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  2. Quite a unique sail, as the white/light pieces are in front of the darker colors
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    Riffclown's Homemades

    Photos of my home made kites and accessories. Many made from Gomberg Kite tails.
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  6. I’ve had some success on eBay, see a 12m on there right now...
  7. Are you on FaceBook? There are several - for sale/WTB pages there. If you belong, you might try them too.
  8. I am a newbie to, tto kites. i have just transfered from shop brought cheap kites to decent but not top quality kites. The jump in costs is considerable. i can buy a 8m puss from china for £30 delivered and ready to go, i also cant buy the material to make it and then add time to sew it plus delivery and handling. I can also buy a 8m2 lifter kite from new zealand for £300 plus postage, real kites i have found cost real money and will last a real long time. my cheap chinese kite for a few pounds will only last a few flys. I brought a roko kite last year, cheap as chips to buy, after the second flight i was sewing seams back together, after the fourth flight i am now the proud owner of a roko wall hanging ordiment as it would never fly again, the seams were to thin and pulled apart, the material is a tough as wet tissue paper and the rods are made from black painted bamboo thats just as nasty as can be, even though the chinese translation of cheap nasty black painted bamboo is " carbon fibre"??????????? who knew?? With making kites, theres only two real reasons to both as its cheaper to pay and buy them. 1, you want your kite, made by you, for you,, designed by you and its a one off never to be made by anyone else, no matter what the costs and when we do it at home belive me its not going to be cheap, but its going to have that quailty level you have set your self and those design features you thing a kite should have,andbecaause of that it is going to be perfectly priced. all of the hand made kite i have ever seen are beautiful one off's that could never be made in a mass prroduced factory 2, the only other reason is to make a kite to sell it to someone else
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  10. I'm looking for a 10 ft. Flexi that has either a STARS and STRIPES, FLAMES, RAINBOW or all BLACK pattern. Maybe interested in a 12ft or 16ft. if you have one. Thanks!
  11. Up for sale is the “back-up” or 2nd sail that was made for the 2012 Build-off challenge. Forgive me for not finding the link about the history of this challenge. Anyone who knows of it please feel free to correct me. In 2012 there was a Designers challenge created to showcase the work of notable builders. Each chosen builder made 2 sails for the event. One of the sails went up on an online auction and the second sail I think went to Ben D at Revolution. This is the 2nd or back-up sail which Kevin Bayless created for that event. I purchased this quad used about 2 years ago and have only flown it once. It’s has been flown by the previous owner and is in good condition. There is a couple of small stains from the paint that was used which transferred from being rolled up in the bag and stored. These stains were there when I purchased the kite and I have not seen any additional transferring since I have owned it. Framed in Rev 3 wrap. No lines or handles included. $500 includes USPS Priority shipping. Continental US only Prefer F to F PayPal but willing to discuss other payment options. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  12. thanks to wayne and edmond for your feedback cheers gulf of thailand
  13. Sweetening the deal with a NewTechKites 14” Circle Box kite. Im pretty much locked in on a shipping box now. We will see if anything else can fit...
  14. Hello @Grrtt638, 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!
  15. Hello @Dan Price, 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. Looking for the following kites. Vented Eclipse Vented Illusion Alien Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  17. Hey all this is Baileydl79, I use to run around on the Revkites forum under nobodyspecial for a minute, former east coaster now in DFW area.
  18. I use a tapered 2P in my 1.5 SULs as the vertical. Heck I even have a set for my Zen (oh man are they ever delicate, NO hard flailing allowed) The one I prefer is called a "Response" it's painted and silky smooth finished, alas long since discontinued too. I have 'em in different strengths. Like a set in my Shook Mesh Hybrid 75%. It carries the 150 CLX fat spars in the LE (more curvature OVER the leading edge make a better glide, ~ like a frisbee compared to a dinner plate) The SULs get one that weighs 12 grams @ 32-1/2 inches long. I cut down the FAT end to fit, keeping as much bottom strength as possible. The tube is also reinforced thru the use of Magic Sticks pushing from the other side. "Response 12" Through the use of a tapered down spar you have effectively pushed more weight towards the LE, in my opinion that always helps create a better glide. Add a little momentum and you can fly when others struggle. something for nothing! You can go further to the outside edge of the wind window too. Keep the hard flailers away or at least warn 'em, if you've framed very light w/tapered tubes These tubes were blemished and got 'em for a like 2 bucks a piece, easily 15 years ago. So although delicate don't think they aren't durable. Skyshark makes a great product for a profoundly ridiculously low price. Try a set of their fat tubes (CLX-150's?) too. The whole frame is like $36. Insane value, I mostly only use the LE unless it's really bookin' outside. NOTE: This tube REQUIRES Rev end caps, other knock-off brand caps will have to be swapped out. Experimenting with the "travel-frame format" allows even more personal adjustments to be found. Plus it breaks down smaller
  19. Here are some kite aerial shots of Ormož Basins Nature Reserve, an important bird sancutary in Prlekija region of Slovenia. Please read a sweet story about nature conservationists and heavy agroindustry working together to preserve a truly special ecosystem!
