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« on: April 20, 2010, 09:36 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/user/allikabi#p/u/0/v67FdC046tA


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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2010, 02:58 PM »

what sort of material are they made of? it looks amazing, the way they shimmer in the sunlight is very cool.
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2010, 03:18 PM »

They look a bit like the old Elliot Speedwing, wonder if they are related Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2010, 05:55 PM »

Yeppers this is very much like the Elliot Speedwind BUT LARGER >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I have 2 of them and had 3 more custom made ..............

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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2010, 06:04 PM »

WOW! Pretty Awesome....I'd say!
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2010, 06:24 PM »

Nice looking stack!

I have one very old Speedwing and I've often thought if would make an interesting stack.
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2010, 12:25 AM »

How old is that design now? I remember them in 1989 when Red at SkyRods - Jet Kite was carrying some of the smaller ones. They sure make a nice stack & seem to follow each other great with not a lot of wobble between them. Such a simple design too.

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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2010, 01:16 AM »

what sort of material are they made of? it looks amazing, the way they shimmer in the sunlight is very cool.

Its chikara silver - an aluminium coated Spinnaker Nylon.
If you like it at this lighting  conditions you should see that with the sunset reflections - it looks like this:



Yeppers this is very much like the Elliot Speedwind BUT LARGER >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The video shows normaly Speedwings with an 82,5 cm landing edge, its the stack of a friend. Shape and bridle builded by the Handkerchief  plan with my sail design.

This Pic shows the relations - left speewing 82,5 cm, right 1 Meter (thats mine)

The 1 meter speedwings, as an 8 or 9 stack, are monsterkites with an explosive pull. You have always to be focused on them. Every wind gust can drag you down.
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