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Author Topic: Doug Stout's Arrow Canard build (split off from the Stunt kite design tool)  (Read 312910 times)
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« Reply #585 on: April 27, 2018, 11:16 AM »

For those of us who have been using Cuben fabric, there have been changes as to ownership and sources of this fabric.  I hope this post will help you locate the material if you wish to use it.

It is our understanding that in 2015, Cubic Tech was acquired by Dyneema.  After the acquisition, the Cuben fabric was renamed to Dyneema Composite Fabric.  This acquisition did not directly affect most of us that use this fabric, because we obtained this fabric in small quantities from camping/backpacking outlets that would also sell the fabric by the yard.

Over the past few years, there were three, then two, then only one outlet of the fabric, other than purchasing an entire roll (~39.4 yards) directly from Cubic Tech.  Recently, the Zpacks website indicated that "In order to better focus on our core business (building gear) fabrics are no longer available for purchase direct from Zpacks."  Zpacks was the only vendor in recent years that carried the ultra-light 0.34 oz./sq.yd., along with the other weights of this fabric.

After recent discussions with Zpacks and the Cubic Tech division of Dyneema, a source of the Cuben Fabric (Now known as Dyneema Composite Fabric) was located, which is RipStopByTheRoll.com.  This source carries the ultra-light 0.34 oz./sq.yd.  They also carry other weights of this fabric.  The link to the the Dyneema Composite Fabric is:
 https://ripstopbytheroll.com/collections/dyneema-composite-fabric.  Please note the cost of this fabric has increased from what we have experienced in the recent past.

The purpose of this post was not to market the source of this fabric, but share with you our research to obtain this fabric for your own use.  We are currently restocking our inventory of this fabric, so we can continue development of our ultra-light glider kites.

Yours in kiting,

Doug
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« Reply #586 on: May 29, 2018, 02:00 PM »

The following link provides the news article for the Indoor Event held at the 2018 Wildwood International Kite Festival.  We all has a blast flying in this very large indoor venue at the Wildwood, NJ Convention Center.  Enjoy!

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/wildwood-memorial-day-indoor-kite-competition-20180528.html?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

Yours in kiting,

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« Reply #587 on: May 29, 2018, 04:45 PM »


Indoor is eye opening in many ways Wink

That it's one of yours though Doug, right?
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« Reply #588 on: May 29, 2018, 05:32 PM »

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Yes, thatís my buddy Mike Stuligross flying one of my Viper 36Ms.  He placed third flying to Bali Hai from the movie South Pacific, which is why he selected that outfit to augment his indoor routine.  Mike lives in Catskills area of New York State.  I was flying my Raptor 36M, and was fortunate to place first flying to Jealous of the Angels, sung by Donna Taggart.

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« Reply #589 on: May 29, 2018, 06:35 PM »

To provide a better perspective of indoor competition and Mike's selected attire, the following Facebook link is the video of Mike's performance to Bali Hai from the movie South Pacific.  The video was taken by myself:

https://www.facebook.com/michael.stuligross/videos/vb.100003746822863/1245407425594140/?type=2&video_source=user_video_tab

The following Facebook link provides the video of my routine at Wildwood to Jealous of the Angels, sung by Donna Taggart.  The video was taken by Mike Stuligross:

https://www.facebook.com/michael.stuligross/videos/vb.100003746822863/1245845022217047/?type=2&video_source=user_video_tab

The following Facebook link provides a video for several of the indoor performances at the event.  The video was taken by James Fletcher:

https://www.facebook.com/harold.james.169/videos/2464079600284248/UzpfSTEwMDAwNDc4Mjk5NTQxMjo5NzA3MjExMjk3NjM5Nzg/

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« Reply #590 on: June 23, 2018, 10:10 AM »

The following provides the link to video of my indoor performance at the 33rd Wildwoods International Kite Festival, in Wildwood, NJ.  You don't need a Facebook account to view it.  Enjoy!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CyWztvczuv9PEYtYOPDRngNQa8i0hAq_/view?usp=sharing

Yours in kiting,

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