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« on: April 24, 2013, 01:47 PM »

Very happy with my birthday prezzie, this great-looking progressive stack of Yin-Yang kites!



More pictures, and a brief video of the stack flying, here.
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2013, 02:29 PM »

Now there's something you don't see every day.
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2013, 02:48 PM »

Okay, that's just really slick.

Love the alternating theme.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2013, 03:07 PM »

Nice!  Is that 4 different sizes?
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2013, 03:24 PM »

Love it !
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2013, 06:14 PM »

Gorgeous!
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2013, 08:57 PM »

I'm in love.  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2013, 09:27 PM »

That is _the_ kewlest stack I have seen.  The staggered sizes make it more stunning yet!
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2013, 09:31 PM »

I didnt know they came in different sizes...

Super cool stack...i want!
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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2013, 09:57 PM »

Great set! I really love stacks of all kinds. Forgive my duallie lack of knowledge, is it common to have the venting up the centre like that? And how does it affect the flight as opposed to wing venting?
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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2013, 12:06 AM »

I'm in love with it as well!!

First of all, yes, different sizes: smallest has a 1.58m wing span, largest 2.80m.

And the 'venting' acts a bit as a variable vent. The two spine rods are relatively thin, and will bend outwards as the wind, and so the pressure on the sail, increases. So the stronger the wind, the larger the gap. That means that when the wind is rather gusty, speed of the kites remains sort-of steady.
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« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2013, 12:22 AM »

Wow! That is amazing.  The black and white minstrel show Smiley   I also didn't know they came in different sizes.

Love this forum you learn something new every day. 
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« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2013, 09:33 AM »

Great looking set of kites in the air.  I've got one ying yang, makes me want to get more Cheesy
How did you stagger the color combination ?
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« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2013, 09:47 AM »

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How did you stagger the color combination ?

Not my doing, although I do feel the alternating strict black & white makes for a very strong look graphically. This is how they're sold by Wolfgang Siebert in Germany, and this is how I bought it from the previous owner (in virtually impeccable state, I must say).

So I'd like to take credit for the design, but that wouldn't really be anywhere close to the truth  Wink
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« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2013, 10:46 AM »

i thought that the stack and Yin Yang different sizes were only from Wolfgang....fun kite.....very cool stack!
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