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« Reply #30 on: July 15, 2013, 04:40 PM »

If all kites flew exactly the same, we would only need one kite, right? Wink

Amen!  Grin

How much ballast are you guys using and what weight system are you using.  I current have 20g as a brass rod in the spine and then 5g lead weight velcro'd to bottom of tail inside strap. 

Just wondered since many SS seem to use the french style weight bar at the very end of the spine.  This style of weight system defintely would have a more pendulum effect than running up the spine as I have it set.  Wonder if that has any effect at all??

I also see many fliers will actually go to the Fade position through a Fractured Axle.  I guess I need to brush up on my axles and start pulling into the fade position that way rather than flare position.  So much to learn and not enough wind!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #31 on: July 15, 2013, 07:59 PM »

Send it to me Lou Wink I'll fix it  Tongue

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« Reply #32 on: July 16, 2013, 04:17 PM »

Send it to me Lou Wink I'll fix it  Tongue

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I am already working on another SS sail in a Blue Scheme for my oldest son and it looks to be a nice color scheme.  I probably should have waited for the Supernova plans to be released.  Who knows I may opt for another color choice or smaller variant and this one will be in the Swap Meet!  Grin

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There will be no SixthSense placed in any Swap Meet!  Undecided

I was watching some mama74 tutorial videos along with the Prism Videos and watched repeatedly the manners in doing a Fade Launch and Flare-to-Fade action and noticed immediately that I was INCREDIBLY popping the lines INCREDIBLY TOO HARD rather than pull/sweep the lines back with then providing sufficient slack immediately.  I ran outside late last night to at least try this on the ground and it WORKED!  The kite is absolutely perfect, it was I that sucked terribly as a pilot.  With a smooth sweeping motion backwards the nose simply rolled under itself and immediately entered the Fade position.  I will go out later this morning and practice this same motion when it's in the air.  Amazing how much less effort and smooth the action is now.  I need to review all these videos again.  They all seem to be telling me things I guess I wasn't comprehending a couple months ago.  Can't wait for the weekend!  I still need to practice the Fracture Axle - Fade entry.

***UPDATE 7/17/2013 1:00pm EST***

Super short clip from my upcoming cinematic trick video on Youtube (just kidding!) of a flare/fade/somethingIsawKrijndosortamove proving the kite just simply rocks and I just absolutely sucked as a pilot earlier!  Cheesy

Sixth Sense Fade Test
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« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2013, 12:36 PM »

Corrected assembly images of my Custom Sail Sixth Sense STD Pro:






I deleted all but one image in my above 'quote' to save thread space. Just wanted to compliment you on a beautiful build! That's a gorgeous 6th sense! I see you went with my mylar center panel idea and upped it one with your mylar spine panel! It has a very classy look! Well done!  Wink
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« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2013, 01:57 PM »

Yes! I liked that I had seen your builds include Mylar in the sail areas also.  I was trying to replicate this design that D.E. created with a slight variation in the center sail panel.  (Honestly just lazy to chop up that panel and do anymore sewing!) 

Thank you very much on the compliments.  Still a newbie builder but I have been improving with every build! 



I flew my new SS all day yesterday at Cocoa Beach... wow am I in love with this kite and can't wait to build a SS85 and a Supernova when it becomes available!!!
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« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2013, 02:17 PM »

Yes! I liked that I had seen your builds include Mylar in the sail areas.  I was trying to replicate this design that D.E. created with a slight variation.  Thank you very much on the compliments.  Still a newbie builder but I have been improving with every build! 



I flew this kite all day yesterday at Cocoa Beach... man I am in love and can't wait to build a SS85 and a Supernova!!!


You're doing an excellent job on your builds ...especially for someone who is so new to kite building! Your taste in color combos is very nice as well! Keep up the good work!

Trust me on this one ....you will NOT be disappointed in the SS85!   Grin

I too am looking forward to building Davide's newest model, the Supernova! He sure does have a talent for designing great flying kites! I'll probably get around to making an Invictus 85%er as well some day as well!
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