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[*] posted on 2-22-2018 at 06:32 AM


he would likely reply quite quickly to a U2U on any of his posts.
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[*] posted on 2-22-2018 at 08:55 AM


Thanks... just havent seen him on PKF much lately, but I ll do that... I also emailed Randy who is local to me.

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[*] posted on 2-22-2018 at 12:12 PM


Indeed he would.. U2U sent

I still follow this thread very closely..


As a side note for others..

https://www.facebook.com/mystainedskin/posts/10213897169695267


Team Kitelife with a quick "pillow fight" followed by a pretty impressive piece of flying with 4 Symphony 2.2.4's




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[*] posted on 4-2-2018 at 10:19 PM


Finally starting the conversion of my (very old) Symphony Beach 2.1m circa 2013 (I think). Primarily for my 2 oldest daughters to learn to fly 4 line kites... and of course for me to play with!! They got a decent introduction last year with this kite as a 2 line at JIBE... this year it will be 4 lines. Maybe my high wind engine too :lol:

Angus sent me lines; Randy made me bridals; Im about to sew on the tabs and the handles are a special project!!!




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[*] posted on 4-3-2018 at 07:27 AM


That looks like a fun mod, spencer. Make 4 of em and get the whole family in on a routine like Team Kitelife's Facebook video Riffclown posted above. I have a feeling it would look a lot like the pileup 30 seconds in (definitely would if I were behind the wheel).

That Kitelife vid is some seriously impressive flying.




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[*] posted on 4-4-2018 at 03:50 PM


There is a trick to getting the bridles just right. They are adjustable and once you get them tweaked in the kite is just about unbeatable in the air.
A couple of videos for your enjoyment.
Time lapse from converting the kites for Team KiteLife. I add a center bridle point for those that will be stuntin with the kite.. It flies fine without it but does aid a bit in stability when the kite is inverted or flying backwards..


Here's where I put one in the hands of John Barresi for the first time.


Here's immediately after that where JB flies over for a bit of impromptu flying with Fellow team mate Scott Benz. The Dive Stop at about 1:10 is priceless.






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[*] posted on 4-4-2018 at 10:30 PM


Took it out and flew it on lunch today... lotsa fun for sure!!!

It was a fun reminder of the joy of static flying!!! This little mod has me thinking that it might be a reasonable idea for this kite to be a crazy-as-hades storm kite for the buggy.




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[*] posted on 4-5-2018 at 02:42 AM


My first buggy ride was with the Symphony 2.2.4..



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[*] posted on 8-22-2022 at 06:17 PM


I'm happy to say that the current line of Symphony Pros 2.2 and larger come with the tabs already sewn on AND HQ offers the Bridle Kits. Converting to 4 line for this sail is easier than ever.



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[*] posted on 8-23-2022 at 08:57 AM


Hey Riff, nice to hear from you again. Your guide on how to do the 2 to 4 line conversion was very good and it worked quite well when I did it.

It also led me to do a two to three line conversion on a number of kites including some small trainer kites, and various versions of some of the foil, single skin and NPW's I made. I added the 3rd line for reverse launch and as a kite killer if needed. My method was pretty simple - just add 5 bridle tabs on the TE (wing tip, mid wing on each side and one in the center) then add bridle lines long enough to come to single point below the kite with a distance a little more than the length of the original bridles. That usually came pretty close and just took a little tweaking so that all of the 3rd line bridles had about the same tension. The bridle lengths are not critical at all to get a good reverse launch set up. Doesn't add to the performance or stunt ability of the kite but I was using these kites to ride buggy and was happy just to use a 3 line bar at the time.




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[*] posted on 8-23-2022 at 09:09 AM


Glad you found some additional usage. FWIW, All of mine also have a center bridle attachment but I have that split going to the side bridles. it's how I get it to do the spinning.. It's a bit harder to adjust and get perfect though.




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Flexifoil Blade 8.5
PL Hornet 2.0

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