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« on: September 15, 2010, 07:03 PM »

I have noticed numerous UL kites being either all white or mostly white with a dash of color. Since we just discussed all black kites I was wondering why so many White ULís? Are they easier to see when flying? Being in Seattle with a lot of overcast days it would seem they would get lost in the sky here.
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2010, 07:44 PM »

My old eyes have no problem.







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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2010, 08:23 PM »

Simple... clouds are light as air and clouds are white. What more is there to say.
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2010, 09:55 PM »

Being from seattle myself I am ordering a 7l with bright yellow and gold, with a hint of black and silver... better safe than sorry... :-) I will be ordering the JoE Talon... once my car finally sells... Sad   ... with that said, i'd stay away from all white kite anywhere in the north west... but then again... that's just my opinion.   :-)
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2010, 03:55 AM »

I am going to guess that people like the ethereal idea of the all white UL kite....flying in a breath of wind....

Indoor kites: white is a great color for them since they will pick up lighting very well in a performance type setting....You will rarely see a non-white Great Deca flown in doors in a performance for that reason...

http://www.guildworks.com/video/GuildworksSM.m4v

I will admit that in my eye certain shapes call for certain colors....
an Oiseau by Ramlal Tien or a Spirit Man by Martin Lester look phenomenal in white...any other color loses a bit of my lust for that kite....
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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2010, 04:30 AM »

I've got a CTC Ghost (all white) that looks great in the morning and evening sky.
I've had no problems with orientation even when its cloudy.

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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2010, 05:18 AM »

I have an all white SUL Prodancer, and love it.
I agree with all the previous statements as well.

Something about an all white SUL flying in winds that are next to nothing speaks more to be then a colored SUL.
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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2010, 08:29 AM »


I will admit that in my eye certain shapes call for certain colors....
an Oiseau by Ramlal Tien or a Spirit Man by Martin Lester look phenomenal in white...any other color loses a bit of my lust for that kite....


The Spirt Man is understandable, but the Oiseau I could easily see in black.... affinity for crows and ravens and....



As far as ULs and SULs.... I am fine with gray.... smoke rises   Wink.

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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2010, 12:12 PM »

White has always been associated with goodness, youth and purity.

Angels, Cowboy heroes, Brides' dresses, blondes (light hair is more prevalent on children)

On kites, white allows for a maximum contrast range. Shadows and 3D effects are most noticeable.

Here's an all-white Pyro photo taken with a 3MP FinePix 3800 in 2003:


Another feature of white kites: the ability to see all the panels and overlap:


And.... white panels "flash" when backlit like no other color:

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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2010, 12:55 PM »

White has always been associated with goodness, youth and purity.

A tad occidental.

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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2010, 01:09 PM »

I am but a product of my environment.  Roll Eyes

http://www.christusrex.org/www1/vaticano/P2-Angel.jpg
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« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2010, 02:27 PM »

I am pretty sure I am a product of some strange pagan rituals involving




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« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2010, 04:57 PM »

I like my SUL in solid black, on 30#x50' lines Tongue
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« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2010, 09:35 PM »

I stole that Pyro picture for my desktop John.

Has to be one of your best.
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« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2010, 11:54 PM »

I would not call it stealing Jim. You've always given a lot more than taken.  Smiley

Although I had to correct the info. The photo was taken just after I'd switched to my son's FinePix 3800 3MP camera.

You can see all the stippling which occurred when I'd push the older camera photos output using Photoshop.

Pyros do create their own beauty, don't they?
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