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Author Topic: Help identify the source of these SLKs  (Read 3249 times)
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« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2012, 03:57 PM »

I am not really a slk kinda guy... but i woke up this morning thinking about this little discovery/mystery of yours..... think i need to lay off the Bones/Castle/wharehouse 13 marathons!  Cry
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« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2012, 02:34 AM »

Wow those are truly gorgeous!  Huh

How do they make those red edges on the black sections?
It would be cool to know because it looks beautiful!  Tongue
Anyone expert in this technique?

Thanks.

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« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2012, 03:45 AM »

Wow those are truly gorgeous!  Huh

How do they make those red edges on the black sections?
It would be cool to know because it looks beautiful!  Tongue
Anyone expert in this technique?

Thanks.

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as skb said the red is the edging...if you look at the picture that Ben popped up of his you will see the edging is grosgrain ribbon....a heavier material than the nylon in the skin.....so you can get that contrast......looks sharp huh??? (Comes in soooooooo many sizes so using it as edging is very nice to get the width you like)
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« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2012, 05:03 AM »

OK! Great!

This also probably helps strengthen the curved edges so they don't loosen with time, right?
I should have done this with my Conyne.

Next version will incorporate this.  Grin

The only thing I wonder is how they call "grosgrain ribbon" here in Barcelona...  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2012, 05:35 AM »

yep, grosgrain ribbon is tough stuff...keep in mind that it can be pretty thick.....but it looks good in a nice design!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grosgrain
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« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2012, 07:02 AM »

To continue this hijack just one more post...   Roll Eyes

The closeup that Ben posted indeed looks like light webbing (aka grosgrain) used as the edge binding.

That's only one material, however, and typically used where you need a lot of support for the fabric, and the kite can support the extra weight. You can also use .75 oz or 1.5 oz ripstop, folded in half (for 2 layers) or double folded (for 4 layers) over the fabric edge, or simply double roll the edge of the sail itself to create a reinforced hem. They all do the same thing and are appropriate in different sail weights and wind ranges. For your DC (nice!), I'd suggest the ripstop edge binding as the typical treatment.

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« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2012, 12:17 PM »

actually Ben that is not the same.....Steve's has a normal cody front half to it..yours has an X shape to the front half correct???


They are exactly the same.  Mine is a normal Cody front - you just cannot see the side panels in the picture as they are perfectly vertical to the camera frame of reference.   On its back...



As Bob noted, the heavier grosgrain is fine for a heavy kite like this (this one takes a lot of wind), but may be too heavy in other situations.  For a Conyne I would use a double fold hem or double fold ripstop edge binding.
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« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2012, 04:08 PM »

ahh..i see!!!!!! purty purty purty
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