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 on: March 09, 2017, 02:58 PM 
Started by Terry S - Last post by Frazer

I would not mess with a Deep Space bridle, unlike many kites rushed to market the DS was tested and tweaked to perfection - it was not a quick process, especially for us waiting for them !

If you want it to fly lower - here are your options:

.1) Remove the tail weight.
.2) Remove the upper spreader
.3) Use lighter lines
.4) Use shorter lines.

I like to fly the DSUL as a street kite ... on 20 or 30' lines. I've been the only kite in the air at festivals when everyone was grounded and grumbling.

More of that here:


 on: March 09, 2017, 12:39 PM 
Started by AzKiter - Last post by DD
I thought Dave moved cameras and possibly added another just for kp.

 on: March 09, 2017, 12:38 PM 
Started by Terry S - Last post by DD
Benson kites dont typically have any adjustments to them. I have the full line of the deep space and like them all very much.
The ul flies fairly low but will not fly in what i would call no wind/ to extreme sul wind. You can stretch it down to lower winds by removing any velcro weights, If there are any. Also possibly wrapping the upper connection point around the top spreader( to shorten in a little) but i find this doesnt gain you much and isnt worth the effort.
Not sure if you bought the kite new or used but Tim's page does have bridle specs on it I believe to check the measurements. I know there were some tweaks on different generations of kites

 on: March 09, 2017, 11:03 AM 
Started by Terry S - Last post by Terry S
I would like to ask the advice of anyone with experience using Benson kites. I recently acquired a newer Baenson Deep Space UL kite. I noticed that it does not have any adjustment points on the harness. Is this a common design for Benson kites or is there a way to adjust the bridal for wind conditions? Many of my American  kites have easy adjustments,
Usually at the top of the kite. Any feedback would be appreciated.

Terry S

 on: March 09, 2017, 10:05 AM 
Started by AzKiter - Last post by lylenc
I have a link to the 4 HB Cams, with 2 sponsored by TKC. There are one on each side of the pier looking west, one looking west down the pier, and one wide angle looking west from across the street. Very little of KP can be seen from these cams. 


In prior years, there was a cam looking north from the back of TKC.
Is there a separate link for this cam?
Will it be turned on during KP15?

The cam looking north from the back of the store is my favorite view. Team flying, slk, and dual line flying can be seen from that angle, if the flyers are out far enough from the pier.

 on: March 09, 2017, 08:33 AM 
Started by coop - Last post by coop
This is just an inquiry, but with a thought behind it.  Grin

Would any of you want to tackle replicating an MEFM? or two.  Cheesy And if so, how much do you think it would cost?

If this was feasible I could even send one of mine for a reference. Of course it would be with available parts from Skyshark.

 on: March 08, 2017, 09:50 PM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by Jim Foster
We flew south of the pier today.  There were five of us.  The wind was very low, SUL time.  Started about 1:30, left about 4:30 for the sure thing, Original Tommy's Chile Burgers.

Will give it another go tomorrow.

Cheers, Jim and Lynn

 on: March 08, 2017, 07:42 PM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by Lee S
There are some big players with big toys on the SLK field, so paying very close attention to your stuff and how it flies is a must. I usually only anchor and let self fly my best behaved kites, the ones that almost never change angle or altitude. Kites that need attention you might want to hand fly. The wind will often shift in direction and then pick up between 11 and noon.  Be careful about overflying the south (sport) field. Beach visitors are more likely to cross into the field and talk to you about your kites.  Remember to always smile and have fun. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, try not to put up more stuff than you want to take back down. I get  tired by the end of the day.

 on: March 08, 2017, 06:27 PM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by chilese
I will be there Friday this year.

Sweetness.  Smiley

 on: March 08, 2017, 06:00 PM 
Started by mcocola - Last post by Allen Carter
The "extra" line in the middle of the bridle does not effect flight (it should be saggy rather than tensioned in flight) it is there to keep the bridle from tangling around the keel. It's called a "keeper" line.

In the old days, there would be a line from keel to wingtips to keep the bridle off the keel and stuff. Many newer kites have shorter keels and shorter bridles, so it's not a big issue. The Shadow has a fairly long bridle and pointy keel, so the keeper line is helpful.

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