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Author Topic: Another new kite from Lam.......The ATM  (Read 11995 times)
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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2013, 05:05 PM »

Its Lam flying with his signature reverse INSANEs - flys like a larger? than a Transformer type kite with the ease of multiple Yo-Yo wrappings being quite apparent and not so easily done on the Fearless requiring slightly MORE effort. My guess a Transformer built into a Fearless size body but with some other minor quirks?  ... NICE.

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I see you are also a student of his designs!  I also see elements of his other kites flight/trick characteristics in this one.  As you said, it seems like a fusion of capabilities. 

I am impressed with what I've seen - amazing yoyos, good speed and control.  This thing looks pretty precise as well.  I mean, even rolled up he was doing some decent figures.  Also, 2-3-4x rollups, rapid fire french flic-flack, side slides, JL, total control, nice stuff.  I'm glad that he threw a nice taz in there as well, to get a sense for how it moves.  Looks like a fun kite.

Lam mentioned a few things to me personally about the kite that I'd rather have him announce, but it looks like this one will be a bit different than his previous designs.  For a BIG HINT, check out the description on the youtube video.


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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2013, 05:12 PM »


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« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2013, 05:16 PM »

I say:

"OH YEAAHH"!

(I'll take mine in red dye #7 please)
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« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2013, 04:11 AM »

I think the one thing Zippy 8 and the other European flyers that may not experiment enough with Lam's kite on the the other side of the pond may not fully understand is the low amount of effort needed (i.e., small inputs since Lam is a small frame person) to trick his kites. I am 58 years old and I can still fly a dual kite probably as FAST as some of these (well not 25, but probably 35 year old flyers) with other models. I have not EXPERIENCED that with ANY OTHER KITE. Small inputs - easy tricking. Sure like everyone else I spent 100's hours on the beach over the last couple of years perfecting these tricks - so I can understand the Kool Aid sign thinking this is a fast track to easy tricking - of course this is not true - what a Lam kite does IS make it less effort (smaller inputs) to perform these tricks AND these kites do not hold back a particular type of trick whether it be belly up, belly down, etc.. NO EFFORT - small arm movements - less paces back and forth, etc . NOT KOOL AID - but less BODY MOVEMENTS ... that's why Zippy 8 alot of flyers move to REVS since they just stand in one spot and move there WRISTS ... they physically just can't handle duals anymore ... here is that alternative to stay with duals over 60 years old ... EASILY.
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« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2013, 06:08 AM »


ATM= All Time Movie  Grin
Thanks tpatter   Kiss
Lam isda man.  Cool
Oh and hot SSSSSIIIIDDDEEE---SSSSLLLIIIDDDEEESSS   Tongue
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« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2013, 07:09 AM »

"Panels graphics design"... Curious to see that.
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« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2013, 07:13 AM »

"Panels graphics design"... Curious to see that.
Maybe he will fill in the hole that Peter Betancourt left....love to see a Fearless with an RV on it!
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« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2013, 11:51 AM »

"Panels graphics design"... Curious to see that.

Maybe he will fill in the hole that Peter Betancourt left....love to see a Fearless with an RV on it!


 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy


But that was an OKC. Those looked an awful lot like PBSKs, but the applique was nowhere near as good (and was a bit more "mundane" 

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« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2013, 11:59 AM »

I think one of his Laminates™ should point him towards this for inspiration/caution.

Mike.
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« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2013, 12:07 PM »

"Panels graphics design"... Curious to see that.

Maybe he will fill in the hole that Peter Betancourt left....love to see a Fearless with an RV on it!


 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy


But that was an OKC. Those looked an awful lot like PBSKs, but the applique was nowhere near as good (and was a bit more "mundane" 



Oh thank god.....
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« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2013, 12:14 PM »

I think the one thing Zippy8 and the other European flyers that may not experiment enough with Lam's kite on the the other side of the pond may not fully understand...

I think I do at least understand the Fearless Devil that I have. I rate it very highly indeed although it's hardly quirk free.

What I don't understand - and what my Kool-Aid crack refers to - is the way that a small but highly fervent group of people, dubbed Laminates by one more worthy than I, react to each and every new kite from him by reaching immediately for their wallets. Is there any doubt that Lam has a sizeable order book based on this one video already ? Now if this is a cause of personal buoyancy, then good luck to all concerned. Live long and prosper.

But for the moment the Cash Machine (as I will henceforth think of it) is just another prototype. Nice video, mind.

Mike,
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« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2013, 03:48 PM »

I say:

"OH YEAAHH"!

(I'll take mine in red dye #7 please)

Make mine Mango.
Got to fly our Fearless/Devil at the beach on Tuesday for six hours.  John is right about the small movements.........Not only that, but the ten vents handled some rare bumpy beach winds with ease..........I can't wait to try the ATM! Lam's kites may have some quirks, but they are pleasant ones, to say the least.
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« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2013, 04:49 PM »

Up date, ATM is done testing, the kite fly Slow and good speed control even in high wind, Precision and Trick are very very good, I can say the ATM you can use the kite for Team flying. Hopefully make the next video and picture for the kite coming soon. Thank you.

Have a nice day.

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« Reply #28 on: May 22, 2013, 04:57 AM »

OK, what is a Fearless Devil?

I had a whole set of Sea Devils...kinda wish I still did. 

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« Reply #29 on: May 22, 2013, 05:21 AM »

OK, what is a Fearless Devil?
Here's one in my back garden.


It's a Fearless with part of the Sea Devil graphics.

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