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#1 Kitelife

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:31 AM

I think I'm finally getting the hang of it. :)


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Posted 16 June 2011 - 12:03 PM

Hey babe....

That was fun to watch!

Yup.... I think you got the hang of it ;) !

So, has this Dogstake gotten the "JB seal of approval"? Can anyone buy one? Can I be first on the list????
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Posted 16 June 2011 - 12:06 PM

There are still a handful of small modifications that are needed, so not yet.

Even once it's finalized, I'm not sure how practical this will be for folks... 50+ hours of labor, plus $150+ in materials... Right now, it's a $750 dogstake. :)

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 03:24 AM

I'm guessing 90 lb lines but what length?

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 07:24 AM

120', cut in half through the stake it ends up being roughly 60'. ;)

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 08:09 AM

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 11:28 AM

Excellent vid! As usual ;) I really like sliding tip stands!! Gee whiz

There are still a handful of small modifications that are needed, so not yet.

Even once it's finalized, I'm not sure how practical this will be for folks... 50+ hours of labor, plus $150+ in materials... Right now, it's a $750 dogstake. :)


I've read through some of the other dogstake topics, and I'm curious - Are your lines are lasting longer than 10-25 hours through this rig? I think 10-25 hours is what I read about line longevity through the rig in the LaMasters Stake pdf.
Dogstaking looks like great fun, and I'd love to try it out, but the abuse the lines seem to take and the costs involved in replacing them is prohibitive :wacko:
As for the cost of the rig itself, I'm never above investing in a quality tool ;)
Do any parts on the rig itself wear out?

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 07:34 PM

Excellent vid! As usual ;) I really like sliding tip stands!! Gee whiz



I've read through some of the other dogstake topics, and I'm curious - Are your lines are lasting longer than 10-25 hours through this rig? I think 10-25 hours is what I read about line longevity through the rig in the LaMasters Stake pdf.
Dogstaking looks like great fun, and I'd love to try it out, but the abuse the lines seem to take and the costs involved in replacing them is prohibitive :wacko:
As for the cost of the rig itself, I'm never above investing in a quality tool ;)
Do any parts on the rig itself wear out?


The lines do still take a lot of wear, but significantly less than that of any other dog-stake I have seen or flown through. I think the biggest benefit of this rig it not just the reduced wear on the lines, but how it feels flying through it. Every other rig that I have seen has all of the lines going through one ring, or maybe separated into two rings. The four-pulley system is sweet in that each line is separated, and the pulleys reduce a lot of friction. Flying through the stake feels pretty darn close to flying normally.

The rig itself is built like a truck. I would be surprised if anything were to go wrong with it any time soon.

Just my input after flying on it a few times.

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 07:35 AM

Right on Watty, thanks for the review! I'm curious to see this setup - I'm sure the camera was strategically placed to avoid capturing it ;)

BTW, great choice of music to accompany the vid! As usual ;) Weezer rocks :) I haven't heard that song in awhile. I'd like to see a performance scored with "Sweater Song" :lol: ;)

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 08:37 AM

Just a peek. :)

FYI, I now have about 15 hours on my current set of lines, they're ugly, but it looks like I've got quite a bit more time left in them.

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 10:52 AM

Just a peek. :)

FYI, I now have about 15 hours on my current set of lines, they're ugly, but it looks like I've got quite a bit more time left in them.


Woahohoho!!!!!!! :w00t:
That looks awesome, like its the Terminator of dogstakes. T-5!!!??? :lol: :)
Seriously though, I can't imagine how many different versions you all played around with till you arrived at this one!! Dogstake 213.03!!??
Genius.

Thanks for the line info and the pic :)

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 02:00 PM

This is 2nd gen. :)

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