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« on: January 27, 2019, 04:31 PM »

What’s your favorite part of kite making, besides flying the finished labor of love? I build freestyle kites, but have built some single line and can tell you I hate cutting away the excess on appliqué. Nothing is more nerve racking. Cheesy.
For me, hot cutting the panels gives me enough excitement for the hard work ahead. Just wondering what you like.
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2019, 06:51 PM »

Watching the pattern reveal itself for the first time on my builds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc_mFy5FhWU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-4Qs4r8LNA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sy-5XtTTe4 

The Sail to LE attachment is the most nerve wracking for me..
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2019, 07:05 PM »

Watching the pattern reveal itself for the first time on my builds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc_mFy5FhWU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-4Qs4r8LNA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sy-5XtTTe4 

The Sail to LE attachment is the most nerve wracking for me..

Cool video Riff!
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2019, 08:17 AM »

For me it's the design part.  While I don't build from plans by the time I actually start the build I've probably gone over the details in my mind several times.  While I no longer build so much for pretty I still like the kite to look nice.  That being said once project is finished, it's finished. My wife has often asked me how many kites do I have that I've only flown once. 
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2019, 09:27 AM »

For me it's the design part.  While I don't build from plans by the time I actually start the build I've probably gone over the details in my mind several times.  While I no longer build so much for pretty I still like the kite to look nice.  That being said once project is finished, it's finished. My wife has often asked me how many kites do I have that I've only flown once. 
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I find out in another thread we can use glue!! Now I find out we can use Plans???  WOW!!
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2019, 01:27 PM »

What’s your favorite part of kite making, besides flying the finished labor of love?

Sewing. It's the Thursday of building; over the hump and not quite TGIF. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2019, 06:14 PM »

I don't have a ton of experience, but right now I would say the sewing. When I prepare for a big seam and it goes well. High fives all around!
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2019, 06:51 PM »

my favorite part of kitemaking was letting Ken McNeill do it for me  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2019, 03:17 AM »

my favorite part of kitemaking was letting Ken McNeill do it for me  Grin


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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2019, 01:37 PM »

I find developing the bridle incredibly satisfying

But its been a long time since I've built anything  Embarrassed
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« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 01:07 PM »

Most satisfying for me on a new design is the first flight that goes better than expected, which leads to a big grin.  Grin  Most satisfy for me on building an existing design is when the sail is all done and the next step is to make the frame and assemble.

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« Reply #11 on: Today at 12:02 AM »

IT's not one particular part for me.  I enjoy the whole process be it a resto job people say can't be done or a fresh idea from my own head.  I'm a tinkerer and crafter by nature though and often find that once the project is done, no matter how satisfying the out come, there is a bit of a let down until the next project is started.

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