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#1 Fenman

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 01:28 AM

Hi all
I managed to break my first spar today, a SLE end spar,, so working on the saying you cant ride a bike until you have fell off,,,,,do you think i am ready for team flying
To be fair its a old spar and i never landed to hard,I think its more of a age thing ,,old and brittle, The kite was dated late 1990s

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 01:33 AM

Bad luck!

Had a look at the picture - did n't know you were a fan of Jackson Pollock.
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 01:43 AM

Bad luck!

Had a look at the picture - did n't know you were a fan of Jackson Pollock.

Yes i loved his early work ,dont you ,,,
And i see i have a small tear in the sail,from pulling the bottom lin to save the walk, {must get bandaids}
BTW its not a pink sail its well washed out red,,

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 01:46 AM

Good time to fly with go-faster striped thin spars.......SLE's are the work of :kid_devlish:

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 01:51 AM

Good time to fly with go-faster striped thin spars.......SLE's are the work of :kid_devlish:

I did try the vented ,there was not enough wind to fly it,the spot i used only just got the SLE airborne untill you got 50ft up,then it pulled like a train,well cool :kid_devlish:

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 01:55 AM

You can use the superglue method to repair that I should think. There is a thread round here somewhere about it.
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 02:05 AM

What the spar as well as the huge rip on the washed out red, bit of sail :sq-wacko:

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 02:11 AM

No, the spar has ceased to be, gone stiff, it is an ex-spar, sadly deceased.

I meant the sail. See Fools method here:

http://www.revkites....p?showtopic=416

you could give it a go, and if it doesn't work, nothing lost. Just go to a chandlers and buy some "Insignia tape" or some clear tape from kiteworld. Fools method may well be neater though.

By the way, if that Pablo Picasso is a picture of the tear, it is far from huge. Tiny is the word I would have used!
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 02:53 AM

No, the spar has ceased to be, gone stiff, it is an ex-spar, sadly deceased.

I meant the sail. See Fools method here:

http://www.revkites....p?showtopic=416

you could give it a go, and if it doesn't work, nothing lost. Just go to a chandlers and buy some "Insignia tape" or some clear tape from kiteworld. Fools method may well be neater though.

By the way, if that Pablo Picasso is a picture of the tear, it is far from huge. Tiny is the word I would have used!

Thanks for the link Sailor,The rip is only half a inch so it should mend that way easy, Johnmitchell was right when he said ,Do the walk every time,,,




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