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  2. I agree with @frob - Mystic 10 in an ST won't make a huge difference, and catching or playing with the flex is a game unto itself. With the UL, we switched to a dyneema bridle to lighten and shift the weight loading during glides, Mystic 10, less reinforcements (not needed on a UL), some other changes, roughly a 1oz reduction in weight. Overall, the UL is about some lightening, less drag from the bridle and use of the more flexible frame to more easily cup in lower winds.
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  4. Thank you very much for your detailed response. Some of it made sense. In view of what you said about mystic 12 spars in light wind I think I will delay any purchase until practice. anyway much food for thought. Regards Peter Dutton I
  5. I bought a set of Mystic 10 for exactly that reason. It doesn't make much difference in low wind conditions. You can fly with the 12's, including using a bit of oomph on a standard sail with 12's for flying indoors. The big thing I noticed is the 10's are more bendy. It isn't good or bad, just different. On the one hand it makes flight more squishy as it absorbs the initial strike to the line. This means you'll get a gradual buildup rather than a quick start since the initial energy is absorbed in the bend. It also gives the kite a bent look in stronger winds while your neighbor's kite will be more straight. They have a faster recoil that is more difficult to leverage with multiple fast actions. On the other, it enables a kind of one-two punch if you leverage the recoil. You get a delayed initial action then a surge on the recoil, and you can time your own second input to coincide with the recoil. While it does give a slower start, a double-tap or triple-tap with the recoil can act like a turbo button. Pop-pop-pop with great timing can get you moving rapidly in any direction even in dead air if you strike on the recoil. However, if you miss the recoil the energy will be absorbed and ignored.
  6. Good Morning, Is this still available?
  7. I am looking forward to receiving my Djinn ST.-, Currently at Los Angeles in Transit. I note that you have been trialling a prototype Djinn SUL. Have you trialled the Djinn ST using the Mystic 10 frame? Is this a viable avenue for Djinn ultra Light flying bearing in mind if caught out in a gust may cause breakage. If so would be useful in Kite Bag for calm days. Look forward to response Peter Dutton.
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  9. Any machine that works is acceptable. The brothers seem to be reliable cheap machines. All the old Pfaff's are the Bentley's of machines, but finding someone to service them is impossible. The cheap Singers at Joann's have a horrible/ jumpy pedal feel. At this point I prefer to sew gear and not kites. Building gear bags, rope bags for my white water boats and fixing all my friends worn out float tubes, and curtains for campers. The machine I want my friend uses to makes leather purses and wallets. https://www.sailrite.com/Sailrite-Ultrafeed-LSZ-1-BASIC-Walking-Foot-Sewing-Machine
  10. Looks great Riff. Haven't been on here in a while. Quad forum seems dead.
  11. Stunt Kites back then -- Flexifoils, Rainbow Stunt kites, Trlby's, Hawaiians, Hyper Kites -- these are the Stunt Kites that started it all plus major competitions -- as for inflatables -- Doug Hagaman Parafoils were the best -- those were the golden years of kiting !
  12. View Advert Cosmic TC Set Ghost, Standard, Vent and XS Prices are below. These are probably the nicest cosmic colours I have seen. Could someone kindly embed these into the listing? I will give preference and a discount to anyone taking the set. Ghost - £165 Standard - £165 Vent - £185 XS - £160 $890 delivered for all four kites All plus postage. The standard has icone lower spreaders, The vent and the xs have Aerostuff lower spreaders. The xs has one fairly small glued hole The vent is almost new. All come with original bags. Thanks and happy to answer any questions 🆒 Standard and the ghost [url]https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uKtzwk_qEe4hauM-1_Y-xVTI6hOY_T9R/view?usp=sharing[/url] Vent and XS [url]https://drive.google.com/file/d/151EjKUf-cTLhoBubD-9V5BbzQeyZt0tK/view?usp=sharing[/url] Advertiser harveystubbs Date 11/24/2021 Price $890 Category Kites (Dual Line) Brand Kitehouse Model Cosmic TC  
  13. Very cool. Lot of deltas and rokkakus, diamonds and eddys and the odd cody. What passed for stunt kites back then? Or did they even exist in competition yet? Inflatables? I’m thinking that a panoramic shot was a feat of technical genius back then perhaps 😉 (I looked at your pic by opening it in a new page and zooming it out -- fun shot but it is maybe a bit fuzzy that way.) .
  14. Here's what we were flying back then -- I'm the guy with the Canadian Flag Rainbow Stunt Kites -- This stack was the last custom job that Steve Edeiken started before he passed away -- his wife Cindy Edeiken finished the stack and brought them to Columbus to me -- Hope you can see the picture -- had to resize it down from 10 mbs to under 3 -- Thomas Kowalchuk in Sooke, British Columbia, Canada Whiffenspit@Gmail.com
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  17. Time Left: 10 hours and 57 minutes

