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« on: April 02, 2014, 05:53 PM »

I had to order a new sail for my solus Std so I gave it a new look.  It turned out so nice I had to post a few pics Tongue


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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2014, 07:01 PM »

Yea, thats hot!


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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2014, 11:22 PM »

Wow, love the colors!
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2014, 02:57 AM »

Looks good!
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2014, 06:34 AM »

 Huh Huh Huh Huh

Wow, looks fantastic! I aways want to put flo colors in my kites, and then always back out in the last second because I get nervous. Then other people post pics and I kick myself for it haha. Looks good.
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2014, 06:38 AM »

Very nice!
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2014, 07:20 AM »

I'm glad you like it!

(I do not  Cheesy)


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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2014, 09:05 AM »

What happened to the original sail?  Huh
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2014, 10:24 AM »

Huh Huh Huh Huh

Wow, looks fantastic! I aways want to put flo colors in my kites, and then always back out in the last second because I get nervous. Then other people post pics and I kick myself for it haha. Looks good.
I took a chance after seeing the one on the gallery.  Flo colors don't go well with too many colors but it makes the purple pop nicely.  I'm glad they had enough slate left but I think its the last of it and its a discontinued color.
What happened to the original sail?  Huh
Lots of flying hours and a 40+ MPH gust adding up to icarex failure point (major seam/panel blow out) probably some kind of debris mixed in too.  Going to add it to my "Frankenbanner" of old kite sails Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2014, 02:49 PM »

I'm glad you like it!

(I do not  Cheesy)


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+1 it's the same colour as a German on a skiing holiday
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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2014, 06:02 PM »

I like the colors
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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2014, 08:35 PM »

Lots of flying hours and a 40+ MPH gust adding up to icarex failure point (major seam/panel blow out) probably some kind of debris mixed in too.  Going to add it to my "Frankenbanner" of old kite sails Tongue

Goodness. I've folded frames and shredded bridles but never blew out an Icarex sail.  Something to aspire to  Cheesy

The Flo yellow is bright and compliments the colors. Ken built me a kite with a similar scheme sans the slate.  Easier to see that kite at dusk.
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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2014, 09:20 PM »

Nice new look.  Maybe I'll get to check it out in person at Ripon this month.  Wink  (*Hint hint* Ripon details please?  I think I'm finally going to be able to make it out there this time.)

Sorry to hear what happened to the old one. 
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« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2014, 06:20 AM »

Nice color combination!


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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2014, 01:24 AM »

Rhonda got me an Exile in those same colors. She had asked off handedly what colors I would choose for a kite, I had been going with subdued colors and said something bright. Of course, being clueless, I had no idea she was ordering me a custom. She ran a choice by Ken who wasn't impressed and came back with the Slate, Grape, Flo Yellow combination and bowed to my wish for something bright going with the large panels in the flo yellow. It's bright   Huh  I would not have ever thought of mixing those colors but somehow they end up working. I really like how your Solus came out and your not going to be flying with somebody else "dressed" the same.

A splash of Florescent can really pop in a sail like you did. Don't be scared to experiment. Who wants a cookie cutter kite? I've often been surprised how color combinations I would never have considered can really stand out.

For the BMK Muse workshop we went around and around about colors, Rhonda leaned towards traditional color combo's while I hit on charcoal, royal blue and a splash of flo orange ( I know, no way) I pushed the button after she fell asleep and we were both glad I did.

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