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Bill Lancashire
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Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:58 pm

Michel wrote:
One of the nicest PEUL (IMHO) :


I know where that one came from :) .

Is it yours now Michel?.

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Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:59 pm

Yes Bill !
 
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:57 pm

Wowee. Fantastic article!
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Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:22 pm

A really wonderful anthology! I never realized that the Outer Space and Fusion were so closely related to the Phantom but I now see their flying and handling in a new light, great stuff :D
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My beauty, build in '05
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Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:14 am

hi Bill

Great history lesson for the phantom. Had just started talking to Tim about an order when I first starting reading your series. Didn't realize there was such a background behind this kite. Have now placed the order and can not wait to fly it.
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Re: Phantom-20th Anniversary: The Phantom Elite (1996 - Present)

Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:01 pm

I've got an old phantom elite standard, with fizz tag, 1995-6 I think, still flies beautifully. will post a picture
 
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Re: Phantom-20th Anniversary: The Phantom Elite (1996 - Present)

Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:07 pm

Jackdreadhayward wrote:
I've got an old phantom elite standard, with fizz tag, 1995-6 I think, still flies beautifully. will post a picture


Looking forward to seeing your kite.
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Re: Phantom-20th Anniversary: The Phantom Elite (1996 - Present)

Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:16 pm

Bill Lancashire wrote:
Jackdreadhayward wrote:
I've got an old phantom elite standard, with fizz tag, 1995-6 I think, still flies beautifully. will post a picture


Looking forward to seeing your kite.


Here you go, been out today so I snapped a quick pic

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Fantastic article by the way, great to see the whole history of this kite
 
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Re: Phantom-20th Anniversary: The Phantom Elite (1996 - Present)

Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:09 am

Jackdreadhayward wrote:
Bill Lancashire wrote:
Jackdreadhayward wrote:
I've got an old phantom elite standard, with fizz tag, 1995-6 I think, still flies beautifully. will post a picture


Looking forward to seeing your kite.


Here you go, been out today so I snapped a quick pic

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Fantastic article by the way, great to see the whole history of this kite


Just a quick update, I've been trying Andy Wardley's Dihedral Active bridle on this kite, link to the page is here http://wardley.org/kites/bridle/dihedral.html it makes quite a difference in terms of trickability without effecting its normal characteristics, definitely recommend trying it
 
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Re: Phantom-20th Anniversary: The Phantom Elite (1996 - Present)

Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:07 pm

Absolutely Cracking.
A work of art.
Well done.
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Re: Phantom-20th Anniversary: The Phantom Elite (1996 - Present)

Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:54 pm

This is my Phantom. It's labelled "Highfliers". I would be interested to hear anything about them. I used to have a Buzz Phantom too...sold it years ago...this kite predated them, I believe. It must be about 1989 or thereabouts. Thanks for any help anyone can give.

Great thread...beautiful photographs...sorry mine was just a quick snap.

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Last edited by Scotty on Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.
 
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Re: Phantom-20th Anniversary: The Phantom Elite (1996 - Present)

Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:29 am

Scotty wrote:
This is my Phantom. It's labelled "Highfliers". I would be interested to hear anything about them

Another most excellent thread here.

Re: your avatar.... :shock:

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Re: Phantom-20th Anniversary: The Phantom Elite (1995 - Present)

Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:26 am

Zippy8 wrote:
Scotty wrote:
This is my Phantom. It's labelled "Highfliers". I would be interested to hear anything about them

Another most excellent thread here.
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Thanks Mike for pointing 'Scotty' to that forum thread.

Here are the links to the full set of forum threads I wrote on the Phantom history:

1.The Early Years (1989 - 1990)
2.The Highflyers Era (1990 - 1992)
3.The 'Original' Benson Phantom (1991 - 95)
4.The Phantom Elite (1995 - Present)

'Scotty', your Highflyers Phantom is from the era described on the second thread above.

It was made at Highflyers' first 'workshop' which was located in a house overlooking the beach in Polzeath, Cornwall. It is identified by the 'blue, orange and black' label which was used for a short period from early 1990 to about September in the same year.

Similar kites are as shown in the 3rd and 4th photographs in the thread.

It would be nice if you could provide any more history of your example such as where it was bought and when. Also some information on it's present condition and originality would be of interest.

Please get in touch if you need more information.

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Re: Phantom-20th Anniversary: The Phantom Elite (1995 - Present)

Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:41 pm

Oh dear...sorry for that faux pas...I'm not greatly experienced in forum ettiquette.

Thanks Zippy and Bill for the links. I'll post my picture to the appropriate location. I would also delete my post here but by doing that I may make things worse... I'll try to edit it to make sense of what has developed!

Grovellingly...

Dave.