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podenbeck

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  1. I agree to that. Some days I am in tune other days not. I guess I need to fly more... too bad.
  2. Yah I tweaked with that. I guess I also don't like some other things like how the leading edge tensions etc. Not as simple and as slick as the Sky Burner.
  3. Honestly I have a Zephyr and once it hits 4ish mph it can be difficult to keep in the air especially if the wind is pulsing. I have a Widowmaker Pro that honestly flies way better in basically the same conditions. I am looking for sometihng for the low low winds. Not sure what to get yet but in my opinion the Zephyr is an OK low wind kite. There is much better out there for a similar price and if you are willing to spend more there is way better out there.
  4. Favorite Dual Line SUL and why? Go!
  5. Yes it is a tall order. Just starting to think about it. I have kite skied behind a trainer kite and a mid sized foil and had a lot of fun. I was thinking it might be interesting to think about water potential. Sent from my SM-N920V using KiteLife mobile app
  6. I am thinking about getting a one quiver power kite for snow and water. Any recommendations?
  7. Order is in and now the wait PSYCHED!
  8. Thanks for the help. I think I will go with #5. What does everyone think about the Modulus Lines from Prism? Not sure how I feel about different colors of line.
  9. Pretty sure rounded seams are not possible. One could also do #1 in different colors of course. But a black widow should be black and red
  10. Yeah I am liking that design more and more.
  11. So I have got the funds together. Now I just have to choose custom colors. I am debating whether I should have the community crowd source my decision. I have like 20 variations but have narrowed it down to around 5. I would like to know what people think of the 5 I have narrowed it down to, These are the 5. Which one does everyone like?
  12. What weight and length of lines would you guys recommend in those conditions? Sent from my SM-N920V using KiteLife mobile app
  13. Skyburner is up and running again? I just looked at their site the other day and it still said they were restructuring. If this is true this changes everything. Is this what your team ordered? http://www.kitesandfunthings.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=SBWM
  14. So I am thinking about my next dual line purchase. I have a Quantum and a Zephyr. I am looking to get something on the higher end of the spectrum that has high trickability in the sweet spot of 7-15 mph. I live in Montana so the wind does not stay super consistent. If wind is low I can always fly the Zephyr. I was looking at either a Benson or a Sky Sport Design. There are so many options for each in this wind category I am having a hard time zeroing in on which kite. Benson Superfly looks pretty sick but so does a Deep Space. The Sky Sport Designs kites are so customizable it is hard far me to figure out which kite to even look at. Any recommendations? Thoughts?
  15. Yes I was thinking about saving on shipping with a group order. Regardless some awesome kites at great prices for us. Sent from my SM-N920V using KiteLife mobile app
  16. Hey all has anyone got in on a Benson while the Pound is not so strong against the Dollar. Great deals right now compared to normal. Do they allow group buys or anything?
  17. Cool. Just thinking about the next arrow for the quiver. I really like what they have to offer.
  18. Does anyone know when or if Skyburner is going to start building kites again? I know that they are reorganizing due to a head sewer falling ill which is unfortunate. Hopefully they get better... Anyone got any info? Or a timeline?
  19. Difficult pulsing winds last night 0-5 mph and changing directions like crazy. But I still got the Zeph to fly and it is far more responsive and tracks much better than the Quantum as predicted. Really psyched to try and progress with this kite! Thanks everyone for all of the help.
  20. Yeehaw got the kite. Love the colors! Way better in person than on the web-o-sphere! Now I just have to wait till after work to fly it.
  21. I found another new one for a killer deal in Inferno. It should ship today. PSYCHED!!!!!
  22. Guess the question is which color Zephyr should I get? My Quantum is Citrus.
  23. Hello all! I have realized that I have a special situation that most would drool over and should probably take advantage of it. My day job is at Mystery Ranch backpacks and I have access to just about everything needed to build kites especially the most expensive things. I probably should take advantage of this opportunity... I was wondering if there are any digital patterns out there for dual line framed kites? Like optitecs files etc? Or are their just hand patterns? It looks like everyone uses a zig zag stich which is smart. Has anyone made any Cuben fiber kites? What fabric characteristics should I be looking for? Did you also glue the seams? Where do you get all of the fittings for the carbon rod?
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