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 41 
 on: Yesterday at 08:30 PM 
Started by kite_pilot - Last post by cerfvoliste
Are 2 points better than one???



Remember, No Matter Where You Go, There  You Are.

 42 
 on: Yesterday at 08:23 PM 
Started by kite_pilot - Last post by kite_pilot
hiya all,
it seems that all sport stunt kites has some sort of a pointed tail.
having a tail you can add weight to it but why do kites have a some sort of a tail ?
would it make any difference if the kite didnt have a pointed tail ?
your thoughts and discussion on this please would be appreciated!
regards
glen

 43 
 on: Yesterday at 07:10 PM 
Started by np - Last post by Steve
to be clear these straps will be/are for sale only from http://awindofchange.com/?

 44 
 on: Yesterday at 06:23 PM 
Started by Krijn - Last post by Stuart99
Couple of quick questions about the Monster. 1. I do not see a tail weight listed in the plans. Where should I start? 2. Krijn's kite appears to not have a leech line. Does anyone know if Christian designed it to be built without one?

Thanks

 45 
 on: Yesterday at 06:16 PM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by photogbill
Another update:

All panels & mylar reinforcements have been seam taped together and my Monster is ready for sewing to begin. That'll have to wait until tomorrow night after work. Starting to get excited. I think it's going to look even better when it's finished than I had imagined!


 46 
 on: Yesterday at 05:54 PM 
Started by np - Last post by np
I guess you can consider the quotes below a review of sort for all of the new fliers who are unfamiliar with my straps. If you are considering purchasing a pair of these, you'd better get them now as I will not be making anymore.

Norm's straps are the bomb...  Grin

The two-finger straps provide excellent line control, and the material of the 'Norm Straps' just makes them a joy to hold compared to the hard, scratchy material of most straps. Good straps, good line, and a good kite. It's all important !

Also I use "Norm's Flight Straps"(aval. at Jon T's)..actually Jon,Devin,Mike,Dave,Joe all fly Norm's Straps.  Ask Jon T love's em'...

Also ask about Norm's Flight Straps... It will improve your flying.

Norm makes the best straps I've ever used !

Thanks Norm, I love your wrist straps.

Just goes to show what you can do with those "custom straps"...


Some things in Life are just Good.  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
Like Norm's flying straps...

Norm made me a believer a long time ago... It started with his Flight Straps ... That started me changing and getting better... This whole thread is worth re-reading... Simple I ditto everything said...
Contact Jon T and ask him what he thinks of Norm's Straps.  Then hope he has some for sale....  Check web site...

I'll +3 on Norm's straps, they are as sweet as it gets.


I agree.  Norm's finger straps look cool as hell and work even better!

Norm's straps are f'ing awesome.  Cheesy

I CAN NOT believe what they're charging for those straps, I would pay 3X that. The straps are that good. I'm going to have to chase down some wrist straps for my standard kites. The finger straps are EXCELLENT for light wind flying, I've mothballed all my other light wind straps and only use the Norm Straps !


I have not seen the pricing on these RobB but I agree with you, they are the best straps I've ever had and considering that, I would pay more to get a pair of these. Norm does make a mean set of straps!! 
 I just started using mine and they are replacing all of my older straps!! Hence my question about the wrist straps.

Re: AVFFF "Trick Challenge" Now CLOSED
Yea !! Like everyone can paint like Picaso      ... You guys don't get it.      Norm is a "Master".      You don't try,attempt,duplicate,the Master.     You only bear witness in Aaahhhhhh.       Then beg the Master as I have for a pair or win em'      ... copyright,copyright,copyright.       

THis is all do to Norm's Flight Straps.  I seriously mean that.  When I started to feel the lines EVERYTHING changed.

 47 
 on: Yesterday at 02:30 PM 
Started by stapp59 - Last post by photogbill
Nic e job Steve, That hot pink, black and white one should look great in the sky when finished!

 48 
 on: Yesterday at 02:24 PM 
Started by loomeye - Last post by coogee
I use 90 lb dacron, it is really cheap and comes in black or white. I have some piano wire I use to thread up the line but I reckon an old guitar string would be good. The 300lb line you could back splice loops in and have no knots. Easy peasy job. Look on utube for a diy.
Have a go

Mike

 49 
 on: Yesterday at 01:42 PM 
Started by loomeye - Last post by loomeye
Thanks for the responses. 

I don't think it's needed, but doesn't seem to hurt anything either.
I get pretty rowdy with this kite, so I consider it piece of mind.


 50 
 on: Yesterday at 01:07 PM 
Started by tpatter - Last post by kiteflyer
Hey Guys,
   I received my new ABS this week and got a chance to try it yesterday. let me say first that at best I am an advanced beginner when it comes to flying Quads. I live inland with very mixed winds so when the winds are 7-10 mph I will go out with a kite. Most of the time it takes everything I got just to keep the kite in the air so I don't (can't) do many tricks. I have flown about 8 different quads a few Revs and some others. OK back to the ABS, all I will say is that if you like to fly quads...you have to try Lam's   It's Awesome!!!

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