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 on: November 20, 2015, 09:46 AM 
Started by Doug S - Last post by Doug S

For each of the Bird of Preys, the specification plan has the list of materials in the lower right corner of the plans.  Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

Yours in kiting,


 on: November 19, 2015, 04:55 PM 
Started by Doug S - Last post by NWFlyer
I've really enjoyed your process of creating this family of kites and seeing all the passion and detail you've invested in these.  I'm an engineer myself, and some of "our" tendencies show through in all your postings.  Thanks very much for making these plans and information available to the kiting community. 

I'm going to take a whack at making two of your BoP 48 kites; one for my Father for a Christmas present and one for myself.  I hope to cut out patterns and material tonight to get underway.  I wanted to ask if you happen to have a Materials List for this version similar to what you prepared for the BoP 36?  As fine a job as you've done on this design, I wouldn't want to mess it up by just adding length to framing members without knowing that was the right thing to do.

My Dad really likes Kestrel hawks, so I'm going to try to mimic what one of these birds looks like for his (at least with the color choices I have for Icarex).  I don't want to make it too heavy with a bunch of applique stitching, so I'll have to figure out how to paint Icarex somehow.  I'll make mine a brighter color version since I like colors that pop in the sky.

Thanks again, Doug

 on: November 19, 2015, 03:19 PM 
Started by cerfvoliste - Last post by Frazer

Right ... anybody stupid enough to buy that thinking they're getting a cheap Sea Devil deserves what they get.


 on: November 19, 2015, 02:52 PM 
Started by cerfvoliste - Last post by KaoS
...if they counterfeit this ...  Cry Cry Cry

Except it isn't a counterfeit.  A counterfeit is made to fool the customer into thinking they have bought an original.  These kites use a copy of Lam's graphic, but there little else in common with a real Sea Devil.

I am in NO WAY defending the use of another person's intellectual or artistic property, BUT...

I find it curious that we (and I'm included in this) get really precious about some things (Lam's graphics, Revolution's shape, and so on) but happily accept, and even defend the right of, some manufacturers who jump on another manufacturer's bandwagon.

How many Japanese (or US for that matter) motorcycle designs are basically riding on Harley Davidson's back? A 60 to 72 degree V-twin with right hand slung exhausts in a low rider, cruiser frame with forward foot pegs.

And I don't see too many people boycotting Samsung, Oppo, Lenovo, et al smartphones because "you know what? They really DO look like Apples' iPhone!"

I bet if Levi Strauss successfully released a style of jeans with a set of grommet air vents in the knees, other jeans manufacturers would bring out the same feature and we'd all stick to our favourite brand.

Can any of us remember who first marketed the wrist worn activity tracker?

We have funny morals sometimes  Undecided


 on: November 19, 2015, 01:41 PM 
Started by cerfvoliste - Last post by Michel
The Acrono11, another Sea Devil copy...  Angry  Sad  Angry

 on: November 19, 2015, 06:11 AM 
Started by cerfvoliste - Last post by asburyparkjohn
Lam just told me he has not sold a new Sea Devil for awhile (3-4 years) as I recently bought one on E-Bay (UL = SUL type) that he is configuring the aspect ratio and adding a Claw yo-yo stopper  to achieve a Fearless upgrade (somewhat). So we look for the classic signature area ... if they counterfeit this ...  Cry Cry Cry

This EBAY Sea Devil when originally issued  was called  by Lam at this time an UL (as designated in the signature area of the kite) but is actually a SUL (in today's terminology) with standard 2pt construction on the LE's and lower spreader. Just FYI.


 on: November 19, 2015, 02:20 AM 
Started by cerfvoliste - Last post by KaoS
They've been around for a while, I saw this one in Asia about 5 years ago.

I told Lam about it, I don't think he ever pursued the matter

 on: November 18, 2015, 11:09 PM 
Started by cerfvoliste - Last post by Steve
the sincerest form ...

 on: November 18, 2015, 10:13 PM 
Started by cerfvoliste - Last post by JimB

 on: November 18, 2015, 02:46 PM 
Started by cerfvoliste - Last post by skb
It says a lot about the maker's lack of imagination when they can only steal someone else's designs. 

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