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2 hours ago, makatakam said:

Both.

Unfortunately not an option. I only have enough of the 2 purples for one more kite.

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10 hours ago, T in WI said:

My vote is Dark.
Would be curious to see how the purple POPS framed in black.


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it does have an interesting look to it.

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9 hours ago, Breezin said:

Dark with neon pink at LE and center instead of grey.

Sorry, not willing to put pink in this one.

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After seeing the purple framed in black I went back to the colorizer for a revisit and came up with this.

Using Silver, Grape, Old Grape, Purple and Plum for the color progression. I was going to use the Wine color in the mix but it is more red than purple and kind of detracted from the overall look.

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On 8/28/2019 at 3:04 PM, riffclown said:

Unfortunately not an option. I only have enough of the 2 purples for one more kite.

Dark then. Pops better.

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Mixing the two yields this pattern.. I went with a backlit view since towards the center at least the plum and the black look almost the same.  Plum only really shines when there is light behind it..

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Both Panels are now basted.. Ready to merge the middle and start sewing..

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The middle section has been merged. Piecing the black together was a challenge since it was harder to see the edges..Still oversized with excess to work with before it's all done but ready to sew the sail at this point.

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Thank You.  Started the LE today. No white at all in this kite so going with the classic Black LE and Screening..

 

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Time for the Bridle Test. Hopefully will get a chance to fly it in the next few days..

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Really like the look of that one. Of course, I'm partial to the color purple. Sort of a regional thing I guess 😉

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I'm willing to admit when I got something wrong. During the test flight today I discovered I have a slight pucker in the fabric near the leading edge on one side.. It changes the glide on this sail drastically.. My first attempt to catch it curved to the side sailed over my head significantly. The sail flies great but isn't quite balanced and when the lines go slack it has a mind of its own. It's not something I'd accept from a manufacturer and therefore not something I'd accept from me.   I'll be disassembling that portion of the LE junction and correcting my error.  Should simply be a matter of pulling out that segment of stitching, aligning properly and restitching it.  This also explains why I test fly every sail I make, whether it's for me or for someone else.

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