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Author Topic: Blue Moon Kite Clarification  (Read 5347 times)
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« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2009, 06:06 PM »

...Ken has made well over 5000 kites personally...

Not completely accurate.  My personal number is somewhere north of 2000 kites over the last 18 years.  The balance was made by my staff of talented craftsmen that worked for me between '95 and '97. Cool

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« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2009, 07:24 PM »

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At least I am famous for something.
I think the word is "infamous".

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ROTFLMAO!!  Cheesy  Cheesy

If I didn't already have mine, I just might be thoroughly PO'd.  Wink  Cheesy

I think Kent summed it up for me, too.

I too am a proud owner of a Blue Moon Kite(s).  My Ichaban is absolutely beautiful and my Moonie Exile is just awesome.  When I want to brag, those are the kites that come out of the bag. Smiley  Just wish my flying skills were as good as the kites. lol
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« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2009, 07:36 PM »

Thanks for the clarification Ken.  Huh

What's 2/5ths of utmost respect anyway?  Wink

The world's only known 3d photo of a Ken McNeill kite. This is the cross your eyes 3d, not the uncross your eyes kind. It took a couple of hours to figure out how to make.

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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2009, 08:19 PM »

Cool 3D picture!  Can you do this with most any kite picture?
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« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2009, 09:01 PM »

need help!! cannot seem to get my eyes uncrossed 
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« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2009, 08:51 AM »

Just wanted to say thank you to the folks that have said such kind things.  It's been my honor to part so many of you from your hard-earned cash over the last 18 years.  Wink  It's been an "interesting" ride.  Cool

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« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2009, 09:08 AM »

Thank you. I started flying an Exile after I'd been flying for 2 weeks. That kite has had a profound impact on the way I view everything from the way a kite is built to the way one flies. It took more abuse than any beginners kite should. And did it without a single failure of any kind. You set a standard not many are able to equal.

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« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2009, 10:41 AM »

I'd rather part my hard earned to you Ken than elsewhere. World class quality kites at a fair price, now how can you beat that? Proud owner of a Exile slice standard and UL, great kites.

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« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2009, 11:43 AM »

Kitemac,
Welcome to the world of Blue Moon kites. I have all the kites you listed here and I agree with what has been said about their excellent build quality, ruggedness and beautiful flight characteristics. Trying to classify any of Ken's kites as entry-level would be like saying you just purchased an entry level Ferrari. I learned to do tricks on the Exile, and while no kite is indestructible, this one comes pretty close. Any purchase from Ken is a good one and his customer service simply can't be beat.
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« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2009, 04:01 PM »

The world's only known 3d photo of a Ken McNeill kite. This is the cross your eyes 3d, not the uncross your eyes kind. It took a couple of hours to figure out how to make.




Wasn't there another kiteflyer that was into 3D photography?   Cheesy Tongue Shocked Cheesy

How did you do it?
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« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2009, 04:42 PM »

Photoshop, 3 hours of my life, examination of other 3D stereocards at antique shops and several cups of coffee. I had another one, but can't find it. It was a close-up of a kite wing. The wing itself was the 3D part of the photo.

Having a simple background helps.

Look closely at objects in the background compared to the kite. You will see the background has been canted a different amount in each photo while the kite is in the identical location in both photos. I wouldn't want to do it again. There's probably software that does it all automatically now.
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« Reply #26 on: August 11, 2009, 05:08 PM »

The mamba is a mega fun kite. Everyone should own at least two.

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« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2009, 02:38 AM »

I was intrigued by the 3D photo, as I had only done this with landscapes. 

Google gave me this link, which also provides you with a link for free software to help you out.  I will try it out tonight, but it seems worth a look if any is interested.

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« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2009, 11:06 AM »

Good luck. Please post your results.

My 3D is done with a single photo. It's duplicated and then placed side-by side. After that, it's all Photoshop manipulation. The "cha-cha" method sounds a lot easier.  Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: August 12, 2009, 01:46 PM »

Well I lose all focus when I try to cross my eyes, will you please provide a View-Master ready disk?  Wink

For 3D work you could keep your eyes out on eBay for one of these View-Master Pesonal Stereo Camera's There's a dozen or so listed today, plus a wide variety of others to choose from that are less expensive.

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