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Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:28 pm

Involo wrote:
Here are some of my favourite Classics Prism:
Vapor, Radian, Eclipse, Total Eclipse, Ozone, Alien, Illusion, I2K, enjoy them :D

Zippy8 wrote:
So we've extended the definition of "classic" to "8 year old brick" have we ? :?

Bill Lancashire wrote:
A really unhelpful reply in my opinion. We need to encourage infrequent posters and newcomers to come forward more and not make them feel uncomfortable about making posts.


You've not flown one then Bill?
 
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Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:25 pm

Craig wrote:
You've not flown one then Bill?

You disappoint me. You've missed my point entirely.

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Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:41 pm

Bill Lancashire wrote:
Craig wrote:
You've not flown one then Bill?

You disappoint me. You've missed my point entirely.


You think?

Is Involo so thin skinned he can't take some gentle ribbing, on what is widely recognised as being a poor kite.

This has never been a rainbow and unicorn forum, but one with a sense of fun, I think you missed the point.
 
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Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:19 pm

Craig wrote:
This has never been a rainbow and unicorn forum, but one with a sense of fun, I think you missed the point.

Yes, but surely there's still a need to attract new people to the Forum who may not understand and appreciate the differences between 'Forums', 'Cliques' and 'Fivers' :lol:

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Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:31 pm

I had my first 'Ballerina' test kite flying at the May 1993 Great Yarmouth Kite Festival.

Was there such a thing at Yarmouth?

We muttered the idea of a festival in Norfolk earlier in the year but
dimissed it because most flyers live across the ortherside of the country.
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Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:08 pm

didn't I see 3 powel kites rolled up somewhere els on this forum...?

would love to see them up close ;-)
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Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:12 pm

the prisms are great but I have to agree... the Y2K was a disaster...
and I love prism kites... but Imho they lost it in 99 somewhere...
the Illusion (first and second series) was, for me, the last great prism made...
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Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:40 pm

Aeri wrote:
didn't I see 3 powel kites rolled up somewhere els on this forum...?

would love to see them up close ;-)


That'd mean getting them out of the bags. [-X

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Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:31 pm

Well folks, but this thread was made to show some old/classic kites and not to discuss about how they fly, so I showed my I2K because IMHO it's a classic. I knew that a lot of people don't like it and also at Prism had noticed of flying issues of the first batches, indeed they made an update set including new bridle and standoffs to fix the troubles. My I2K features these updates so I'll see if they will work. I have just put together this kite buying a brand new sail on GWTW forum and all the spars and fittings needed, but I haven't flown it yet. However my aim was to put together a nice collection of old/discontinued Prism doesn't matter if one has some flying issues, and the I2k is part of Prism's history, so I couldn't miss it.
 
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kevspilly wrote:
I had my first 'Ballerina' test kite flying at the May 1993 Great Yarmouth Kite Festival.

Was there such a thing at Yarmouth?

We muttered the idea of a festival in Norfolk earlier in the year but
dimissed it because most flyers live across the ortherside of the country.


Yes, it certainly took place at Great Yarmouth on the beach, near to where there was a shelter on the 'promenade' (I think I can still see it looking on Google Earth) We stayed overnight during the weekend at the YHA place in the town. There were quite a few kite trader stalls set up and I also remember an area with 'used' kites for sale. I believe it took place at a weekend near to the end of May, maybe the Bank Holiday weekend. It was where I first met the 'Beccles Bunch'. They had a team set of 'Ballerinas' as they flew two-line as well as there impressive single-line kites at that time. It will be in my old diary for that year which i can check when I find it. The following two years (1994 and 1995) the Festival moved inland. I don't remember what the location was called, but it was a large site with a zoo close-by.

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Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:19 am

Another oldie but goodie:

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Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:11 pm

first series?

the colours on those where great..
brings back good memories... :-)
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dunno, 10th of july, '97
 
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Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:49 pm

first series :-)
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Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:29 pm

Aeri wrote:
first series :-)

The one with the break-y LLEs. :?

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