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« Reply #75 on: November 30, 2014, 06:21 PM »

Would like to get one of these in the hands of someone who can make her sing and show us how it's done.  I saw Devin whack out a Comete on Lil'Red at Grand Haven last year in some pretty big winds. Dang that boy is good.  Cool
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« Reply #76 on: December 04, 2014, 04:59 PM »

I have now been blessed with two requests to build this kite and both have insisted on paying a boutique price; independently exactly the same amount. I tried to talk them down to no avail. So much for my persuasive abilities.

Since none of this would be possible without the forum, 10% of any proceeds above material costs will go to support the forum.  Thank you Steve Hall.

Here is the next kite kit received from K&FT.  Trusty Pfaff stands ready in the background.  Just add thread and glue.  Some assembly required.




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« Reply #77 on: December 04, 2014, 06:41 PM »

1pc le? Rollbars or stoppers?
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« Reply #78 on: December 04, 2014, 06:47 PM »

P2x upper, P3x lower, P2x spine, 5PT spreaders.  Grommet stoppers, adjustable tail weights, reinforced TE, adjustable bridle.

Same materials, build, and adjustable features as Enigma packaged up to look like a Psycho Wink

Roll bars could be done but trend seems to be back to stoppers. Superfly for example also uses grommet profile stoppers. 

1pc le? Rollbars or stoppers?
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« Reply #79 on: December 19, 2014, 07:14 PM »

So Lil Red has twin cousins she neglected to tell me about  Angry  They just stopped by for the holidays.  Roll Eyes




One is just passing through on the way to the west coast and the other plans to hang out for a while.  I suppose there's room ...   Undecided


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« Reply #80 on: December 19, 2014, 09:05 PM »

Oooooh, team fly Psychos!  Grin
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« Reply #81 on: December 19, 2014, 10:31 PM »

I'm in.
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« Reply #82 on: December 19, 2014, 10:50 PM »

Those look razor sharp.  Cool
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« Reply #83 on: December 20, 2014, 04:40 AM »

Didn't Prism sponsor "Team Micron" for big wind performances back in the day?  Wink  Team flyers all seemed to have a nervous twitch IIRC   Huh

Would be fun to reform Team Micron and Team Psycho for a festival fly off when the winds are over 20 mph  Cool

Oooooh, team fly Psychos!  Grin
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« Reply #84 on: December 20, 2014, 04:51 AM »

Oooooh, team fly Psychos!  Grin
I remember trying that once.... It was hideous..... And we never spoke of it again......

I will stick to team flying single line kites Wink
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« Reply #85 on: December 20, 2014, 09:47 AM »

May have more success with a sane bridle.  Cool Just move the TP out a few inches Wink  Would still need fast reflexes as Lil Psycho is pretty zippy in big winds.

Oooooh, team fly Psychos!  Grin
I remember trying that once.... It was hideous..... And we never spoke of it again......

I will stick to team flying single line kites Wink
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« Reply #86 on: December 20, 2014, 12:18 PM »

Out was actually more of a comment on my flying ability Wink
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« Reply #87 on: December 20, 2014, 04:55 PM »

May have more success with a sane bridle.  Cool Just move the TP out a few inches Wink  Would still need fast reflexes as Lil Psycho is pretty zippy in big winds.

Oooooh, team fly Psychos!  Grin
I remember trying that once.... It was hideous..... And we never spoke of it again......

I will stick to team flying single line kites Wink
Why would you put a weight on a psycho?HuhHuh?

The stranger came in icarex and nylon....... Did fine
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« Reply #88 on: December 20, 2014, 05:43 PM »

^tempest, you OK?
most of your recent posts just seem to be quotes of previous posts  Undecided
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