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#1 Adam

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 08:13 AM

Merry Christams to me! My bride bought me a vented Elliott Shook for the holidays. Now all I have to do is choose the colors for the kite!

Let it blow!
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Posted 26 December 2011 - 07:51 PM

Sweet, nice haul! :)

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 11:48 AM

Pictures!!! Or it didn't happen. :)

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 12:10 PM

Pictures!!! Or it didn't happen. :)


It's too soon for pictures! Or didn't you see the part about still needing to choose colors?

I ordered my Shook mesh in mid-july and it wasn't ready until mid-october. Quality takes time!

Yeah, an xtra-vent would have been cheaper. But, no disrespect to Bazzer, it wouldn't look so damned fine!

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 03:12 AM

"the best quad-lined kite Rev didn't make!" Much lighter in weight than using the venting material, flies in low wind and takes gusts plus high wind just as easily. It's like a secret weapon!

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 07:27 AM

Hey, Adam - Eliot has his scissors and sewing machine ready. Give him a call with your colors and he'll get started! THEN, there will be some pictures to post!

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 10:28 AM

That's really great..!! How I wish if my wife could buy me Eliot Shook Rev... Hmm..Posted Image

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 02:31 PM

"the best quad-lined kite Rev didn't make!" Much lighter in weight than using the venting material, flies in low wind and takes gusts plus high wind just as easily. It's like a secret weapon!


<giggles>!!!!!!!!!

"Cya in the Sand!....."

"Slack lines are fine lines!"


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Posted 29 December 2011 - 05:33 PM

Its going to be very challenging to select a color scheme. Ive been looking at photos of Elliots kites and have found quite a few. Any photos would be appreciated.
"It was the wind Captain"

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 07:14 PM

Its going to be very challenging to select a color scheme. Ive been looking at photos of Elliots kites and have found quite a few. Any photos would be appreciated.


The master prefers the spelling "Eliot"... :kid_smartass:

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 04:35 AM

here's my shook masterpiece, acquired from AKAGN auction (2007 -? I think) before officially licensed products were approved from Elliot. I had begged him to make me one, repeatedly but he didn't want to offend Rev/Ben so I asked him to donate one to the AKA (in R/W/B) instead and I'll make sure my bride picks it up. Oh the tangled webs we weave!

This mesh sail pictured is a full vent (100%-?), but the next one (I'm already in line for production,... hopefully delivery by March, for NCBF -?) will be a partial vent equal to a 60 or 70%. that means larger fabric pieces with a tighter opening in between them. I want a really unique piece created, but my bride Barbara will kick and scream loudly when that invoice is presented!

The gal in photograph that I'm teasing, we picked her up at breakfast in the hotel. She and her family accompanied us twice on kite festival excursions around Tobago. We asked the festival coordinator to provide a bus and driver as our compensation, so we could go and do whatever we wanted whenever we weren't "scheduled". I convinced the gal I could land in her outstretched hat, but really my objective was to miss entirely and land it on her shoulder. Then I could use her face (to press against the leading edge) insuring it didn't wiggle around and fall off, as it was pretty turbulent that day.

The Shook Mesh revs can handle crap wind and it's so silky smooth in a huge range of conditions besides. I've run everything from Race and tapered Skysharks to doubled leading edges sufficient to equal a 7 wrap, depending on the strength of the breeze.

You'll only be upset with that initial cost, everything else about his efforts is simply spectacular. Hey it's a masterpiece!, . . . what did you expect from Revolution?

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 07:30 AM

new mesh.jpg Here is what Santa brought me for Christmas.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 03:38 PM

The master prefers the spelling "Eliot"... :kid_smartass:

-Alden


Oh Aldon, don't be so picky!!!

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 04:54 PM

"the best quad-lined kite Rev didn't make!" Much lighter in weight than using the venting material, flies in low wind and takes gusts plus high wind just as easily. It's like a secret weapon!



<giggles>!!!!!!!!!




Ditto what they said!!!!!!
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Posted 01 January 2012 - 07:10 PM

Oh Aldon, don't be so picky!!!

Cheers,
Tom


I don't know what you are talking about Tim!

Hey, are you going to TI?

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:21 PM

I'm really having a tough time figuring out what pattern I would like on my Eliot Shook vented masterpiece. I have collected lots of photos, and I think the fade is what I want but what a difficult task.

Everybody should have such problems!

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:17 PM

Make it easy on yourself, get a general idea of what colors you want. Let Eliot know and go with what he comes up with.

Otherwise you'll still be deciding when it's really good flying weather.


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Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:19 PM

I don't know what you are talking about Tim!

Hey, are you going to TI?

-Aldon


Going to miss it this year. Attending U-Make instead. Need to improve my sewing so I don't get beaten out by some carpet bagger in the future.

Sorry ... would have loved to fly with you again. How 'bout Kite Party?

Cheers,
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:21 PM

Sorry ... would have loved to fly with you again. How 'bout Kite Party?

Cheers,
Tom


Yea Alden......What about Kite Party?????!!!!!!

"Cya in the Sand!....."

"Slack lines are fine lines!"


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Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:57 AM

Yea Alden......What about Kite Party?????!!!!!!



If you guys pay I'll go. Otherwise it's too much for a long weekend.

-Alden
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