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« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2013, 12:24 PM »

Ara, usually kites have dacron or other kites material sewn on in this place. I always apply a patch of velcro (soft fuzzy side) right over that. Once it's worn, just peal it off and put a new piece on. That way you don't need to rip and resew another patch on.

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« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2013, 01:11 PM »

Very interesting also this thing about the cut-outs... I have never seen any kites with them yet.


Both the Level One Thor's Hammer and Michael Ryll Pure XL use cut-outs and fittings for the upper spreader. 

However, there's a whole lot of rubbing going on due to the size of the spars.  Wink  Cheesy

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« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2013, 02:05 PM »

Ara, usually kites have dacron or other kites material sewn on in this place. I always apply a patch of velcro (soft fuzzy side) right over that. Once it's worn, just peal it off and put a new piece on. That way you don't need to rip and resew another patch on.

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OK great idea. I'll try this first since it is so simple and fast.
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« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2013, 02:07 PM »

If you use it will show wear, but it won't hurt the performance.
A few scuffs and patches is a sign of kite that is flown and not babied.
I have kites with plenty of wear and they still fly just as well as they did when brand new.
If you do wear a kite out, you've gotten your money's worth out of it.
A kite that you don't fly never earns its keep.

Indeed! But being my first large kite "my Soul" wears out to see "my Soul" wear out...   Wink
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« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2013, 04:35 PM »

Lazy boy solution.

Went to the hobby store. Bought different thickness

double-sided hobby grade (?) tape.

Cleaned the surfaces and used the skinniest tape (1/32").

Press firmly. Fly immediately.

So far, so good.
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« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2013, 09:38 PM »

Lazy boy solution.

Went to the hobby store. Bought different thickness

double-sided hobby grade (?) tape.

Cleaned the surfaces and used the skinniest tape (1/32").

Press firmly. Fly immediately.

So far, so good.

Lazy boy or Eager2fly boy?   Wink

The second sounds better, doesn't it?
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« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2013, 10:08 PM »

Lazy boy solution.

Went to the hobby store. Bought different thickness

double-sided hobby grade (?) tape.

Cleaned the surfaces and used the skinniest tape (1/32").

Press firmly. Fly immediately.

So far, so good.


Lazy boy or Eager2fly boy?   Wink

The second sounds better, doesn't it?



Wow.... now all I can imagine is John dragging a big ol' recliner onto the field so he can fly while seated in it.   Huh  Shocked

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