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 on: Today at 06:33 PM 
Started by Stardragon - Last post by Stardragon
Hello,
  I believe I fubared my Zerostar bridle and would like to return it to factory specs.  I would appreciate it if anyone
 would be able to post or email me a diagram with the various lengths.

Thank you
Ron

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 on: Today at 06:06 PM 
Started by HiNator86 - Last post by thief
I am a believer in any sewing machine that you can get your hands on to start with.
ZigZag and straight stitch is imperative!

I use a 1962 Singer Touch and Sew that I was gifted and have had no problems making all sorts of things...metals gears makes it pretty bombproof.

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 on: Today at 05:40 PM 
Started by HiNator86 - Last post by HiNator86
I'm going to give a different answer and please keep in mind your experience will possibly vary from mine but EVERY kite I've sewn so far has been on a $100-ish machine. Granted, I'm using a lot of tape and I do take it apart every bobbin change to clean the tape gumminess from the bobbin area and needle. It has been good to me. I may have just gotten lucky but at this point, if this machine falls apart on me, for the cost I'll just go get the same machine again.  IMO as long as you have a good straight stitch and 3 step zig zag, you are probably going to be ok as long as you take your time. I've personally enjoyed my Brother SM2700. It might not be for everyone and might not work on everything but in my opinion, it sews a decent kite and bag.



Thank you for you opinion! I hear both sides!

Nator

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 on: Today at 12:01 PM 
Started by HiNator86 - Last post by riffclown
I'm going to give a different answer and please keep in mind your experience will possibly vary from mine but EVERY kite I've sewn so far has been on a $100-ish machine. Granted, I'm using a lot of tape and I do take it apart every bobbin change to clean the tape gumminess from the bobbin area and needle. It has been good to me. I may have just gotten lucky but at this point, if this machine falls apart on me, for the cost I'll just go get the same machine again.  IMO as long as you have a good straight stitch and 3 step zig zag, you are probably going to be ok as long as you take your time. I've personally enjoyed my Brother SM2700. It might not be for everyone and might not work on everything but in my opinion, it sews a decent kite and bag.


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 on: Today at 10:37 AM 
Started by Jesse Day - Last post by breezin
I've got the Prism Snapshot 1.4 that I've flown a lot. That and the Prism Micron taught me a ton on control in higher winds. The Hypnotist was in my top 5 for my 1st kite. Got a great deal here on a new Widow ng so it was my 1st. Then another great deal for a new Widow Maker Pro showed up here. Sold the ng and I too love my Widow Maker. The 2 toughest kites I have are the Premier Addiction(grandkids) and Sky Dog Black Dog. The Addiction is a total blast.Fast and will make your face hurt from smiling. Them and my Nighthawk are 3/4 so they're faster. Good for your reflexes and the lighter kites make ground work a little easier to learn. All 3  are really good trick machines.Like you within a month and a half I had a few. Premiers Jewel(well named) Addiction (well named) Nighthawk,Widow ng, Prism Micron, Snapshot, and Sky Dog Black Dog. Wanting to fly in any winds I soon got a Jet Stream Speed reloaded. Sucked on that and traded it in on a Hydra.Replaced by a Delta Hawk. Then I got a new Prism Zephyr. Once again thanks to the Forum.I got a lot of broken parts due to learning alone and a dang it I'm gonna do it attitude. No regrets except a little sadness on the condition of my Hydra. Love that kite.It and the Zephyr have taught me the most. Got me from a level 1 to 3. When I sold kites to get the Widow Maker the kite I missed the most was the Nighthawk. So I got another one. Replaced my Addiction with a Psycho. I'd suggest looking at the Addiction Pro or Wolf ng. The Wolf replaced the Nighthawk in production. Both are under $100.00 new RTF. ITW has great deals on the Hydra and Kymera. Then watch the forums. Very happy with the deals I got on my Lam kites. Took to the Tekken sul faster than any other kite. When I'm "on" that kite makes me look really good. When I'm off a bit? Well I don't want to talk about it. Took me awhile to learn the Mind Trick vented. Flew it 3 times before I finally assembled it correctly  Shocked. Above 12 mph flies quite different than anything else. Out of the kites I have now it would be the very last one to go.Wind range is amazing. Starts tricking in 5 mph up to 25. 25 to 30 pretty limited to the window edge.30 to 35 just hanging on. I can't really justify my boutique kites yet(10 months in) but wow do they feel good. I will keep my cheaper Black Dog and Nighthawk. Well made and are great fun. Really missed them when they were gone.My next kites will be a Solus ul, Superfly std, and Lam Fearless II light. The new Blue Moon sure might be putting the Benson 4th in line though. I'm going to buy them new because I want to directly support the builders. I'm at a level 4 now so damage is coming a lot less often. Fear of destroying a new kite is lessening. The newly released Lam designed Silver Fox 2.5 probably would have be my #1 choice for my 1st kite.

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 on: Today at 09:47 AM 
Started by HiNator86 - Last post by HiNator86
Cool! Thanks! I'll have to get me a sewing machine. Any good sewing machines around the $100ish mark?

Nator

No. For $100 a new machine will only cause you grief and you will swear at it a lot. For a used machine you'll get something that can be adequate if it isn't worn out. If you pay $100 for a used machine and find that it needs $100 worth of parts, repairs and adjustments, you're better off spending $200 on a new machine.

Talk to family and neighbors. Someone may have a machine that you can use occasionally and they can probably help you a good deal until you learn to use it.

Thanks!
I'll do some checking!
Nator

 7 
 on: Today at 09:41 AM 
Started by HiNator86 - Last post by makatakam
Cool! Thanks! I'll have to get me a sewing machine. Any good sewing machines around the $100ish mark?

Nator

No. For $100 a new machine will only cause you grief and you will swear at it a lot. For a used machine you'll get something that can be adequate if it isn't worn out. If you pay $100 for a used machine and find that it needs $100 worth of parts, repairs and adjustments, you're better off spending $200 on a new machine.

Talk to family and neighbors. Someone may have a machine that you can use occasionally and they can probably help you a good deal until you learn to use it.

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 on: Today at 09:27 AM 
Started by HiNator86 - Last post by HiNator86
What should one pay for a sewing machine? In your opinion. What is a good first machine and price for one (good deal, normal price...)?

Thanks
Nator

 9 
 on: Today at 07:42 AM 
Started by kiteking - Last post by mikenchico
Hi Mike

The guys fly at Wildwood Park on Sundays around 12:00, sometimes sooner. Usually the parks are pretty full with soccer on Saturdays. Alternate parks are Degarmo Park and Community Park, which has the added benefit of Sierra Nevada Brewery right on the corner for a good dinner and a taste after.



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 on: Today at 03:41 AM 
Started by HiNator86 - Last post by Fly Market
Oh, you just opened a can of worms.

Long-term, you'd be better off spending a bit more on sewing machine up front. It'll save you on service and repairs later. There are plenty of good used machines available online. I own 3 different Pfaff machines, all bought used. With regular maintenance, they work fine. Make sure you get at the very least a straight stitch and zigzag stitch; a triple zigzag is nice too. More does not equal better! And older machines sometimes work better than their fancy electronic counterparts. Test it, make sure it's in good working order, and good luck.

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