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Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:41 pm

Zippy8 wrote:
Aeri wrote:
first series :-)

The one with the break-y LLEs. :?

Mike.


Hmmm ... now whats that old saying ... a bad workman ... :P

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Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:54 pm

Well the '98 Illusion got custom reinforced LLE spars (an extra wrap at the LE connector) to try to stop the wingtips simply snapping clean off so....

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Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:03 pm

Happened to me once, Mike.
Indeed, snapped completely at the APA.
 
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Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:36 pm

if you've ever seen mark reed fly you know why...
Old school was a great school
 
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Re: Post your Favourite 'OLD' Kite Pics

Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:14 pm

Very nice oldtimers, thanks for posting ! 8)

Zippy8 wrote:
Wolfe Designs Big Brother 2 and Big Brother 2 Vented
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Not exactly Mike.

The Big Brother vented shown on your second picture is a Big Brother I vented.

The Big Brother II vented looks like this :

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And the Big Brother I standard :

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Re: Post your Favourite 'OLD' Kite Pics

Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:09 am

Sticks head above parapet and says "Hi"

Found this forum by accident - I'll add pictures of my Kites once I've taken some - most pictures of them are on film prints as they pre-date digital equipment

Early 50's been kite flying for maybe 30 years - took it up as a cheaper wind in your hair alternative to sailing as that got too expensive when you saddle yourself with a mortgage and other life essentials as well as living in the middle of East Anglia.

It's funny that this thread says "old" kites cos that's all I have - I haven't bought a new one for maybe 10 years

Kite collection/History (I still have them all)

Highflyers – Generation (first kite for many years after a Peter Powell fell to bits) and Club sport (2 so flown stacked)
Powerhouse – Adrenaline
Flexifoil - Phsyco
Air Dynamics- Dharma SP Ultralight (orange)
HQ - Baby Tana & Obsession
Benson - Box of tricks
Spirit of Air – Kaos ("signed as last one" - now they've restarted making it seems so I should fly it more)
Kited - Neutrino
Revolution EXP

Plus a couple of flexifoil "flying duvets" and a soft foil as well as a few other odds and sods

I'm quite precious with some of them (Dharma, Box of tricks, Kaos, Baby Tana, Neutrino & Rev 1.5) they are all perfect or very close to it.

The others depending on age have seen a lot of action and are probably classified as "well used"

The "Psycho" is battered beyond belief as it's been folded up into hand luggage and flown wherever I've been on holiday (USA & Europe) but I love the fact that the harder the wind blows the more frantic and fun the kite gets.

Won't be too long with pics hopefully....
Adrenaline, Psycho, BOT, Kaos, Obsession , Generation, Club sport (2), Dharma SP Ultralight, Baby Tana, Neutrino, Rev and a couple of duvets
 
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Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:35 pm

Highflyers – Generation (it appears I have two) nice little durable trainer kite for nieces and nephews who are now all grown up

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Club Sport (Staked one - Oldest and faded)

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And the less faded front one

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Adrenaline (seems I've robbed the spars at some stage)

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And then we get into the ones that I fly the most

Psycho - filthy dirty and battered purchased in Jan 96 so now 20 years old

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BOT

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Obsession (without that bloody keel bow)

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Kaos

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As previously stated it got signed as the last one so I didn't fly it as much as I should but it seems they are making it again so it's going to get used a lot now

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Air Dynamics- Dharma SP Ultralight (orange)

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HQ - Baby Tana

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Kited - Neutrino

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One purchased in the USA because it was cheap and there was a shortage of breeze

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Duvet

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Soft foil (New Tech)

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Freebie (Silk Cut)

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Adrenaline, Psycho, BOT, Kaos, Obsession , Generation, Club sport (2), Dharma SP Ultralight, Baby Tana, Neutrino, Rev and a couple of duvets
 
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Re: Post your Favourite 'OLD' Kite Pics

Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:33 am

Ever see a real 10.5ft trick kite?

Flying Wings 'Pandora's Box'

https://goo.gl/photos/xcTaeicj2pT4QQri6
 
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Re: Post your Favourite 'OLD' Kite Pics

Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:16 pm

OC Pablo wrote:
Ever see a real 10.5ft trick kite?


No relation to "Thor's Hammer"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZoQltZdFJs
 
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Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:47 pm

Stan Doff wrote:
OC Pablo wrote:
Ever see a real 10.5ft trick kite?


No relation to "Thor's Hammer"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZoQltZdFJs


That is some impressive flying on a 10ft wing...
 
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Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:28 pm

OC Pablo wrote:
Stan Doff wrote:
OC Pablo wrote:
Ever see a real 10.5ft trick kite?


No relation to "Thor's Hammer"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZoQltZdFJs


That is some impressive flying on a 10ft wing...


3.95m which is near enough 13 feet.....
http://www.m-petz.de/Drachen/Drachentasche/Thammer.htm

....and this is what it takes to fly it in strong winds:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8WYIba7D3Y