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.50 oz. nylon @ $2 per yard, and no bidders?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:42 pm    Post subject: .50 oz. nylon @ $2 per yard, and no bidders? Reply with quote

100 yard roll, starting bid is $200 and there's not a single bidder. Man, you guys are a tough crowd!
If I didn't already have over 125 yards of the stuff in my garage, I'd be bidding on that auction!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wink I almost hit the 'bid' button on that one, Dennis. Eh?

.5 RSN is a bit light for my applications.


Now if that was AirX or poly. Dancing



Think Then again it wouldn't be $2/yd neither. Anxious



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the very first auction had it at a $1/yd and it didn't sell then either.
Maybe if it was 3/4 oz like the rest of my cloth. It can be tricky to mix the weights in a single kite. At least for me.
Maybe if I didn't have to buy $200 worth...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Mike,
Maybe you, myself, Fool, Grant, etc. could split the roll!

Worth a look, eh?

String
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

StringDriver wrote:
Hey Mike,
Maybe you, myself, Fool, Grant, etc. could split the roll!

Worth a look, eh?

String


I've got 20 yards sitting in the corner waiting for me to build a few kites with it. :shrug: still a good deal for the 100 yard roll.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got 30yds waiting to be used for something. I had planed on building a pyro but then heard about problems with tails tangling Confused I'm sure I will eventually put it to good use Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grant L wrote:
I've got 30yds waiting to be used for something. I had planed on building a pyro but then heard about problems with tails tangling Confused I'm sure I will eventually put it to good use Very Happy


Make your Pyro from the material you have, then get some of the soft, shiny, nylon stuff from Wally M. for the tail. I understand that it is good for that use, and the tails do not twist. Actually, if you had some parachute "silk" then you would have the ideal tail material for your Pyro.



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


The black delta in the photo was made by a friend of mine from the Grand Haven, Michigan area. He made the main sail from kite Ripstop but the tail sections are from cheap w-mart stuff. It is hard to tell from the photo but the kite is LOOOONG ! To help you get an idea, the kite is probably flying about twenty feet in front of the building so you can compare the length of the tails to the length of the building . Also, the two dragon kites above it are, I think, both 100 footers. The delta has a central long tail and two skinnier sections off of the wing tips. It flies great. Very Happy ( PS Kiteguy, can you see your original dog toy hanging under the rainbow delta ? Right above the purple bear Very Happy )
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, String, that leaves just the two of us. I actually have some already too. It's not bad stuff. I've used it on a couple light wind kites. Maybe if it went back to $1/yd Twisted Evil But Steve would probably lose $ on that.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike,

Perhaps we should look at that...

Let's do that via PM if you are interested.

Who knows? Maybe SOMEONE could show us a thing or two about dyeing... Laughing

I'm not sure I have that much time on my hands, however. Rolling Eyes

Could be a good deal if split.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made my Iris Edo using .5 Oz Nylon. It came out GREAT!!!!!!!

I have too many irons in the fire right now to buy any of that fabric........

But if anbody wants a workshop.....get about 10 of your friends together in your area and make it happen.... or come to SquidAcres.... I would be more than HAPPY to teach what little I know....
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure most of our club "pigs aloft" would be willing to learn how to dye Ripstop nylon. Right string?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lets figure out a way that it would be no cost to me (except time) to come up for a weekend and put some color on RSN.


Would you like a demo of all techniques or a particular technique.

Also Susan Lennon should be envited as she can teach the dirrect application of color to RSN. Painting a fish or something like that......

I can contact her if you want both of us instructors......

we should take this discussion off line..... please send me your phone nubmer and I'll call. but not this weekend as I am going to a kite festival out of town....
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only about 8 hours left. Rolling Eyes
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