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End of an Era - R-Sky

Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:46 pm

I know that we aren't the greatest fan boys of R-Sky sites on here, but this is really sad news:

25 years old!
Captain Tricks, Major, Feeling, Cyrius, Histrion, Eden, Maya, Queen Maya, Frezy, Opium, Nirvana, Jordana, Krystal, KFX, NFX, Hobby, Essenciel, Fifteen, Krystal, Shooter, Blvd 'X, Shift, Bird' X, Unik, Next, K07, NSE, Manga, NFX Sport, Wao, Initial, Toxic, Extend, Diablis, Vision, Still, KSE, N3E and all their wind declinations. Bars, Icone, R-tube, accessories...
25 years of projects, creations, design, competitions, challenges, 25 years of victories, emotion, passion, 25 years of sharing and happiness with you!
Today the kite is different, we helped it grow, we helped it build itself with all the energy that characterizes us.
But the challenges have moved away. The lack of motivation, enthusiasm, the general level down, the desertion of riders, non-existent manufacturers, mass closed shops, a federation not very inclined to modernity, to make this sport, a great sport, do not we don't even believe that this could happen one day.
So we decided to stop the production of acrobatic kites.
However, our passion remains intact, and we will use our energy to other aspects of kites, event organizing, competition and producing large kites.
Naturally, the wind and kite experience will have led us to the decoration of the street skies of city centers, and aerial architecture will be part of our upcoming activities
We are also working on the creation of ephemeral museums of sculptures on intra-muros sand.
It is with great pleasure that we will meet you on our next organizations.
25 years of emotions, with a team and riders we deeply loved and still love.
A big page is turning for R-SKY, however, with still some great ideas in the boxes...
Thank you all for participating near or far in this great adventure.
Roger and Sylvie
 
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Re: End of an Era - R-Sky

Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:12 pm

Wow, very sad news, I was a big fanboy back in the day and have owned at least 10 of the above mentioned kites. Roger and the team really advanced all levels kite flying, what a shame they will be missed :(

What a fantastic time we all had at the R-Sky organised Freestyle World Cup in Cap d'Agde, 2005, hard to believe that was 16 years ago.

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Re: End of an Era - R-Sky

Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:00 pm

A sense of loss.
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Re: End of an Era - R-Sky

Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:46 pm

I liked my Nirvanas (even though one of them started to fall apart the first time I flew it).

Sad day.
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Re: End of an Era - R-Sky

Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:04 pm

It certainly felt like, pretty soon after I started flying, they were forefront in ushering in a new era of kites, flying and competitions. It's a sad day.