Sunday, January 25, 2009

Cuben Fiber Mini Photons

These new little kites we are making are very exciting for me.  They are made from .040 carbon and the fabric is Cuben Fiber.  This stuff is like owning a little piece of science fiction for us.  Having a roll of this around is very intimidating—having several rolls is also expensive.  I've found that it's difficult to figure out what to do with it.  Not because it's hard to use, although it is that to a degree, but more the fact that the stuff is just so amazing that you really want to use it in an amazing way—not always easy to work out how to.  Ruth is painting them too with oil paint.  Very exciting stuff for us.  The mini photon is a sweet size for flying around in the front yard.  The small wire fitting is something that I'm very proud of.  They are stainless steel and hand formed.  This is from .025 stainless wire.

1 comment:

Mark Whiting said...

I want to see videos :-)

As I said before the fittings are super cool.