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 on: October 16, 2014, 07:38 PM 
Started by vertigo2u - Last post by Wayner
Wow Joe your flying is really looking. Good, love those push turn.

I like the half axle landing done straight down too.

Many ways to skin a cat for a two point landing but I do like this method.

Keep up the good flying.

 on: October 16, 2014, 05:12 PM 
Started by cerfvoliste - Last post by dmcneil
+1 for Hadge's suggestion on making your own. I made one using a child's sewing machine following plans online by Kyle Skopelitis (Google it). Also check eBay. You might find a Prism rollup bag or similar.

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 on: October 16, 2014, 10:43 AM 
Started by frogseatflies - Last post by John Lutter
This might help you. This is a commercially available fishing kite ( Sorry direct links to non sponsors are not allowed). If you click through the link that says "View our Technology", they have assembly instructions that give you a good look at what is being used.

In that particular kite, they use dacron pockets sewn in the corners, and a piece of line to secure the center cross. Nothing too fancy since there is a pretty good chance that it will take a dip in the water at some point.

As for the pictures you have a question about, the corners are secured by what appear to be arrow nocks and probably a string or ring sewn to the kite. The cross-Ts I've never seen commercially available, so I can't say where you'd get that.

Hope that helps.

 on: October 16, 2014, 07:46 AM 
Started by cerfvoliste - Last post by thief
So...there is another older roll up bag out there too that might work for some people:
Made by a kite maker in Providence RI Joe T has been making these bags for a long time now...
they are phenomenal for long sport kites (the bag with flap closed is about 66" long)....smaller kites need not apply (cuz they get lost inside them)....and i have seen them with 12 kites easily in there....
pockets at one end and the kites go in the upper end with a nice flap velcroed down....then there are also tie downs on the inner section to hold in shorter kite/rods/etc....

 on: October 16, 2014, 06:43 AM 
Started by frogseatflies - Last post by thief the screen grab of the YouTube video you have it looks like there might be a tension line across the points.....that would help a lot by bowing the kite and allowing the wind to spill off each side evenly....

yes, a square or rectangular kite on its own will be more or less flat....and the sides will help by sagging a bit...but these style of kite generally benefit from a tail of any sort (drogue, fuzzy tail, loop tail, all sorts)...

 on: October 16, 2014, 06:14 AM 
Started by frogseatflies - Last post by frogseatflies
I appreciate your thoughtful and insightful feedback.  Thanks!

 on: October 16, 2014, 04:45 AM 
Started by frogseatflies - Last post by 12
The fishing kite seems to be some variation of a della porta, a square/rectangular kite with an X frame. They've been flying well for years with one spar on top of the other, so don't overthink it. But the d.p. is a flat kite, which tends to be inherently unstable. It usually requires a tail to keep it upright. Any lean to the left or right will be compensated for by the tail. The bridle of the kite is going to pass through the sail to hold the two spars tight against each other. Overall, that X configuration is going to be stronger than trying to put a tinkertoy fitting in the center to hold each spar flat against the sail. That kind of fitting would create 4 weak spots, where each spar joins the fitting.

There's been a discussion of exactly the problem you're having over at

 on: October 15, 2014, 09:46 PM 
Started by stapp59 - Last post by chilese
All white kites make me weak at the knees.  Huh

 on: October 15, 2014, 09:10 PM 
Started by stapp59 - Last post by JimB

 on: October 15, 2014, 09:06 PM 
Started by JimB - Last post by JimB
Speck Candy Shell is on the short list as well.

Problem is none of them are available yet.

Currently using an Apple leather case. Expensive, but very nicely made.

Also have an Bianson Armorbox which is sort of the poor man's Otterbox.

I do plan on getting something in the way of overkill for those days at the beach, etc..

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