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« on: October 07, 2012, 10:37 AM »

My understanding it is one of the first with skincurving. I think the name is called Relax, wondering if it is still available and/or who make it. Any information would be helpful.

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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2012, 12:01 PM »

I don't know what that kite is, I can only post what the Relax II looks like. Might help.





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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2012, 12:05 PM »

Your photo is from this website:

http://gddweb.org/stunt.html

"A slightly altered version of the Relax, a kite
described in Shimmelpfennigs book 
"Phantatishes Drachenwelt", and one of the
first kites with skincurving. The name 
says it all, it is a very relaxing kite to fly.
Very good tracking, and an even pull
all over the wind window. I even use it 
for powerkiting in stormy weather."
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2012, 12:14 PM »

that is where I saw it, trying to find some more info on it. Like who makes it?
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2012, 12:16 PM »

If I'm not mistaken, no one. I don't know that it was made commercially. I could be incorrect. I know the ReflexII was not a commercial kite. The plans out for public use.
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2012, 12:45 PM »

Cope is right it was never produced commercially.  IF you want one you have to find Schimmelpfennig's book and translate it to get plans for it.  A quest I am still on Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2012, 12:46 PM »

Thanks Ca Ike
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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2012, 01:33 PM »

please hold..i have the book and can scan in the plan...english btw...

The plan for the relax II that is....
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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2012, 01:47 PM »

btw: this plan refers to an earlier version of the Relax in another book (The Fantastic World of Kites) - i am searching..i might have this book too...
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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2012, 02:17 PM »

the plan is up: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bz8LtJ0px1M9cWV5SEZEUmhKSHM
I am going to search to see if i have that other book now...
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« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2012, 02:47 PM »

Thief you are my Hero. I have been looking for a new project. This might be it.

Again Thanks

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« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2012, 02:53 PM »

interesting to look at some of the techniques used then to build this kite. Maybe post in the building section.

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« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2012, 03:16 PM »

btw: this plan refers to an earlier version of the Relax in another book (The Fantastic World of Kites) - i am searching..i might have this book too...

That is the english version of Schimmelpfennig's book.  If you have it please send me the publisher info so i can try and find a copy to add to my shelf Smiley  Some of those older designs with mild modification make great trick kites.
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« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2012, 03:52 PM »

The fantastic world of kites is not on my shelf, but I do have a message into a guy who has the most complete collection of kite books (900+)........
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« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2012, 03:55 PM »

Donald check out your local library shelf.....most libraries have at least one kite book on their shelf.....and I always check used book stores for kite books to....just got a hard cover copy of Kites by Wayne hoskings for 3$ on Friday.....
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