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 81 
 on: February 11, 2018, 10:13 AM 
Started by tizdaz - Last post by tizdaz
Edited my post, simply because i ain't starting a mud war or trying to educate why glassing line is a bad idea lol.

If you think its all dandy to line kite line with glass, your opinion. Comparing it to anything else & trying to justify it is quite shocking tbh. What would people say, if this happened in a buzy park in US for example, some guy/gal flying there kite with glassed line, line whipped across a childs throat while they were having a play around in the park & slit the childs throat causing death, would people still compare it & try to justify it etc, I don't think they would somehow!

My thought on it, that anyone who does so, are complete muppets.

Each to our own, we have our opinions etc Wink

 82 
 on: February 11, 2018, 07:07 AM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by Frazer

The Saber was probably a lot more user friendly by version 2.0, which is the version I had and competed with.

3.0 sails had more typical nose construction (which would likely wear better) and nylon panels? in the sail.

But it was with a Saber 1 that Will *caned* everybody at Tricks Party ... most everything he pull off with wrapped and the
routine's complexity was off the charts.

-Frazer

 83 
 on: February 11, 2018, 02:55 AM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by jaydub
In
The Saber is fantastic all-round kite, capable of most every trick and allows you to effortlessly chain them together. It also flies very nice precision, making it a great choice for competition. The wind range is huge too, the STD flies very low with practice (Will used to compete on a STD in conditions where we'd all be using UL's) and its better in big winds than mostly similarly sized kites, managing speed and pull admirably.

-Frazer

Interestingly, I had Saber 11 #1 and didn't get along with it very well. I passed it onto Krijn, who didn't click with it either.  My major issue was with cascades where it would pull round into a fade.  It's one of my go to tricks and I've never had another kite do this.

I seem to recall having some dialogue with Will at the time about there being bridle differences between the first production model and the later ones, but can't find any sign off the email now.

 84 
 on: February 11, 2018, 12:31 AM 
Started by tizdaz - Last post by KaoS

... like i say, idiots...


As opposed to, say, vehicle drivers?  People walking around their own house?

Tragically, 16 people died due to kite related accidents in Gujarat this year

But in that same region over 8000 people die in road accidents every year, and 120 of those deaths are attributed to pot holes.

In the U.K. in 2010, 655 people died falling on and from steps and stairs

It is easy to take an isolated fact and make an arbitrary, possibly idiotic, judgement

 85 
 on: February 10, 2018, 07:58 PM 
Started by tizdaz - Last post by Fly Market
And again...   

They're not manufacturing "banned" line in the street. They're manufacturing traditional cotton line. It's an art form. It's not a problem in India. But they also continue to import Chinese manja, which is banned. Name me a country in the world that doesn't have a problem with people importing things that have been banned.

You're calling a billion people "idiots", Tizdaz, without having been there to see real kite fighting happening, or even knowing much about it. I'd say that's idiotic.

 86 
 on: February 10, 2018, 06:11 PM 
Started by tizdaz - Last post by tizdaz

Lacing kite string with glass, i mean WTF are these idiots thinking!?



Educate yourself a bit.

Kite Fighting is as mainstream is some cultures as Baseball or Bowling is in the U.S.

As Flymarket says (and the article indicates) it's the non-cotton line that is the big issue. Glass coated cotton line has been used for generations, and while there are risks, the people who kite fight with it are not any more "idiots" than people who participate in other sports with risks. In other words, there are idiots in every sport (and culture). Far more injuries and deaths related to over drinking on Superbowl Sunday....

In years past it has been more the falls from rooftops that has prompted public safety uproar, and there is a lot more regulation than in the past, but also the legacy art and craft of kite building and flying is fading. It's not just cheap imported synthetic line, but cheap imported kites.


I did look into a bit, & lacing the lines with glass has been banned in many parts, even kite flying in some areas because of it, yet they still do it..

http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/delhi-government-bans-chinese-maanjha-after-kite-string-kills-2-2979057/

other sports where there have been deaths etc, new safety measures are usually implemented to help prevent further deaths, but as these stories tell, kite flyers in certain parts of the world dont give a toss even after bans have been put in place, you can still see them openly manufacturing this "banned" kite line freely in the streets.

like i say, idiots tbh.

 87 
 on: February 10, 2018, 06:00 PM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by thief
I cannot wait to see what comes out of his head!!!
I love this thing

 88 
 on: February 10, 2018, 05:37 PM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by Frazer
The Saber is fantastic all-round kite, capable of most every trick and allows you to effortlessly chain them together. It also flies very nice precision, making it a great choice for competition. The wind range is huge too, the STD flies very low with practice (Will used to compete on a STD in conditions where we'd all be using UL's) and its better in big winds than mostly similarly sized kites, managing speed and pull admirably.

-Frazer

 89 
 on: February 10, 2018, 05:18 PM 
Started by Allen Carter - Last post by dayhiker
I have a standard Saber II, #21 made in October 2010, purchased on the secondary market.  Notice it is the same layout as on the Sturdy Designs web page.  It's a very well made kite & now I have hope to add more fine kites by Sturdy Designs.  Great News!  SHBKF

 90 
 on: February 10, 2018, 04:43 PM 
Started by johnfarl - Last post by tizdaz
"Kiter Gangs!"

whatever next!

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