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 61 
 on: September 17, 2017, 10:26 AM 
Started by synthexracing - Last post by True Rookie
I could custom make Boa style straps, but you probably couldn't afford them.  Cheesy



 Well just mail me the ones in the picture.  I got $10.00 bucks. LOL

 62 
 on: September 17, 2017, 09:59 AM 
Started by synthexracing - Last post by np
ALL of these could have been Boa Style, but I hand sew, so there is too much extra time involved to make it worth my time.


 63 
 on: September 17, 2017, 09:50 AM 
Started by synthexracing - Last post by np
I could custom make Boa style straps, but you probably couldn't afford them.  Cheesy


 64 
 on: September 17, 2017, 09:15 AM 
Started by synthexracing - Last post by True Rookie
    If someone finds or starts making straps that look and feel like the original BOAS , I would like 4 to 6 pairs of them depending on the price.

 65 
 on: September 17, 2017, 08:58 AM 
Started by True Rookie - Last post by True Rookie
  The current kites that I will be reframing are 2 White  Sky Dog Dream On' s.  These are 2 of the kites that Jerry Hershey and I use at local festival's for pairs flying.  As an experiment I re-framed one of them in P-300 rods for every rod in the kite. Except for the top spreader, it's the only rod other than the stand offs that are original. The kite still flys just like it did with the factory frame. But now it will fly in lower wind with a little bridal adjustment  and it will fly in a little stronger wind as well.
   The only problem I have with it now is when the wind is over 12mph the kite does not want to land. You can snap stall and try to run forward to help it land, but even that is difficult.
   Looking for the best suggestions, even if it means buying different rods for top leading edges or lower leading edges and changing out the lower spreaders.
  The kite flew great without the frame swap but now it flys better, it just doesn't want to land unless the wind is 5 to 6 mph.
   Hopefully this info will help you to help me, as I truly love the Sky Dog Dream On kite. They make great kites for flying pairs,  or for beginners.  Very predictable and not to fast.
  Thanks,  Mike

 66 
 on: September 17, 2017, 08:07 AM 
Started by Trip - Last post by mwp
Its an ok kite, sort of trickable but not really. Sits in a fade nicely but some strange oversteer and strong inputs usually required. I believe it is very heavy for what it is as the weight just seems like it is in the wrong place. The price is not bad but the quality is still not there for the price tag. Overall though, it is the kite that I take to the beach solely to teach friends and it is perfect for that. I think 5-10 mph is for sure doable with bridle adjustment

 67 
 on: September 17, 2017, 07:36 AM 
Started by synthexracing - Last post by Trip
For what its worth... out of all the different brand of straps that I own, the best are BOAS. But, as you stated, they're not being made anymore and everyone is out of stock.


 68 
 on: September 17, 2017, 07:26 AM 
Started by Trip - Last post by Trip
Very good review Allen. I've received my QRSE,  but haven't had a chance to fly it yet.

As far as the weight and where it was made... I was going off of JaseRicco's post in KiteLife:
"Looks like the weight is off. When I first received mine I contacted Prism directly, and Keegan(Rep. at Prism) stated that the Quantum weight is 15.3oz / 435g".

Also, as far as where it was made, I just assumed that since only 200 were made, it was made in the USA. If I'm wrong, which I very well could be, let me know and I'll change the specs. I looked extensively but couldn't find where it was made.

Since the QRSE is a regular Prism Quantum with a different sail and framing, I've been using the specs for the Quantum for the QRSE. When I first started flying 3 years ago, my first kite was a Prism Quantum. I learned a great deal about flying sport kites with that kite. It took a lot of abuse and still came out flying like a champ. I learned early on that the Prism Quantum IS a heavy kite when compared to other kites. I found that my optimum wind experience for that kite to be around 15mph. Allen, I believe you are correct when you say that it won't fly in 3 mph wind. I found it difficult to fly in 5-8 mph wind.

IMHO, this kite may be more for beginners, but for the money, you can't get a better kite.

 69 
 on: September 17, 2017, 06:37 AM 
Started by mwp - Last post by Krijn
you are most welcome:

october 28th: Afterparty Smiley (but that is 2017)

first (?) weekend of may: Tricksparty Zeebrugge (Belgium)

6th - 8th july: Bootcamp in Zeeland

 70 
 on: September 17, 2017, 02:30 AM 
Started by True Rookie - Last post by inewham
moved as requested

First of all dont spend a fortune reframing a kite that wont really benefit from it - tell us what it is and maybe someone has already done it

Leading edges dont have to be the same for upper and lower when kites used to have curved LEs I have seem a siff upper and a bendy lower used.
Spines are surprisingly heavily loaded and often overlooked. Dosnt need 7P's but dont put wrapped rods everywhere else and then throw a pices of 6mm pultrude in the spine

Framing choices depend on the shape of the kite, telling us what it is would let us know what shape.
If its a straight LE polyvalent, use stiff rods.
If it has curves use tapers
if it doesnt backspin well, using tapers for LS's  flattens the outer panel due to the flex and helps backspins
LS generally need to be stiff but there are exceptions

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