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 on: July 29, 2014, 12:29 PM 
Started by vertigo2u - Last post by vigli
Thanks for the video  Smiley
Very nice...

 on: July 29, 2014, 11:28 AM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by stapp59
??  Not sure we're referring to the same issue here.  In question was the 20 mm wide stitching across the spine pocket 10 mm down from the nose.  The presence or absence of that seam will not appreciably change the position of the leading edge spars in the nose pockets nor the overall shape of the nose.  That seam does allow a narrow nose to fold up a little easier when packing up the kite.

Of course how far the spine slides into the nose webbing will be affected.  Compensations may be needed to insure the spine length and center T position are as intended. 

Moving the upper spreader connectors relative to the overall sail would change the effective length of the upper spreader and would affect the nose shape.

The nose 'cup' does seems to effect the fade. It gets more stable and harder to get out off. With my Sixth Sense's i've lowered the topspreader for the same reason you've altered the lil' monster's nose.

 on: July 29, 2014, 09:47 AM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by mr wojtas
The nose 'cup' does seems to effect the fade. It gets more stable and harder to get out off. With my Sixth Sense's i've lowered the topspreader for the same reason you've altered the lil' monster's nose.

As for the white thread, i'd love to use it one my next build. Perhaps a Magnet is coming up  Wink

 on: July 29, 2014, 05:47 AM 
Started by np - Last post by np
Not bad for a Monday, of course I had to call in sick but what a way to spend a sick day. Grin
Notice the time of this post.
Bad news: I have a Dental appointment today at 10:00 am.
Good news: My Dentist is in Morro Bay. 2.5 hour drive
I will answer your post this evening. I'm heading out the door. Sounds like you had a great day. Glen can't be too bad of a guy when he hangs out with Morro Bay Pirates.


 on: July 29, 2014, 04:38 AM 
Started by Quidzark - Last post by Captainbob
CapBob - thanks for the tip. BTW - how do you like the Widow NG kite? I'm thinking of that as my next purchase after the NikNak.

Trip - Braums . . . . yumm. They don't have them this far south, but my folks lived in Hugo, OK, & I really like their butter-pecan as well. My pops also loved their biscuits & gravy. Darn good egg nog as well.

Again, thanks to all for your replies & helpful hints.

I love the Widow NG. This is the second generation of the Widow by Premier, and people that have flown the Widow Maker and the Widow NG  are really impressed with the NG, especially factoring in the price which is half the cost of a Widow Maker, and designed by the same person.

 on: July 29, 2014, 04:12 AM 
Started by Trip - Last post by Allen Carter
The other great resource for info on '90s kites is the rec.kites newsgroup. Archived and searchable on Google

 on: July 29, 2014, 03:54 AM 
Started by Trip - Last post by thief
Trip you should search here on the forum for a post from Lex (;u=344) about the history of sport kites, I think you will enjoy it!

BTW sounds like you should get familiar with putting Prism kites website into the way back machine....or any kite website......

 on: July 29, 2014, 01:36 AM 
Started by skyguy48 - Last post by skyguy48
Thank you gentlemen. I was pretty sure that was the preferred method, but thought I would check.

As for the "rub marks", I noticed them as I was setting up, so they don't appear to be from the sand. Not a huge deal, but just hadn't seen it before on my other Revs or other kites.
Thanks again, and best breezes to you.

 on: July 28, 2014, 10:40 PM 
Started by skyguy48 - Last post by dragonfish
First, glad you had fun.  Cheesy

Agree with the water hose.  Or you can use the shower (don't use hot water) if you don't have access to a water hose.  These methods work great for removing sand, dirt, etc.  Not sure what you mean by dirty sand.  If it's icky, non-solid stuff, then cleaning might be a little more difficult. 

Regarding the "black rub marks", was there fine black or dark colored material on your beach?  The reason I ask is I got light brown colored "rub marks" on mine after flying on dirt (packed dirt with really fine stuff that would come up when disturbed).  The color of the marks on the insignia strips is about the same as the color of the dirt.  Maybe you had something similar on your beach but black or very dark in color?  See if it comes off with the rinse.  I haven't heard of Rev rods making rub marks (not to say that's impossible though). 

 on: July 28, 2014, 09:24 PM 
Started by Quidzark - Last post by Quidzark
Got a call that my kite is shipping today. WHOOOPIE!

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