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 21 
 on: Yesterday at 01:50 AM 
Started by CrabCake - Last post by Palmahnic
Wait, I thought you were getting a Widow Maker?

Thank you kindly, Iftah.

 22 
 on: September 02, 2015, 11:54 PM 
Started by stapp59 - Last post by Flying Fish
My kite collection to date is here. Think I need a few more ...

 23 
 on: September 02, 2015, 08:57 PM 
Started by asburyparkjohn - Last post by Allen Carter
These "Hot Tricks" or Trick Shoot Outs are far, far from Tricks Party.

They were an "Open" event, no rules and generally judged by spectators with applause/cheers as the measure of success. Lots of fun, but not a real competition, like Tricks Party.

Because there were no formal judging rules for slack line tricks, and few of the sport kite comp judges could tell a backspin from a lazy susan, these events were the only way to include all the "other stuff" people do with sport kites besides what was being flown in most ballet and precision routines.

Around the time this video was made, some flyers were starting to include more sophisticated slack line tricks into traditional comp routines, and a few years later, with the example set by folks like Graziano, Debray, etc, really good slack line tricks were a must have in Ballet and Precision Freestyle. But by then, comps in the US were declining so fast it didn't really matter any more...

 24 
 on: September 02, 2015, 07:54 PM 
Started by stapp59 - Last post by indigo_wolf
My entry for the "Most repetitive and boring background".  Most of the dualies in the current collection are on the contact sheet though some multiples not shown.

Clickable image for the source image



Crikey..... it's like looking at an updated Paul Fouts collections.  Huh

ATB,
Sam

 25 
 on: September 02, 2015, 07:32 PM 
Started by stapp59 - Last post by chilese
Consistency is the true mark of consistency.  Cheesy

I believe the products themselves are the stars sir.

 26 
 on: September 02, 2015, 06:19 PM 
Started by CrabCake - Last post by CrabCake
My newest addition showed up today.

Nirvana 3E Cobalt Standard

Phenomenal quality.  Much better than the NSE.  Even the kite sleeve is a dramatic improvement over the previous.  Absolutely love this kite.  Brought back the Mylar paneling and a new location for the bridle exit on the spine...below the center t.  Love that. 

Kite is a masterpiece and I can't wait for this weekend.  Making a trek to the beach just to maiden it.




 27 
 on: September 02, 2015, 06:12 PM 
Started by stapp59 - Last post by stapp59
My entry for the "Most repetitive and boring background".  Most of the dualies in the current collection are on the contact sheet though some multiples not shown.

Clickable image for the source image


 28 
 on: September 02, 2015, 01:00 PM 
Started by asburyparkjohn - Last post by asburyparkjohn
Northernkiter - Show up at LBI in October I suspect it will be different. Going to the LBI Facebook site you will see scheduled demo's of dual pair events. Rev flyers always line up and do follow the leader and starbursts - its more fun than flying a dual solo - particularly on the pilots that can fly both only a very small few are proficient in both so its natural we get groups of 5-15 rev flyers in these line-up SCENES. Most rev flyers and understandbly so simply come down to group fly in events like Wildwood and not even compete. At LBI Precision has been eliminated as I suspect to allow more time for Fun Flying - also there are so few pilots now willing to commit to both particualrly if out of town.

FlyMarket - this appears to be the First video documentation (earliest) of a TP event in the U.S. - not when it began in 1999 or so ... if you have an earlier video/audio recording - please share.

APJ

 29 
 on: September 02, 2015, 12:39 PM 
Started by aerial art - Last post by photogbill
Oh man, I am drooling over your kite caves.  Those are incredible!!!


What he ^ said! Very ....very nice!

 30 
 on: September 02, 2015, 12:35 PM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by photogbill
I was talking about flipping the arrowheads vertically to work with the reversed overlap like in the center.  I agree that it works much better with the red against the silver.

As far as my "Rev" comment goes - IMO, it's a matter of respect, more than legality, etc.

OK ...I got ya  on the arrow flip ...i think .... Grin

I pretty much understood your point on the use of the 'Rev' term. I do have the utmost respect for their design. I even argued the point recently on my Facebook page ...replying to someone's suggestion that the basic 'Rev' design was old & outdated ....that IMO there hasn't been a truly successful quad line kite designed that has surpassed the flight ability & popularity of the basic 'Rev' straight-lined design since it's introduction.

Also, I have bought several Revs over the years ...including one of the original Rev IIs ...an all pink one ....LOL ( I won't mention what I used to say it looked like in flight ...out of respect for ladies & children...LOL)  I currently own a Barresi 1.5 early 'new-color design'  prototype that I bought from Ben down in TI a few years back, which I converted into a full vent by replacing the upright panels with screens. I made a custom Rev-like Quad a few years back that was inspired by Randy Tom's 'Samurai Girl '. And last but by no means least  ...my highly prized Spirograph Rev which I was fortunate enough to buy last year before they were all gone!









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