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The Strangest

Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:20 am

I must apologise for this thread but I got bored ! I have always wondered if it is possible to get a flexifoil stranger to fly more like a modern trick kite and to include more tricks in it's repetoire. Finally curiousity got the better of me and this was the result.

The kite is a Stranger UL so it has an icarex sail already. Mods include:-

1. New double standoffs with screw in fittings
2. New bridle arrangement
3. Weighted tail
4. Yoyo glides (a la akuji)
5. Taped nose so it wraps up better
6. Nitro Lower Spreaders
7. Standoff fittings
8. R Sky type t piece
9. Rollbars

So what's it fly like? It needs some more testing but at the moment it can do backspins, multiple lazies, yoyos, comete (just), slot machines, flic flacs. I hope to report back further soon :cool:
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Re: The Strangest

Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:23 am

Here's some more pics :cool:
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Re: The Strangest

Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:48 pm

Looks excellent :cool:
 
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Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:19 pm

 
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Re: The Strangest

Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:29 pm

What a wonderfull idea!!! Are there any plans off this kite, the sail i can re-creeat, but what i am really curies about are the other messurments. Like the messurments from the bridle, the tail weight and the placement off the addintions. with regards chris
 
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Re: The Strangest

Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:55 am

harveystubbs wrote:
... at the moment it can do backspins, multiple lazies, yoyos, comete (just), slot machines, flic flacs.


In standard form it does backspins, slot machines and flic flacs - might even do lazies without the "trick line" :lol:

I never saw anyone try a comete or yoyo on a Stranger... a bit before the time :-(
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Re: The Strangest

Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:40 pm

Id like to see the bridle measurements and what did you use for rollbars?
 
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Re: The Strangest

Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:54 pm

I haven't forgotten to post the Bridle measurements. When I get a second then I will post these ! Thanks H :cool:
 
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Re: The Strangest

Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:45 am

Hi! this looks fantastic !
I own 2 strangers, one purple and yellow Icarex and one white and blue
I cannot do many tricks with them. Just axels, flick-flacks and fades.
I wish i could do more with them.
It would be nice if you could give me your measurements.
My kites are : the 2 strangers i mentioned, a Red Tribord wing 217 and an Orange eolo Genesis.