I hesitated posting my threads about the 'Phantom' history, thinking it would be of little interest to readers here. I was wrong. I've had lots of support, mainly via PMs from folks. It seems a lot like looking back with nostalgia, although most won't admit it.
It would be nice to have further kite threads on specific 'Old' classic kites if someone has such information.
For now I'd like to start this thread as I'd like to see some of the old classics again.
I'm going to be really boring and not post a single photo in the first posting, but you've seen probably too many of my 'oldies' recently. When I decide which is my real favourite one of them, I'll put it up.
Anyway, here's a non exhaustive list of kite makes and models for starters:
Action Kites - Fire Dart, Sky Dart
Air Craft Kites - Legend 190, Legend 250
Air Dynamics- Dharma, Outsider, Dark Star
Benson - Phantom, Bantam, Box of tricks, Reflex, Fusion, Tempo
Betancourt - Stiletto, Centurion, Savage
Buena Vista (Invento) - Catalyst, XTC
Flexifoil - Phsyco, Scorpion, Stranger, Matrix
Ground Zero - Jester
Herb Weldon - Synchro
Highflyers, Phantom, Bantam, Team Spirit
Jordan Air - Millenium
Matheson - Sandpiper, Aziza
Mike Simmons- Tracer, Trixter
Mullins - Area 51, S4
Peter Powell - Nylon
Powerhouse - Blade
Prism - Eclipse
Rare Air - Pro cheater, Flash Rat, Flash Angel
Spirit of Air
The Kite Store - Lightflite
Top of The Line - Spin-Off, north Shore Radical
Vlieger Op - Speedwing
Note: above list edited to add ones that I forgot, but posted later in this thread.
Show us which is your favourite