Errr.... um... no, not the only one who likes it.
May have to get a proto out to the east coast sometime...
I really like the look of an all mylar (or all white...yes, I am thinking about your Monster builds) sail with black pinstriping. Just something about it, can't put my finger on it.
Thanks! I really like the all white with pin striping as well. A real classic and awesome looking pulling a 100' black/white tube tail around. If I didn't have so many Exiles would do a set of those next.
I'll keep the all white Monster set but may make the Mylar std available sometime as it is not likely to be flown much now with the Exile in the bag.
OK Tom, looking forward to Whidbey Island in later September!
I flew the modded Exile again this afternoon in ~6-10 knot winds.
I'm still flying it without weights and found the only thing I struggled with was the effortless yo-yos it did with all 5 weights.
Backspins were quite flat and weren't too fussy about set-up. I'll probably settle on 2 or 3 weights.
Did a lovely old trick that I can't recall the name of, but it's a Coin-toss that starts on the wingtip the kite is poised on and goes to a 360 flat spin to a 2 point landing.
Jacob's Ladder and Flic-flacs were a piece of cake, the modded Exile quickly transitions orientation in a predictable and repeatable manner.
I'm liking the mods quite a lot, it has a bit more trickiness without giving up that BMK feel.
Sounds like it's on the right track Steve. Am using 3 weights now on the Std and 5 weights still on the heavier vented.
Did you shorten that inner standoff a little (1/4")? Tames the tendency to over rotate. Have done that adjustment on all my standards and vents.
Yes the kite has a familiar feel and it's the simple little things I really like. Pop up take offs, ground work, solid fade, endless cascades and flic-flacs, etc.
The easier roll-ups and JL type moves are a nice addition.
Don't know about the RUCWFFETR. Never had a kite that would do those and I've not learned all the tricks yet