  20. Glad meet you also. Or maybe it was remeet? Anyway, riff probably has more info on those SkySharks than I do. I know Rev, others, not so much.
  21. Only going to use tapered rods in the verticals on one kite. Every thing else will be standard frames. I'll probably order some Px 2&3 frames in red or camo. Whatever is available. Thanks for the input. And thanks Wayne for the indoor lessons. It was nice to meet you.
  22. Sorry - no builder here. We just use what came in the kites - P series spars. Haven't been on their website to compare with anything else .... Being you build, my guess is that you would have the better idea on them!
  23. Would like to just clarify some of the terminology with regards to Skyshark. Please correct me if I've said anything in error here. P200 is pretty close to P2X, P2X Red and P2X Camo P300 is pretty close to P3X Red P400 is pretty close to P4X, P4X Red and P4X Camo Now a P2T, P3T etc.. would be a tapered rod and is a different animal entirely. The tapered rods are used more often in the Duallies as you suggested. concerning the P2X Red and P3X Red Rods XT =Tapers XL = Extra Long Per Kites and Fun things Website FWIW, I keep a P90 frame in my bag right beside the Rev Diamond frame.
  24. Our outdoor Phoenix kites are using P100, P300, and P400 SkyShark rods. One of our team members went with P2's once as a trial, but a piece of the LE broke. Typically P2's are used as dually frame parts, as they don't have as big a distance to span. Plus the dually designs usually don't put as big a stress on them. P90 is as light as I've seen on quads.
  25. Welcome. In the trick flying section on page 3 is a great link. Comprehensive trick tutorials posted by Jonesz. I've used it more than videos. Further down the same post is another that takes you to Randy Greenaways videos. I started with Dodd Gross videos and I think most would agree everyone needs to watch his stuff. The Turtle and Axle are basic moves that are used to transition into more advanced tricks. Your next step 😊.Learn them simultaneously so you don't get to frustrated. Stalls are something I practice every time out. Simple as you develop but so important for timing. My slide stalls although getting nicer looking are still difficult to hold all the way from edge to center.Some say that Slides are a low wind trick. I try them no matter the wind speed because it makes me better in other things. My rising Turtles have about the same success ratio.While seemingly simple both the Slide and Rising are difficult to hone. One day I'm doing good and pretty satisfied. Next day winds different, on a different kite and not so good.Heck must be the kite. Grab the kite from the day before and nope it's ALWAYS me.Some kites will do some tricks better than others. My Hydra rolls up a lot easier than my Mind Trick for example. Mind Trick excels in Turtle based tricks but when my TIMING is ON I can roll it up with relative ease.
  26. I typically order the P2X camo & P4X camo rods. they work great. Light wind kites I frame P2X. Oversize, I'll swap out the center for P4X. Sometimes I'll swap out the whole frame depending on the kite. The P2x red rods are pretty much the same as the P2x camo. I haven't done one so light that I would use a tapered frame yet. There is merit to a tapered frame in ultralight applications but I personally havenot done it. For the record, I've yet to break a camo rod.
  27. Just ordered enough material for 4-6 new kites. Some will be built using Gomberg tails, others built from polymax from flymart. This question should probably Pmed to Riff but thought I'd share it. Ordered some new frames in P2X & P3x ,from "Kites and fun things" that I later found are sold out. Does one frame these in P300 - 400's, or frame them lighter. Will P-200-300's be fine. thinking about ordering 10 P100's & 10 P200S. I've done some with 3PT's as uprights and liked the results. going to go the cheap route and only run blems, as I've only had one bad one. Thoughts? DT
  28. Hi, and welcome to the forum. Lots of flyers in the Midwest. Attend as many festivals as possible, even if you have to drive a couple hours. Check the member maps at the top of the page.
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