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It's an Edo and it's Tyvek!

This was our second  joint tyvek project. A 2 ½ by 1 ½ meters Edo.

Our first Edo kite, 17 lines, what a nightmare...

Unfortunately I decided to use really expensive acrylic paint... The kind with a lot of pigment but hardly any glue :-( It looked really beautifull just after I had finished but then the flaking began. I've tried repairing it and putting it in the sun for numerous hours but it's no use, expensive paint sucks.


My first kite

This is my first home build kite, a Sanyo Rokaku Hakaku. Which is basically a "double Sanyo Rokaku. Rokaku means 6 sided, hakaku means 8 sided. It was built by Aldo, painted by me. It depicts a "Dragon Ball Z" dragon holding a dragon ball (left claw). We used to love watching that show on Sunday mornings. 2 hours (!) of sweet mind numbing entertainment. Untill the cable company cancelled the Cartoon Network channel. Grrr...


While I'm at it...

Finally, finally I'm blogging, so lets keep going!

Ofcourse Pucca and Garu weren't my first kites. Although they were my first "experimental" kites. As in no traditional kite shape or building plan. They are my invention and they love showing this by flying... eh, enthousiastically energetic :-/. Let's just say they need a watchfull eye at all times.

My fist attempt at a Fuga kite


Presenting: Garu!!!

As promised by Aldo a couple of days ago; the presentation of Garu "the kite". Pucca is finally reunited with her beloved. He usually isn't to happy when this happens but we are!

garu and pucca together at last

Here are Garu and Pucca, together at last :-) Garu isn't completely finished in this picture and Pucca isn't wearing all of her sticks. But who cares!



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