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Kite Materials

Postby grigorib » Mon, Feb 21 2011, 11:10 AM

I looked over my "broken kite" collection and I'll need some 5mm spars, C-stoppers and standoffs. Can you suggest a store in Chicago or a website with reasonable prices for parts and delivery?

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Re: Kite Materials

Postby Jeepster » Mon, Feb 21 2011, 11:16 AM

In Chicago try "Chicago Kite".

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Re: Kite Materials

Postby grigorib » Tue, Dec 27 2011, 03:57 PM

I ran my 1.5 SLE to hard to the point where 2 minor tears in the screen (which were already there when I got the kite) have turned into multiple large tears and I'm going to replace the whole screen. Any advise on standard or the best screen material and where to get it from?

Also I couldn't find a 3mm<->3mm "T" center connector for a delta kite.

Any suggestions, please?

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Re: Kite Materials

Postby goestoeleven » Tue, Dec 27 2011, 04:07 PM

I think the screen material is . . . screen window material (although I hope some others confirm my understanding). You should be able to get some at any hardware store. I have some similar tears to repair in at least one of my sails.

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Re: Kite Materials

Postby grigorib » Tue, Dec 27 2011, 04:28 PM

I've found some on the links below, but can't judge which one is more suitable (also thinking about the white one maybe)
http://www.kitebuilder.com/catalog/inde ... d9664b8566

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Re: Kite Materials

Postby Mike » Tue, Dec 27 2011, 05:16 PM

I've used fiberglass screen from Home Depot/Lowes/Ace etc.
Take a piece of your torn screen to one of those stores and you'll find it's the same thing.
I haven't used the stuff at KiteBuilder.

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Re: Kite Materials

Postby grigorib » Wed, Dec 28 2011, 10:04 AM

Thanks guys!

Would you know a place to get a 3mm<->3mm "T" center connector for lightwind delta kite?


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