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sod's law

Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:46 pm

everytime a score a new kite
i snatch a tidy never flown talon of the fleabay and 10+ days of 30mph gusts forecast soddinbloodytypical
 
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Re: sod's law

Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:35 am

You need to buy a vtd at the same time!
 
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Re: sod's law

Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:27 am

hmmm i don't have a vent yet..
anyways my talon just arrived and I'm wondering now if it is a std as described p90 spine and 3pt spreaders ?
 
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Re: sod's law

Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:00 pm

that is an ul!


but indeed: last time i built a SUL, i made a VTD at the same time :)
 
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Re: sod's law

Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:02 pm

My talon UL has P90 spine and 3pt spreaders. My STD has P200 spine, the print has worn away on the spreaders however.

What are the leading edge tunnels made from? Dacron or ripstop?
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Re: sod's law

Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:33 pm

the edges are ripstop it doesn't have a tailweight either should it have one? can't find much info on the web
 
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Re: sod's law

Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:49 pm

It is an ultralight. Very good kite.

Take off the endcap on the bottom of the spine...there should be a hollow brass ferrule inside acting as a 5g weight.


You can find the old website using wayback machine on the web..

https://web.archive.org/web/20111205185 ... /index.htm
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Re: sod's law

Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:40 pm

cheers for the link H
should've looked properly this morning hollow carbon ferrule with a little brass inside the tail ,)
how many weeks waiting for the wind now to try it ](*,)
 
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Re: sod's law

Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:09 pm

i had 4 talons (funny: ian[honchoboy] has them now!), but i liked the UL best for a long time!

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(ps. here are three of them: https://vimeo.com/14458963)
 
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Re: sod's law

Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:38 pm

nice videos Krijn
only had a superfly ul until today looking forwards to another flavour for those kinda days
 
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Re: sod's law

Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:19 am

Enjoy your Talon! Do you have pics?
 
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Re: sod's law

Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:47 pm

http://i.imgur.com/yUTMKo6.jpg
best i can do on me phone
really liking it so far the winds not been too kind yet though
 
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Re: sod's law

Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:37 pm

Wow, not your avarage colors but quite striking.
 
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Re: sod's law

Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:56 pm

a bit fugly but can't be too fussy on my budget