As a follow up to my Spinoff framing project, I decided to use carbon rods and APA fittings to make the kite flyable again. So, I put in an order for a bunch of Sky Shark 32.5" P4X camos (at $3.50/tube
), APAs, arrow nocks, carbon ferrules, etc. and framed it up one rainy day. Yesterday was a gorgeous spring day and I had enough wind to boot to try it out. I was very happy with the result. This is my first experience with a Spinoff and found it to be a nice straight flyer with crisp corners and graceful tracking when making curved patterns. The kite also side slides surprisingly well and can even axle or half axle.
Modern APA with Sky Shark P4X camo LS.
Upper spreader is Sky Shark P100. Leading edges and spine are all 32.5" P4X connected with internal carbon ferrules.
The spine is finished off with an arrow nock. For the center T, I chose a hard rubber T fitting and an internal carbon ferrule to bayonet through and connect the two lower spreaders.
The bridle is a NOS Spinoff bridle.
The kite flies great and sounds great. A big thanks to GWTW sages for all of the advice and recommendations. The project was really quite simple, but without proper guidance, would have easily ended as a disappointment. Next up is Lois Lane. I think I will stack these two together!