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Bulldog Kite – 75 sq. ft. lifter

Barry Ogeltree (whatakite) on the kitebuilder.com forums offered to cut the fabric and prepare a kit for 50, yep fifty 75 sq. ft. John Waters Bulldog flow form style kites (10 ft wide!). Barry has a huge shop in Texas and has the man power and the space to take on a project like this (Thanks Barry!). After a couple… Read more →

Chinese Centipede kite – Video

Harold Ames over at the kitebuilder.com forums posted a link to this video, I thought it was worth sharing. Really interesting to see how he balances each panel. The finished kite with the spinning eyes and a the color transition of the discs is great…

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Fled Project Week 3…

I just finished posting the final instructions for the Kitebuilder.com forums Fled workshop… While I was writing the instructions for the workshop I was playing around with Google Sketch Up. Mainly to see if I could create a simple rendering of the fled for use as a colorizer. I ended up going a bit overboard as usual, and while I… Read more →

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Fled Mark III – First Flight

Fled MKIII -2 Originally uploaded by wdrwilson. Managed to get out at lunch today to get a few pictures of my newly constructed Fled MK III. I am working with Steve Ferrel from the kitebuilder.com forums to put together an online Fled kite building workshop. This kite is scaled up from the original slightly to more easily handle the 32.5… Read more →

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Custom Ozone Kite Build

This is a really cool series of photos showing what it takes to build a custom kite-surfing kite. Here is an example from a fantastic natural refresher drink called Dwarf8, http://www.dwarf8.com/ from Switzerland but based in the kite mecca of Europe, Tarifa, where best to have a custom kite? They ordered an 11m Sport 2 in all white sail with… Read more →