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 on: Yesterday at 01:37 PM 
Started by asburyparkjohn - Last post by asburyparkjohn
During its only one hour test that I described in this thread for a typical one point landing (i.e., no where near a Spike trick type landing) the LE did flex a bit. I did say to myself maybe I was asking for too much here but during flight it holds it own - everything is slower - backspin's require more airspace as they are not tight and quick as the Tattoo or like the Mind Trick SUL - but still exploring other tricks. Basically if you can fly it on the Tattoo it can work on the Triple S. Will explore more nuances on its next flight. Probably not till next Spring (late) as its basically already October in NJ.

APJ 

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 on: Yesterday at 11:36 AM 
Started by asburyparkjohn - Last post by thief
hmm.....i happen to have a pair of Spectra's indoor reactors that someone could purchase for the rods alone in them...
I have crushed one of those rods with a stink eye once.....

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 on: Yesterday at 11:18 AM 
Started by asburyparkjohn - Last post by asburyparkjohn
Thief - could be - as Lam informs he can not purchase these anymore. Which does make me a little nervous when the kite has landed in soft sand. I am careful in not turning it around in the sand or doing any serious groundwork tricks with the Triple S.

For me its an emergency ZERO wind trick kite ... until the Tattoo can be utilized.

APJ

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 on: Yesterday at 11:14 AM 
Started by asburyparkjohn - Last post by asburyparkjohn
Will check Patterson's recommendation NEXT TIME.  Thanks!

APJ

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 on: Yesterday at 11:12 AM 
Started by asburyparkjohn - Last post by thief
He is making it out of Skyshark Zero Response gold?
If so, those are old tapered sticks...Spectra Sports used them in their Reactor series...and Mar(c) Rickets bought up the last stash as he frames up the Guildworks Great Deca out of them for indoor use (best flying indoor/UL quad line in my opinion)....and refuses to sell his stock of them, they only go with kites....

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 on: Yesterday at 11:07 AM 
Started by asburyparkjohn - Last post by asburyparkjohn
Yes - the kite on the left is the Triple S built with Zero Gold rods and the Tattoo is 2PT on the right. Both use the pinhole sail technique. The Triple S design is with the pinhole Mind Trick insigne on the black sail and Tattoo pinhole design with Fearless insigne. The Triple S since only a crazy person will try to do more than double wraps on this model has just two claws on the LE's reduced from the claw strip. The original Tattoo of course had the OLD SCHOOL (my term) type yo-yo stoppers which snag the line in low wind conditions on wraps and of course limiting the pilot to wraps that are parallel to the ground. With claw yo-yo stoppers wraps can be done at any angle. After the GPS came out I had Lam upgrade all my kites with the claw strip.

My one hour test confirms it has the same airborne capacity as an indoor stunt kite like the Benson Inner Space which I still use rarely on near ZERO wind days.

IMO the Triple S is strictly for PURE near Zero wind beach days. Some pilots may want to check its feasibility inland - as long as there are no sudden gusts ... it may work for you ... or if your tired of running around ... in very low winds ... but in that case if Lam is still making it buy the Tattoo 2PT first. Lam told me recently the pilots at Dieppe were LOVING IT ... the Tattoo 2PT and Mind Trick SUL. He has very limited stock of the Zero Gold which he told they do not make anymore. He may be investigating other rod substitutes for the Zero Gold for the Triple S?

APJ

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 on: Yesterday at 09:45 AM 
Started by asburyparkjohn - Last post by thief
Are they both black???


I was able to get that from the link on facebook that then brought me to: https://www.flickr.com/photos/apj1/albums/72157672934506431/with/29152735044/

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 on: Yesterday at 09:23 AM 
Started by asburyparkjohn - Last post by Tim P.
https://www.flickr.com/groups/anythingallowed/pool/apj1

Yes - Very problematic. Each person needs to be invited to view - however I found this group (add anything group) pool. Will remember next time.

Try this link. Its been two years since using Flickr. The Preview worked - so this link needs no personal invitation E-Mail which is required for a basic upload to Flickr.

JPL


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asburyparkjohn doesn't have any photos visible to you in the ANYTHING ALLOWED!!!!!! pool.

Facebook link works, but there's got to be a better way to share photos.

https://postimage.org/

The link site that Tom posted seems to fit the bill.

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 on: Yesterday at 08:52 AM 
Started by asburyparkjohn - Last post by asburyparkjohn
Facebook link:


https://www.facebook.com/john.lorenzo.549

APJ

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 on: Yesterday at 06:53 AM 
Started by asburyparkjohn - Last post by asburyparkjohn
Thief. Copy this address into your browser. If it does not link to the photos I give up.

Since I would then have to E-Mail each person individually to give access permission to view.

JPL

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