I used to fly loads, back in the early/mid 90s. Attending most festivals, but only as a punter as a rule. Enjoyed the odd ROK fight though
So, dusted off my kites the other month, hoping to get my 2 daughters into it too. Crikey, hasn't the kite scene dropped off!
Where are all the big festivals?
Anyway, it's good to be back! I'm after a new kite, although there doesn't seem to be a lot around in terms of 2 line sport kites, or am I wrong?
My current (old skool) kite bag consists of the following:
TOTL VIP, made by and purchased from Carl, back in the day.
Prism Macro Ion
Stranger (needs new rubber bands on the wing tips) any ideas, anyone?
Flexifoil Super 10
High Flyers Team Spirit and Club Spectre
Couple of ROKs
Rare Air, can't remember the name, but same size as the Snap, with vented trailing edges.
I was just starting to get into tricks before I stopped flying but I want to get into this again. I'm looking for a single kite that will make me smile. To complement what I already have. something to fly in "perfect" 8mph wind LOL
I want to do more tricks, nothing mental, but to build on my basic tricks. I'm thinking, flares, cascades, flat spins, cascade, yo-yo take off etc etc. Like I said, nothing mental..... to start! ha ha
There doesn't seem to be much out there, except for Prism and I'm not sure they are what they were. I've always coveted my my best mate's old Phantom Elite, I bought the VIP instead of one, all those years ago. I've always fancied a Benson kite, so I'm thinking Outer Space or old skool Phantom? I see Carl still has a web page, but does he still make kites?
I am happy to (the wife says I can) spend top dollar for the right kite, but I'm open to suggestion. I don't have loads to spend on several kites, but I want to treat myself to something nice.
Cheers in advance.