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 on: April 16, 2015, 09:20 AM 
Started by timmyz - Last post by Michel

you can stack anything you can imagine....[...]

 on: April 16, 2015, 08:51 AM 
Started by timmyz - Last post by thief
you can stack anything you can imagine....will they work well together is a whole other issue.   
As different triangular sport kites are differently designed for different flight aspects you might find that one kite tries to move faster than the other and that makes the stack not behave well.

the easiest thing for stack lines is to create link lines that are ~2/3rds the leading edge of the kite(s) long and make 5 of them.   attach them everywhere the bridle attaches to fully support the back kite, and transfer the pull down to the front kite into the bridle as well....

and also make sure to have the front kite have ~3" long pigtails on the BACK  of the kite going to the next kite. that way you can take the stack apart for work, or to fly the front kite on its own without have long lines hanging down...

 on: April 16, 2015, 08:12 AM 
Started by thief - Last post by mikenchico
I love short lines, even in high winds with a small quick kite. I found that out after I had nicked a lineset in half and rather then toss them I made up a short set just in case. At a festival there wasn't much space so I grabbed that short set and what a blast. In high winds you aren't going to do some tricks because of the speed and small window but it's sure fun hammering around a quick little kite. In low winds you have more feel and visibility and they sure make running a 360* to regain field easier. Of course some kites won't like short lines so Frazer's recommendations will be useful, you need something with quick response and a tight turning radius. If you've never tried it and have an old frayed lineset cut it down and give it a go, I'll bet you'll like it.

 on: April 16, 2015, 07:19 AM 
Started by timmyz - Last post by timmyz
Is it possible to stack two kites that are not the same brand but are the same shape? One kite is smaller and I normally fly quads so this is new. Also where do the stack lines attach.
Thanks Tim

 on: April 16, 2015, 03:57 AM 
Started by chilese - Last post by thief
Just a single line mindset vs a quad head...

A guildworks a1 could handle that, but not happily

 on: April 15, 2015, 09:43 PM 
Started by Loranga - Last post by mikenchico
The Quantum isn't a loud roaring kite, but it isn't silent either. It has a subdued trailing edge buzz that is almost pleasant, like a kitten purring. That buzz really works to regulate the speed of the kite which is great for beginners. When I first flew a Quantum I was impressed with its presence on the lines without being a strong pulling kite and its constant speed across the wind window that buzz gives it.

If you have good winds there you should really enjoy your Quantum, I've flown ours in some pretty strong winds. They will pull a tail around easily too if you're interested in "skywriting".

 on: April 15, 2015, 09:28 PM 
Started by chilese - Last post by Dano
i prefer thief's idea to dano's.  Kiss

o come'on D, it's all fun!
miss you buddy.    Wink

 on: April 15, 2015, 09:15 PM 
Started by chilese - Last post by fidelio
i prefer thief's idea to dano's.  Kiss

 on: April 15, 2015, 07:20 PM 
Started by timmyz - Last post by Gamelord
Not really, they are a bit more sensitive but flying stacks is not like flying singles.  Precision is not nearly as precise and if you get too aggressive with the controls, the back kites tend to get a little flustered.

 on: April 15, 2015, 05:29 PM 
Started by sugarbaker - Last post by KaoS

The dimensions may lend to having the same length spar in the ULE, LLE, and Lower spreader... approx 74cm each. 

Tim Benson made the Box of Tricks  with 75cm ULE, LLE, Lower Spreaders and Spine.  Back in the days of 6mm pultruded, it meant one spare rod would fix nearly everything!

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