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Title: thors hammer-for those of you who are curious
Post by: thief on July 10, 2009, 04:57 AM
as to how big it is:

(http://www.drachenwelt.at/drachenfeste/2009/5_sunderland/images/Sunderland_029.jpg)

he is not a small guy and that is not a small kite....
a pic from the Sunderland fest....
more:
http://www.drachenwelt.at/drachenfeste/2009/5_sunderland/ (http://www.drachenwelt.at/drachenfeste/2009/5_sunderland/)


Title: Re: thors hammer-for those of you who are curious
Post by: moegeo on July 10, 2009, 11:31 AM
Rob,
Who makes the banners in the background...they look very interesting.
Additonal info would be great.
Thanks, Geo.


Title: Re: thors hammer-for those of you who are curious
Post by: Gamelord on July 10, 2009, 02:27 PM
lol - and that bag holds ONE Thor's Hammer....and the leading edge needs to be broken down to even fit in the bag.


Title: Re: thors hammer-for those of you who are curious
Post by: Kantaxel on July 17, 2009, 04:06 PM
Just for a comparison: I'm six foot, and in this picture standing uphill of the wingtips.  Awesome BIG kite, that flys pretty low and tricks well, considering it weighs three pounds dry.


(http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/8931/thorshammerandjim.jpg)

 ;)


Title: Re: thors hammer-for those of you who are curious
Post by: antman on July 17, 2009, 04:34 PM
flew one of those a few years back .. pulls like a truck .. i bet you can buggy with it


Title: Re: thors hammer-for those of you who are curious
Post by: kiter on July 17, 2009, 08:07 PM
whats the quality like of the sail material/fittings ?
do they give a bit speed ?
what else can you tell us about the kite ?
thank you.


Title: Re: thors hammer-for those of you who are curious
Post by: Kantaxel on July 18, 2009, 01:32 AM
whats the quality like of the sail material/fittings ?
do they give a bit speed ?
what else can you tell us about the kite ?
thank you.

Very nice build quality-some humongus spars.....the lower spreaders are as thick as my pinkie finger................

If you're asking about windrange?...It's purported to be 3-14 MPH....................I have only flown it way down low 2-3 MPH and it had little or no pull.............still it has a very solid feel.......you know it's there, for sure.

Hope that helps,
Jim


Title: Re: thors hammer-for those of you who are curious
Post by: kiter on July 18, 2009, 02:02 AM
cool,thanks jim.


Title: Re: thors hammer-for those of you who are curious
Post by: Gamelord on July 20, 2009, 11:40 AM
What is so surprising is just how well this monster can trick.  It can flic-flac, axle (beautifully and super flat), Jacobs, 540, cascade, backspin, lazy susan.....  But, you do have to do a ton of running and the tugs are all like huge lawn-mower pulls!  In the stronger winds, I love taking off the leach line and letting this baby thunder.  It has a very nice thundering rumble as it pulls through the air - if you are wanting to get some attention, this is the kite to do that.  This is really an awesome kite to fly.


Title: Re: thors hammer-for those of you who are curious
Post by: Bodega Bay Flyer on July 20, 2009, 12:01 PM
Yes, but can it pull a wheelchair?


Title: Re: thors hammer-for those of you who are curious
Post by: EBGB on July 20, 2009, 12:18 PM
Yes.

Question is, can you steer a wheelchair with your hands full?


Title: Re: thors hammer-for those of you who are curious
Post by: Bodega Bay Flyer on July 20, 2009, 01:30 PM
Guess I'll need a buggy.