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22 yards of Icarex on the way.. Time for some new colors using my diamonds build as the pattern. Black, White, Silver, Charcoal and Sky Blue.. More to follow as these kites take shape.

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I would borrow a machine if you can before making the leap. Anyone can see with some patience, but making sure it is your brand of patience would be wise before starting a sewing collection...cause let's face it, it is not just a machine you will end up with. Machine, cutting mats, quilting rulers, rotary cutter and special scissors that will cause you to threaten anyone who uses them for other materials, a light for seeing clearly at the machine, 4 types of tape, storage tub for the sewing stuff, another for kite bits, big paper for templates, a new table when you get kicked off the kitchen counter after a week, and we haven't even started with kite parts.

If looking to buy not every machine has the three step zig-zag stich programmed in, so that is something to look for.

Kite making is fun, but know that the rabbit hole is deep Alice.

With that said....what am I gonna build next....Xtra vent or indoor???

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47 minutes ago, ACrop said:


With that said....what am I gonna build next....Xtra vent or indoor???
 

Yes... those...  For what it's worth, I have a vented in my head at the moment while I'm waiting for materials to arrive.

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hi  hey  would  either of you  {  riffclown  or acrop } consider making some  kites for other ppl  I E     me     

 

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15 hours ago, zuul64 said:

hi  hey  would  either of you  {  riffclown  or acrop } consider making some  kites for other ppl  I E     me     

 

I guess we can discuss to some extent.

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Well I can get the icarex and fibreglass mesh but having problems finding the Dacron so far , had a look at the price of race rods too good job I was sat down !! , I will admit that all I want at this point is an icarex full and mid vent sails at the moment


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hi  hey  would  either of you  {  riffclown  or acrop } consider making some  kites for other ppl  I E     me     
 
I have three kids under 9, I am lucky to get my thoughts together to get any project done. Sorry, my current kite list from my own to-do list is at least three years long.

But I am happy to share what I have learned so far.

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8 hours ago, kevmort said:

Well I can get the icarex and fibreglass mesh but having problems finding the Dacron so far , had a look at the price of race rods too good job I was sat down !! , I will admit that all I want at this point is an icarex full and mid vent sails at the moment


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Goodwinds and others have dacron tape readily available. Google kitemaking supplies. It's not expensive and comes in a variety of widths, usually from 1" to 4".

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I have one of oapbills vented sails he made and I must admit I do love it and that has a Dacron leading edge so I would like to have a quiver of icarex sails now , this one bill made knocks the spots of my EXP !!


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So Black, White, Silver Charcoal, SkyBlue and THESE!!!!

 

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Totally stoked on possibilities.

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First Panel is shaping up. Black, Charcoal and sunset fade colors..

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Second Panel is basted.. Ready to design the center and start sewing..

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Second Panel is basted.. Ready to design the center and start sewing..
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Very very nice. I think this is my favorite of yours. Didn't you do a red leading edge on a different one? That might be nice on this one. Great color and pattern use.

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LE will be Red, white or possible Yellow.. Not sure if I have enough Red though for another LE without making another order.. Also considering yellow LE like I had on Indigo Sunrise..

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@ACrop I think you'll love the next one on the cutting board even more.. Purple fade with 5 different purples.. Silver and White for the neutral panels..

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Are all your purples icarex p31? Can ya post a picture of the purples for me???

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@kevmort PC31 is a polyester/polycarbonate fabric also trademarked as Icarex.. It's is more water resistant than Nylon and seems to be lighter.. IT's the fabric of choice for high end kites. We refer to it as PC31, Icarex or commonly Poly. http://icarexpolyester.com/

 

@ACrop They are all PC31 but some are scaps from older runs that may simply be different dye lots. From the front one almost looks black but turns oberjin (eggplant) when backlit. 

Two very similar purples, a lavender, an Eggplant and a purple wine are the pieces I have..

These all came as scrap pieces so I don't know the proper color names.. FWIW, some of these are the much older Icarex that had a rectangular grid instead of the square grid we are more familiar with.

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[mention=8333]kevmort[/mention] PC31 is a polyester/polycarbonate fabric also trademarked as Icarex.. It's is more water resistant than Nylon and seems to be lighter.. IT's the fabric of choice for high end kites. We refer to it as PC31, Icarex or commonly Poly. http://icarexpolyester.com/
 
[mention=10832]ACrop[/mention] They are all PC31 but some are scaps from older runs that may simply be different dye lots. From the front one almost looks black but turns oberjin (eggplant) when backlit. 
Two very similar purples, a lavender, an Eggplant and a purple wine are the pieces I have..
These all came as scrap pieces so I don't know the proper color names.. FWIW, some of these are the much older Icarex that had a rectangular grid instead of the square grid we are more familiar with.
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I thought that some of it must be older not made anymore colors. :(. Thanks for the photos.

You are right, you next sail is right up my alley on colors, good thing I am in such right control of my kite aquiring impulses.

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I really like the Eggplant color.. looks almost black until you get a little light behind it and glows grape from there.. definitely going to be in some prime accent spots.

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PC31 is the one who said "We caught a dirty one" in the Beatles' song Maxwell's Silver Hammer. 

Thank you. Thank you (he says as he takes a bow). Please, no applause; just throw money.🤣

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10 minutes ago, riffclown said:

I really like the Eggplant color.. looks almost black until you get a little light behind it and glows grape from there.. definitely going to be in some prime accent spots.

Might be interesting to mix it with black. Should get some nice effects when spinning while backlit.

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15 minutes ago, ACrop said:

You are right, you next sail is right up my alley on colors, good thing I am in such right control of my kite aquiring impulses. emoji3.png

Now THAT'S funny! 🤣

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