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In Topic: Happy Birthday Ben!

23 February 2013 - 06:49 AM

Happy Birthday, Ben! I hope you have a great one.

In Topic: Its A "Family" Thing

21 November 2012 - 12:20 PM

I am thankful for you too Ben, for all you do for the kiting community. I am also thankful for Revolution for making a wonderful product, standing behind that product and also for protecting U.S. jobs by not shipping that product overseas just to make a quick buck.

You are family, and I am proud to be associated with all of you. Posted Image

Kent said it pretty darn well, Ben.

As one so far removed from kiting opportunities, I appreciate the spirit and "family" you and the rest of your cohorts at Rev have and continue to generate. You've kept the spirit alive in me through the "off" times, and my wallet empty. Way to go! Posted Image Posted Image

Take a breath. Raise your glass. You've earned it.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and to everyone on the forum.

In Topic: Lincoln City Here I Come

11 October 2012 - 02:23 PM

After the last couple days, you deserve it, Ben.

Not sure I'll see you there, but maybe. My attendance is still up in the air. ;)

In Topic: Eliot Shook mesh weave info

18 September 2012 - 05:42 PM


You've got to be a little careful when Rich and Alden start working together ... they would leave Laural and Hardy speechless.

Rich didn't correct Alden on his 100% equals a full vent. He only corrected the mid-vent percentage. So, it does look like your logic makes sense:

100% = Full-vent
75% = Twix a full-vent and a mid-vent
40% = Mid-vent

Hmmm ... that means if Elliot built a mesh sail to be equivalent to an extra-vent, the designation would be something like 150%l!!!


Nope. Not replying to Rich and Alden, just your earlier querie, and based on Cath's correction of the earlier percents. I've been wondering about these numbers, too, and it finally came together. :P

Your thoughts about the Xvent are on target. Imagine, a spaghetti-like mesh. :lol:

In Topic: Eliot Shook mesh weave info

18 September 2012 - 03:11 PM

This is kind of on topic ...

Does the % weave represent the percent of fabric relative to a full sail? For example: a 65% weave would be 65% fabric and 35% "holes" ... while a 40% weave would be 40% fabric and 60% holes.

It would seem to me that if 100% is equivalent to a full-vent sail, 40% is equivalent to a mid-vent and the 75% is between a full- and mid-vent, the percentage probably indicates the amount of venting ("holes") relative to the full-vent's venting.

Looking at the full- and mid-vent sails, this appears to be about right. I have to say, though, that I've never calculated the amount of screening in the full- and mid-vent sails to compare them. :blue-sleepy: :lol: