John Barresi

Prototype underway... :)

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Will the production model be full-size?

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That is full size, for an indoor. lol

Seriously, this is the size, nearly final design. ;)

You ever try and swing a 7-8 foot kite around indoors? Especially on the short lines, larger wingspan greatly limits both maneuverability and flight detail.

iNak is smaller, Wren is a hair bigger (I believe), for comparison. Echo might be around the same size.

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I've never tried indoor -- at least not indoors, anyway. I was thinking a bit bigger to give it some more float and grace, unless the intent is "rock and roll".

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Yeah, but I've seen you do both, sometimes even in the same routine. Of course, there could be two sizes available.

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49 minutes ago, John Barresi said:

Now I just need a good name for it! :)

Whisper

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Another hand goes up for scaling that up...

My hands are too heavy for little kites. The 4d had great capabilities, but I never fly it just because of its size.

A kite that is totally missing from the market would be a ProDancer that has more than a couple of tricks in it...

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7 minutes ago, RobB said:

Another hand goes up for scaling that up...

My hands are too heavy for little kites. The 4d had great capabilities, but I never fly it just because of its size.

A kite that is totally missing from the market would be a ProDancer that has more than a couple of tricks in it...

I agree -- an outdoor EUL (extremely ultra light). And I like "Whisper" as a name for it!

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@RobB - while I agree in principle, the smaller kite is more accessible for a variety of folks in indoor and urban conditions, just not a whole lot of buyers for the large class kites, at this point anyway. Valid point though. :)

FYI, the Whisper already exists:

http://www.windpowersports.com/kites/into-the-wind/whisper.php

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1 hour ago, John Barresi said:

Now I just need a good name for it! :)

Would you like to have suggestions for a name? If so, would a separate topic for name suggestions be something?

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3 minutes ago, Exult said:

Would you like to have suggestions for a name? If so, would a separate topic for name suggestions be something?

It was an open ended statement, all suggestions are welcome in this topic. :)

 

2 minutes ago, riffclown said:

Have you ever heard the word Eidolon?

Just looked it up... Doesn't ring my bells.

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I was thinking of going on with mythological creatures (such as the Kymera), but of some less fierceful nature, something like The Siren or the Fairy.

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I like mythological names too, as long as they’re short and readable by almost anyone - 4 to 7 characters.

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So I guess one of my personal favorites the Wyvern would be stretching it..

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Thinking of it, "The Pixie" (some kind of a fairy) also sounds light and even more positive than a fairy fairy to me.

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