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1st generation Nirvana on Ebay

Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:11 pm

1st generation 'Vana on Ebay - looks pretty minty too

http://www.ebay.com/itm/171492607569?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

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Re: 1st generation Nirvana on Ebay

Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:11 am

There was an early unbadged one from the same seller last month,from a (presumably deceased) kiter's collection

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kite-2-Line-S ... _cvip=true
 
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Re: 1st generation Nirvana on Ebay

Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:36 am

Holy smokes Batman ... 150 quid for a no badger 'Vana with thread rot.

I only hope they fly it *gently*

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Re: 1st generation Nirvana on Ebay

Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:57 pm

And after all these years it's still one of the best sport kites ever!
 
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Re: 1st generation Nirvana on Ebay

Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:30 pm

Somebody's for £135.

This week he's got a Benson BOT..or a matchbox,I can't tell

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kite-2-Line-Stu ... 27eea40f39
 
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Re: 1st generation Nirvana on Ebay

Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:48 pm

Stan Doff wrote:
This week he's got a Benson BOT..or a matchbox,I can't tell

They say that the stick in the photo is 1m long, which would make the kite just over 1m wingspan - not long enough for either. A Matchbox is 1.93m (76") and a BoT is 2.36m (93"). But the BoT usually had the white sections of the 'box' at the top and bottom, while the Matchbox was usually white at the left and right, so I'm guessing it's a Box of Tricks.

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Re: 1st generation Nirvana on Ebay

Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:58 pm

He sold a nice looking Phantom a little while back too ... anyone here bought any of these kites ?

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Re: 1st generation Nirvana on Ebay

Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:14 pm

RoyReed wrote:
They say that the stick in the photo is 1m long, which would make the kite just over 1m wingspan - not long enough for either. A Matchbox is 1.93m (76") and a BoT is 2.36m (93"). But the BoT usually had the white sections of the 'box' at the top and bottom, while the Matchbox was usually white at the left and right, so I'm guessing it's a Box of Tricks.

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If I remember correctly this seller has also used a "2m stick" in previous listings so I think that "1m" is a typo.

I looked at the specs for both kites on Kitepower.com and never noticed the difference in panel layout,but since you pointed it out,it seems blindingly obvious.
 
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Re: 1st generation Nirvana on Ebay

Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:37 pm

fworley wrote:
He sold a nice looking Phantom a little while back too ... anyone here bought any of these kites ?

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http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/ ... h/$_57.JPG
£103.50

(I didn't buy it)