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#61 brad

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 11:33 AM

The ZEN masters at work ;) Great job Guys,see ya in a few days...

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 11:43 AM

Baz hit it all right on the head, spot on.

With love and respect to Baz, I think he's the leading example of what this kite is capable of... Indeed, we went to Bogota with three gazelles (Steve, JD, myself) and a possum to fly in some of the most challenging winds we've ever seen (both on and off the team)... With Baz's more square frame and short/average leg length, he managed to pull off some maneuvers in those conditions that he likely wouldn't have been able to otherwise, simply due to the lack of spring and lunge that normally comes with having a lot of arm or leg length in your favor.

How about that team 360, eh Baz?

Flying on concrete tiles, 150'x150' arena, on 60' lines, switching wind directions at 0-10mph, all the while surrounded by 20,000 screaming spectators (got the numbers from our Colombian friends)... HOLY CRAP.

You're my freakin' hero. :D


ROFL!! :lol:

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 12:12 PM

It was real do or die rock star stuff for sport kite fliers... What an opportunity! :)

Oh, and the whole breathing thing at 8,400+ feet up, again, holy crap.

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 12:20 PM

WOw.... I dont know what else to say.. .my Brothers covered it all....

But Man... Bazzer did awesome... those conditions where crazy....

What an amazing time we had....


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The Zen ... is just an amazing kite... Its so nice in lighter winds to have something at our handles just having the pressure there is so nice....

The way we designed this kite was to make it easier for all to fly in lighter winds... and the times we all have gone to the local kite field and winds where low and wishing you had some more time flying. The Zen will get you more hours in the air rather then on the ground... then sitting there wishing and hoping for wind...
Hey as they say... Work smarter not harder... If the tools are there... Im going to use them... im Lazy.... hahahahahahah !!!


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Posted 11 August 2009 - 12:25 PM

The wind on the vid was weird.Watching the SLKs and Lifters Dead on the deck or being launched by runners.The moment they stop running.The kite folds up.Ground level wind must have been zip with all those stands and public viewing so close.The altitude would thin the air also i bet/A daunting experience i would imagine,

Bravo I Quad.Truely amazing flying

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 12:42 PM

For the record, market name is "Zen", or "B-Series Zen"... Not all caps "ZEN". ;)

It is a pure collaborative between Bazzer and myself, with flight testing by iQuad.

Also, to be clear, the Zen has it's own bridle, different specs than the Rev 1.


John,

Thanks for the clarification regarding caps that had been used initially. I was worried...

As you may appreciate, zen and the art of low wind kite flying is very much on my agenda. I need 100 proficient fliers at short order and suspect that this kite is precisely what is needed.

<grins>

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 12:55 PM

:crazy: :crazy:

Maybe I need some Zen in my life...

At least I have a few months to figure out what gets sacrificed to save the money.

Maybe it is the whole regret for selling my Rev I for a song when I know now I could have sold it to Cowboy for a small fortune (being it was his favorite colours) and I feel the need to have it back.

Or, it could be all the "bad" influence here...

Or I am crazy and now weak for these things.

Or all of the above...

Bart

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 01:08 PM

:crazy: :crazy:

Maybe I need some Zen in my life...

At least I have a few months to figure out what gets sacrificed to save the money.

Maybe it is the whole regret for selling my Rev I for a song when I know now I could have sold it to Cowboy for a small fortune (being it was his favorite colours) and I feel the need to have it back.

Or, it could be all the "bad" influence here...

Or I am crazy and now weak for these things.

Or all of the above...

Bart


Hi Bart,

You have my sympathies but you are only in this short term so far, albeit with admirable conviction.

Get a Rev 1 so that you know it in practice. Get the Zen likewise... We need thoughtful and observant fliers to extend the experience. I am looking for 99 capable fliers but they will not be at my command. That is for others...

Best wishes

Felix

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 01:18 PM

I'm not sure I follow Felix. I'm probably not one of a 100 for anything.

