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Where to find Kite Spar
« on: June 25, 2010, 09:09:11 pm »
i did a search on these boards and didnt see any links to a website about where to get KiteSpar. So im sorry if i missed one. But does any one have a website to get it from?
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Re: Where to find Kite Spar
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2010, 09:16:39 pm »
Yeah what he said since he's a hair faster then I am.
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Re: Where to find Kite Spar
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2010, 09:19:44 pm »
thanks guys. Eoin, are you ever returning or planning to visit our practices?
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Re: Where to find Kite Spar
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2010, 09:32:55 pm »
thanks guys. Eoin, are you ever returning or planning to visit our practices?

I graduated and moved down to Pittsburgh. So not likely to make it up to Maeth practices. I should be able to make Winter Invasion and possibly a day event if you guys are still doing the bi-monthlies. I'm looking at being able to make Baden. Of course I haven't really held a weapon since I broke my ankle so more realistically I should start planning to make it to Angaron practices.
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Re: Where to find Kite Spar
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2010, 02:59:38 pm »
Is there any kitesbar that can be used as a core for a 6-foot mini-glaive without insta-snapping?

I was looking at the FL-745 (.745” OD .670” ID), even though that core only comes in at 5 ft. 5 in.  Any opinions on people that know this stuff?  I tend to swing particularly hard and "through" people when I'm using a red, could this core handle that?

Anything larger and the weight is approaching the core of a bandshoppe pole anyway, and a bandshoppe pole is cheaper.    
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Re: Where to find Kite Spar
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2010, 05:39:32 pm »
Goodwind is the only place where I would suggest ordering Kitespar. I know multiple people who have found somewhere cheaper, but are very disgruntled when they realize they got what they paid for. Goodwind is the only place I recommend ordering from.

Glaum made a 7' spear out of banshoppe pole, and its so incredibly light... Maybe that would work for your glaive too? I honestly don't know how kitespar would holdup in a glaive. I know we snap the hollow core in blues, and they are only ~30-40 inches, max. The thicker dimensions would obviously help, but I can't speak from experience on the matter. Trial and error time! lol
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Re: Where to find Kite Spar
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2010, 07:58:28 pm »
Some guy at Ragnarok two years ago made a red out of .606" kitespar, and filled the entire thing with Gorilla Glue.  It was still light as hell and evidently very very strong.

Maybe try that?
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Re: Where to find Kite Spar
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2010, 09:56:52 pm »
Someone over on the Bel boards posted about a red he made from .75 kitespar, I believe. He said it broke pretty quickly.

Do you really want anything lighter than bandshoppe for a 6' red? Bandshoppe would get my vote.
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Re: Where to find Kite Spar
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2010, 10:28:57 pm »
Is there any kitesbar that can be used as a core for a 6-foot mini-glaive without insta-snapping?

I was looking at the FL-745 (.745” OD .670” ID), even though that core only comes in at 5 ft. 5 in.  Any opinions on people that know this stuff?  I tend to swing particularly hard and "through" people when I'm using a red, could this core handle that?

Anything larger and the weight is approaching the core of a bandshoppe pole anyway, and a bandshoppe pole is cheaper.

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Re: Where to find Kite Spar
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2010, 10:39:24 pm »
Do you really want anything lighter than bandshoppe for a 6' red? Bandshoppe would get my vote.

Its more about having a light core so I can counterweight the weapon precisely on my own terms.  My 6 ft. red is about 54 ounces, and that's just about right -- I can swing plenty hard to make shields shatter but still throw quick one-handed leg snipes.

Thanks, Dudley, I saw those super cores and they're legit, but I'm too iffy on trying them for my use.

Thanks for other vet advice, I think that bandshoppe pole I already cut down is gonna be my homie afterall :) .  In the end, I like me an invinci-core.
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Re: Where to find Kite Spar
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2010, 01:10:15 am »
I'm in the process of building a glaive onto one of them, I'll let you know how it turns out.
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Re: Where to find Kite Spar
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2010, 02:01:12 am »
I'm in the process of building a glaive onto one of them, I'll let you know how it turns out.

awesome, thanks for being the guinea pig :)

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Re: Where to find Kite Spar
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2010, 07:57:58 pm »
Beware: Bandcore for 6-footers means lots of padding to soak up the utter inflexibility of the core.  Mine's 3/8 4#, 1/2" 2#, 1xblue, 3/8" Yoga and it's pretty mean at the top end of the power spectrum.
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