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Re: Phantom - 20th Anniversary: The Highflyers Era (1990-1992)

Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:34 pm
by Bill Lancashire
Scotty wrote:
I rigged my Buzz Phantom up as a "quantom" for a while. It was great fun flying it around like a normal stunt kite and then stopping it dead or spinning it...of course nobody would look twice nowadays but back then these things didn't really happen!

Dave,

I've sent you a PM (Personal Message).

Bill.

Re: Phantom - 20th Anniversary: The Highflyers Era (1990-199

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:49 pm
by roboade
Wowza, how very interesting. Apologies for digging up and old thread.

I have a Highflyers Shadow that has been packaged in the deepest recesses of my wardrobe. Got it from the Covent Garden kite store in London (in a mad moment, as you do). Must be about 15 years old. Never taken to the skies, how sad. Anyway now that I have young kids I might give it a blast, though I'm trying to restrict 'em to their cheap "Spirit Of Air" kite off Amazon (Javelin, very nice).

I did unwrap the Shadow the other day and put it together. Initial thought.... wow thats a big kite!

Take it Highflyers went out of business, a Google search reveals not very much on them, except for this site.

Any insight on these, easy to fly, unforgiving etc....

Ade

Re: Phantom - 20th Anniversary: The Highflyers Era (1990-199

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:54 pm
by Benderdog
Nabbed this fella the other day. Took it out for some fun in the sun, and flies wonderfully! Forgot how low the wind-range can be!
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Re: Phantom - 20th Anniversary: The Highflyers Era (1990-199

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:31 am
by Bill Lancashire
A good find. One of the early 1990 models with Black/Orange/Blue label and blue LE tape tape.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

Re: Phantom - 20th Anniversary: The Highflyers Era (1990-1992)

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:58 am
by Bill Lancashire
I have now gathered together the information I posted in this Thread and the others Threads that I started in 2009 about the history of the Phantom Kite. It can be found in the Facebook Group entitled 'Phantom Kites' ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/586380618066242/ ). That Group can now be a place for reference and for people to post photographs of their own Phantoms and anything related to the Phantom kite including any 'Wants' or 'For Sales', flying experiences etc..

Re: Phantom - 20th Anniversary: The Highflyers Era (1990-1992)

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 4:54 am
by midibot
I wanted to share a pic I took today of a Highflyers I recently acquired (estate sale). 

It is in stunningly good condition and looked like it had rarely been assembled, if at all. It even has what appears to be original black rubber bands on the lower spreaders, both at the centre T and lower spreader/leading edge connector points.

Couldn't resist putting it up for a few minutes, just...to experience it. 

A completely different era of flight.

(Hope I have done this properly)

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Re: Phantom - 20th Anniversary: The Highflyers Era (1990-1992)

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 10:48 am
by jad
I loved my highflyers phantom. Flew it so much I wore it out.

Re: Phantom - 20th Anniversary: The Highflyers Era (1990-1992)

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 10:52 am
by jad
When my highflyers phantom was too worn out to fix I cut it up and made a few kite sleeves so it would live on.

Re: Phantom - 20th Anniversary: The Highflyers Era (1990-1992)

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 10:56 am
by Michel
Nice Phantom! 8)

Join the Phantom's group on Facebook and share your pictures and comments!

Have nice flights with this beauty.