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Author Topic: new build - sixth sense UL - nitro framing  (Read 783 times)
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« on: February 24, 2019, 09:08 AM »

I just finished my Sixth Sense UL build.

Based on my Sixth Sense pro framing (Nitro STD for ULE and LS, Nitro strong for LLE) I decided to go with an all Nitro Lite frame and a 3PT (long) spine.

This was not my best decision ever..... The low end of the wind range was fantastic (UL and near to SUL in one kite  Cheesy) but YoYos and related spins were way to slow (even for a sixth sense) and the overall feel was too "flexible". On top of that during the second test flight, at about 7-9 kmh wind, the Nitro lite LS just broke (near the inner stand off connector) with no apparent reason.

I switched both LSs to Nitro Standard (taken from my sixth sense STD). The switch made a huge difference for the best - in spite of the small decrease in the lower end of the wind range,  the frame now felt like the pro. STD frame. Yoyos and related spins are excellent, backspins and cascades are flat, easy and fun, half axle cascades are a dream, the turtle is relatively deep, easy to get out off and cool, slots and tazs (taz is still under practice for me) are lovely.

My overall impression is that now the stiffness and weight balance are both correct and that the trickability is great. A real fun kite  Smiley

Current frame and setup:

LE - skyshark nirto lite
US - carbon 5mm
LS - skyshark nitro standard
spine - skyshark 3PT (long)
weight - 18g
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2019, 10:47 AM »

Looks very nice!

Mike
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2019, 02:07 PM »

Thanks  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2019, 04:13 PM »

I like the muted colors for the UL.

My favorite open source kite.
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2019, 09:49 PM »

Kol Hakavod Achi!
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2019, 04:37 AM »

Toda raba  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2019, 03:02 PM »

Always impressed to see someone tackle their own kite build. Thanks for posting!

A question: could you clarify the 18g weight at the end of your post?

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weight - 18g
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2019, 06:03 AM »

The orange makes the kite really pop without a whole lot going on. Understated elegance comes to mind. Very cool!!!
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2019, 06:26 AM »

As to the weight - I meant that the tail weight that I used is 18 grams
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