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 71 
 on: March 20, 2015, 12:17 PM 
Started by DaveS - Last post by Ben
1 - 2XL Long Sleve. I was there in spirit.

 72 
 on: March 20, 2015, 11:02 AM 
Started by sadsack - Last post by sadsack
Black kite is done, It fly's very good and have a bunch of pull. will try to get some photo of it. This black kite is 8.2M2.
renny

 73 
 on: March 20, 2015, 10:59 AM 
Started by AugustusM - Last post by sadsack
I not sure, but that looks like it maybe a single skin kite. If it is, it does need much wind. I been making single skin kite for 6 months now and some of them  I can get to fly in 2.5 MPH wind. I have one big NPW 5 that can pull me on a skateboard in 5 MPH wind. If it is a S.S. kite then you may not need much wind to fly it.

 74 
 on: March 20, 2015, 08:47 AM 
Started by AugustusM - Last post by lylenc
Never having flown one, the video makes it appear weaker than Revs in reverse flight and side slides. As mentioned above, wind range for that style of kite and its variations (SUL UL Standard x-Vented), if any, is probably much more limited. The strong pull may make carving precise competition figures and speed control a little more challenging. Outside of competition, it looks like a fun alternative to Revs, for those that like pull, too.

 75 
 on: March 20, 2015, 08:32 AM 
Started by adx1592 - Last post by adx1592
The new name (which irrationally was the first one) for the kite will be 'Monolith.'

Also as monolith is essentially a 'large free standing structure (usually of rock)' and its brother is 'megalith,' well.....

 76 
 on: March 20, 2015, 06:39 AM 
Started by adx1592 - Last post by randyg
I had an Impact once. My first L'Atelier kite. But I much preferred the Transfer xt.r that came along a few years later.

The Impact was the kite Matthew Mayet flew at an event in Tampa, as I recall, and stunned the crowd. I'm gonna rewatch that Amsterdam Trick Clinic video right now. It's still relevant after all these years. (And if you've evern flown a Masque then you have a greater appreciation for what Mayet is doing with it in that video. Wow!)

 77 
 on: March 20, 2015, 04:34 AM 
Started by AugustusM - Last post by REVflyer
Wow, that looks like it will need bunches of wind Augustus, it will be fine for any of outer banks competitions, but it will not even take off in Dory Park without a golf-cart.  I too can appreciate the desire to NOT use a rev in competition, but there's reason we're all on that kite,... it does more, better, easier and more often.  I spent 3 years building my own version of a quad lied kite called the spirit, by Steve LaPorte.  It did some cool stuff and I had some success.  But eventually I was forced to go back to revolution shapes and finally stopped building myself entirely when Bazzer & Shook came on board as available upgrade options.

It's not the kite, it's the individual flying it,... oh I get all that.  Still, some kites just make everything better.  A suite of Revs can go from indoors to when the port-potties are being blown over!  Nobody else offers this range and they're like interchangeable golf clubs too, they all feel pretty much the same and do slightly different wind ranges.  That doesn't mean I can beat Dennis Smith though, equipment is important, but a killer piece of music and exquisite implementation of your ballet routine ALWAYS knocks out the knuckle-headed soul flying flailers.

 78 
 on: March 19, 2015, 09:09 PM 
Started by DaveS - Last post by chilese
I'd ask Shenkman to autograph the merch.

 79 
 on: March 19, 2015, 09:03 PM 
Started by DaveS - Last post by David Cathey
1 2xl short sleeve.

 80 
 on: March 19, 2015, 07:17 PM 
Started by DaveS - Last post by lylenc
Enjoyed watching the KP on the Kite Connection Cam. It helped viewing when someone put orange cones out in the field. We could see kites and fliers when they were standing near the cones. Many kites were out of view and could only see the fliers when they were closer to the pier or only see the kite if the flier was closer to the ocean. Great improvement for this year and hopefully do the same for next year.

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