“Le Virus” – online workshop

There is a new online trick kite workshop starting on the GWTW forums. The kite is called “Le Virus” and is designed by Christian Derefat. I decided that I wanted to build another sport kite to improve upon the skills I learned while making “The Orange”. The web site for Le Virus is always growing and changes are made quickly based on the input of the users at the forum.

I just started building my virus last night. I started by printing the letter sized PDF plan and taped all of the pages together. Then with the help of a little spray glue I mounted the plan to poster board.

I have also decided that because of a thread on the KiteBuilder.com forums that I would try and use some of the green ripstop that I have. I am not sure what it is about green, but it is not a popular color for kites and I don’t really understand why. So I sat down with a modified version of the virus colorizer and came up with the picture at the bottom of this post. The goal being to make a good looking green sport kite. This is different for me as I like a lot of blue, purple, raspberry and other cool colors.. but my wonderful wife, Valerie, convinced me that a hit of color would really make the kite “pop”.

More to come as the kite progresses…

here is a link to the “Le Virus” website.

–Bill

2 thoughts on ““Le Virus” – online workshop

  1. Melis

    Hi Bill,

    Nice site. Very clean and usable layout. Success on building the Virus and keep us updated on any progress and experiences you have.

    Cheers,
    Melis

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  2. nubeiro

    Green cannot be seen that easily from air if you fly on grass, maybe that’s why it is so unpopular, imagine an ultralight plane messing with your kites.

    Reply

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