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 on: Yesterday at 08:52 PM 
Started by chilese - Last post by goestoeleven
I might have a bunch of extra frames for their bigger kites....worn out skins and not worth anything, but the sticks might be...Have to dig in the shed to see what is out there that someone might need

Hmmm. . . . . interested.  I have a bunch of brand new delta (not DC) skins but no frames.

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 on: Yesterday at 09:04 AM 
Started by HiNator86 - Last post by HiNator86

I used yellow once, the kite looked awfull...

Yellow or orange Leading Edges are not so ugly IMHO.  Wink





Count me in on these looking nice with the colored LE!! Grin

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 on: Yesterday at 08:10 AM 
Started by chilese - Last post by thief
I might have a bunch of extra frames for their bigger kites....worn out skins and not worth anything, but the sticks might be...Have to dig in the shed to see what is out there that someone might need

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 on: Yesterday at 07:51 AM 
Started by HiNator86 - Last post by midibot
I've only seen a few which I liked. For example a all white kite with white leading edges.

+ 1.

Here one of the 6 North Shore Radical full white limited serie built by Patricia Tabor.



That is one eye-popping NSR. With upgraded or more modern fittings, as well.

Beauty.

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 on: Yesterday at 07:49 AM 
Started by HiNator86 - Last post by Michel

I used yellow once, the kite looked awfull...

Yellow or orange Leading Edges are not so ugly IMHO.  Wink




 6 
 on: Yesterday at 07:26 AM 
Started by chilese - Last post by Dolittle
You will love your SunOak.  Smiley And, Yes, some of the newer big 12 &14 foot sun oaks have composite rods in them. I spoke with one of the owners, Jim, a year ago about his newer listings—he said they are trying out this new rod idea and to let him know how it works for us.

He also said his partner had been in South America and was intrigued by the color schemes used in their traditions so they were adapting some of their kite designs to those colors. 

Jim does come on to GWTW once in a while so perhaps he will correct me if I get any details wrong, but from what I recall, here is what he told me about the SunOak story:

We had a nice talk about Sun Oak—he said there seemed to be popular demand for them in recent years after they had reduced production, so they had gone back in to the barn and got out their materials and were going to make some more—but only sell them through the website and not try to sell through stores. And they were trying out the new rods.

We own about 25 Sun Oak kites—including a few of the big ones fitted with with the composite rods that we haven’t flown yet. And many of the all basswood styles as well, which we love. Jim told me the  basswood comes from their forests and they shape it themselves in the mill.  They are based in English, Indiana, on their farm. The kites are made in the tradition of Ansel Toney,who was from the Muncie, IN area, and other well known Hoosier delta kite makers who are no longer with us. In the past,  some of the SunOak kites were made in the Muncie area too and some of the older kites are signed with this address. The others are signed with the English, IN address.  I believe Richard’s (the other owner) parents hailed from Muncie and helped with the business in the past and had connections with the Tony family.

SunOak kites are sturdy and well made. They are easy to assemble and to get up in the air and they are steady flyers, perfect for our fickle mid western winds. And they stand up well if they take a sudden dive into the turf or ocean. And Jim is happy to resupply broken spars when necessary (hence my phone conversations). SunOaks are great starter kites and we give them as gifts to our nieces and nephews. They haul loads of line laundry and tails.  The big ones have some pull but even I, a whimp, can handle them. You can tell I really recommend them. 😍 

BTW We will be at the Trasure Island Festival this weekend (and for the following week) flying our SunOaks. If you are there, come by and stay Hi!  Hugs, Judy


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 on: Yesterday at 06:36 AM 
Started by HiNator86 - Last post by HiNator86
Cool! Thanks for the pictures and the info. As I get more into building I'll try some different techniques out!

Thanks
Nator

P.S. More input is always good. Keep it coming!

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 on: Yesterday at 05:53 AM 
Started by HiNator86 - Last post by Michel
I've only seen a few which I liked. For example a all white kite with white leading edges.

+ 1.

Here one of the 6 North Shore Radical full white limited serie built by Patricia Tabor.


 9 
 on: January 14, 2019, 09:02 AM 
Started by HiNator86 - Last post by breezin
Into my 2nd winter of flying. Much prefer 15 mph when it's 15 F. Enjoy a slushy beer or 2 when flying. 95 degrees in 10 mph I can never seem to drink enough water. No beer cause it's dehydrating and gets warm way to fast  Sad.Plus a kite caught in a dust devil is a adrenalin rush I can live without. 4 rattlesnakes in my flying field last year.Lot of them around here and expected more. Nice to look at but I've heard their bite sucks.Still summer flying is better than no flying. Finally ordered my next sul last week and got a full vent Rev. Figured I'd be set for awhile. Nope thanks to these bigger is better threads  Angry I NEED (okay want  Embarrassed) a BIG low wind trick kite. Man I ain't ever going to get a Benson Superfly at this rate.

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 on: January 14, 2019, 07:58 AM 
Started by PaoloM - Last post by PaoloM
Nice flying, of course, but...look at that!  Cesar Chavez park is green again!  How cool is that.

Was spring like until 14 yesterday, 3 to 5 mph. Then 7 to 10 later and cloudy. Beautiful day.

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