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 on: May 26, 2016, 05:47 PM 
Started by KaoS - Last post by SparkieRob
Details Kevin details...!

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 on: May 26, 2016, 05:36 PM 
Started by KaoS - Last post by KaoS

 on: May 26, 2016, 04:10 PM 
Started by Bipsron - Last post by stapp59
You are going to get lots of recommendations and opinions - one per forum member.  Wink 

There is no 'one' best kite but many good ones that will work fine within normal wind conditions. I usually recommend the Premier Widow as a good all around quality sport kite you will likely wear out long before you outgrow its abilities. Available from Kites & Fun Things mail order.

Read through all the threads in this section of the forum.  You will learn much that will help you get started.

 on: May 26, 2016, 04:03 PM 
Started by Bipsron - Last post by chilese
Despite what some have claimed in the past....

There is no 1 kite that will keep you happy in all conditions.

Welcome to the Forum by the way.

Your questions call for our questions.

Can you fly a sport kite without crashing?
What wind range are you looking for?
How much pull do want to have?
Do you want a quiet or noisy sport kite?
Have you tried flying a 4 line foil?
Are there any other kiters who live near you?

Again, welcome.  Smiley

 on: May 26, 2016, 03:15 PM 
Started by Bipsron - Last post by Bipsron
I have lots of questions, but, let me simplify things. I am happily retired in Placencia Village in Belize, Central America. As I write this post I am staring at the Caribbean and the palm trees waving in the trade winds that blow onshore. I certainly don't have a "lack of wind" problem here. There is lots of beach area to fly in.
A friend here has a Prism Jazz that he has been playing with, and I have flown a couple times. It was a blast and now he has given me the "kite flying bug". I thought that something in that that class would be all I need, to waste some valuable beach time up!
Then another buddy dropped by the other day with a Slingshot air foil (2 meter size). Now, after some reasearch, I realize that is a trainer kite for wind surfing. No, I have no intention of windsurfing. But, that being said, that kite was a lot of fun, too. I see there are some slightly smaller ones available. Like the Prism Snapshot's for example.
I can see the advantage of a foil in that there is no structure to break as I "gently" crash into the sand, but, is a foil going to keep me happy??? I certainly can see me trying to do tricks, but, can you do them with a foil?? I believe, you need a proper stunt kite, with a stucture, correct??
I guess the bottom line is, what would be the best starter kite for me??? Wind, no problem. Area, no problem. I just wanna get the "best bang for my buck". What do you suggest as a capable starter kite, that will be durable (I'm gonna be crashing a lot, as I learn), that I can grow with (like I said, I would love to learn some tricks after I learn the basics) and, of course, I have to be budget minded (I am retired and still need to squeeze fishing and scuba into my budget). I'm sure I have just touched the "tip of the iceberg"
Thanks in advance

 on: May 26, 2016, 12:50 PM 
Started by Kareloh - Last post by jaydub
Great Vid, Carlo. Lovely languid flying.   Cool

Feeling very tempted by the SUL.

If only there wasn't a new Benson due out any Tuesday soon(ish).   Undecided

 on: May 26, 2016, 07:24 AM 
Started by Kareloh - Last post by Kareloh
One year ago the idea was born to do the Open Source Trickkite video series. Very proud to launch episode 12 featuring one of my favourite kites: Magnet 112% SUL. Flown in almost no wind and overcast conditions at the Haarrijnse plas in Utrecht. 'Slooooooow' is the word that comes to mind when flying and tricking. Enjoy in HD!

 on: May 26, 2016, 07:17 AM 
Started by Doug S - Last post by Doug S
In the process of stitching the 10 panels together for the 4 heart kites.  That fabric René is using must be softer and much more pliable than PC-31, because I ran into a problem folding over the panel seam curved section for the second stitch.  The seam wouldn't lay flat to my liking.  After two failed attempts, I made a modification as indicated in the following pictures.

After the first stitch, I tapered the curve to 2 mm at the end, then hot cut relief slots at 10 mm increments along the curve.  Once that was done, I used a glue stick to tack down the curve section for the stitching.  With these changes, it came out to my liking.  Finishing up the last of the 4 kites for this stage of the construction.  A family home project has this kite construction moving more slowly than expected.

Yours in kiting,


First Stitch on Panel Seam

Tapered Curve

Relief Cuts on Curve

Close Up of Relief Cuts on Curve

Finished Panel Seam

 on: May 26, 2016, 06:22 AM 
Started by sews a lot - Last post by Trip
Nice Mike... very nice!

 on: May 25, 2016, 10:28 PM 
Started by Flying Buckeye - Last post by Flying Buckeye
Looking for stunt kite maker to create custom order delta kite design.

Delta stunt kite has a main spar and 2 leading edge spars with fabric stretched between them.
One, two or even three horizontal spreaders are also used to keep the kite's shape.
The shape is vaguely triangular, with some designs looking more bird-like with swept wings.
The 2 lines allow the Delta to be steered left and right when up in the air.

Contact me for design information, if interested.


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