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« on: October 04, 2010, 07:47 AM »

Richard (Johnson) asked me to post these so....

6 Stack of Flexifoil Stackers


Richard didn't mention what size they were, but I am assuming they are Stacker 6s.... either that or he has very long arms by now.  Huh

Brenton Point State Park (Upper Fields)


Site of the Newport Kite Festival and one of the handful of areas in RI/MA where people go expecting to see kites.

So who's flying Stackers out there?  Either solo or stacks and what sizes?

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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2010, 02:45 PM »

Zeke??
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2010, 07:13 PM »

Yep, stackers = 6 footers.

I have a few Flexi's..

1x HotShot (4 ft.)
2x Stacker 6 (6 ft.)
5x Pro Team 8 (8 ft.)
1x Hyper 16 (16 ft.)

I've flown 3x of the 8 footers stacked, that was a handful but I managed it (until my line broke).  Also have done 2x 6 footers stacked, next I want to try 2x 6 & 2x 8 stacked but I need some beefier lines.  I haven't tried the 16 yet, but I imagine it's a monster.  I never knew that sized even existed until recently, I always knew about the Hyper 12 but 16 just seems crazy.

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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2010, 08:06 PM »

16?! Huh
I had 2 6fts, they were fun. I would like to try a 4ft.
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2010, 09:20 PM »

awesome!  I still remember flying a huge I think 16 stack of 6' on the KAK St Patrick day fly way back when at Sandy Point.  Flexi stacks rule!
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2010, 07:30 PM »

Definitely.  I'll probably have a few people help with the 16, and maybe hold onto me so I don't fly away.

I'm having trouble finding any lines over 300#, any recommendations?  I'd probably want at least 500# for the 16' just in case.  I'm also trying to repair the spar end for the 16, it has split @ the ferrule end and of course it's impossible to source parts for the Hyper 16.  I've found I can rob the ends off my 8's & modify them if I really have to but I want to try repairing the one it came with first.

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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2010, 07:40 AM »

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Q-Power Line is not your father's kite line.  The weight, stiffness and ultra slick finish should immediately tell you that you will get severely spanked by your kite if you don't give it the respect that it is due.

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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2010, 10:33 PM »

Mike, check your PM's

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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2010, 02:38 PM »

Well, it seems the end spar repair went well.  The guy @ the local hardware store recommended I use PC-11 marine epoxy to glue the split spar end together as it has some flex to it.  It was pretty messy, but after curing 24 hrs. it seems just as strong as original.  I repaired about a 6" split section @ the ferrule end.  I was going to wrap the split end with some waxed line (like they use on compound bow strings) for additional strength, but I'm not sure that's even necessary now.  I guess now the ultimate test will be an actual flight.

Steve also hooked me up with some super heavy duty lines so now I'm pretty much set.

I am still going to keep an eye out for end spars as Zeke suggests though, I've heard that the hyper 12/16s have been known to break them even if they're in perfect condition.

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