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« on: March 10, 2010, 10:49 AM »

I just wanted to share what I thought was a great photo my friend took of a person's ghost during a kite festival.

SPOOKY!

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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2010, 12:20 PM »

Great shot, a back-lit kite under clouds is about the hardest situation to get a decent shot in, let alone a white kite. That cloud looks pretty threatening, makes me feel a little Ben Franklin Syndrome coming on  Wink

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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2010, 04:03 PM »

Nice ghost photo. I'm strictly a duel-line/quad-line kite junkie but if I were to ever get into single line (non-trick) kites ...a 'ghost' would probably be my first purchase. I like the way they constantly change their shape in the sky!

Here's one I took over a year ago of a friends blue ghost:

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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2010, 06:38 PM »



I like Ghosts too.
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2010, 09:22 PM »

Those are great! Love all of them.
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2010, 10:54 AM »

Wow, great photos!  Cool

Are all the Ghosts as huge as the one in Steve's post?
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2010, 11:50 AM »

Wow, great photos!  Cool

Are all the Ghosts as huge as the one in Steve's post?


There are two sizes, as far as I can tell. Steve can probably answer that question better than me. I believe the size Steve is holding is the larger 11 foot wide with 30 foot tails one.  The blue one above is 7 foot wide with 20 foot tails. Standard colors are white, black, gold, blue, red, and purple. I've also seen some multi-colored ones and custom ghosts.

If you want ...here are some plans to make your own delta ghost:
http://www.schmidts-pit.de/bauplaene/schleierdelta/Schleierdelta.pdf

I'll leave the translation into English for you.  Embarrassed

Then there's the 7' wingspan 'Geometric Pyro Delta Kite' in three color combos like this one:


And ...the 9' wingspan 'Fish Pyro Delta Kite' in two color combos here:
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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2010, 12:00 PM »

Steve is holding a 14' Frank Schwiemann one...the original.....they look and fly like no others.....the gomberg and premier and other variants look cool but not just are not as nice as Frank's!!!!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2010, 12:03 PM »

Yes, the Frank Schwiemann kite is not inexpensive either! But nothing flows like his tails do.
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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2010, 12:30 PM »

i sold one two years ago for a friend......450$..should have kept it but i could not afford it....
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