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Author Topic: What kite has your favorite sail pattern, and why?  (Read 2953 times)
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« on: February 17, 2011, 10:42 PM »

Curiosity killed the cat I suppose.  Cheesy

What is your favorite sail design on a kite?

(I posted this in photo and video because of the potential photos that could be attached to this thread).
My favorite sail design is the Mongoose, because it isn't TO busy, and is all straight lines.
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2011, 10:56 PM »

You need to add an option: "Has a face"!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2011, 11:40 PM »

I tend to like the kite, not the pretty pattern, just so long as I can keep my lunch down.

This is representative of the sort of thing I like (and doesn't fit one the question responses):-


I've had a couple of Betancourt kites that looked fantastic but I wasn't in love with the way they flew and that's really the important bit for me in anything other than an SLK.

Mike.
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2011, 05:39 AM »

Simple, and effective. Straight lines  the most.  But coloring is even more important to me. Wink
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2011, 08:25 AM »

I like anything that Dave doesn't have .....  Cheesy ... I have no  idea who this guy Jimmer is Huh Huh  Thought I knew him  from  Wednesday Nites.... he's been hiding from the gwtw forum... He doesn't even know about my Blue Moonie or  my new Red,Blk,Charcoal,Silver and White "MAMBA"...or my red white and blk Ocius SUL... ( but he is going to want to fly them)... Tongue..

The date today ..... Feb. 20th.... 21 more days till  DAY LIGHT SAVINGS  Cool...

Now  the  best..."Wednesday Nite Gang " fly's first Wednesday after day light savings starts....  24 more days to see Wink my friends....

Onour first fly day, we will  discuss taking a trip to Chicago... Find that little "street urchin" Devin throw him in the trunk and head back to Michigan. Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2011, 01:54 PM »

You need to add an option: "Has a face"!  Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2011, 02:05 PM »


R-Sky layouts (Hoby part duh excepted) are very tough to beat IMHO

Like this NFX



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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2011, 02:16 PM »

Love the JoE Talon(s) a lot...
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2011, 06:25 PM »

I like dark skins with a hot color and if they are even asymmetrical that is even better!!!
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2011, 05:52 PM »

SEVEN! Standard or UL

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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2011, 08:33 PM »

My Synthesis #001 by Matt Brown still a beautiful kite. I love the lines of this kite it flows together really nice.

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« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2011, 07:39 AM »

Something as simple as the Blue Moon Muse gives me pleasure, we built one a bit more colorful then this one in Ken's class we used Royal Blue in place of the black panel then the wingtips are black on the bottom with that splash of Flo Orange as the top panel, I ordered a twin of the one in the pic the day Ken started taking orders for his retail version. Not sure where Steve hid the group shot of the class to post it.

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« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2011, 10:47 AM »

I like dark skins with a hot color and if they are even asymmetrical that is even better!!!


Like this?   Wink

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« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2011, 10:53 AM »

If the kite has nice lines, a single color sail is fine.

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My favorite sail of all time is the SOA Vibe

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« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2011, 01:26 PM »

I like dark skins with a hot color and if they are even asymmetrical that is even better!!!


Like this?   Wink



mmmmmhhhhmmmmmm....and the standard AzizA as well....
but then i am biased....
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