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« on: August 02, 2014, 07:20 AM »

Just finished this up and will be taking it to the beach tomorrow to give it a whirl. Built to the designer's specs (6mm carbon and 5pt). In the spirit of the other Monster builds that have been posted lately, I used florescent yellow thread for 90% of the stitching. I will be happy if it flies half as good as it looks.




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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2014, 07:30 AM »

Very nice quality and craftsmanship.  Hope she fly's as good as you sewed her. Kiss Kiss Kiss   If so you got a winner... Good Luck  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2014, 09:01 AM »

Nice build  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2014, 10:26 AM »

Nice job Stu! Looks great! You'll have to bring it with you if you make it to TI in January!
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2014, 10:44 AM »

Looks great!  I'm actually considering using some exel rods, as I see that Jon and Marieanne are stocking them now. 
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2014, 11:08 AM »

I would have preferred the excel rods, they added them a day after I received my order of regular pultruded.  Angry
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2014, 01:11 PM »

Really beautiful!!!. Where can i find de plans and specs of Monster std?.

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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2014, 02:38 PM »

cool kite!
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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2014, 02:55 PM »

Looks great, nice job!

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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2014, 06:10 PM »

Looks great! You should be happy with its flight.
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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2014, 05:02 AM »

Looks great! Excellent job.
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« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2014, 10:06 AM »

Nice kite.
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« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2014, 05:14 PM »

Looks like a sweet ride, love the panel layout !
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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2014, 03:11 PM »

I figured that I would post an update/mini review since I just got back from the beach.

The lower wind range of the kite is on par with the other standard kites I have. I never got wind over 10mph, so I do not know what the upper range is, I suppose that it will be a little less given the mostly pultruded frame. I expected the heavier rods to kill the bottom end, but I did not feel like it did at all.

This kite really loves half-axel cascades, I could do them all day if I wanted to. I found the jacob's ladders to be a bit easier to pull off with this kite than some of the others. It also easily goes into a fade, but it doesn't hold a fade as well some other kites in my bag. I may need to add a few more grams of weight to the tail.

Precision wise it is definitely a freestyle kite, but I could make figures just fine with smooth wind.

Overall, I think it is a keeper.
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« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2014, 04:31 AM »

I like the Monster.  It convinced me to take on the Exile project though. Yours look good.
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