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Author Topic: An SUL kind of day in Ripon, CA  (Read 2957 times)
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« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2012, 02:29 PM »

any info on how the arch was constructed?

A long piece of line staked at both ends with 1-2 foot pigtails about every 6 feet.  Here's a couple more pics.  We only had 29 on it this time since George has to make a longer arch line but its still cool. BTW that took over an hour just to assemble, Me putting kites together while George linked em up and even though it only flew for about 3 min it made the work worth it.


IMG_0598 by Ca Ike, on Flickr


IMG_0597 by Ca Ike, on Flickr
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« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2012, 04:02 PM »

Personally I would do two arches....one in front of the other....that way the span is more manageable as is the speed of assembly-into-air...

Looks great!!!!
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« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2012, 06:00 PM »

Next time we'll probably do all 38 and anchor his 4 foot triad at the peak.  And yes its a  one of a kind 4 foot triad made by prism.
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« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2012, 06:22 PM »

4 foot triad!? Tongue
got any up close pics?? what is it framed in?
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« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2012, 06:30 PM »

I don't but George might.  ITs made in Prisms rainbow fabric and I think framed in 4mm FG.  I was told it was a thank you gift to the triad designer and George got it from him.
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« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2012, 04:14 AM »

there used to be be pix up of the big triad on the forum...probably must have been the old forum but there was one...and i want to say that there was a second one?   i have a vague recollection of seeing a white big one...
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« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2012, 08:14 AM »

Probably the same one. White on one side, rainbow on the other.
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« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2012, 10:37 PM »

I just set up a Picasa account, not sure how to post from it using an iPad.
The Triad story goes... Dan Whitney helped or developed the Triad or passed his idea on to Mark Reed. This was his thank you from the Prism crew. Brian Champie brought this kite to the Paso Robles kite festival after I had been collecting the triads for some time. I added to my Arch for the day and loved what it added. That night Brian was on the phone with Dan so I hounded both of them, Dan was very generous and offered it to me and the rest is history.
I now own 42 regular Triads and am always on the look out for more old models. I have a goal of 111. The Triad Arch would reach end zone to end zone.
We had 30 up last Sunday, be it for just a short while.
Thanks Antone for the help!
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« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2012, 06:56 AM »

Pix from George here:

Allen we were right!!!!







Framing. I believe the rods are carbon.


Train line, three way swivels with 12" pigtail. There are 6' between kites.
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« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2012, 08:25 PM »

Thanks for the help Rob.
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