Jump to content


Photo

What is a "teabag"?


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 belgarum

belgarum
  • Forum Member
  • 28 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hampshire, UK

Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:52 AM

Simple one - what is a teabag?

I'm guessing it's something to do with venting (in a big way) and DIY and it's often linked to EXP's

Enlighenment awaited!

Thanks guys (& gals)

JP
JP

Rev 1.5B Full Sail (Black & Gold)
Rev 1.5B Mid Vent "Night"
Rev 1.5B Full Vent (Blue & Grey)
Revopolo 1.5 Printed "440102"
Rev1 Sedgwick (Cool)
Flexifoil Super 10
HQ Beamer IV 3.0
Powerhouse Adrenaline
Powerhouse Blade
Flexifoil Atom 1.4

"The quality is remembered long after the cost is forgotten"

#2 andelscott

andelscott

    Regular Poster

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 447 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:United Kingdom

Posted 22 June 2011 - 08:27 AM

Simple one - what is a teabag?


Simply a kite with many holes cut across the face to create the effect of extra-mega-venting. Teabag, since it looks like a teabag, with all the perforations. Most holes cut are circular, as it's easy and less likely to result in tearing at corners - sizes of holes depend on the maker! An EXP works if you have one, 1.5s are used too, but the better (= expensive) the kite, the more scary it is cutting into it.

I haven't made one as I can't summon the courage to perform the surgery, but I'm sure someone can post a picture.
Andy

#3 Stone in Shoe Bob

Stone in Shoe Bob

    Frequent Poster

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,350 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Leighton Buzzard - UK

Posted 22 June 2011 - 09:26 AM

one Tea Bag

Posted Image
Stone in Shoe Bob

It's Good to Share the Joy.

#4 Scott_of_melnsct

Scott_of_melnsct

    Regular Poster

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 439 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hampton, TN

Posted 22 June 2011 - 09:28 AM

I have heard more than one story about a hot cigar being used for in the field tea bag creation
Scott A Koenig
Founding member: Tennessee Wind Militia
"We muster to fly at a moment's notice"

#5 stroke survivor

stroke survivor

    Hard Core Kite Flier

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,746 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:clackamas, oregon

Posted 22 June 2011 - 09:31 AM

Talk about an attempt at mega-venting!!!! Posted Image

wayne from portland
You have 2 choices - live on or die!! I ain't the dying type!!!  Also known as "portland flyer" on some forums!

7346824786_f12fcda7bd_s.jpg7770032034_ebc85fc33e_s.jpg7776002900_89d33b664b_s.jpgLogoupdate.png

 

 

AKA member


#6 belgarum

belgarum
  • Forum Member
  • 28 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hampshire, UK

Posted 22 June 2011 - 09:48 AM

Blimey (Stone In Shoe) Bob - That's seriously vented! Not that I'm going to try this just yet, but what size are the holes? How did you make them? And what sort of winds will that cope with? I'm assuming an SLE spar??

Tried your no-snag-handles mod at the weekend btw - Went a treat - Thanks :)
JP

Rev 1.5B Full Sail (Black & Gold)
Rev 1.5B Mid Vent "Night"
Rev 1.5B Full Vent (Blue & Grey)
Revopolo 1.5 Printed "440102"
Rev1 Sedgwick (Cool)
Flexifoil Super 10
HQ Beamer IV 3.0
Powerhouse Adrenaline
Powerhouse Blade
Flexifoil Atom 1.4

"The quality is remembered long after the cost is forgotten"

#7 Stephen Hoath

Stephen Hoath

    Rev Guru

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 700 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:England

Posted 22 June 2011 - 11:04 AM

Blimey (Stone In Shoe) Bob - That's seriously vented! Not that I'm going to try this just yet, but what size are the holes? How did you make them? And what sort of winds will that cope with? I'm assuming an SLE spar??

Tried your no-snag-handles mod at the weekend btw - Went a treat - Thanks :)


Strangely we find a lighter frame in the T bag kites works best. They are a great solution before the factory made mega-vents were available. They are still a good solution if you have an old spare sail that you don't mind making hundreds of holes in. They have a smaller wind window than a standard Rev and don't like flat tricks like axles very much but if you need to fly in 30mph plus then they work just fine.

The Flying Squad took delivery of 6 new Barressi full vents at WSIKF last year and then promptly burned over a 1000 holes in each one. The first hole was the toughy but after that you just get on with it.

Come to Dunstable kite festival in July and we'll show you in detail.

TBag.jpg

Stephen Hoath

 

 

<a href="http://www.baidesign.net" rel="nofollow">Bai Design</a>

 

 

 

cappalatte-150x90.jpg

 
 

 


#8 dazlarsen

dazlarsen

    Regular Poster

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 279 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Colchester essex England

Posted 22 June 2011 - 12:52 PM

If the winds are that strong Steven I hope to be flying something like this
Posted Image
All the best

Daz

#9 andelscott

andelscott

    Regular Poster

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 447 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:United Kingdom

Posted 22 June 2011 - 01:00 PM

If the winds are that strong Steven I hope to be flying something like this


Daz, What lines do you use to fly that radio mast?
Andy

#10 dazlarsen

dazlarsen

    Regular Poster

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 279 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Colchester essex England

Posted 22 June 2011 - 01:15 PM

Hahaha andy
I fly on mainly 65lb lines.I might move up to 80lb if the wind goes over 25mph.As for the tower it's a triple stainless wrapped in Kevlar lines,lol
All the best

Daz

#11 Simon

Simon

    Rev Legend

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 856 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hampton Court, England

Posted 22 June 2011 - 02:05 PM

Strangely we find a lighter frame in the T bag kites works best. They are a great solution before the factory made mega-vents were available. They are still a good solution if you have an old spare sail that you don't mind making hundreds of holes in. They have a smaller wind window than a standard Rev and don't like flat tricks like axles very much but if you need to fly in 30mph plus then they work just fine.

The Flying Squad took delivery of 6 new Barressi full vents at WSIKF last year and then promptly burned over a 1000 holes in each one. The first hole was the toughy but after that you just get on with it.

Come to Dunstable kite festival in July and we'll show you in detail.

TBag.jpg

Stephen is being modest, he and Steve Matchett have a well organized pattern for the Tea Bag if you look at the picture you will see each kite is identical, and there are 3 sizes of hole (if I remember rightly)





They do fly beautifully and are perfect for very high wind the picture was taken at this years Weymouth International Kite festival. Winds were gusting to 40 mph if memory serves me well. And thats a solid stacked Kiss.




1) This all stated in 1993 at Le Touquet Kite Festival when Lung Ta "vented thier kites on night using cigarettes.


The Flying Squad

Posted Image





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users