    • FOR SALE
    • NEW

    I made kites commercially back in the 90's. I have kept a large stock of supplies thinking I would get back to making them, but I am not as physically able as I once was (I am okay, but you won't see my climbing up Jockey's Ridge to test out new designs!). This is offered as an all or nothing "you pickup" lot for $500 (it is dirt cheap and intended for the person that is an up and coming maker and would love to stumble on everything needed). Included are yards and yards and yards of fabric, mostly Bainbradge. Rods from Left to right: Larger glasspar rods (Ferrules for larger projects or cross spreaders for larger kites, I used them as cross pieces for large Rokakus), long custom extruded carbon rods 8' long (again, I used these for large single line kites), large selection of glasspar smaller rods (I used these for ferrule making), large collection of Avia sport micro carbon extrusions (used for micro light kites and for stand-offs) large stack of Avia Sport extruded in 1800/2200 and some other sizes, small selection of GForce rods. Fittings: Large collection of APA fittings, end caps and rod ends. Misc: Bag material, leading edge material in dacron and ripstop (webbing shown in initial image is not included). Top right of first image (can't post more). Plus not shown is a pile of misc items. So, sold as a lot, you pickup in Rocky Mount Virginia. I don't plan on counting each fitting, but you are welcome to come look and I may give you a beer and share stories! You can email me at james@kites.org (going to sell the domain as well eventually).

    $500

    Rocky Mount, Virginia - US

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  19. THIS ADVERT HAS EXPIRED!

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Prices are below. These are probably the nicest cosmic colours I have seen. Could someone kindly embed these into the listing? I will give preference and a discount to anyone taking the set. Ghost - £165 Standard - £165 Vent - £185 XS - £160 $890 delivered for all four kites to the USA All plus postage. The standard has icone lower spreaders, The vent and the xs have Aerostuff lower spreaders. The xs has one fairly small glued hole The vent is almost new. All come with original bags. Thanks and happy to answer any questions 🆒 Standard and the ghost [url]https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uKtzwk_qEe4hauM-1_Y-xVTI6hOY_T9R/view?usp=sharing[/url] Vent and XS [url]https://drive.google.com/file/d/151EjKUf-cTLhoBubD-9V5BbzQeyZt0tK/view?usp=sharing[/url]

    $890

    - GB

  20. Felt really good in my novice hands but had a row of tree behind me that although they had lost their leaves made the already gusty inland wind more turbulent. A bit more responsive as you say than my first build (due to lighter weight?). Looking forward to test it in clean winds.
  21. It flies nice. Reacts good on changing line tention. 👍
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  24. It is all ripstop. I have a lot of black and red (I worked mostly in black/red/white). I would hate to guess as to total yardage, over 100, but ??? It has been so so long since I had it on rolls to work with. Most of the shorter carbon is 1800/2200 with the Avia silk screen. Oddly the most expensive thing are the longer, larger carbon rods for large format single lines. I remember working with Kurt to get them, heck most of the APA fitting bags have his writing on them. Miss him and his imagination.
  25. Wow. Terrific possibility for someone who wants to set up an instant kite making studio (or supplement their own). Not a sewer myself, but certainly have heard of Bainbridge as a sail fabric maker/supplier. I assume ripstop nylon? Any idea of approximate yardage of cloth? May help someone assess. As a side note, pultruded .2200 is in short supply in my experience so nice to see reference to those in there. Amongst all those other goodies. .
  26. View Advert Large stock of Kite Making Supplies I made kites commercially back in the 90's. I have kept a large stock of supplies thinking I would get back to making them, but I am not as physically able as I once was (I am okay, but you won't see my climbing up Jockey's Ridge to test out new designs!). This is offered as an all or nothing "you pickup" lot for $500 (it is dirt cheap and intended for the person that is an up and coming maker and would love to stumble on everything needed). Included are yards and yards and yards of fabric, mostly Bainbradge. Rods from Left to right: Larger glasspar rods (Ferrules for larger projects or cross spreaders for larger kites, I used them as cross pieces for large Rokakus), long custom extruded carbon rods 8' long (again, I used these for large single line kites), large selection of glasspar smaller rods (I used these for ferrule making), large collection of Avia sport micro carbon extrusions (used for micro light kites and for stand-offs) large stack of Avia Sport extruded in 1800/2200 and some other sizes, small selection of GForce rods. Fittings: Large collection of APA fittings, end caps and rod ends. Misc: Bag material, leading edge material in dacron and ripstop (webbing shown in initial image is not included). Top right of first image (can't post more). Plus not shown is a pile of misc items. So, sold as a lot, you pickup in Rocky Mount Virginia. I don't plan on counting each fitting, but you are welcome to come look and I may give you a beer and share stories! You can email me at james@kites.org (going to sell the domain as well eventually). Advertiser BlueRidgeKites Date 11/17/2021 Price $500 Category Accessories Brand Various Model Multi  
  27. Very easy add on for kites like OSKUSA that have holes in stead of mesh as LE Venting. Lights are 19 grammes a piece and very inexpensive. Mounted: In action:
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