I am only thinking about my locals winds. Lately we barely have a breeze during the times I have available to fly. Not enough for a std B with 2 wraps even if I spent time running back and forth!

If it (Zen) could fly well in 1.5 kph winds that is a bonus. Lately we haven't had event that.

I had my Rev I in the air up to two years ago when I sold it. I just didn't fly it much before that because it got boring with no one to share it with and I didn't think about a forum being available to help with being bored or the learning curve.

Or we still get the other end of the spectrum like today. Ballistic. But I bet by 8 tonight when I can get outside there will be nothing if the pattern remains steady.

Bart

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 01:26 PM

Me and Baz with some fans in Bogota, they'd all turned up for the Miss Zen contest...

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Imagine their surprise. B)

JD and Steve were in a support role, of course.

Ohhh... I'm gonna pay for that one... ROFL!

In short, the Zens look GORGEOUS.

Yes, I am talking about the new kite. ;)

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 01:28 PM

John, you better ge good at ducking.

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 01:31 PM

I'm not sure I follow Felix. I'm probably not one of a 100 for anything.

I am only thinking about my locals winds. Lately we barely have a breeze during the times I have available to fly. Not enough for a std B with 2 wraps even if I spent time running back and forth!

If it (Zen) could fly well in 1.5 kph winds that is a bonus. Lately we haven't had event that.

I had my Rev I in the air up to two years ago when I sold it. I just didn't fly it much before that because it got boring with no one to share it with and I didn't think about a forum being available to help with being bored or the learning curve.

Or we still get the other end of the spectrum like today. Ballistic. But I bet by 8 tonight when I can get outside there will be nothing if the pattern remains steady.

Bart


Bart,

Your observations have been completely pertinent and have value in the forum even if you are not in a position to fly in a 100 person team.

Felix

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 01:39 PM

John, you better ge good at ducking.

LOL

They're just passerbys... My heart is true.

With a woman like TK, how could it be any other way? ;)

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 01:42 PM

Me and Baz with some fans in Bogota, they'd all turned up for the Miss Zen contest...

100_6043.jpg

Imagine their surprise. B)

JD and Steve were in a support role, of course.

Ohhh... I'm gonna pay for that one... ROFL!

In short, the Zens look GORGEOUS.

Yes, I am talking about the new kite. ;)



:w00t: :w00t: How do I get on the iQuad team???? :w00t: :w00t:

Bart

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 01:59 PM

Natural talent, determination in all conditions, reliable positivity, availability, a willingness to share, good looks and that certain "something". ;)

Hey, you asked. <grin>

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 02:12 PM

Well, I share good. Can do the others and/or learn them except for the good looks. I guess I'm screwed on that one! :(

Bart

Edited by bartman, 11 August 2009 - 02:13 PM.


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Posted 11 August 2009 - 02:13 PM

hmmm, more stuff. If this keeps up I'm going to have to find a way to join iQuad to even afford half these new models, lol.

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 02:25 PM

hmmm, more stuff. If this keeps up I'm going to have to find a way to join iQuad to even afford half these new models, lol.


Do you have the good looks though?

Bart

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 03:27 PM

Me and Baz with some fans in Bogota, they'd all turned up for the Miss Zen contest...

100_6043.jpg

Imagine their surprise. B)

JD and Steve were in a support role, of course.

Ohhh... I'm gonna pay for that one... ROFL!

In short, the Zens look GORGEOUS.

Yes, I am talking about the new kite. ;)



Hey John, do you need an interpreter ?? :devil:

Que bien se los ve...... :wub:
Mario

Cheers

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 07:39 PM

Hey Johnny-
Looks like another successful trip for you guys!!!
What happened to your wrist? I doubt it's a new fashion statement in honor of Michael Jackson.


Hi Bazzer-
Oh....I can't wait to try out your newest masterpiece!!! Five days, baby!!!


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Edited by Love2fly, 11 August 2009 - 07:40 PM.

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