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Author Topic: Sail with patterns vs. sail with no pattern(stitched seam)...  (Read 3766 times)
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« on: April 05, 2010, 06:49 PM »

Do the stitched seam(I mean the tiny holes) weaken the sail in the long run or in high wind situation - say in 15mph wind ?
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2010, 06:58 PM »

its an sul and no but why?
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2010, 07:22 PM »

Why would you want to fly an SUL in 15 mph wind?
Oh wait, its a Fearless, never mind.

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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2010, 07:36 PM »

makes no sense to me either Denny...
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2010, 07:59 PM »

Forget about the kite. I'm talking about the tiny holes in the sail only.
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2010, 08:04 PM »

It's a Fearless! It's hard to forget about! Grin

But no. The holes shouldn't matter. They look like stitching holes? As in; the same size as needle holes?
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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2010, 08:10 PM »

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You are absolutely right on this one.  Grin Cheesy Grin
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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2010, 09:26 PM »

OK lam runs the sail thru his machine just like he was sewing the panels therefore the fearless pattern therefore the name tattoo i have not flown mine in anything close to 8 and do not intend to so if it blows up at 15  you will have to get that info from some1 else hope this helps KO
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2010, 12:21 AM »

Mine has seen gusts of fifteen or more (in the middle of the window)  All it does is speed up and buzz pretty loud................I certainly wouldn't want to contact the ground under those circumstances though, and definitely wouldn't choose to fly the kite in any more than 10........for any reason Wink
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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2010, 12:59 AM »

This is a close-up of mine... it looks like Lam sewed invisible aplique on with invisible thread. VERY cool when backlit by the sun...

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« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2010, 03:58 AM »

Thanks for the foto.
The Tattoo feature is not too clear in the supplied foto. Can u post a closer close-up of the Tattoo pattern ? Thanks.  Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2010, 04:31 AM »

Hey Cids...
if you click the picture, it should blow up for you in a pop-up. The Tattoo pattern is the standard Fearless pattern, waves & eyes. Someday I hope to get the picture with the sun coming through those holes, it makes the kite look sinister !
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« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2010, 04:36 AM »

Hey Cids...
if you click the picture, it should blow up for you in a pop-up. The Tattoo pattern is the standard Fearless pattern, waves & eyes. Someday I hope to get the picture with the sun coming through those holes, it makes the kite look sinister !
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Shows up pretty good with the click................................now would you just photo shop it for us and take........... Shocked  Sorry couldn't help myself Sad  It's been a long night Embarrassed

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« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2010, 09:16 PM »

Yes there would be some weakening of the fabric but no more then any stitched seam. Unless you currently blow out a lot of sails I wouldn't worry about the Tattoo, if you do blow out a lot of sails I might get my wind meter calibrated  Shocked

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« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2010, 04:53 AM »

If the above is true, then it is safe to say that any Icarex/nylon sails with no stitched seam will be the strongest, most durable and also most efficient in low wind situation.

Thanks to all that take the time to reply to my questions.  Smiley
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