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whtmtn    10

Side note, the last and only time I went was '95. life changing

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makatakam    1,584
8 hours ago, whtmtn said:

Side note, the last and only time I went was '95. life changing

Shouldn't wait that long. Bad for the bladder and kidneys. :lol: 

Seriously though, these upgrades are excellent for any kite that has a leading edge mesh and will fly in reverse, regardless of size. The second stitch in the trailing edge improves reverse flight. It increases stability and speed. Not so much noticeable to a beginner, but eventually everyone can tell the difference. When I first tried it, after many years without, I was amazed.

It should be standard on all models. It is literally two minutes of additional labor to do the trailing edge. The improvements to the leading edge mesh would be more time consuming, and probably increase the price of the kite by five to ten percent. I would pay the difference gladly.

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John Barresi    4,018

I think the mods would apply to a B2, although I haven't had cause to do one yet, it can be done.

No Long Beach for us this year, headed to Europe for 4 weeks right on the heels of WSIKF and we decided we couldn't manage both... Terribly sorry.

That being said, cheap and fast ship for just a sail with no bridle on it. ;)

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makatakam    1,584
33 minutes ago, Flintfootfilly said:

Haven't come across grosgrain before. How does it differ from dacron?

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While grosgrain fabric is generally black, it can be many different colors, and grosgrain ribbon comes in a large variety of colors and patterns. "Grosgrain" is commonly used to refer to a heavy, stiff ribbon of silk or nylon woven via taffeta weave using a heavy weft which results in distinct transverse ribs.

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