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Title: ummm.....anyone else see this?????
Post by: thief on July 13, 2009, 04:15 PM
Very Interesting and tempting to see!!!!!!

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_DisLWwkY2JE/SluseuYSY1I/AAAAAAAAAIU/-gy_-doavNk/s1600/black_fire_mill09.jpg) (http://jordanairkites.blogspot.com/2009/07/new-millennium.html)



Title: Re: ummm.....anyone else see this?????
Post by: kiteslinger on July 13, 2009, 05:48 PM
NICE!!!!!!!




Title: Re: ummm.....anyone else see this?????
Post by: ezme6 on July 13, 2009, 06:07 PM
if you click on the X a nice thing happens 8)


Title: Re: ummm.....anyone else see this?????
Post by: thief on July 13, 2009, 06:14 PM
(http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs195.snc1/6580_102130730487_711365487_2175559_7735683_n.jpg)
that better??????
even so it is worth it to click on a Red X


Title: Re: ummm.....anyone else see this?????
Post by: adx1592 on July 14, 2009, 07:04 AM
Not a fan of the yellow nose.. (?), but otherwise, it looks sweeeeet.
isnt a guy mentioned in there the one that made the synchro?


Title: Re: ummm.....anyone else see this?????
Post by: CTaylor on July 14, 2009, 11:15 AM
Not a fan of the yellow nose.. (?), but otherwise, it looks sweeeeet.
isnt a guy mentioned in there the one that made the synchro?

This is basically the kite the Synchro was derived from.  It's in Herb's notes about bridles.  So are these picked up direct from Dean?


Title: Re: ummm.....anyone else see this?????
Post by: JimB on July 14, 2009, 11:22 AM
I thought it was the other way around.

The Millennium was derived from the Synchro?


Title: Re: ummm.....anyone else see this?????
Post by: CTaylor on July 14, 2009, 11:31 AM
I thought it was the other way around.

The Millennium was derived from the Synchro?
I thought Herb was flying these, maybe it was the X-1, before he came up with the Synchro.


Title: Re: ummm.....anyone else see this?????
Post by: thief on July 14, 2009, 12:47 PM
from what Dean was writing about it sounds more like it was the Mill.'s came first then Herb was helping with the bridling.....
sweet sweet kites....
Yes Dean is making them again....
they are not available yet....but the plan is for them to be....only available from one place though (not GWTW)...and i have idea what the price might be.......

r


Title: Re: ummm.....anyone else see this?????
Post by: zippy8 on July 15, 2009, 02:07 AM
I thought it was the other way around.

The Millennium was derived from the Synchro?
Is it OK to shoot a moderator ?!?!

What manner of blasphemy is this ! Millennium came first; the Synchro is but a knock off derivative Johnny-come-lately Xerox of the original.

Mike,  :P
had a Millennium, has a Synchro.


Title: Re: ummm.....anyone else see this?????
Post by: JimB on July 15, 2009, 02:58 PM
Alwrighty then..  ???


Title: Re: ummm.....anyone else see this?????
Post by: chilese on July 15, 2009, 04:02 PM
JimB and zippy8 at odds with each other!!!  :o

How come the Synchro always seems to get the ink if the Millennium was first?

This is like wondering if Mighty Mouse could beat SuperMan in a fair fight.


Title: Re: ummm.....anyone else see this?????
Post by: thief on July 15, 2009, 06:14 PM
How come the Synchro always seems to get the ink if the Millennium was first?
This is like wondering if Mighty Mouse could beat SuperMan in a fair fight.
prolly because Herb was much more anal retentive than Dean is...........


Title: Re: ummm.....anyone else see this?????
Post by: CTaylor on July 16, 2009, 11:14 AM
JimB and zippy8 at odds with each other!!!  :o

How come the Synchro always seems to get the ink if the Millennium was first?

This is like wondering if Mighty Mouse could beat SuperMan in a fair fight.

Herb built the Synchro to absolute lowest weight possible at the time.  He also matched every spars weight from one side of the kite to the other for a perfect balance.  IIRC he weighed spars, on a jeweler's scale, to the nearest .01 of a gram.   ???    My guess was QC was top notch with one and OK with the other.


Title: Re: ummm.....anyone else see this?????
Post by: zippy8 on July 16, 2009, 10:14 PM
IIRC he weighed spars, on a jeweler's scale, to the nearest .01 of a gram.   ??? 
My Synchro has the spar weights painted on but only to one decimal place. I like a good bit of kite legend but let's not get carried away here  ;)

Of course if you want to be really picky then you'd assess each spar's stiffness as well as mass.

I'm sure Dean's absolutely sick of every time the Millennium gets spoken about, the Synchro gets brought up too. I'll be following developments at Air Jordan and thinking about getting one of these new, old kites.

Mike.


Title: Re: ummm.....anyone else see this?????
Post by: thief on July 24, 2009, 04:18 AM
update: http://jordanairkites.blogspot.com/2009/07/new-millennium-are-now-available.html?showComment=1248433971055#c2733105112492312241 (http://jordanairkites.blogspot.com/2009/07/new-millennium-are-now-available.html?showComment=1248433971055#c2733105112492312241)
459$...................hmm.....rivals a synchro.........hmmmmm.....


Title: Re: ummm.....anyone else see this?????
Post by: zippy8 on July 25, 2009, 10:46 PM
459$...................hmm.....rivals a synchro.........hmmmmm.....
Do you know where to get a brand new Synchro for $459 ?  :o

Mike.