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« on: February 04, 2013, 07:55 PM »

I picked up a pile of kites because I wanted "that one" and had to buy everything else that came with it.
Included was an 11ft. rainbow sailed delta, a 5ft. conyne, smaller delta, ribbon tails, drogue, tube tail, bat kite etc.
This is the first lot of "commercially" made slk's that I've had my hands on. I'd acquired a few Sun Oak slk's, an original Goodwind delta and it became clear this evening the value and quality of the hand crafted kites I've enjoyed flying. While I expect the mass produced products will fly well enough and be enjoyed while they're in the sky, I'm even more appreciative of the finely crafted sails I've had the pleasure to fly and look forward to experiencing more of the unique and creative pieces of flying art work that our native craftsman and women have produced...
 
"That one"', which I didn't know for sure about the design as it was new in the package, turned out to be a black bordered, sun, rainbow, moon and stars motif Rainbow Riders diamond.  Smiley

A nod of thanks to all those who now make, and have in the past have made, the hand crafted flying contraptions we have come to enjoy...  Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 04:00 AM »

Yep, in sport kites and single line items you can always see the care that the kite makers put into their work........they command a greater price than the mass produced brethren and generally last longer too - albeit due to better care and/or better materials....
Enjoy them......enjoy the mass market stuff as well even if that means enjoying it by giving it to someone who will be happy with it and fly it.

There are many designs out there that are only available from the manufacturers.....if you lust after it then you need to decide if it appeals to you in that manner....
All comes down to fly what you like to see in your hands.

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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 07:14 PM »

Undoubtedly, commercial production allows a great number of flyers to afford to "color the skies" and smile wide while doing it!!! I got the 11ft. delta up this evening with streamers and a tube tail. Nice flyer and looked great in the late afternoon sun. It's likely headed to someone along the Michigan shoreline for a birthday present. I'll get a pic up soon...
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2013, 12:49 PM »

I'll keep my eyes open for it in the sky!!!  my side or your side of the lake?
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