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Author Topic: Spectre XUL in the evening  (Read 1615 times)
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« on: September 10, 2012, 02:28 PM »

A friend is very happy with his Spectre and made a quick video.

https://vimeo.com/49186554
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2012, 03:38 PM »

really nice video.  I really enjoy flying when the wind is out of the east or southeast late at night with the sunset.  She fly's like a Pro Dancer .. Nice even tracking and smooth flying.  The beauty is when you hit the sun in the background.  The color changes.  I love that part of it the most.  I am sure others have been in your shoes also.  If not search for a beautiful spot low wind and a Sul.  Life sometimes doesn't get better than that...

I really enjoyed it ... I 've been there so many times.  This video will be one of my favorites.   Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss

I can't fly tonight I have an appointment.  But it is one of those nights...  I'll watch your video again.

P.S.- Does the kite have extra small stand off's on the wing tips like a Pro Dancer ??

It fly so much like a PD... When mine goes on her back it's almost impossible to get her out of the turtle unless your PAWS...  Done it a few times but more by chance....  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2012, 06:17 PM »

Nice kite Andre.

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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2012, 11:15 AM »

A very nice picture, at least i think so Smiley



vertigo: always makes me happy if people like my kites Smiley
Never flown a PDSUL, so i can't compare them.
The spectre has small winglets to increase the wing area on the wingtips, not full blown standoffs like the PDSUL.

And yeah, i did build the kite extra for those ultra low wind days where you just want to hangout, fly and relax in the kite-zen.
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2012, 11:37 AM »

New favorite phrase...


Vertigo's wife <------ Honey were are you going Huh

Vertigo <----- I am going to 'the kite-zen'  Cheesy Cheesy

Truth be said never defined any better.  The mental state of mind and the relaxation is beyound explaination to someone who has not done it.  There are many Nirvana.  This sport probably offers a few more than most.   
The Kite-zen. 

I am sure others fell the same... Denny's photos of his Hugo by the ocean.  Come On what sport offers that moment in time.  Denny captured it in all it's radiant beauty... a I wish I was there moment. 

This video speaks to all of us who have shared that moment in time.  Fun thing is that moment can last a day or a few days in a row.

( I'd sure like to hear some feed back on this topic) Wink

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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2012, 11:47 AM »

andre: so...this new one how different it is from the previous versions?
still the custom rods?
 (btw i know i owe you an email! sorry)
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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2012, 12:08 PM »

The difference is pretty much that it is the final production ready version now Smiley And no custom rods. Just breeze rods.
Still only clocks in at around 80 grams for the full size.
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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2012, 03:23 PM »

Just under 4 oz.  That should be the standard for calling a kite a SUL ... A 4-5 oz range. 
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« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2012, 03:57 PM »

Just under 4 oz.  That should be the standard for calling a kite a SUL ... A 4-5 oz range. 

Well, just under 4oz is 2.82oz in this case Smiley

My personal scala for classification for a full size kite is
0-100 grams XUL
100-200grams SUL
200-300 grams UL
300-400grams standard
400+ heavy

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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2012, 11:16 AM »

Conversion Weight Factors:

1 oz = 28.35 grams (close but not exact)

1 baggie = 3 grams

1 nickel = 5 grams

1 nickel baggie costs $400  Smiley

Beautiful kite by the way.
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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2012, 01:48 PM »

What's the wingspan on this kite? It looks huge! Also is this full custom work or something that will be produced for sale?(sorry still kinda new around here)
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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2012, 09:18 AM »

Its a fullsize kite, 2.5m Wingspan. Custom work yes, but if someone is serious about wanting one of their own. I can be persuaded Smiley
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