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  2. I also picked up a Singer 500a "Rocketeer" from facebook marketplace. Only has a couple of chips in the paint. It is one of the last all metal gear machines built by Singer. I like that the multi step zig zag on the Singer is more adjustable than on the Phaff.
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  4. DTill

    The next burrito!

    Finished another one. This one is a little lighter and while essentially the same design as the last one I changed a few things. Overall dimensions are smaller, used a stiffer mesh for the pockets, 45ed the corners, the flap is a separate panel and I added a spot to clip my stake. I dig the red stitching and how the red flap looks when its rolled up. Just need to hem the webbing tails, stuff padding in the handle add make a shoulder strap.
  5. Not sure if I can name shops but do a search for them in Canada. There are a couple of shops with stock still. And with your dollar, a deal.
  6. No repairs or tears. In very good shape. $500 for the 10 or will sell 2 separate 5 stacks for $250 each.
  7. Last week
  8. Thanks for all the help. Both these delta's from Into the Wind do it.. but not too often. Both have single bridle points. (12 and 16ft) Its mostly an issue while reeling it in, so now I'm cognizant to not cause it to climb too much while doing so. But sometimes they do it all by themselves. A few times they did it while even being several hundred feet out. Its very strange looking straight up at your kite, especially when its still pulling fiercely. So far I have had 100% recovery from this condition as long as it was higher than a few meters. Its those last few during grounding that makes them want to dive. Otherwise they usually dive only briefly and the re-right themselves which usually fixed the angle too. I typically reserve tails for higher wind situations but this making me more likely to use them now at the expense of more launching failures. I could always stick a big Nerf basketball on the point.
  9. by selves it is, solid white paired with solid black and doted with doted. On top of that the title is stated quad
  10. @Paul LaMasters, your comment about "kites are about enjoyment" rings even truer for me today than when I was last actively flying. This would have been when stunt kites became sport kites and Myrtle Beach's Summer Games became a stop on the East Coast Stunt Kite Championship circuit. Always at the back of my mind was the phrase David Letterman used when introducing his Stupid Pet Tricks segments, "This is an exhibition not a competition, please no wagering". My starting to take it all too seriously led (in part) to that kite spending a quarter century in its sleeve. Taking it out on a lonely stretch of beach a few weeks ago reminded me of what I found so compelling about stunt kiting to begin with. Beyond actually flying, I missed the community.
  11. mounted on a revolving base seat which is then affixed to the bed of your pick-up truck, like for landing the big one on a fishing excursion but no standing necessary!
  12. The photo is of Eamon McElwee, production head of Larkshead Media Ireland. I, for one, will rest easier tonight having that question now answered.
  13. Hello @MichRever, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  14. Thanks again Barry. I just received everything I believe I need to repair the others. So hopefully I'll have quite a few more to fly soon Sent from my Moto G (5S) Plus using KiteLife mobile app
  15. Hello @Lars, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  16. Hello @Sue's Kite Lucky Louie, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  17. Hello @bewaro267, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  18. Where did you fing your Hypers? On-line Ebay, where or are they originales as in wood frame models? I remember my first set of Hypers a flight of 8. Dacron lines, WOOD FRAMES boy nice kites had them till 2000. Now for my 70th birthday I am looking for a set of "OLD HYPERS" with the wood frames and all. Paul
  19. Hi all Looking for a Prism 4D in the older 'yellow' colour in good condition. As I'm UK-based, ideally one in Europe, to avoid high shipping costs and custom charges, but will consider US-based as well if the price is right. Cheers, Lex
  20. Hello @arbitrary, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  21. First time out with the Pro Leaders worked out well. I wasn't thinking when I removed the clips from the bridle without replacing them with something to attach my fly lines (and leaving my box of this and that at home). Nothing like creating unnecessary challenges for yourself 🙄
  22. Thanks.. It's going to be a very vented kite. This kite will probably be most happy in 15+
  23. Same macro ion and vented eclipse in my bag, same colours but hopefully your eclipse in better condition, mine is getting old...
  24. I owned that kite once, but only for a few hours of the afternoon. As a builder I found some aspects of it's production "different", particularly with the white layers on the front of the sail!
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