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Author Topic: A Spirit Man - Martin Lester  (Read 3648 times)
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« on: August 18, 2009, 10:28 AM »

Hi i found thatkind of website.

http://kitemakersretreat.com/kite-making-class-2009-11

I have a little problem. I cant find a plan for building this beautiful thing Smiley
Can someone help me with this. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2009, 10:32 AM »

there isn't one......you can only make one with Martin....or you can purchase his....
i am not certain if plan drawings were given out at the class.....
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2009, 03:15 PM »

I was lucky enough to be in the class. There were no plans, just numerous pre-cut pieces. Martin did lots of one on one instructing to help us all get our projects completed.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2009, 03:32 PM »

Jep workshop is great idea but ...toooo faaaar away from me.
I googling a lot but i can`t find kite shop where i can buy that kite.
If someone know how to buy that kite ...pleas let me know.

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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2009, 04:27 PM »

you can get them directly from martin (martinlester.co.uk) that should be easiest and fastest...here in the states you have to go to Gomberg to get them....

funny
I was just asked if there was a plan available for another one of his kites the other day too....as far as i know Martin has not released any plans for any of his kites... (except for his Yakko Stack)
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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2009, 01:49 PM »

Jep workshop is great idea but ...toooo faaaar away from me.
I googling a lot but i can`t find kite shop where i can buy that kite.
If someone know how to buy that kite ...pleas let me know.



Someone from an online kite store has these for sale at one time.  He may still have some.  Check it out.  Not sure what the policy is on linking to other kite stores, so maybe some Google time would help out.

I made one with Martin at OKR.  If I had it to do over, I think I would rather buy one ready made.  It was a REAL challenge to make..even with Martin there to help out.  (I had to rip out, and resew at least 40% of the kite.   Cry  )

I just did a GOOGLE  on "Lester spirit" and hit the link to the shop selling the kite.  It was the 3rd link posted, so easy to find.
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2009, 08:44 AM »

I found Spiritman on Gomberg`s website.
But they are built in England Europe.
I`m living in Estonia Europe.
Send it from europe to USA and then back to Europe Estonia.
I think it`s not the shortest way to get it Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2009, 06:59 AM »

If you Google him, there is his web page with contact info in England.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2009, 11:56 AM »

Ok i found his website hanks all  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2009, 05:48 AM »

I was just asked if there was a plan available for another one of his kites the other day too....as far as i know Martin has not released any plans for any of his kites... (except for his Yakko Stack)

Sorry to correct you Rob……  Smiley

Martin has published plans for his ‘Legs’ kite and ‘Top Half’ kite.

The Legs plan was included in a German kite making book (can’t remember which one, but it came with templates all pre cut) and the ‘Top Half’ plans were published in Kitelines magazine. I can probably dig out the ‘Top Half’ plans if anyone really wants them.
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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2009, 05:55 AM »

'Top Half' plans here.....

http://kitelife.com/forum/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=477

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« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2009, 06:42 AM »

Send it from europe to USA and then back to Europe Estonia.
I think it`s not the shortest way to get it Smiley

When we take orders from Europe, we have Martin ship direct for us.

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« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2009, 07:27 AM »

I was just asked if there was a plan available for another one of his kites the other day too....as far as i know Martin has not released any plans for any of his kites... (except for his Yakko Stack)

Sorry to correct you Rob……  Smiley

Martin has published plans for his ‘Legs’ kite and ‘Top Half’ kite.

The Legs plan was included in a German kite making book (can’t remember which one, but it came with templates all pre cut) and the ‘Top Half’ plans were published in Kitelines magazine. I can probably dig out the ‘Top Half’ plans if anyone really wants them.


no worries Nigel!
(that's why i prefaced it with "as far as i know" )
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« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2009, 08:24 AM »

Kitelines would have had permission. There were many plans in  German  books that were not authorized.
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« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2009, 09:08 AM »

Having just had another look at the ‘Top Half’ plans, I feel really inspired to make one this winter. It just looks a great fun kite.  Smiley
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