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 on: December 01, 2016, 08:42 AM 
Started by Jsc2501 - Last post by vertigo2u
I watched a video of Lam flying the ATM... The guy is crazy good.

 on: December 01, 2016, 06:22 AM 
Started by dszo - Last post by dszo
Thank you all. very helpful  Smiley

I have noticed that when a foil is left to dry after meeting salty water the sail becomes crunchy and makes unpleasant noise (due to the sand) and the white spots are not that elegant....

Still flying over the sea (Mediterranean....not the dead sea  Grin) is great, but sometimes kites do not behave as expected and decide to dive into the water. I am not sure that a nice wash with sweet water is the right move from an educational point of view.

 on: December 01, 2016, 01:32 AM 
Started by KiteChemist - Last post by Dot
But isnt it normally so, that when the inner sailarea gets larger, then flater the turtle is kareloh?  This is what i saw when i take out the inner sto. So i expect a flater turtle when i use a fibre sto as inner because it bends more making the sailarea bigger and flater?

 on: November 30, 2016, 11:41 PM 
Started by Ca Ike - Last post by Ca Ike
I  saw this posted on FB and thought Id post it here and see if we can help this person.

 I recognize some of these but can't think of the names.  Im thinking most of the dart looking ones are GFAK

 on: November 30, 2016, 03:12 PM 
Started by Fly Market - Last post by sugarbaker
This should be fun... I haven't been to the other forum in quite some time, so hopefully this will spark some interest in more builders coming forward with their creations!

 on: November 30, 2016, 11:53 AM 
Started by Fly Market - Last post by Fly Market

Still offering free USPS Priority shipping on orders over $75 until Christmas! Just use the code SHIPFREE16 when you check out. Domestic orders only, no 72" rods please.

 on: November 30, 2016, 11:28 AM 
Started by Jsc2501 - Last post by Kareloh
very nice field! keep it up.

 on: November 30, 2016, 10:28 AM 
Started by Fly Market - Last post by Fly Market
It's back! Looking back through the Kitebuilder's Forum, I think it's been 5 years since a Kite and Kitebuilder of the Year has been chosen. Time to dust off the trophy (which in this case will be a $100 Fly Market Kitemaking Supply gift certificate).

The rules are as follows...

KITE of the YEAR
1. All nominated kites must have been built in 2014, 2015, or 2016. (Sorry, all you 2012 and 2013 builders. And in the future, this award will be for the current year only.)
2. All nominees must be predominantly hand-made. For example, it's OK to use fabric with a pre-printed graphic on it, although it will be up to the voters to decide if that's better than a kite that is hand-painted or appliqued. Commercially-built kites are not allowed.
3. To nominate a kite, post at least one photo of it IN FLIGHT to the KITE of the YEAR thread on the Kitebuilder's Forum, or to the Fly Market Kitemaking Supply facebook page. Feel free to post more than one photo of the kite, but at least one photo must show it in flight. Please include a description including the kite's name, materials used, kitemaker's name, and anything else you want people to know about it.

1. Nominated kitebuilders must have at least 3 kites built between 2014-2016. You will be judged on your body of work, not just one kite.
2. Kitebuilders can be from anywhere in the world, and can make any kind of kite... but they must be members of the Kitebuilder's Forum. (Hey, if you're not already a member, go sign up right now! It's free!)
3. To nominate a kitebuilder, submit photos of at least three of their kites to the KITEBUILDER of the YEAR thread on the Kitebuilder's Forum, or to the Fly Market Kitemaking Supply facebook page. Include the kitemaker's Forum name, and anything else you want peoople to know about it.

Nominations will be open through December 31, 2016. Voting for the winner begins in January. All decisions as to eligibility will be made by the staff of Fly Market Kitemaking Supply, and may not be appealed.

 on: November 29, 2016, 02:57 PM 
Started by Jsc2501 - Last post by Wayner
Great job.

You are on your way.  I also like the ATM.

Thanks for sharing

 on: November 29, 2016, 01:31 PM 
Started by damp_weather - Last post by damp_weather
Roy - it was some years ago: your praise for this kite, + your flying at Streatham, that inspired me to take on this project.
That's very flattering Smiley
...and the truth.

Roy and Ken,

Thank you for the information about the leach line tensioning.  Roy, your pictures look very like what I have.

Ken, I think that the leach lines are loose, but should double check that there isn't a knot at/in the binding exit hole, and don't have the kite to hand.  I'll report back when I can look at it at the weekend.



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