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« on: September 28, 2012, 07:39 PM »

I got the Fearless Vented Light from Lam early this week, and I click on with it after the third flight.  Now, I am going to pull the trigger on the Fearless SUL and I am going to get an extra 3pt low spreaders that can be shared between the SUL and VL for mid wind range.  I basically will have the whole wind range covered with two kites and three sets of bottom spreaders.
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2012, 07:48 PM »

I just got a Fearless SUL from a swapmeet sale (ezme/Tom) and I love it. Flies in very low wind and is still tricky- way more tricky than I am, that's for sure.
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2012, 01:56 PM »

flew my Tattoo this morning for a couple of hours .Wind was off the ocean at no more than2mph. Lab grade of courseLOL WHAT A TREAT Taz's, cascades flat axles JL's were effortless WAY to much fun                                                                                                                                     
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012, 06:51 PM »

I cannot wait to try out the Fearless Sul.  It should arrive this coming Friday.
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2012, 06:59 PM »

Did you get the Tattoo or something a little brighter ?


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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2012, 07:16 PM »

Rob, It looks to me like your Tat is brighter than mine!! NO FAIR (although maybe I really do need glasses)
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2012, 07:47 PM »

I think it's just the lighting... mine looks flat black most of the time.
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2012, 09:58 AM »

I think it's just the lighting... mine looks flat black most of the time.
All the Tattoos I've seen lately have taken on a crimson color when brightly backliit............the first time Tom and I noticed it was at Whidbey kite fest and we had to go make sure it was a Tatt.......definitely reddish.
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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2012, 12:09 PM »

Is there a significant difference between Tattoo SUL and Fearless SUL?
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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2012, 03:18 PM »

All the Tattoos I've seen lately have taken on a crimson color when brightly backliit............the first time Tom and I noticed it was at Whidbey kite fest and we had to go make sure it was a Tatt.......definitely reddish.
Don't know for sure if this is the reason, but I do know that a true black is one of the most difficult colors to dye. Everytime I ordered the very same black dye, it was different.... Sometimes greenish & sometimes reddish. The only thing I could figure was that the person doing the mixing kept trying to figure out a better recipe.

It's also possible that the reddishness you are seeing is a bit of sun fade. Black horses will often get reddish too.

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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2012, 04:30 PM »

Is there a significant difference between Tattoo SUL and Fearless SUL?

I've never flown the tattoo but I really like my regular SUL.   If yours is the purple Lam just put up on Facebook, it looks awesome!
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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2012, 05:10 PM »

Is there a significant difference between Tattoo SUL and Fearless SUL?

One is all black!  Smiley  I think there are the same except for the sail obviously - its a stylistic thing.

The SUL is very flexible regarding tail weight and the lower spreaders.  Many folks also fly with a 3pt LS. 

I am sure that the physics of the appliqued sail versus pin-holed sail are different, but I think perhaps only Lam himself could detect it.   Like I mentioned, swapping out the LS or especially adding more tailweight will yield a more noticeable difference in my experience.


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« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2012, 05:31 PM »

I just got a Fearless SUL from a swapmeet sale (ezme/Tom) and I love it. Flies in very low wind and is still tricky- way more tricky than I am, that's for sure.

I'd like to get together with you some light wind morning and see how the Fearless SUL compares to the TNT Zero.

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« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2012, 05:35 PM »

Is there a significant difference between Tattoo SUL and Fearless SUL?

I've never flown the tattoo but I really like my regular SUL.   If yours is the purple Lam just put up on Facebook, it looks awesome!

Yes, that is mine.
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« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2012, 05:47 PM »

Hey, that would be fun! We'd have to figure out a good halfway point.
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