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Author Topic: The Ichibans are back!  (Read 10191 times)
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« Reply #45 on: April 11, 2009, 03:29 PM »

How about Angola  Smiley




or Uganda



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« Reply #46 on: April 13, 2009, 02:51 AM »

I have a question or two regarding the pennant/streamer tail option.

Now, these questions are based on looking at Gomberg's site for the tails.  If there is another source, please let me know.

Anyway, I see the length of the streamer/pennant referenced at 45 feet a couple of places. 

Looking at Gomberg's flat tails page:  http://www.gombergkites.com/e-stream.html#giant

I see "single streamer flags" listed in two sizes:  2' x 75' and 13" x 35'

There's also "pennants" listed (with the black edging" at 3' x 25'

There's also the smallest Sutton Streamer at 5' x 50'

Which one of those 4 is used, or do you get a 45 footer somewhere else?

Also:  regarding the transition streamers.  What length is favored?  Am I assuming correctly that it would be a pair of 48 footers?

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« Reply #47 on: April 13, 2009, 08:03 AM »

The 45ft pennants used to be listed under the singlestreamer flag, now there's a 75ft one instead. Call David and ask him if he can make you a 45ft pennant. You can use whatever lenght you want, it's just a personal preferance. I use two sizes with my Reprise, 25ft and the 45ft, just depends on the winds.

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« Reply #48 on: April 16, 2009, 10:52 AM »

My preference with the Ichiban is the 48' GKPI Transition Tail. It has great color interest and works in light winds as well as stronger winds. The length is a good match for the size of the kite. Kinda classy look.

I have a 75' GKPI Streamer Tail that I'll fly in higher winds with a rod in the leading edge sleeve, but it's too much in lighter winds. The 2' width of the 75' Streamer works well with the spread of the Ichiban longerons; I think the 3' wide pennants would be wider than that spread. While the Streamer makes a bolder color statement, there's not as much interest as the TTs IMO. Depends on your preference.

When I made tails for my QISC Ichiban, my choice was a pair of 50' TTs.

Here are a couple of pics of my Ichiban with the TTs and Streamer from a similar perspective. Also one of my QISC Ichiban.

48' Transition Tails


75' Streamer Tail


50' Handmade TTs


Hope that helps.
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« Reply #49 on: April 20, 2009, 10:34 AM »

i have one of the originals and flew yesterday with 75 ft. penent tail it was absoulty beautiful all day stayed up like it was nailed to sky so many compliments
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« Reply #50 on: April 20, 2009, 05:29 PM »

So what is you number?
There is a Ichiban Registry on the BMK website.

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« Reply #51 on: April 21, 2009, 10:12 AM »

Hi Jim
The number is 33. I posted on the registry thread.
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« Reply #52 on: May 27, 2009, 08:33 PM »


Number 37 arrived today!!! It flies beautifully, but then I expected it to, coming from Ken.

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« Reply #53 on: May 27, 2009, 08:40 PM »

Hey, Hal. Nice colors!!  Tongue   Wink   Cheesy
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« Reply #54 on: May 27, 2009, 09:41 PM »

Hi Bob,

Thanks, didn't mean to steal your scheme, looked at lots of others on the colorizer, this is still my favorite.  So when are we going to fly the two together?
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« Reply #55 on: May 28, 2009, 07:33 AM »

No problem. I went through many colors, too.

We got three together at Long Beach in 2007 - Boomer, SKB and mine. Will you be at OR coast in July? WSIKF? AKA 2010? Two twins would be cool.
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« Reply #56 on: May 28, 2009, 11:35 AM »

Trying for WSIKF, will depend on when my daughter goes off to college - may be moving her that week.  These kids have too many options for activities these days.  Makes it a little hard for Dad to schedule, may just go at the last minute.  Planning on making Swift Current next month - Jun 20-21, definitely taking the Ichiban!
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« Reply #57 on: September 20, 2009, 02:59 PM »

Number 39 arrived this week.



More pictures at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dougish1954/sets/72157622419458270/
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« Reply #58 on: September 25, 2009, 07:58 AM »

Very nice looking kite.  Smiley
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« Reply #59 on: September 25, 2009, 08:28 AM »

Very nice looking kite.  Smiley

I am very pleased with it. I went with a color combination similar to my 61/49 (but not identical). It flew very nicely in light to moderate breezes for its maiden flight.
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