Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Cabrinha meets the rocks

Wow, so this one was epic for lack of a better word. Nothing complicated, but it just kept going and going. Our customer said that he was in heavy surf and the kite came down and was pushed against a rock wall. There were rips everywhere. We thought this looked quite good after the sewing. Our grey and orange repairs fit right in with the colors.

Monday, November 16, 2009

cabrinha kite repair | we have this weird color

So I bought this cloth wondering if we'd ever use it. Sure enough Cabrinha makes kites in this strange yellow.
cabrinha kite repair by windfire designs
cabrinha kite repair by windfire designs
Believe it or not, there was a rip down the middle of these three lines of stitching. This is the sort of alignment that we achieve on all our repairs.

Wainman Rabbit leading edge repair and shape test

This repair runs the full length of this wide shot. Here we are just shape testing it with a new bladder. The seam blew out from the H over to the next junction. We had to rebuild both edges over that length.