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new newbie

Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:38 pm

Hi Gang. 
Just back into kiting after a 20 year break in the Essex area. I was preparing a flexifoil stacker for a holiday with my nephews and was bitten by the bug again.
Currently sporting 2 Flexifoil Stacker 6's, Flexifoil Psycho, Aircraft Hat Trick (which is waiting for spares) and just taken delivery of a shiny new Reloaded.
The Hat Trick is 20 odd years old and all the rubber parts had perished, I gave one of the connectors a nasty look and it snapped in half, upon checking the rest they were in a similar condition.
The Psycho was in remarkably good condition. No perished parts- even the rubber bands that pull the sail down to the end caps were still in one piece.
I tied the sail down instead of using the rubber bands and it was airborne without much trouble.
The Stackers, what can I say? grin factor 10 all the way!

Hope to enjoy many more threads here in the future ;-)

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Re: new newbie

Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:19 am

Couldn't let a newbie post go unanswered. ;) Hello and welcome. 8)

Great to hear that the Psycho survived test of time -- even the rubber bands too! Lots of fun, that kite, spent a fair bit of time flying one in the early days. There has been a bit of resurgence in the stunt kite classics recently, and kites like the Psycho and Stranger are being re-visited under the lens of modern freestyle.

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Re: new newbie

Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:23 am

Post a picture of one of the connectors on the Hat trick - I have a bag full of old connectors I might be able to send you a few replacements.