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Kites! Kites! Kites! => Sport Kites => Topic started by: Steve on February 05, 2010, 04:24 PM



Title: YEA!
Post by: Steve on February 05, 2010, 04:24 PM
http://sportkite.com/ (http://sportkite.com/)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3588/3451262808_b404f91bb9.jpg)


Title: Re: YEA!
Post by: chilese on February 05, 2010, 05:06 PM
If you love smooth flying kites and well done applique, these are wonderful. Allen has one of the most beautiful vented kites by Mr. Betancourt.
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_3waCPW86CRA/S11mns4Ut8I/AAAAAAAABfo/JtUcAg8WQOo/s400/46694%20Betancourt.jpg) (http://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/2008Kites#5430609557927016386)


Title: Re: YEA!
Post by: Allen Carter on February 05, 2010, 05:37 PM
[url]http://sportkite.com/[/url] ([url]http://sportkite.com/[/url])


Like it never went away.   :)


Title: Re: YEA!
Post by: Allen Carter on February 05, 2010, 05:49 PM
Fresh meat!

(http://sportkite.com/rev_manaia.jpg)


Title: Re: YEA!
Post by: MtnFlyer on February 05, 2010, 07:19 PM
Nice to see again! Love the shot of that Rev.  8)

(http://inlinethumb53.webshots.com/24948/2675256730064770744S425x425Q85.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2675256730064770744QuUkAO)


Title: Re: YEA!
Post by: Lee S on February 05, 2010, 09:42 PM
Nice!  And, both kites on the main page are mine,all mine. (black kite originally owned by/made for Rod Lee)  Pictures by the always fabulous David Sabilino. :)


Title: Re: YEA!
Post by: KaoS on February 05, 2010, 10:24 PM
Fresh meat!

([url]http://sportkite.com/rev_manaia.jpg[/url])


Hmmm.... what's with the funny leading edge mesh?  Amazing back lighting on the kite in such dark conditions   ;D


Title: Re: YEA!
Post by: anOldMan on February 06, 2010, 01:25 AM
It seems the only limit is your imagination. Absolutely great!  :)


Title: Re: YEA!
Post by: John Welden on February 06, 2010, 10:10 AM
The Vanishing Point is one sweet flyin kite. 


Title: Re: YEA!
Post by: Bill Rogers on February 07, 2010, 08:44 AM
Nice to see Peter making kites again.


Title: Re: YEA!
Post by: kiteslinger on February 07, 2010, 09:06 AM
nice to see Peter back on the sewing machine



(http://inlinethumb12.webshots.com/30155/2862838310072413283S600x600Q85.jpg)

rainbow warrior is nice too lee



Title: Re: YEA!
Post by: kiteslinger on February 07, 2010, 09:10 AM
here's another one of peter's creation that was made for my wife

rev 2 wings

(http://inlinethumb51.webshots.com/24178/2558324130072413283S600x600Q85.jpg)


Title: Re: YEA!
Post by: kiteslinger on February 07, 2010, 09:16 AM
Lee...what's this one???????

(http://inlinethumb18.webshots.com/19473/2784028390072413283S600x600Q85.jpg)


Title: Re: YEA!
Post by: kiteslinger on February 07, 2010, 09:31 AM
photo credit:
Brenda Johnson


blk.& blue rev 2's



(http://inlinethumb10.webshots.com/29385/2638137220072413283S600x600Q85.jpg)


Title: Re: YEA!
Post by: mikenchico on February 07, 2010, 09:31 AM
Everybody who has flown the Warrior Steve posted has liked it, and the graphic is ..  8) .. notice the blue leading edge & body and how Peter lined the rainbow fabric up so it fades in from the leading edge. Art & Craftsmanship.

([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3588/3451262808_b404f91bb9.jpg[/url])


*Dave - I think that's a Warrior, maybe a custom? The wingtips and the rest match Steve's & the one's Charly has had on eBay.



Title: Re: YEA!
Post by: Allen Carter on February 07, 2010, 10:18 AM
Lee...what's this one???????

([url]http://inlinethumb18.webshots.com/19473/2784028390072413283S600x600Q85.jpg[/url])


That's a Wind Whip UL.

They are similar to a Bad Boy at about .90 scale. It looks odd in this picture due to tilt & POV. This particular kite came from the Sunnyvale home for underflown old skool kites. :-)


Title: Re: YEA!
Post by: Lee S on February 09, 2010, 10:44 PM
Lee...what's this one???????

([url]http://inlinethumb18.webshots.com/19473/2784028390072413283S600x600Q85.jpg[/url])


That's a Wind Whip UL.

They are similar to a Bad Boy at about .90 scale. It looks odd in this picture due to tilt & POV. This particular kite came from the Sunnyvale home for underflown old skool kites. :-)


Oh Mr Carter,

Oh, sad, sad Mr Carter,

You have officially now owned way too many kites. That is in fact an AirZero, made by X-Kites, of Soquel CA, Peter's old company, or one of many I had forgotten myself, so I had to go look. As your punishment, you must now send me a Vanishing Point of your choosing.

p.s., for those outside this inside joke, that's one of Allen's old "extra" kites.


Title: Re: YEA!
Post by: Allen Carter on February 10, 2010, 08:01 AM
Well, there's a reason my feeble old brain spit out WindWhip UL, but I had to go back to 2005 email with Peter to figure it out.



>>I have a couple of questions about an AerZero I picked up recently.
>>It's really heavy. Weighs in at 178 grams (6.3oz)
>>
>>There was some obvious extra meat in the form of full size APA LE fittings and what >>look like too substatial standoffs. I took the thing apart and found that the LLEs and >>spine are Skinny SUL rather than the regular, dainty, Skinny ULs.
>
>What you have there is a Wind Whip UL. Nice kite.

Of course the sail is marked AerZero, not Wind Whip, so someone had messed around with the frame. With specs from Peter I put the frame back the way it should have been and the kite was back to around 5oz. Nice kite.

(WW & AZ have the same size sail)

So, yes I have had too many kites. But at least there was some reason for my confusion. This time.   :)


Title: Re: YEA!
Post by: Steve on February 10, 2010, 09:27 AM
Run, don't walk:

(http://sportkite.com/hanab_ku_small.jpg) (http://sportkite.com/)


Title: Re: YEA!
Post by: thief on February 10, 2010, 10:23 AM
we used to carry PEter's kites.....SOOOO nice....i never did get one for myself though........stoopid me...