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Title: Looking for kite making fabric?
Post by: tommymcmillan on April 24, 2013, 02:44 PM
I would like to make my first kite something for a beginer and,I need to find the supplies i'll need any suggestions on where to start looking for the following..
1. sail fabric
2. needles(will I need more than one size??)
3 double sided tape
4. thread
5. mylar
6. nose webbing,leading edge fabric
7. **THE MOST IMPORTANT:A KITE PLAN**
Thank you,


Title: Re: Looking for kite making fabric?
Post by: kiteslinger on April 24, 2013, 05:22 PM
every thing you'll need




http://www.kitebuilder.com/kitestudio.html (http://www.kitebuilder.com/kitestudio.html)


Title: Re: Looking for kite making fabric?
Post by: tcope on April 24, 2013, 05:27 PM
every thing you'll need

[url]http://www.kitebuilder.com/kitestudio.html[/url] ([url]http://www.kitebuilder.com/kitestudio.html[/url])
If you don't mind the probable wait... and wait... and wait...

Just a warning in case it happens.


Title: Re: Looking for kite making fabric?
Post by: Lou on April 24, 2013, 06:07 PM
every thing you'll need

[url]http://www.kitebuilder.com/kitestudio.html[/url] ([url]http://www.kitebuilder.com/kitestudio.html[/url])
If you don't mind the probable wait... and wait... and wait...

Just a warning in case it happens.


I was going to order some additional materials from KB.com... are they that slow to fulfill an order placed?


Title: Re: Looking for kite making fabric?
Post by: thief on April 24, 2013, 06:41 PM
There are other places as well that carry what you need...goodwinds and skyburner's shop both have everything!


Title: Re: Looking for kite making fabric?
Post by: tcope on April 24, 2013, 07:21 PM
I was going to order some additional materials from KB.com... are they that slow to fulfill an order placed?
It's hit or miss. Steve is cutting down on his stock. You won't know if he has it in stock or not. If it's not in stock or he's just not home, you sit for days without knowing and the order just sits there. This does not happen all of the time. But you never know when. Many people state they get their orders send within a day or two. Others complain that it can be weeks.


Title: Re: Looking for kite making fabric?
Post by: Lou on April 24, 2013, 07:27 PM
There are other places as well that carry what you need...goodwinds and skyburner's shop both have everything!

Yes, that's where I've been shopping for now.  I'm open to any other places and always willing to try a new shop.  I'm still looking for some good pricing on AirX 500 and color selection.


Title: Re: Looking for kite making fabric?
Post by: nckiter on April 24, 2013, 07:51 PM
Ordered many times frm KB and never had a problem. I have always called my orders in and placed them with Steve.  No one shop carries everything any more so shop it out but also consider S&H costs. Sometimes it is more cost effective to pay a little more for an item or two but save bigger with a single S&H charge.


Title: Re: Looking for kite making fabric?
Post by: Ca Ike on April 25, 2013, 12:17 AM
There are other places as well that carry what you need...goodwinds and skyburner's shop both have everything!

Yes, that's where I've been shopping for now.  I'm open to any other places and always willing to try a new shop.  I'm still looking for some good pricing on AirX 500 and color selection.
Airx 500 isn't easily attainable and only comes in 3 colors  red white and blue.  I keep in touch with bainbridge and they don't make much at a time since it isn't that popular.  The 600 and 700 are just as good and not much heavier. Very few places stock airx and those are only specialty sail shops that , with a bit of begging, might sell you a yard or two.