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Author Topic: Enigma kite build thread  (Read 89049 times)
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« Reply #315 on: April 07, 2016, 06:39 PM »

I would like to talk to you about the 9 and 10 foot models at some time. After all, there is that gradient material you have left over. Your UL Enigma is sweet.

Want to spend a bit more time with the two bigger kites though they are flying well.  Have one more framing change I want to try.

You know where I stand, and I just (successfully) tested out an alternate method of shipping to me  Wink

The 6’ and 7’ kites are pretty much dialed in now.  As much as I like them, I still prefer the larger 8’ kite the best for everyday flying. The vented 7’ will take quite a bit of wind and fly fine.  All sport kites though are hard to trick in bigger winds as it takes a lot of movement to dump the wind and keep the kite floating through the trick. Freestyle is best in lower winds with the sail just powered up.  Fly your Revs in the big winds. We can talk more…

I like the whole series. A full suite is such a good idea when you find that "one" you like.

If I had to single one out, it would be the vented light kite.

Interesting your interest in the vented UL.

If I could only take two kites on a trip, it would be a UL and a HV for the broadest wind range.

If limited to one kite only, I’d be highly tempted to take the vented UL and an extra set of 5PT spreaders.  With the vents open and the heavier spreader, the kite will fly well into Std winds though tricks will be harder with reduced mass.

+1 on all the rightfully aforementioned accolades and support statements. If I were to suggest anything it would be a stop motion, or fast play video of you making a kite, A to Z, much like Sugarbaker's highly valuable video. I'm sure others like me would greatly appreciate benefiting from watching your process, in streamlined way a filmed documentation, as it were, can offer. But again, this thread is a tremendous help on its own.

Now that would be a challenge for me.  Maybe more work than building the kite?  I do have a video camera…
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stapp59
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« Reply #316 on: April 12, 2016, 12:54 PM »


This is the final kite for the Enigma project and likely my last build for a while. 

whaha, i don't believe that Smiley

OK perhaps a couple projects yet to round out the collection.  Smiley

I normally make up stacks on a whim at the field using the various singles in the car.  The progressive stack flies so well I made up a couple dedicated stacks to save setup and takedown time.  Here is a 6', 7', and 8' Enigma stack in RWB.  There is a UL version framed in P100/3PTs and a HV version framed in P2X/5PT/Nitros.  These are serious fun.



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