 'monster' with my color combo suggestion! THis could mean hours of idle time spent with Jon's new colorizer! Heck, I'm already addicted ...making the color changes in Photoshop!@  :D

This may be a color compromise between my 3 'original choices' ...that  I can live with:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8246/8515836193_4db3376939_b.jpg)

This one uses Rubin Red instead of standard red! ....I think I've solved my color choice dilema!  ;)


Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: photogbill on February 28, 2013, 12:11 PM
i enjoy my sul ocius, i use a widowmaker for my ul

How does the SUL do in the tricks department. Many SULs suffer from a lower mass. Since the standard flies in a reasonably low wind compared to many standards ...I'm leaning towards just going with an UL!


Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: photogbill on February 28, 2013, 01:30 PM

Best news I've heard in a long time. This one looks really good, but could you keep posting more combinations and I won't have to go into the colorizer. thanks, Bill
More than that I'm glad Jon listened, because he will soon have an order to fill as soon as YOU post a combination I want.  ;)
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You talked me into it!

More UL/SULs:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8510/8516025413_4ba3bcb35a.jpg)

Some more Ocius choices:
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8099/8516025633_14f4822e7c.jpg)

And a few more for those who like loud n bold colors:
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8530/8516025831_d04436c0da.jpg)

That's all from me! Your on your own for now on!  ;) Good luck! ;D


Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: tpatter on February 28, 2013, 01:49 PM
You guys have dramatically improved the visual appeal - nice work!


Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: mikenchico on February 28, 2013, 03:07 PM
Well I'm obviously not in the majority here but I'd be all over #1, but then I bought the Blue and White Nighthawk and am totally envious of my brothers Red and White one (#3)



Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: photogbill on February 28, 2013, 05:03 PM

Not often I beg, but would you make some using Red as in the #2 first posted. I don't care what people on the beach think, because they don't know anything about a UL kite. There is one concern to think about and that is re-sell. I don't really care about that either, because my price will be so low someone with any amount of brain particulate will buy it from me. I will keep my eye here waiting for a Red version of #2. thanks Bill, Norm



Here ya go Norm, ya beggar! If none of these suit you ....you know the saying  > > > "beggars can't be choosers" !  :D

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8374/8516464887_50273f8c78_c.jpg)

P.S. If you right-click on the image and open it in a new window it will appear larger for you!


Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: Wayner on February 28, 2013, 05:09 PM
I find it hard to not buy a kite with that color scheme.


Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: photogbill on February 28, 2013, 06:22 PM
Here ya go Norm, ya beggar! If none of these suit you ....you know the saying  > > > "beggars can't be choosers" !  :D

Holy Crap  :D  :D # 15.........I know the time that takes......so big thanks. Norm


Don't mention it! Glad you found one you liked. ... #15 would have been my first choice of that group as well!

Here's my Top 3!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8243/8517725390_3b15af9a1b_c.jpg)


Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: trigger on February 28, 2013, 07:26 PM
6    9
and not just because they look great together  8)

OK, that made my next kite purchase easy, I am just $$$ away grom getting one to replace my 4d. I really want to get into a skyburner. Jon is only a couple hrs from me and i got to meat him. I should have bought a widow maker but the graphics just don't do it for me... maybe we can get an update to that while we are at it  ;D



Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: kepople on February 28, 2013, 08:17 PM
Dang it! Photogbill! Thats exactly it and i was right! It does look awesome.
Thanks


I might just have to also Norm...

Would also look cool with Midnight wing tips with grey accents...


Is this what you had in mind?

Just a teaser:

([url]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8507/8516877370_61452842fc_b.jpg[/url])


Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: kepople on February 28, 2013, 08:22 PM
Photobill... Two words...
Flour orange...
What cha got?


Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: photogbill on February 28, 2013, 09:15 PM
Photobill... Two words...
Flour orange...
What cha got?


I got your 'fluorescent orange' right Here > > > (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8230/8516923059_9f21a2eac7_b.jpg)


Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: photogbill on February 28, 2013, 09:19 PM
.... I should have bought a widow maker but the graphics just don't do it for me... maybe we can get an update to that while we are at it  ;D

Don't press your luck!  ;) Be thankful for the Ocius options! I think maybe u r missing the 'widow maker' concept! Many here like the design!


Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: HiFly on March 01, 2013, 01:22 AM
Quote from: photogbill
([url]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8510/8516025413_4ba3bcb35a.jpg[/url])

be aware, flour green looks in reality definitively different (less saturated), especially when backlit
and rubin (red) gets very 'pinkish'. I would prefer wine (red), if still available :(


Title: Re: UL or SUL Ocius with wing-tip accents!
Post by: kepople on March 01, 2013, 07:20 AM
I really like the Pink thats used on the Lumokites Vital. I am not sure what color that is but it would look great on here too...