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 on: Today at 02:09 PM 
Started by KaoS - Last post by RobB
I was looking through my download folder and found the Enigma manual, in case someone needed it, I updated the web folder that I put up. I must've forgotten to save it to the right place when Steve emailed it to me. I have flown the Enigma UL that he sent me frequently, it's in my car at all times.

 on: Today at 01:38 PM 
Started by KaoS - Last post by DD
 I like to think that as long as Steve's kites and threads like this are around then he is still with us in spirit Cry

 on: Today at 11:56 AM 
Started by KaoS - Last post by Palmahnic
Mighty nice of you Rob, thanks. Here is a cleaned up pdf Steve created on kite making, from a thread that exists here, but the pdf has all the pics. I'm still looking for something he made about the evolution of the Enigma, from version 1 to 4.

Steve Tapp's kite building pdf
Edit: I've changed the link for easier access.

 on: Today at 09:36 AM 
Started by KaoS - Last post by 2nd Wind
Thanks so much Rob!!!

It's still hard to believe that Steve is gone!

 on: Today at 08:52 AM 
Started by KaoS - Last post by RobB
Hey there...
Sorry for the delay, I just don't seem to have the time that I used to. Unfortunately my avid kite interest has been the victim to this. But, I finally got a chance to sit down at my main PC and dig through the archives, and came up with the Shape Shifter PDF. Reading through it made me sad, made me realize how much I miss Steve & the other kite friends that we've lost recently...
I am posting the ShapeShifter PDF, and the rest of my accumulated documentation, in case it's useful to anyone else.

Enjoy !


* if anyone here has a claim to the documents I posted and would like it removed, please let me know. The documentation is just a collection of the last 15-20 years of what I've found interesting or useful & had saved for future reference.

 on: Today at 08:32 AM 
Started by Charly - Last post by chilese
I don't think I've seen that combo before.


 on: Yesterday at 07:20 PM 
Started by Charly - Last post by thief
Not the colors you requested, but I have this one that needs a new home...

 on: Yesterday at 06:22 PM 
Started by Charly - Last post by Charly
  I am looking for an original TOTL Hawaiian in these colors.  I am looking for something decent and in really good condition   I might have something your might be looking for.  PLEASE contact me with pictures and prices.

Take Care

 on: Yesterday at 09:44 AM 
Started by rickks - Last post by breezin
This is an old thread but I think it's still relevant. There's still Addictions floating around and the Pro is still in shops. My Grand kids have one as do I. Read this post a bunch of times since Oct. 2 nights ago shopping for P90s read it again. In the morning I just ordered the P90s. Due to wind my Zephyr and Addiction are my most flown kites. Prefer my Widow ng but the wind is what it is.Low winds again today and they are what will be flying again. Yesterday winds were 1 to 5 mph with some 0 and 6. Went up on 82' x 80# lines. !st time on the Zephyr with that set. Oddly the kite felt heavier and more clumsy. Prefer the 100' x 90# on that kite. Moved the Addictions upper bridle LE connection to the top. Kite became slower and a little more deliberate in it's flight. It went into slides easier with less yaw and wobble. Belly up and belly down moves were less flippy. Seemed to rotate about the same. Took awhile to get used to hunting the window in 2 to 3. At 4 plus much the same just calmer. About  1 hour into it I noticed my hands were in much the same positions as on my other kites. In stock trim Iv'e learned to keep my hands together and use short smooth inputs as much as I can to keep control. When I make one of my many mistakes it's easier to yank and spank my way out of trouble stock.Going to fly a little more in this set up before going back to stock. Although still a lot of fun some of the excitement went away. Talked to Jon T about the kite and I think the kite is meant to be a little radical. When I need calmer flying I'll fly another kite. Nothing I have flies like the Addiction. Then I got a Hydra. Wow!! Once I get better I think it will be the most versatile kite I have. The Addiction is one tough kite. It has had the most abuse by far. Broke a LE c clip loose yesterday and that is the only repair the kite has needed. If you can even call that a repair. It's been said here that it is easier to learn soft handed to hard handed then the other way around. The Addiction demands soft hands. The Hydra is going to take some serious skills and I believe learning the Addictions radical ways will help keep me from trashing it. Going to move the kids Addiction to the upper setting. For now they have a 1.4 foil, Vision and their Addiction needs to be calmer. Me I'm staying stock. It's the most exciting kite I have. It makes laugh so hard at times tears flow. Love my Addiction [insert pun here] but then I'm a rookie  Smiley. YMMV

 on: February 22, 2018, 02:52 PM 
Started by KaoS - Last post by DD
I would like that pdf as well. I have alot of Paul's kites and that is where the hsape shifter came from. Steve was one of the few that got a Sano kit from Paul

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