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  • ozzymat

    My rendition of Davide Equizzi Sixth Sense 85.

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    As the name suggest the kite an 85% version of Davide's Sixth Sense design it's framed with the recommended 3pt ULE, p200 LLE, p400 spine and 5pt LS.
    Icarex was the recommended sail fabric but I chose to experiment with Airx 600n which is a newish spinnaker fabric from Bainbridge international.

    Airx 600n is very much like Icarex PC-31 and shares the same cutting/ sewing qualities and the strength appears to be equal with Icarex. The surface of Airx has a very fine texture to it which gives the fabric a more satin like finish compared to the smooth gloss finish of Icarex.

    Having only flown the 85 for about 3 hours it difficult to tell if the Airx has the same longevity as Icarex but since Airx was designed for spinnakers it should last the riggers a sports kite will put on it.

    Cheers
    Mat
    Port Augusta
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    Coogee

    Looks very nice Matt,wait till you see the one I built it is very similar. Gotta say you are the trend setter.
    Mike
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    glenn193

    Could you send a picture of your kite,i cant view the ones on the forum,thanks, cheers Glenn.
    9 Posts

    zahra

    Hey Ozzy

    thanks for the info on Airx 600n and Icarex PC-31

    Z
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    Coogee

    Well finally got my 85% Sixth Sense finished and it is a snotting westerly, bugger .....patience will be needed. Skyshark frame, 0.5oz icarex in white and teal, roll bars and 18grms of ballast. I think this kite will be a bit of fun.
    Mike

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    glenn193

    THANKS OZZYMAT FOR THE LINKS,ONE REAL NICE LOOKING KITE,
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    KaoS

    Coogee wrote:Well finally got my 85% Sixth Sense finished and it is ....


    ...looking really nice!

    Kevin
    Willunga, S.A.
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    ozzymat

    Hi Coogee
    Thats a great panel layout.

    The SS 85 should keep you on your toes it's a real yoyo monster.

    Mat
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    ozzymat

    zahra If your interested in trying Airx contact the people at Bainbridge in Sydney I found them to be real helpful.

    Heres a link to the sail cloth catalogue http://www.sail-making.com/searchCatalogue.asp?id=93

    Mat
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    Port Augusta SA

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