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New MV Purple(s) - Classic Colors Diamonds Style

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Since my Lightly Vented with a touch of Purple kite has gone to a new home I still need a midvent in my bag and I want to stay with the Purple for this one.

Courtesy of a well known kite maker's scrap bin, I have a couple of different classic purples. The older Icarex had rectangular grid instead of the square grid you are used to seeing today.

One is very close in tint to the modern Purple. The other is just a touch bluer. I'm starting another lightly vented kite but wanted to tease the initial pattern.

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Hopefully I'll be able to reveal the pattern this evening.

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Here's the mock-up from the adapted colorizer. It doesn't really do the pattern justice though in my opinion and the center isn't finalized. More soon as this build progresses..

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Center  section and first trim is complete. Ready to sew at this point.

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Took the day off except to attach the leading edge. It may not be a kite quite yet but it has the matching bag already.

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Framing and Bridling remain.. Edge Binding and wear strips are Purple.. This kite will make it's flying debut hopefully at the Wright Kite Festival in 2 weeks at the Wright Memorial, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills NC.

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At some point on Sunday as I’m looking at the line of familiar kites resting, I notice a newbie within the group and think, cool someone’s got a new toy. So of course I pick it up and play with it for a little while. Two things right off the bat, light as a feather and super responsive. That’s as technical as I can get. Thoroughly enjoyed it in my hands and it looks fantastic against the sun. Thanks Riff.


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@FranckPG I'm very glad Jim is sharing this kite. It's one of those that clicked for me very well the first time. Thank you sincerely for the feedback..

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