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Title: any one have a level one thors hammer huge kite ??
Post by: ozkite_pilot on March 28, 2009, 02:52 AM
hi guys
just wanted to know if any one here has or seen flying before the gigantic level one thors hammer kite by skyburner ??
what a huge kite hey??,unreal.
13 ft  wing span,wow!!
just another beast to add to the collection.
any thoughts or experiences fellas ??
are they fast??
good quality/well made ??
cheers
glen


Title: Re: any one have a level one thors hammer huge kite ??
Post by: Adicakes on March 28, 2009, 03:16 AM
If you'd like to see one in person, Mike Portley has one and he lives in Melbourne.  :)


Title: Re: any one have a level one thors hammer huge kite ??
Post by: fidelio on March 28, 2009, 04:56 AM
i've been lucky enough to fly one on several occasions, and they are awesome, in every way.

very cool kite!  8)


Title: Re: any one have a level one thors hammer huge kite ??
Post by: tpatter on March 28, 2009, 09:58 AM
I watched a ballet routine 2 years ago at WSIKF with one.  He included axels and cascades - it was pretty impressive to watch such a large kite fly that way.  Google on it, I recall seeing a video of the hammer in action.



Title: Re: any one have a level one thors hammer huge kite ??
Post by: ozkite_pilot on March 28, 2009, 12:48 PM
hi guys
how are ya
thanks for the replies.
yeah it looks like a nice kite.
i will have to check out mikes kite one day.
cheers
glen


Title: Re: any one have a level one thors hammer huge kite ??
Post by: Chooks on March 28, 2009, 05:51 PM
Making of Audi Kite Video Ad (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu7PHfudr9g#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)

Check this out. They would have to be tough and I think thet there is a bit of poetic licence with the flying.

Cheers Chook


Title: Re: any one have a level one thors hammer huge kite ??
Post by: Chooks on March 28, 2009, 05:55 PM
Sorry for the spelling mistake and you may need to change down to LQ for some reason to view it.

Chook


Title: Re: any one have a level one thors hammer huge kite ??
Post by: ozkite_pilot on March 29, 2009, 10:48 PM
hi chook
thanks  mate for the video
cheers
glen


Title: Re: any one have a level one thors hammer huge kite ??
Post by: Bill Rogers on March 30, 2009, 08:27 AM
I made a video of mine a number of years ago. Go to http://home.comcast.net/~kiteaddict/KiteVids.html (http://home.comcast.net/~kiteaddict/KiteVids.html) and click on the Thor's Hammer link.

See ya,
Bill


Title: Re: any one have a level one thors hammer huge kite ??
Post by: DaveH on March 30, 2009, 10:20 AM
Bill,
that's the coolest thing I've seen in a long time! Now I want a new kite.. ;D


Title: Re: any one have a level one thors hammer huge kite ??
Post by: fidelio on March 30, 2009, 03:49 PM
bill you fly it great!
knowing the arm motions it takes to move that kite, you must have looked like you were swimming.



Title: Re: any one have a level one thors hammer huge kite ??
Post by: portley777 on March 30, 2009, 04:08 PM
  It's a lovely monster of a thing. Finding a spot to fly it is my problem. Makes an impressive sound- haven't had the gaul to put it up in bigger winds. Not in dislocating my shoulders  :-X

Cheers,
Mike


Title: Re: any one have a level one thors hammer huge kite ??
Post by: Bill Rogers on March 30, 2009, 05:07 PM
bill you fly it great!
knowing the arm motions it takes to move that kite, you must have looked like you were swimming.

It is big arm movements, and during the cascade you can feel it when it hits the end of the lines.

Very tricky for such a big kite.

See ya,
Bill


Title: Re: any one have a level one thors hammer huge kite ??
Post by: Bill Rogers on March 30, 2009, 05:26 PM
Bill,
that's the coolest thing I've seen in a long time! Now I want a new kite.. ;D

Glad to help  ;D


Title: Re: any one have a level one thors hammer huge kite ??
Post by: WinterDaze on March 30, 2009, 07:21 PM
  It's a lovely monster of a thing. Finding a spot to fly it is my problem. Makes an impressive sound- haven't had the gaul to put it up in bigger winds. Not in dislocating my shoulders  :-X

Cheers,
Mike


Can we Mike,can we  8) :P ::)


Title: Re: any one have a level one thors hammer huge kite ??
Post by: Allen Carter on March 30, 2009, 10:41 PM
Check the Thors Hammer indoor video...
 
???

http://www.skyburner.com/levelone/Video/videoGallery.html (http://www.skyburner.com/levelone/Video/videoGallery.html)


Title: Re: any one have a level one thors hammer huge kite ??
Post by: DaveH on March 31, 2009, 06:26 PM
ahhhhhh!!!!!!  That's amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: any one have a level one thors hammer huge kite ??
Post by: Coughitup on April 02, 2009, 03:48 PM
Hi
I hunted one for years on the swap meet. Finally picked one up. I really enjoy flying it and it always turns heads. If the winds are gusty it can really pull in the middle of the window. If you find a used one make sure to recement the eclips. I had one pop loose and ended up with some sail damage.
Bryan


Title: Re: any one have a level one thors hammer huge kite ??
Post by: Francois on April 02, 2009, 05:27 PM
I was stupid to sell mine(specialy at the price i let it go...) :'(


Title: Re: any one have a level one thors hammer huge kite ??
Post by: Tedrick on April 08, 2009, 08:27 PM
I had a TH for a couple of years, and have regretted selling it on several occassions.  It is a beast of a kite, but a tricky beast.  As already mentioned, it does nice flat axels and biiiiig half-axels and cascades.  It also does big, flat 540's and lazy susans, and, as you can imagine, monster tip stabs.  We tried and tried to do Jacob's Ladders with it, but the arm movements needed for the half-backspin are soooo big that we could never get it to go all the way...maybe if your arms are like 4 feet long you can get one to go.  The TH also does good precision, so it can be used as a ballet kite if you are so inclined.  It is not fast at all, more like slow and lumbering, and makes an almost jet-like "swoosh" sound when it flys by.  It pulls like a truck, manageable up to about 10 mph, 12 will have you slidding on the ground when you fly through the power zone, and anything over about 14 is foolhardy.  The frame is huge, but it can be broken. 


Title: Re: any one have a level one thors hammer huge kite ??
Post by: PND on April 11, 2009, 06:15 AM
I built a large kite this winter. Winter project after seeing Thor's Hammer on the forum. It ended up 5.5' hign by 12 ' framed up . Flies well and weighs in at 1.5 Pounds . I don't know how to post pictures .Wind range is around 2to 15 . Most fun to fly 5to 10. Doesn't pull that hard . have flown on 65 lb. lines but like 85X150 better . It is a blast to fly ..Dave