A Lot To Answer For

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Re: A Lot To Answer For

Postby Draftnik » Mon, Dec 18 2006, 08:38 AM

Al, I hope you're taking these posts with the light hearted spirit they're intended, and enjoying it. Putting 4 control points on that playsail, will give it some quadlike charateristics. I'm not surprised Mike's eager to give it a try. :wink:

This is all just good hearted fun, and I'll quite if it's costing you in gray hair.
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Re: A Lot To Answer For

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Mon, Dec 18 2006, 08:51 AM

Sorry, I should have put a smiley on the last post.
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Re: A Lot To Answer For

Postby Mike » Mon, Dec 18 2006, 10:23 AM

no worries, the smiley was implied and I took it in good humour.

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Re: A Lot To Answer For

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Mon, Dec 18 2006, 12:39 PM

Draftnik wrote:
This is all just good hearted fun, and I'll quite if it's costing you in gray hair.


I don't mind gray hair, I like any hair as long as it decides to stay put on my head. :-)
Sadly, I have very little hair left to like. :(
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Re: A Lot To Answer For

Postby Draftnik » Mon, Dec 18 2006, 05:19 PM

Ah, so forget the gray jokes, I can move onto the bald ones? :)

You men, between the hats and sunglasses, I doubt I'd recongnize any of you off field.
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Re: A Lot To Answer For

Postby BANSHEE » Mon, Dec 18 2006, 06:50 PM

all right.all right. gray hair jokes, now you wanna insult us bald guy's too. well let me tell you something here. I just bought a toupe, it cost me an arm and a leg. It's a new type. made out of cat hair. It looks great and fits well. The only problem is when I scratch my head my ass goes up in the air.

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Re: A Lot To Answer For

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Mon, Dec 18 2006, 07:57 PM

Draftnik wrote:Ah, so forget the gray jokes, I can move onto the bald ones? :)

You men, between the hats and sunglasses, I doubt I'd recongnize any of you off field.


But you see if you are follically challenged you need a hat to keep from sunburning the top of your head. As a person of scalp, I have a wide variety of hats and take deep personal insult when they are made fun of. :P
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Re: A Lot To Answer For

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Mon, Dec 18 2006, 08:03 PM

It ate these pictures, complaining about a max of three and then just doing two
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Re: A Lot To Answer For

Postby Draftnik » Mon, Dec 18 2006, 09:34 PM

Duct tape! JJ where's the duct tape?

You gotta shut me up!

UMPh! Nough, thar, duumee...my fingers. FINGERS. To keep me from typing.

T h e r e n o w I s i t, w i t h o n l y m y n o s e t o t y p e w i t h, l o o k i n g a t A l a n d h i s h a t s. . .

(I think I'll have nightmares tonight. :hiding: )
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Re: A Lot To Answer For

Postby Chris » Mon, Dec 18 2006, 10:00 PM

:rotfl Is it wrong? :up:
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Re: A Lot To Answer For

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Mon, Dec 18 2006, 10:35 PM

Back on topic, the fabric for the playsail will be delivered tomorrow and I get to start cutting out the 54 panels. I need to get it done before the season starts back up again. I will be going to NM at the end of January, then two ice flys and we are off and running. I don't think I want to use the playsail on the ice though. So we will see how quickly I can get it done.
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Re: A Lot To Answer For

Postby Frodos Majik » Tue, Dec 19 2006, 01:31 AM

Good luck with the personal deadline and happy sowing. Cant wait to see it when done.

P.S. Loved the hat pictures!! :lol:
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Re: A Lot To Answer For

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Tue, Dec 19 2006, 07:44 AM

TheBigKiteGuy wrote:Skybow or Windbow?

The Skybow is the thin ribbon / tape thingy. Still can't find anyone who has seen one flying, don't know why it is bugging me, but it it. It does not appear to have flown at many kite festivals, maybe none. This seems like there would have been several making the rounds, I would limit the amount of money spent until someone is found who has seen one flying.


It is official, over a dozen phone calls to very active festival kitefliers and the best I can do is David Gomberg saying he MAY have seen on once. This means a couple of things. First, it would be a unique piece that few have seen. That was the good news, the bad news is that I am suspicious as to how it flies as I think it be more pervasive if it flew well (Just my opinion, it may fly well).

I will be interested if someone makes one.
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Re: A Lot To Answer For

Postby Draftnik » Tue, Dec 19 2006, 08:19 AM

Did you try any east coast flyers? One of those sets of pics on the sky bow sites, is from a Smithsonian fly I believe.
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Re: A Lot To Answer For

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Tue, Dec 19 2006, 12:01 PM

I started with East Coast fliers and later spread out. The picture is from the Mall, but I was not sure that it was actually at the Smithsonian.
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Re: A Lot To Answer For

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Tue, Dec 19 2006, 12:35 PM

I finally got a response from a couple more people on the Skybow, they also were pretty vague about it. One did remember a problem that is probably what keeps a lot of people from making them. If you are flying a Skybow in anything but the lightest of winds and a swivel fails, you end up with a very tightly twisted section which even if untwisted never flies right again. Please remember this is from vague recollections of four or five years ago. I would try to check with the original maker to see if this is true.
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