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 on: February 19, 2017, 06:13 PM 
Started by gwreck - Last post by Dolittle
Yes, i noticed that pink and black excaliber kite too.  I have not seen it for sale elsewhere.

 on: February 19, 2017, 06:11 PM 
Started by Dolittle - Last post by Dolittle
Thank you,dan, for the update. I'm glad to know you continue to build the cody kites. I'll check out your website and good luck with your marketing.  J.

 on: February 19, 2017, 05:11 PM 
Started by chilese - Last post by scarlettchyna23
Hey Guys,

It has been a very long time But I am Shane Hill's daughter Chyna. And i was wondering if anyone has any videos of my Dad flying?
Its almost been ten years, and I still can't believe it.

- Chyna

 on: February 19, 2017, 05:06 PM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by thief

 on: February 19, 2017, 04:33 PM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by OCPablo
It's always a good day when a package arrives from Krijn!  Recently commissioned him to sew me up a few sails, this is the first.

 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

Based on the Essence by Pim Kusters, I was looking for another kite for the lighter days here in SoCal.  Krijn's work is well documented, if your considering jumping into the first phase of kite making (framing up your own) then I HIGHLY recommend his services. He is also very helpful in working with you on what you want, and making sure you have all the info you need to get the job done.  Krijn also made the bridle for me, which is a BIG time saver!

While the 'latest' spec's from the gang over in Europe suggested to frame this with a combo of P100 spine and 3PT's for LE/SP, I find myself being a big ham fisted at times (and prone to auger'n the nose once in a while) I decided to build what I am calling a "Strong" UL.  For a few grams, I have something I know will take a beating and still give me the low wind tricks.

Complete weight: 8oz on the nose w/12g tail weight.

Spine: P2X
Upr LE: P1X
Lwr LE: 3PT
Lwr Spdr: 3PT Black Diamond
Upr Spdr: 4.5MM
Standoffs: 3MM
SSD Center T

I still need to sort out the adjustable leech line (trying to sort out how to attach the bungie to the spine), trim up the wingtips a bit and she'll be ready to go.

Really excited to see how this one flies, have a very good feeling about it.

Thanks again Krijn!

Next up... P3 UL, and a Sixth Sense UL (Strong versions as well, and better pics of all of them!)

 on: February 18, 2017, 07:02 PM 
Started by Dolittle - Last post by DanFlintjer
Hello Dolittle!  Dan here from Buffalo Cody Kites here in sunny Buffalo,  I still have this Beatles Cody,  tried to I tried to use a different medium to possibly reach more of a Beatles fan base than just kite enthusiasts.  I am making kites custom orders only,  we have 10, 14, and 16 foot models, plus the Variant styles with wing spans up to and exceeding 18 feet.  Check out Buffalo Cody Kite Company on Facebook if you would like more information.  Dan

Thankyou for the background. I appreciate learning more about it.

 on: February 18, 2017, 07:06 AM 
Started by gwreck - Last post by sanleonkid
I still have my eye on one of these

 on: February 17, 2017, 04:28 PM 
Started by gwreck - Last post by thief
It is not a small kite..... By I seriously doubt their saying that they have 1000 undock.....

 on: February 17, 2017, 02:48 PM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by photogbill
What are the LAR kites?

low aspect ratio  Lips sealed

Thanks Krijn! Makes sense now that I know the meaning.

I hope you are enjoying your Valor build! After buying a 'Bill' from Frazer & not really connecting with it very much at all (an understatement)  ...I realized the Valor's flying style may not be to your liking. We may like different style kites but my best flying buddy & I love how it flies well as a couple more flying buddies that liked it a lot! One friend still wants to compete with it as far as I know! I hope it hasn't been too much of a disappointment for you!

 on: February 17, 2017, 02:43 PM 
Started by gwreck - Last post by Dolittle
I think i found one for you on the LEDChristmasLighting site.  I know that sounds like a weird store to buy a kite from but i guess they need something to tied them over in spring and summer.  I buy my christmas light supplies from them and accidentally found out they sold kites--they feature a lot of premier kites.  Its listed under Box Kites.

If you google: counter rotating kite patriotic. I think it will come up.  Only $490.  Huh  It looks like they have a few other 'old stock' premier kites listed too.

When you fly it be sure to post a video.  Good luck.  J

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