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 on: Today at 08:21 AM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by Kareloh
Cool, got a few sneak previews from a secret source allready!

Don't forget to post a nice outside pic for the builds page...

 on: Today at 06:34 AM 
Started by Fly Market - Last post by Fly Market
Free USPS Priority shipping on domestic orders over $75.

Cool car stickers marked down.

New e-gift cards.

Flash sales on all sorts of your favorite stuff (what, you're not following Fly Market on Facebook to get updates on this sort of thing?).

Yeah, we're taking care of you this holiday season.

 on: Today at 04:08 AM 
Started by breezin - Last post by Bob D
The Nighthawk was one of my first kites. It's a nice, solid kite to learn on and handles crashes very nicely. It's really good at rotational tricks like Lazy Susans. And it's been a long time since I've flown it but I seem to remember that it's got a pretty good range that it will fly in. I don't know about the others but you can't go wrong with that one. My suggestion: keep the Nighhawk.

And Thief is right. I've built up quite a collection, some on the down low and some that were supposedly less expensive than what I really paid. I probably have 20 kites now. I remember when all I had was Prism Flashlight and a Benson Mini Gemini and longing for more.

 on: Today at 01:58 AM 
Started by Saiman1008 - Last post by Saiman1008

 on: Today at 12:15 AM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by jaydub
When will you [Return] to identify the kite?!!

Guessing from the sneak preview and its similarity in sail pattern to the Phantom.

Built by Krijn by any chance?

 on: Yesterday at 10:40 PM 
Started by temoniprince - Last post by OCPablo
Had the opportunity to check out the Technora line Charles is using, and immediately went out and bought some in 200lb and 1200lb.  The 1200 is maybe as think as 300lb Dacron.  I am lucky enough to see many of Charles collection, and his collection of kites is astounding.  His choices and anchoring solutions are well thought out and proven... so why not ensure my little collection is just as safe? 

This Technora also allows me to create some clean fixed loops on the end of my flying lines as well. 

 on: Yesterday at 10:18 PM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by OCPablo
It's framed. Tomorrow set the LE connector locations, mount the bridle, a few trims and tweaks and it should be ready for it's first flight Wednesday.  Initial look, this shape is familiar... old skool Benson stylin'.

More when it's ready...

 on: Yesterday at 07:26 PM 
Started by DWayne - Last post by DWayne
As soon as it stops raining.

 on: Yesterday at 06:43 PM 
Started by temoniprince - Last post by Roger
I don't recall ever seeing any actual measures of kites' pulls at given wind speeds, which IMHO would be the best basis for choosing line strength. As I have some new kites to test I plan to add a spring scale to my kit & kaboodle so I can collect some data. Given the expense and added weight & drag of thicker & heavier test line there is every reason to use the lightest practical.

As to shock absorbing on SLKs, I have found the catenary usually suffices.

 on: Yesterday at 02:31 PM 
Started by temoniprince - Last post by temoniprince
I heard people use all differ pound lines so thank you for the info!

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