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  1. Building a stunt kite seemed intimidating to me but went all in expecting very little. First no pattern just scetch an outline on cardboard and cut away. Forget about all the talk about bias of fabric aligning properly Heard expert about importance of fsdric edge align ment and not very much impact on performance. Grab some spars good fabric and like me improvise on connectors and fittings. Tubing plastic clothes changers s.o. etc. My first looked unprofessional but flew way better than I could have imagined It is fun and rewarding plus save a lot of money. Try it not much to loose. Sew away. Michael marmarasmichael@gmail.com
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  2. Hold out to find an original. They're out there. I had a NOS one in my collection until I flew it last year. What a dream, right out of the bag, flew like magic ! Just like my first one, and my second...
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  3. Hi Michael here figured out that most easy tricks are axel related and if you are good at that things start to make sense. The hard part for me is knowing when to adjust tension after slack in line. Only way to really figure it out I'd to make all the mistakes. We were joking that if it doesn't crash it is some kind of trick probably a new on you could never replicate. That's how I see it any way Michael
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  4. From Experience, Alignment of Fabric bias is only "not an issue" until it is.. For Fabrics like Icarex, it's much less of an issue but when Ripstop (RSN) gets wet and starts stretching, those alignments matter because the stretch is uneven along the biases. It doesn't take too long to get the bias of the fabric aligned in most cases so IMO it's worth it in the long run. At a minimum, your bias alignment should match on the mirrored panels so when stretching does occur, it does so somewhat evenly. FWIW, I've probably played with the bias and mismatching of fabrics as much as anyone (more for refractive purposes than stretch) and I'll take the extra time to align the biases every time. I've also never used a walking foot but that's a different conversation..
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  5. Am really enjoying your site. Again sorry about a few of my not so nice comments Michael
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  6. This is a "come as you are" forum, sometimes posts get replies, sometimes they don't, and sometimes it just takes a while. 🤷‍♂️ Thats the nature of this space, be cool, no need to press or make demands, we keep it light here, or we keep it out.
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  7. @Michael Marmaras - whats up? I'm the website owner and main admin so I'm curious what the issue is, everything seemed cordial enough.
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  8. Thank You El Señor Barresi! I am very fortunate to have found this forum and I appreciate the time and effort involved with maintaining this space for us winged-folks. My kiting experience took off in 2020 when a stunt kite quiver became a refuge for my spiritual and mental well-being. Lasting joy and many hours of flying since the stunt kites as well as one power kite (training for kitesurfing) and single line DeltaBox and gliders keep me excited for the future windy days. I love the idea that flying kites can get us outdoors and enjoy the time safely together. Social interactions without the need to wear a mask because our lines would cross! Here in Minneapolis, MN there was plenty of time to dwell on issues beyond kiting—but, who has time for social media when we can fly together? I have aspirations for increasing exposure to this uplifting sport in my city and communities. Especially when I have the fortune of having kites. If there are any of you here who has experience and knowledge to share about creating kite clubs or other types of organizations dedicated to flying our framed-friends, please o am all ears🤞 Let’s get off the ground together and have fun! See you out there in the sky, Eric
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  9. Thanks for offering this open format forum. I have been making miniature half scale for years. Love flying the fast and furious ones. Enjoy my dual liners so started making my own. Two complete. One high aspect trickster 98 inch 8.4oz. 6 stand offs. Other precision 8 ft. Very arched LE. 8.2 oz. Both cxl 150 for lighter wind which I prefer. Zero ok too. On to another. All are going to be very taut with no baggyness ie extra wing battens and micro carbon anywhere needed even pocket to pocket sewn into sail. Enough rambling will share my knowledge about fighter kites after making hundreds of different sizes and designs. Will need help with stunt kite design. Totally reckless experimental homemade kind of guy. Look forward to maybe helping or being helped. Thanks Michael Marmarase
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  10. One of my puzzles got the Christmas Day feature from Cracking the Cryptic.. The Largest Sudoku Youtube Channel with over 400K Subscribers..
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  11. stack the Quantums! They will easily pull the tails and look amazing. you MUST do this!!!
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