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 on: February 22, 2018, 08:32 AM 
Started by KaoS - Last post by adx1592
Also check the configuration of Paul Shirleys kites and talk to those pilots as well.

 on: February 22, 2018, 08:29 AM 
Started by KaoS - Last post by RobB
Steve wrote a PDF about the Shape-Shifter 10-15 years ago. I have it if anyone is interested...

 on: February 22, 2018, 07:50 AM 
Started by KaoS - Last post by esinger
In looking at the Enigmas, the first thing that grabs me is the shape changer standoffs.   I've never see anything like that before in a kite.   So apparently not only can you select the hole the standoffs can go into the trailing edge, it appears from the two silver bands on the lower spreaders that there's an expectation to move the standoff connector left or right between those marks.

I'm curious if anyone has studied the performance of the kite when these standoffs are changed.

From his collection, I now have a vented Enigma and vented Enigmini.   From the Enigma build thread, I believe Steve was explaining that the vent covers are supposed to be folded into themselves for partial venting or removed for full venting.   It's sad that most of the pictures on the build thread are gone.

 on: February 21, 2018, 05:36 PM 
Started by Burns - Last post by Frazer
Sounds like Bill Phillips - you can message him from here:;u=1264

And Ron ... there used to be a member on the old forum Atlanta2, Ron Roach IIRC, he might have a new ID.


 on: February 21, 2018, 04:04 PM 
Started by Burns - Last post by dayhiker
Love hearing how we got started stories.  Welcome to the addiction.  Cordially, SHBKF

 on: February 21, 2018, 02:37 PM 
Started by Burns - Last post by Burns
My name is Matt, my wife and I were visiting Treasure Island for a quick getaway, while there we met Ron and Bill.  To make a long story short there was kiting event going on, my wife and I were completely intrigued.  So..... after purchasing a couple kites from the local kite store (in John's Pass, not sure of the name) we headed to the beach to join the festival.  Upon opening my new kite I was completely confused, so I found the nearest person that seemed to know what they were doing..... enter Ron.   He more than willingly gave a complete tutorial of kites and all aspects involving (way more than expected).  Anyways, I hope this message reaches Ron and Bill and lets them know they created a new Kiter.  Thanks Again....... Matt and Holly

BTW, I think Ron was from Atlanta And Bill from Pittsburg.

 on: February 21, 2018, 11:24 AM 
Started by EnricoBara - Last post by tpatter
I really liked the 15 that I had - super fun kite to fly.   Just my opinion, but I consider it more of a mid to high skill level kite, probably not the best to develop initial trick skills.   My main reason for this is that it doesn't like getting hammered around - a little input goes a long way and it wants to keep moving and flow.  On the other hand, it's pretty forgiving and will just keep rolling along even when you make significant mistakes.  I had so much fun with it - my favorite R-Sky aside from the KFW WW.

 on: February 20, 2018, 03:53 PM 
Started by KaoS - Last post by OCPablo

I bought the Benson Phantom (blue fade) Smiley


Damn... the search continues.  Great grab.  The Enigmamini sounds awesome as well... looks like some folks got some really fantastic kites!

 on: February 20, 2018, 02:41 PM 
Started by KaoS - Last post by Frazer

I bought the Benson Phantom (blue fade) Smiley


 on: February 20, 2018, 02:40 PM 
Started by KaoS - Last post by Tim P.
I picked up a vented version of one like pictured in the original post. Also picked up a Sano SSL that was from Steve's collection. Missed out on the Ocius set that was his that I really wanted. Had to pass on an Enigma Midi too, which was a very hard decision. Kites should be here soon, I can't wait!

I enjoyed our few e-mail chats back and forth and most definitely enjoy the several kites of his that I have. He will be fondly remembered and sorely missed.

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