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    • Didn't ask about the Jinx (way out of my price range), sorry. I've seen only a couple up here in the PNW, nice stuff!! PS: I've been flying since 1989, so I've flown pretty much every type of kite made. Been into quads after a stroke and a member of 2 teams. But dualies really got me started on this kiting journey!!!      
    • It seems to be the theme of the day to make DLK to QLK or QLK to DLK transitions (or return to) - you and @Breezin. I guess that is kiting; challenge and improvement, we do it/strive to on every session. When you talked to Paul de Bakker, you didn’t ask him by any chance whether he plans to do Jinx or something Jinxlike available again? I have only tried the Hydra of Paul de Bakkers kites, but I got very curious after reading: http://v2.2.kiteclique.com/focus-kites-jinx-jinx-ul-first-flight-jared-haworth/
    • Thank you..Bag was made from the trim of the center panel and mockup stages. Added a bit of the Challengemax Poly and the bag kind of designed itself. The actual purchase of this kite has fallen through. (Life Happens) I decided since I had already allowed for it to go with the full 96" LE.. This is several inches bigger than the 1.5 standard but not Zen size either. I'd say it is about a 1.3 size given the way Rev defines their sizing.. The Advantage of additional sail area is enhanced low wind performance.. This will be (hopefully) a very good 1-5mph kite.. Framing in P2X camo  and P4X camo.  I've just completed the LE sleeve and hope to attach it to the sail this afternoon.  Edge Binding will be in blue for this kite. (FWIW, the reason for this size choice is it allows me to frame the kite without having to cut the spars. Glue 2 Ferrules and the frame is done.)    
    • Funny, the latest tune with auto play tendencies in my head when kiting was Black Sabbath's Paranoid ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qanF-91aJo ), except for this evenings session when music was provided externally because there happened to be a beach party going on there (quite fun to fly to real music – never/rarely happens otherwise). Also I have informed my children who Boris Karloff was btw (as my father did). I got by the first sessions as a QLK rookie by pretending that the brake lines were the right/left lines of a DLK. You also obviously got it built by now that you should release the tension when the ground suddenly decides to hit the kite 🙂 (no matter the sort of kite) - sure it will go well. ... Imagine, just having a QLK just waiting for you to use the second you need it ... handy!
    • Keeping an eye on this and any updates: just picked up a Hydra yesterday from ITW. Waiting on the mail now! First dual line I have bought in 15 years! Recent festival using my Prism Ozone, got my itch up - needed scratching!!!  Did chat with Paul de Bakker about his thoughts on the kite - he felt they have done a good job making this as he designed it. So now I wait .........!