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 on: Yesterday at 01:54 PM 
Started by Palmahnic - Last post by Palmahnic
I thought it was self explained, but if you think I should make a pattern, maybe I will put together a pdf. I'm not much for selling it, as there are a few really good craft strap makers right now out there, and I just wanted to put something so everyone can get an "open source" option.
Is there anyone who'd be interested in a pdf pattern, to make on their own?

 on: Yesterday at 01:31 PM 
Started by socalman320 - Last post by socalman320
I vaguely remember flying with someone(Jim?) once just outside of Seattle and I was just starting off with Revolution kites back then (around 2005?).

Anyhow, I remember he had found some pretty small lights that had elastic on each end ( I think ) and they almost looked like the old style oblong bulbs for dome lights on cars. They were perfect for the revolution and pretty much ANY kite for that matter.

I've looked high and low for these dag burn lights and I can't for the life of me find them or anything remotely close to them.

Anybody have any ideas or have come across any that are small enough to mount to a kite? These would come in packs of 4 I believe. It would be one at each point then a 5th would be right smack in the middle on the LE. So a second pack would be in order.

 on: Yesterday at 01:37 AM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by sugarbaker
I don't have pictures right now (posting from work), but the Focus Jinx has a similar wing design.  I can try to get some photos of how it is done when I am at home on Monday.  Stay tuned.

 on: March 25, 2017, 05:54 PM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by makatakam
This kite will be difficult to add a leech line to because of the batten near each tip. When the line is tensioned it will make the tip of the batten want to swing towards the front or back of the sail, no matter if you secure the leech line at the tip of the leading edge or the tip of the batten. It requires a method to fix the batten in the existing plane so that it won't pivot. One possibility is to secure the leech line at each batten tip, and make the tension adjustments at the end of the spine. You would have to devise something that will tension both equally.

 on: March 25, 2017, 05:33 PM 
Started by Palmahnic - Last post by makatakam
Very nice! You should publish the pattern for others to make, or make and sell them. I would buy a couple sets.

 on: March 24, 2017, 09:24 PM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by OCPablo
Got a nice used standard version going on the rehab table tomorrow for re-conditioning of bridle, etc., and I would love to put an adjustable Leech Line on it.  Searched the forum, didn't find anything. What I am puzzled with is the wingtips specifically, and working thru the mylar. Does the KFX have one ( or moreover does some have one with a LL they can share pics?) or any other recommendations?


 on: March 24, 2017, 05:13 PM 
Started by dszo - Last post by Gamelord
We have all dynamics in stock, tapered and straight.  Just shoot Daelyn an e-mail.

 on: March 24, 2017, 02:24 PM 
Started by dszo - Last post by OCPablo
I have one as well, and since the Dynamic rods are a bit hard to find at times re-framed it all out in Skyshark.  P2X spine, 5PT in leading edges and 5mm top spreader.  Weight is almost identical (less than .5oz heavier) and I prefer the stiffness of the 'Shark rods.

Fun Kite!

 on: March 24, 2017, 10:39 AM 
Started by Palmahnic - Last post by Palmahnic

Recently there has been some talk about line straps and handles, and several advanced models are available for purchase from both Europe and the United States.

I wanted to share with you the ones I designed for my own personal use,  which are a combination of different attributes I found helpful, from other designs, with some adaptation.

IMG_20170323_174829 by Iftah Burman, on Flickr IMG_20170323_174814 by Iftah Burman, on Flickr
IMG_20170323_174653 by Iftah Burman, on Flickr
IMG_20170323_174612 by Iftah Burman, on Flickr
IMG_20170323_174600 by Iftah Burman, on Flickr
IMG_20170323_174548 by Iftah Burman, on Flickr

This design allows me to have the straps around the wrist with two fingers guiding the motion, or in low wind to switch to two fingers in the loops with the pointing finger on the line. The blue band in the middle helps keep them in place on the wrist, and the two knots at the end allow for quick attachment to the lines, and a place to put my pointing finger on. The extra blue reinforcement keeps the strap from bending or twitching on the wrist.

I'm sharing the pics here so anyone with a sewing machine can repeat the same simple design for themselves if they wanted. However if you require more information I would be happy to provide it.

 on: March 24, 2017, 02:29 AM 
Started by Kareloh - Last post by jaydub
Nice flying as ever.

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