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 on: November 15, 2017, 08:47 AM 
Started by coop - Last post by RoyReed
Such sad news. May your winds be smooth, Steve.

 42 
 on: November 15, 2017, 07:18 AM 
Started by mwp - Last post by Lee S
I'll take "Kite tricks I'll never be able to do" for 500, Allen Wink

 43 
 on: November 15, 2017, 07:00 AM 
Started by kiteflyerted - Last post by kiteflyerted
OK so I have a '97 Wild Cild UL, '97 Wild Child, '96 Bad Boy, '98 Bad Boy vent and a '98 Warrior

 44 
 on: November 15, 2017, 06:50 AM 
Started by coop - Last post by RobB
Steve will be missed. I corresponded with him over the years electronically, but never got to meet him in person unfortunately. When he was scaling up his designs, I sent him my SkyBurner XL for evaluation & measuring, and he sent me back an experimental Enigma tucked in with the XL. Totally unexpected, and he only asked for feedback & as he progressed with the design, he asked me to make certain tweaks and give feedback.
I also realized that he was the author of the 'shape shifter standoff' PDF from a while back. Very interesting read. I learned so much from him, and he was a super nice guy to boot.
When I read the news of his passing yesterday, I took a long lunch & spent some time with the kite he sent me, thinking of him...

 45 
 on: November 14, 2017, 09:19 PM 
Started by mwp - Last post by Allen Carter
I live in my own Bay Area

Half Moon Bay.

:-)

(and I don’t know what a taz or wap do wap are)

 46 
 on: November 14, 2017, 08:43 PM 
Started by mwp - Last post by Stevo
Nope, just one.

All those other Bays just wish they were cool enough to be areas...

 47 
 on: November 14, 2017, 06:49 PM 
Started by mwp - Last post by tcope
I can think of at least 4 "bay areas" in the world.

 48 
 on: November 14, 2017, 05:23 PM 
Started by coop - Last post by Ca Ike
I'm at a loss for words.  Cry Cry Cry

 49 
 on: November 14, 2017, 04:19 PM 
Started by coop - Last post by jaydub
May his soul know the rest he so longed for in the past few months, may his family and friends find solace in the beautiful creations he brought to the world, may his memory be a blessing to us all.

Very nicely put, Iftah.  The kite world is a poorer place for Steve's passing.

 50 
 on: November 14, 2017, 02:19 PM 
Started by coop - Last post by Krijn
Exactly two year ago I bought a kite from the United States, along with it came a Enigma from Steve Tapp. It was a V1 (version1), just to take it for some flights and send it further to others after testing.
I made this video with it:

https://vimeo.com/142000403

I also had some chats with Steve about the kite characteristics and the buildquality and choice of materials. Steve suggested that I should test the V3. I could pick some colors for it and he would build and sent it to me no charge.
I liked that idea and told Steve that I also wanted a SUL, in matching colors. I proposed to pay for the SUL.
Then Steve told me to also pick my colors for the UL and VTD: “you don’t have to pay me, just make a movie!”.

https://vimeo.com/156040581

Such a great guy! And now he is gone…
I will fly your kites to remember you, Steve.

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