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|KITE STUDIO's CIRCLE FITTINGS|
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Kite Studio 12 segment & 15 segment Circle Fittings:
|We have all seen the unbelievable Flying Crowns by Andre Cassagne and then later the sun and moon circles by Pete Dolphin. Since I neither have a brother, a plastic injection molding machine, nor the 50K required for a mold; I have been wrestling with machining this fitting for years. I finally have what appears to be a workable prototype design, but I have not yet built a kite. There are currently two beta tests in progress. On the east coast, Kevin Shannon; and, on the west coast, Cindy Thrall. As soon as I get a report from them, Ill post it here and on the web.|
12 segment, 30 degree angle circle requires:
Approximate price for 48 piece set: $190.00 (this does not include positive cord locks or framework)
24 - 5 hole fittings to go around the inside of the circle top & bottom
24 - 3 hole fittings to go around the outside of the circle top & bottom
60 sticks of whatever size & length you choose
The 15 segment, 24 degree angle circle requires:
I believe Andre uses 6mm linear graphite sticks (closest American is 2300) in his circle, but I can make the fittings to any size linear graphite you want. Call and lets talk. 610-395-3560
In addition, I created a positive cord loc. This fitting should eliminate the need to constantly re-tension the skin due to stretch, since it creates adjustable points around the circle to tighten the skin.