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 on: Yesterday at 10:19 PM 
Started by sugarbaker - Last post by sugarbaker
John, thanks for your addition.  I've seen your design in other threads.  As you mentioned, it would be quite a task to get the lines to look straight... No matter how you compensate on the flat sail, the assembled kite would never look straight from every angle. 

That being said, I like the idea of parallel lines and patterns. 

 on: Yesterday at 09:27 PM 
Started by Jorge Gouverneur - Last post by adx1592
The new wolf is really a fantastic beater kite and a blast to fly and knock around in higher winds. The black hands down outweighs the white option with the rainbow panels. Nice pick on your part, enjoy it! Fun kite and like its bigger brother, super for the money.

 on: Yesterday at 09:02 PM 
Started by Jorge Gouverneur - Last post by Jorge Gouverneur
Still getting used to the kite. Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to fly it again and prepare another video.

 on: Yesterday at 07:58 PM 
Started by sugarbaker - Last post by chilese
Here's my entry, although it's on an Elixir:

Although they look straight, the panels would have to be curved when sewn and flat.

 on: Yesterday at 05:27 PM 
Started by Jorge Gouverneur - Last post by vertigo2u
Seriously !!!!  Huh  Huh Huh You are really showing some skills ... Never saw her that before ....  Huh Huh Huh Huh

 on: Yesterday at 04:39 PM 
Started by sugarbaker - Last post by sugarbaker
Will this work? Also note the addition of one rule... the 10 design minimum to run the poll must be from separate designers.  (no limit on how many one person can contribute, but if only one person submits 10 separate designs, thats a no-go until 9 others participate)

 on: Yesterday at 04:35 PM 
Started by sugarbaker - Last post by Allen Carter

Can you add center T and upper spreader rub spot locations?

 on: Yesterday at 04:29 PM 
Started by sugarbaker - Last post by sugarbaker
Something I thought might be fun is if we tried a little collaborative designing.  (This is for the fun of it, and I certainly understand if no one feels like contributing).  Below is a blank template of an Essence (traced from a pic of the same kite in it's assembled form, so it is true to the real thing).  If you are interested and capable, please feel free to submit a sail pattern of your own creation.  If enough patterns get submitted, I will then run a poll to see what the forum likes the best.  If the pattern looks feasible (within the realm of my ability to adapt it to the plans). I will build one extra kite to be granted to the designer (colors of the winning design to be custom within the selection of fabric I have on hand).

Designs can be submitted publicly in the thread, or to me personally via email or private message (should the contributor wish to remain anonymous).

The small print is:
*I work on an extremely slow timeline, so it could be months (and months) before the kite is finished.
*Only two of these kites will ever be produced... mine and the winner's (unless permission is granted by the artist, who will retain copyrights of the graphic beyond the scope of this project)
*cost of shipping will need to be covered by the recipient. 
*winning custom kite will include a storage sleeve, but otherwise be without accessories.
*I will respect requests to have any design eliminated from the running under the premise of copyright infringement (i.e., if you submit a graphic that too closely mimics an existing kite, and it is brought to my attention, the design will be removed from the running).
*I think 10 will be the minimum number of entries for me to then post a poll. (10 different designers... no limit on how many one person can submit, but there must be at least 10 people who have contributed)
*If the winning design needs to be altered to accommodate building, I will do so in collaboration with the artist.
*Other than the previously mentioned cost of shipping, no money will be exchanged.

So, if that isn't too restrictive, feel free to start submitting.

 on: Yesterday at 09:59 AM 
Started by Jorge Gouverneur - Last post by Jorge Gouverneur
Here is my first flight with the New Wolf NG from Premier  Smiley

Wolf NG (New Generation)

 on: Yesterday at 08:07 AM 
Started by Ca Ike - Last post by Captainbob
I got the video yesterday, and watched it all the way through. The quality is excellent, and I played it through a Blu-Ray player on a 60" LED Flat panel. No problem with sound or video, it looks great. DVD menu is organized into topics like Stalls, Landings, etc, so you can go to the topic you want to learn and watch it over and over again. Lots of slow motion, so you can see exactly what the pilot is doing and how the kite is reacting at the same time. I would recommend this strongly, and at $20 less than the price that Prism sells it for, the value can't be beat.

Sold by Kitty Hawk Kites.

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