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Title: Stranger UL
Post by: indigo_wolf on May 12, 2010, 11:34 AM
Does anyone have the spar specs for the Stranger UL.  Was it a production kite or a frame mod?

Flexifoil still have the specs for the Std.  among their legacy manuals, but the UL is absent.

Edit: OK... a vague reference to SkyShark 5P on KitePower, but not a full spar list.  :(

ATB,
Sam


Title: Re: Stranger UL
Post by: zippy8 on May 12, 2010, 11:51 AM
Was it a production kite or a frame mod?
Proddy kite. Very spendy version too. Icky sail as opposed to Carrington for the STD.

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Edit: OK... a vague reference to SkyShark 5P on KitePower, but not a full spar list.  :(
That's it. SkyShark 5P, long out of production. If you want lengths (although I suspect uncut 32.5" spars for all but the US and whatever works with the spine) you may need to ask elsewhere.

Mike.


Title: Re: Stranger UL
Post by: indigo_wolf on May 12, 2010, 12:09 PM
Thanky  ;)

I can always get the lengths by measuring the Std.  It was just to see strange to see the UL listed someplace, as I hadn't heard mention of one before.  Granted, I probably need to get out more.

There was a STD recently on ebay with a starting bid North of $290  ???  ???

ATB,
Sam


Title: Re: Stranger UL
Post by: Craig on May 12, 2010, 12:15 PM
I thought that the std. Icky version was 5P and the UL version was 3P...............


Title: Re: Stranger UL
Post by: zippy8 on May 12, 2010, 12:26 PM
I thought that the std. Icky version was 5P and the UL version was 3P...............
Now don't go sowing the seeds of doubt now  ::)

I have an old Flexifoil catalogue at home. I'll take a look next week if I remember.

My recollection is STD = K42 + 6mm and UL = P31 + 5P but I've been wrong before. A 3P Stranger would have been a bit wobbly I'd have thought.

Mike.


Title: Re: Stranger UL
Post by: Craig on May 12, 2010, 12:45 PM
You may well be right.

http://www.kitepower.com/strangerulreview.html (http://www.kitepower.com/strangerulreview.html)


Title: Re: Stranger UL
Post by: rncembal on May 12, 2010, 12:53 PM
You could always call other vendor that used to be flexi US
Rob


Title: Re: Stranger UL
Post by: DWayne on May 12, 2010, 12:55 PM
You could always call other vendor that used to be flexi US
Rob
I think Craig's post pretty well ended the need to contact anyone else.

Denny


Title: Re: Stranger UL
Post by: rncembal on May 12, 2010, 03:14 PM
Sorry, I read thought, not knew


Title: Re: Stranger UL
Post by: Steve Hall on May 12, 2010, 03:40 PM
Sam if you need a spare 5P I might have a few.


Title: Re: Stranger UL
Post by: JimB on May 12, 2010, 10:02 PM
The UL was framed in 5P.

The Std was framed in 6mm Exel.

Rods were full length as I (vaguely) recall.


Title: Re: Stranger UL
Post by: inewham on May 13, 2010, 03:55 AM
Yep they were uncut 5Ps - I had one.


Title: Re: Stranger UL
Post by: JimB on May 13, 2010, 12:51 PM
Oh, and the std sail mat'l was Carrington. Totally different bridle from the std as well.

The UL was much the nicer kite to fly.

It cost a fortune.