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#81 jburka

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 03:27 PM

Damn, John 'n TK, those are *hot*.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 05:08 PM

Today Big Al, aka USMC Al, and I were all by our lonesome at LSP......( Laura blew us off!) and it was a incredible, Zenderful day. Since Al was without ZEN (story for another time) he took some time to get to know mine.
Following are some Camera phone snaps of Al enjoying himself. (Big Kid Grins on Al's face all day!)
Tried to be arsty w/ the pics....(failed miserably)!

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 01:37 PM

Nice Rich,i think the second one from the end[left ta right]is realy kewl and arsty.Black and white almost,with a tint red haze.Makes the kite jump out

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 04:56 PM

Today Big Al, aka USMC Al, and I were all by our lonesome at LSP......( Laura blew us off!) and it was a incredible, Zenderful day. Tried to be arsty w/ the pics....(failed miserably)!


Hi Guys-
Ouch Rich, that's harsh!!! lol .... it's not often that I have to "blow you guys off".... things do come up, once in a while.... and they did and I couldn't make it out 'til later on. By 1:30 ish, you guys were leaving or I would have gone then.

Artsy pics.... ummmmmmmmmmm .... not quite... I'll teach ya, babe... stick with me!!!

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:32 AM

Thanks everyone, we're looking forward to their maiden flights sometime in the next week... I feel another dock video coming on. <grin>

Didn't even see the "1.5 inside Zen" perspective, that's cool! :)

No team Zens yet, but they'll be along before too long I'm sure.

Damn I'm tired... We just rocked South Padre Island this past week, got a SMOKING new 6-person routine that'll blow your mind.

Best choreography we've ever done, just tightening up the timing and flying now. ;)

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 12:28 PM

<snip>

Damn I'm tired... We just rocked South Padre Island this past week, got a SMOKING new 6-person routine that'll blow your mind.


I thought you were trying to 'give up' smoking...

Maybe that was another thread but it might be an idea to set a good example. <grins>

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 02:34 PM

Exactly what I was going to say Felix, I would have hoped for a Non Smoking routine :kid_devlish:

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 08:02 AM

I have mine! Well, it is at the post office...

A simple ghost design. It was very hard to decide between the ghost, the blue fade and something custom, but since the first photo I saw was of the ghost I guess that sort of stuck in my head.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 02:02 PM

ohmmmmm.....ohmmmmmmm


time is ticking away......

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 07:07 AM

I have mine! Well, it is at the post office...A simple ghost design. It was very hard to decide between the ghost, the blue fade and something custom, but since the first photo I saw was of the ghost I guess that sort of stuck in my head.

Bart


Wait until you see that ghost design in the sunshine, Bart! You'll be thrilled that you went with that!



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Posted 06 February 2010 - 04:34 AM

we're looking forward to their maiden flights sometime in the next week... I feel another dock video coming on.

Cool look forward to seeing it.

JB is there any chance of an updated to the excellent Rev1 'Rev Play' video, this time with the Zen....I would really love to see that now.

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 07:24 AM

ohmmmmm.....ohmmmmmmm


time is ticking away......


Marc it looks awesome!
I love it. In fact its mine you cannot have it LOL

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 08:06 AM

Wait until you see that ghost design in the sunshine, Bart! You'll be thrilled that you went with that!

How true for me it is still my favorite.
The thing looks like a mirror ball as it spins.
It also does the same effect on any other single colour sail. You got to love Icarex!

Why the black stitching on a white sail?
On one of the prototypes I used white thread.
I didn't like it. The panels lost edge definition.They appeared "visually soft " at the end of the flying lines.I could see a difference that I didn't like. The overall picture looked wrong.
I feel that the Black stitching ties in with the overall picture of the kite. The black leading edge. The black end caps. The black bungees and of course the black carbon. Not to mention the black mesh and reinforcement pieces. Can these all be made white...............I'm sure in some world they can be all white but not in mine given the supply of materials I have to work with.

The bottom line is quite simple...............
I designed it.
I like it.
For those who feel it is wrong...well that's your opinion and you are perfectly entitled to it.
As am I in my choices.

That is what makes the world such a wonderful place.Everyone has a voice and opinion.
Who you choose to listen to is entirely up to you.
Just thought I would give my reasons to "why the black thread."

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You now have the right tool,get out flying in that low wind.....

Edited by Bazzer, 11 February 2010 - 11:35 AM.

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 09:05 AM

Cool look forward to seeing it.

JB is there any chance of an updated to the excellent Rev1 'Rev Play' video, this time with the Zen....I would really love to see that now.

Chris


Yep, count on it... Just waiting for a nice day here in Portland. :)

Will have to wait for water though, won't be at a beach like that for a while.

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 10:30 AM

Yep, count on it... Just waiting for a nice day here in Portland. Posted Image

Will have to wait for water though, won't be at a beach like that for a while.



I know it's just not the same. But a simple piece of plywood on a rainy day at Delta would be close. Posted Image Wear some Cork's (loggers boots) if the dogs have been out and see how many people see all the floating logs and put 2 and 2 together. Just a thought Posted Image

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 10:42 AM

Headed out to Delta Park with TK and Mike Tracy today, will see what we can come up with. ;)

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 11:06 AM

So is someone giving you grief about the black with white?

You're reasoning makes perfect sense. I don't think all white would be a good. Need the contrast for definition.

I really did like the first Zen photo with the ghost. I have it set up right now in the house actually. Waiting for spring to get here.

It is a case of being spoiled for choice. If I had cash for two the second would need to be the blue fade version. Since you already made my pro with three blues in it, though, I decided to stick with my first love and not have somewhat of a duplicate with another blue.

Bart


How true for me it is still my favorite.
The thing looks like a mirror ball as it spins.
It also does the same effect on any other single colour sail. You got to love Icarex!

Why the black stitching on a white sail?
On one of the prototypes I used white thread.
I didn't like it. The panels lost edge definition.They appeared "soft " at the end of the flying lines.I could see a difference that I didn't like. The overall picture looked wrong.
I feel that the Black stitching ties in with the overall picture of the kite. The black leading edge. The black end caps. The black bungees and of course the black carbon. Not to mention the black mesh and reinforcement pieces. Can these all be made white...............I'm sure in some world they can be all white but not in mine given the supply of materials I have to work with.

The bottom line is quite simple...............
I designed it.
I like it.
For those who feel it is wrong...well that's your opinion and you are perfectly entitled to it.
As am I in my choices.

That is what makes the world such a wonderful place.Everyone has a voice and opinion.
Who you choose to listen to is entirely up to you.
Just thought I would give my reasons to "why the black thread."

Bazzer


You now have the right tool,get out flying in that low wind.....



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Posted 06 February 2010 - 11:48 AM

Bazzer black is the only way to go the way it defines each panel is truly what gives the ghost its effect! I absolutly love mine. I set it up at least every other day just to admire! Now i'm going to go figure out how to get that video off my blackberry. Posted Image
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Posted 06 February 2010 - 12:48 PM

Posted Image I think i may have done it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf-kcTqZ76Y
hope you all enjoy, the noise is the traffic the breeze is shown when i knocked the frost off the branch. Posted Image
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Posted 06 February 2010 - 12:54 PM

Posted Image I think i may have done it! http://www.youtube.c...h?v=Hf-kcTqZ76Y hope you all enjoy, the noise is the traffic the breeze is shown when i knocked the frost off the branch. Posted Image



It really is a ghost.

Bart




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