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#1 skunky

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 01:34 AM

Hi gang I thought just for a change we would get out the dusty old sky dancers designed by David Davis and give them a airing,a nice little video is up in thekiteden for you all to watch..enjoy
http://www.thekiteden.co.uk/page21.htm

#2 cheesecake

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:59 PM

Hello Skunky -

It's really great to seethose 3 kites at the same time -
i've seen it in a magasin in 1997 i think - but i was not rich at that time and could buy all the toysi wanted -
i've seen one in Berck a few years ago and loved it - it's such a great kite

Thanks for your video -

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 04:50 PM

Nice video, too bad you can't see the detail on the kites.

Are they all standard skydancers?

Too bad Rev doesn't make skydancers huh?
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#4 skunky

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 04:14 AM

Nice video, too bad you can't see the detail on the kites.

Are they all standard skydancers?

Too bad Rev doesn't make skydancers huh?



You was so right on the details being missing but if you now go back to the page I have put them up so you can see just what awesome sky dancer were flying..thanks for the idea :)

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 07:09 AM

Too bad Rev doesn't make skydancers huh?

Have you ever tried adding long tails to your Rev?
It's not exactly the same effect as a Sky Dancer, but it still looks pretty cool.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 08:43 AM

Have you ever tried adding long tails to your Rev?
It's not exactly the same effect as a Sky Dancer, but it still looks pretty cool.

As it happens he frequently flys tails on the Revs, here with a pair of 150ft tails.

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#7 podlasek

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 05:40 PM

You was so right on the details being missing but if you now go back to the page I have put them up so you can see just what awesome sky dancer were flying..thanks for the idea :)


So you have a SkyDragon, a Custom SkunkDancer, and the SkyEnigma. nice.... :P

I'm told David won't be making them much longer, it's a shame for such a good looking show kite, maybe someone will continue the design.
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 05:45 PM

Have you ever tried adding long tails to your Rev?
It's not exactly the same effect as a Sky Dancer, but it still looks pretty cool.


Yes, unfortunately, Tube tails take too much off the Rev, however, ribbon tails are awesome. GKPI has some ribbon tails that are inexpensive and don't add the drag to the Rev, and seem to add just enough when putting on a show.
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 06:59 PM

however, ribbon tails are awesome. GKPI has some ribbon tails that are inexpensive and don't add the drag to the Rev, and seem to add just enough when putting on a show.


Transition tails are also pretty cool on a Rev. I have 2 48' red, black & white transition tails on a red, black & white Rev II that is amazingly fun and gets a lot of attention when the wind is ripping. I've also made a couple transition-style tails in colors matching my vented 1.5 and a progressive stack that really add to the looks of the kite.

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