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 on: April 14, 2014, 11:33 PM 
Started by hydro18679 - Last post by Gamelord
We have SLE ferules in stock.  Give us a call or shoot us an e-mail and we can get you taken care of.  We also have replacement rods for your 2-4 as well.

customerservice@awindofchange.com

 62 
 on: April 14, 2014, 08:19 PM 
Started by tommymcmillan - Last post by tommymcmillan
I would like to get several stencils made of metal for kites that I want to build, does any one know of any place that can do this or any other material that I can use for long term stencil use?
Thank you,

 63 
 on: April 14, 2014, 08:05 PM 
Started by hydro18679 - Last post by BrianS
Exel makes a tube that's very similar to those dimensions: O.D. = 10.85mm (0.427") and I.D. = 8mm (0.315"). Unfortunately, I have no clue about a retail source for one these. I'd be tempted to bite the bullet and just buy the replacement spar that comes with the ferrule. You might also try asking Jon Trennepohl (see the Sky Burner / Sky Shark link in the banner to the right), since he pretty much has encyclopedic knowledge of the carbon tube market.

 64 
 on: April 14, 2014, 08:05 PM 
Started by Jorge Gouverneur - Last post by Jorge Gouverneur
Hi Vertigo2u:

I don't like high winds either Sad This weekend was +15 mph winds so couldn't fly. I suppose winds will get better as the weather gets warmer. Eastern is around the corner. (a long Weekend  Smiley ) Hope to have lower winds so I can fly in this long weekend.

 65 
 on: April 14, 2014, 07:21 PM 
Started by Jorge Gouverneur - Last post by Jorge Gouverneur
Hi  drmndrew82:

I've never flown the Widow Maker so I can't compare  Sad

What I can say is that the kite felt just right  Smiley after flying it for the first time.

I also agree that the Widow NG is Perfect for someone who wants to learn Tricks with a kite really capable of doing them at a reasonable price.
Jon Trennephol and Wayne Brunjes designed this kite with that in mind.  Smiley

 66 
 on: April 14, 2014, 06:53 PM 
Started by Mikey1 - Last post by Lee S
My usual guide regarding hand fly vs. anchor flying a kite goes a bit like this. Look at the required or intended line weight. Then step on a scale. If line weight exceeds your personal weight, then that kite can take you out if hand flown. At the very least, it can force you into a situation where your options are let go or get dragged. This is not a happy place. So, I anchor anything over 200# line weight.  Also, on larger kites, I usually fly with the next stronger available line strength above what's recommended. I just like the additional margin of safety, and large kites can handle the weight. There are great suggestions on anchoring on the links others have mentioned.

As for larger delta kites, you will find all sorts of nice ones on the links scrolling just to the right of this very column. Into the Wind has many to choose from.

Fly safe Smiley

 67 
 on: April 14, 2014, 06:22 PM 
Started by Mikey1 - Last post by whitebirdlover
Larks head the line to the kite. You can Google this. It eliminates possible hardware failure from the equation.

+1  I have a short pigtail of heavier flight line on the bridle tow point and attach flying lines via larkshead.

 68 
 on: April 14, 2014, 04:32 PM 
Started by Mikey1 - Last post by thief
https://www.gkites.com/howtofly/Larkshead.html

 69 
 on: April 14, 2014, 03:33 PM 
Started by Mikey1 - Last post by tcope
Larks head the line to the kite. You can Google this. It eliminates possible hardware failure from the equation.

 70 
 on: April 14, 2014, 01:27 PM 
Started by hydro18679 - Last post by hydro18679
I picked up a used Rev Power Blast 2-4, and I have a broken leading edge ferrule.  I have a replacement spar, which I believe is just a longer 1/2" SLE spar, but no ferrule.  For some reaason, I cannot find a ferrule anywhere that will fit.  The unbroken ferrule in the other spar has an O.D. of ~.430" and an I.D of ~.310 and I think it is made of pultruded carbon.  I've noted some places that sell the Rev replacement spar w/ ferrule, but surely there most be someplace that an internal carbon ferrule for this spar can be found.  Anybody have any idea?  thanks, Jeff

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