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In Topic: Quad sticks

23 June 2015 - 02:33 AM

didn't see enough of difference between the two sizes,... I think I'll stick with the shorter ones

In Topic: Quad sticks

11 June 2015 - 02:26 AM

trying a 20 inch set (2" longer) this time on the new Zen,... man, a crispy new sail is so nice, shines like a diamond in the sunlight too.


Comparisons will be complicated by those wear differences to be sure, but that old #2 still flies great, it's just tattered with some replacement panels and a "once over" by Eliot Shook to install a new trailing edge.



So I carry at least 2 matching Zens, it's time for one in each hand (they're so big and the pull is tiring quite quickly on my delicate grip, it will be long time to toughen up and master these two kites.  I'm no where near Dugard, who pales in comparison to Stevie.  A long time!)


If the sticks are too long, it won't roll over "automatically" when released into the wind, (clam-shell) but the longer sticks support LEDs for backlighting and the further away the more powerful the visual effect.  I can't leave 'em different configurations, one size has to be superior in light dynamics, so I need to get the comparisons done soon and make them match-up.


In Topic: add reverse to speed up?

07 May 2015 - 09:24 AM

this is a guy with at least a dozen revs and with a couple of dozens of years of quad-lined experience, a grand national champion kite builder too.  Some folks you just can't help because they will NOT accept advice from anyone.  He has reached the conclusion the rest of us arrived at long ago (or were instructed in from the beginning), and he did it all by his lonesome self <LOL!>  


Some readers can already identify my mysterious friend and also tried to inch him towards the reverse well water for some decent refreshment

In Topic: Wildwoods International Kite Festival 2015

30 April 2015 - 08:51 AM

it's not how well you fly, it's how hard you are willing to work on a demo or comp's performance.  Only in very rare instances does the soul-flier up-end those with a planned routine, the stars and planets need to align, wind must be extra fickle too!

In Topic: Wildwoods International Kite Festival 2015

30 April 2015 - 08:43 AM

The Smith is offering excuses on a performance?  Maybe the completely dominate reign of all blue kites is finally OVER?


I'd be happy to compete Dennis, all of us packed into one day, that's an excellent idea & how can I help you and Jack to make it happen? (besides physical labor!)


Last time you were defeated by me was 2004 on Jockey's Ridge.  I believe the winds were a steady 28 with gusts to 35 mph for 3 days and two nights back then.  "I see you have learned how to back-up Paul"


So this weekend I snuck one by my ole buddy.  Oh how he'll strive to undue that damage thru repetition.  Based upon passed experiences, I will be getting his luggage again for the next decade too!