It's always a good day when a package arrives from Krijn! Recently commissioned him to sew me up a few sails, this is the first.
Based on the Essence by Pim Kusters, I was looking for another kite for the lighter days here in SoCal. Krijn's work is well documented, if your considering jumping into the first phase of kite making (framing up your own) then I HIGHLY recommend his services. He is also very helpful in working with you on what you want, and making sure you have all the info you need to get the job done. Krijn also made the bridle for me, which is a BIG time saver!
While the 'latest' spec's from the gang over in Europe suggested to frame this with a combo of P100 spine and 3PT's for LE/SP, I find myself being a big ham fisted at times (and prone to auger'n the nose once in a while) I decided to build what I am calling a "Strong" UL. For a few grams, I have something I know will take a beating and still give me the low wind tricks.
Complete weight: 8oz on the nose w/12g tail weight.
Upr LE: P1X
Lwr LE: 3PT
Lwr Spdr: 3PT Black Diamond
Upr Spdr: 4.5MM
SSD Center T
I still need to sort out the adjustable leech line (trying to sort out how to attach the bungie to the spine), trim up the wingtips a bit and she'll be ready to go.
Really excited to see how this one flies, have a very good feeling about it.
Thanks again Krijn!
Next up... P3 UL, and a Sixth Sense UL (Strong versions as well, and better pics of all of them!)