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« on: August 05, 2012, 05:29 AM »

so my nse15 is pretty beat up,almost a right off. im a rough noob. love the kite but see repairs about as practical as a new kite, i.e buggered nose, bridle etc. prob get another or do you think hold out for a superfly. thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2012, 12:58 PM »

My thoughts.

1 Have you flown a Superfly?
2 As a noob, your first kite was an NSE15?
3 It reads as if you could get your kite repaired for about
     $20 and some sewing, even hand sewing.
4 Are you saying your kite is a "write-off".
5 Will you be beating up your next kite?
6 How long have you been flying?
7 Perhaps you should get a kite that can handle the roughness.
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2012, 01:52 PM »

1. obviously not. except for the lucky few,who has?
2. no. my first was a L1 gent. now have ds std, ul,nse15 and(thanks to your sage advise john)
an ocius sul ,which i love by the way. thanks
3. i see repairs at about $150 w post(cant sew) new kite $350 w post which leaves me with spare parts from the old kite
4.your right about that. didnt think my spelling looked quite right
5.my savagery has mellowed with time but i still spank em
6. coming on two years now i guess
7. an inflatable perhaps.

thanks for your quite correct input . i appreciate it. just wondering if anyone has flown both.
thats all really
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2012, 02:00 PM »

Are you still beating up your kites after 2 years?

Your Ocius SUL will not last long if you are.

Where is the wear coming from?
  (ground work, lines rubbing on kite, hard crashes in high wind)

You have flown an excellent group of kites. I would
expect your inputs to have mellowed over time. You can
be aggressive and still not be too hard on your kites.

Do you put leader lines on your kites to reduce wear?

Perhaps try flying the Ocius in light winds to work on
reducing your savage nature a touch.

I have known many aggressive fliers who might wear out a kite,
but it would take them a long time (RonG comes to mind, an
excellent all around flier).

Think of your kites more as a dancing partner than a whipping boy.  Huh Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2012, 02:13 PM »

its true. the ocius has taught me alot. such a sweet kite. however if you get 15mph w the 15 i do sometimes lose my head a little. must try to behave.
have leaders on all my lines.
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2012, 03:51 PM »

You have a ds and a dsul, you have all the kites you need.Grin
But of you feel the need to yank and spank another kite then I say go back to another ns15 or nse
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2012, 04:26 PM »

Where's the repair work quoted at $150?

There's one person that I know has advertised they will repair kites including their own models.  Have you asked around for repairs?
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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2012, 09:25 PM »

C Allen,

Might be a fairly local solution out there possibly.

Drop 'Kaos' (Sth Aust based) if you ask nicely he might just haul out the old sewing machine for you  Cool, he's got my thumbs up on quality of workmanship for both construction (personally I own a custom 'Temptation' of his) and repairs (Talon nose [I think]).

I'm sure he can bring it back from the brink Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2012, 01:51 AM »

If you're located in Aus, I'm more than happy to help  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2012, 02:13 AM »

don't trash that 15... I'll take it off your hands for free. (actually, I'd probably even cover the cost of shipping).
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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2012, 04:46 AM »

 firstly ; thanks to all for your advice and offers of assistance.

i did however man up and repair the nose myself. i scored some supa tech cloth scraps from my local ship chandler/sail makers .
armed w needle n thread, double sided tape and a soldering iron ,i did a bloody good job of it if you view it from five feet back.
kept most of the blood of the sail and swearing within reason.
now all i have to do is shame rsky out of charging $40 postage for a piece of string.
she may look like the bride of frankenstein but still a wicked kite.
thanks all
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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2012, 04:58 PM »


now all i have to do is shame rsky out of charging $40 postage for a piece of string.


I'll make you one and post it over.  I have a NSE15, (great kite) so I've got the dimensions right in front of me

PM me with your address
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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2012, 05:20 PM »


armed w needle n thread, double sided tape and a soldering iron ,i did a bloody good job of it if you view it from five feet back.

 Cheesy   Cheesy   Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2012, 07:33 AM »

A smidge' off topic, but I feel like this might be worth mentioning.

I was the same way with rough inputs. Used to break a set of LS about once a week until I started working on the Solus and realized 'crap.. everything is still too rough' so I had to relearn everything. Flying a kite about 10+ feet in wingspan (for those who went to KPX), Jons new experiment was a kite totally comfortable for me. The Tivar/Total Eclipse, etc are all fine with me.

What I used to tone down my inputs were some focus kites (at the time they didnt do a lot for me, I broke a lot of them) like the Hydra for example, and I started flying the widowmaker a lot more as well. If you maybe hold out and buy the other sets of the Ocius' line, I'm sure that will help teach you too. Mostly because you said you've learned a lot from the SUL. May as well keep up the trend, eh? The UL is my favorite on the line- a beyond awesome little kite.

Going back to what John asked about you flying the Superfly, I'd wait and buy something that you've flown that you've been wanting or something like that, especially if you're re-learning.

Glad to hear the 15 is coming back to shape, always wanted to try one. Looks sweet!
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