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 on: July 14, 2017, 10:29 AM 
Started by adx1592 - Last post by Frazer

RonG, Smithcreek, Herbalizer ....


 on: July 14, 2017, 10:21 AM 
Started by DWayne - Last post by DWayne
Thank you. I'll check it out.

 on: July 14, 2017, 08:53 AM 
Started by adx1592 - Last post by jaydub
you need to pick up some more UK makers there Wink

Unfortunately down to one now (from a trick kiting perspective): Tim Benson, but some great kites out of the UK in the 10 years I have been flying:

Carl Robertshaw:  Fury & Fury .85
Jest of Eve:  Talon
and then Tim's kites all of which are worth a place in the hall of fame.  I haven't flown most of the early ones, but I cut my trick kiting teeth on the Gemini and Deep Space.  Really great kites of their time.  The Goff/Benson creations are a bit more cutting edge, but the SuperFly and SuperNova are worthy successors to the earlier designs.

 on: July 14, 2017, 08:42 AM 
Started by DWayne - Last post by jaydub
There is a thread on Drachenforum that might be worth looking at, Denny.

 on: July 14, 2017, 08:10 AM 
Started by pompebled - Last post by pompebled
Being mainly a kite builder, in stead of -buyer, I have no problems with cheap kites, as long as they fly well.

If the build quality is according to the price, I'm happy to beef up the stresspoints, I have the gear and the skill.

I just wondered if there are parafoil builders on the forum with experience regarding adding a second (or third) row of lines to the bridle and it's effect on the flying attitude.

I built a three row bridles Jalbert type parafoil some 40 years ago, which flew very well for the better part of three decades, but it's showing it's age and needs a long tail on one side to keep it from pulling towards one side when the wind picks up (the wind always picks up overhere...).
I couldn't afford ripstop at that time, so I used wind tight fabric which was a bit heavier and needed a yearly bath in 'leaky tent fluid' (Harmisol) to keep it reasonable wind tight.
Needless to say this kite needs more wind that the cheap umbrella material kite from China.
It also pulls considerably more (3 mm braided Nylon line), which is starting to be an issue when you get older...

Regards, Jan.

 on: July 14, 2017, 07:31 AM 
Started by adx1592 - Last post by DD
I have most of my older kites that I would want to fly still. Wink I would like to see a hybrid of some of the older designs but with different framing. I was very intrigued by Allen's remake of the vapor with a different sail material a well.
Can you imagine a modern take on stranger level 7? Huh

 on: July 14, 2017, 07:15 AM 
Started by adx1592 - Last post by thief
you need to pick up some more UK makers there Wink

Kite wise there are many designs that were readily available years ago, but for the mass market were dropped.......

But..i really miss the interaction with people more....the community was bigger and more involved and supported.......

 on: July 14, 2017, 06:22 AM 
Started by DWayne - Last post by DWayne
Thanks, good to see some old friends still around.

 on: July 14, 2017, 06:18 AM 
Started by DWayne - Last post by adx1592
Welcome back! Just getting back into things myself. Enjoy the new adventure

 on: July 14, 2017, 06:17 AM 
Started by sews a lot - Last post by adx1592
Hey Mike,
Its certainly no secret that I hold the Skyburner line close to my heart more so than anything else. The Solus EC's that Pam has sewn are my go-to 'wall kites' when they wear down, and they'll be kept forever. Thanks to you both for your work in the industry, and best wishes to you!

Sending my best.

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