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« on: August 12, 2012, 05:55 PM »

Well,
Just had my first experience with using 'Moonie Tape'  Embarrassed .  Seems to be really neat stuff (at least for my application) even though it is a bit challenging to separate the backing from the tape itself.  Does anyone know how this product got it's name? (or is it as obvious as it seems?)   Undecided
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Jim
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2012, 06:04 PM »

Blue Moon kites was the first place to use that tape AFAIK.  Dont know where Ken found the stuff, but I assume it's available from industrial supply type places, just not in the tiny quantities kite flyers need.
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2012, 06:49 PM »

Steve sells it in small quantities at Chico kites. Link to the right -->
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2012, 06:56 PM »

Does anyone know how this product got it's name? (or is it as obvious as it seems?)   Undecided
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Jim
Ken can correct me on this, but as I recall he was using the tape on his kites and I liked it a lot so started selling it online. "Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene tape" seemed a bit awkward. Moonie Tape seemed appropriate and a lot easier to spell.
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2012, 07:17 PM »

Thanks guys!
So ...........just to extend the topic of tapes for a bit?  Exactly what is Gaffers Tape?  And how did it get it's name?

The mind impaired feels the need to know....... Embarrassed

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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2012, 07:22 PM »

A gaffer is the electrician on a tv set, stage crew, or other performance venue (they hang lights, effects, speakers etc). The tape they use had to be strong enough to hold cables on the catwalks and lighting rails in these type of venues. So gaffers tape is like super bomb proof duct tape but usually based on a threaded fabric type medium. (and usually black color so not to show up to an audience).
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2012, 07:32 PM »

As a proud member of the international alliance of theatrical stage employees, aka the stage hands union. This is correct. You can get it in a rainbow of colors, comes off easily and leaves little to no residue. Don't skimp on tape.
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2012, 12:09 PM »

I`m using this moonie tape ( http://fracturedaxel.co.uk/shop/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=62 ) quit a while, for the upper spreader contact part of the spine part of the sail, now...no chance to wear down this tape...it`s increadible  Cool
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