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Title: hawaiian fly in wildwood
Post by: antman on May 17, 2009, 07:20 AM
anybody up for a hawaiian team fly in wildwood this weekend ..break out those old classics and lets do it


Title: Re: hawaiian fly in wildwood
Post by: mikenchico on May 17, 2009, 11:21 AM
I wish, I could even bring out the 150' Kevlar's to get real old sckool, I've got 4 sets now. Make some noise  ;D  get drug around ... ahhh



Title: Re: hawaiian fly in wildwood
Post by: chilese on May 17, 2009, 12:59 PM
Stacked Hawaiians. You have to be a masochist.

(http://inlinethumb46.webshots.com/15725/2817485390049870108S500x500Q85.jpg) (http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2817485390049870108dhibPI)


Title: Re: hawaiian fly in wildwood
Post by: mikenchico on May 18, 2009, 01:28 PM
Speaking of Hawaiians, anybody seen the Hawaiian by Kite Factory? It's a nearly exact duplicate in 1/3 size or so - 34" wingspan. Haven't flown mine yet but the coolness factor was well worth the $10.98  8)

Mike, kiteking you need a stack of these  ;)



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Title: Re: hawaiian fly in wildwood
Post by: antman on May 19, 2009, 03:32 AM
i also forgot to add that spinoffs can join in as well


Title: Re: hawaiian fly in wildwood
Post by: Sherman Myers on May 19, 2009, 06:06 PM
 ...and how about a 3/4 Team Hawaiian?


Title: Re: hawaiian fly in wildwood
Post by: JimB on May 19, 2009, 09:29 PM
That had a name... what was it called?

A Maui? Can't remember..

...and how about a 3/4 Team Hawaiian?


Title: Re: hawaiian fly in wildwood
Post by: DaveH on May 20, 2009, 09:22 AM
It was called the Maui


Title: Re: hawaiian fly in wildwood
Post by: chilese on May 20, 2009, 09:35 AM
Is this a Maui? I have it labelled as a Hawaiian, but it looks small.

(http://inlinethumb43.webshots.com/44394/2792516580049870108S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2792516580049870108JudiNL)


Title: Re: hawaiian fly in wildwood
Post by: DaveH on May 20, 2009, 09:56 AM
i think so, John.  It does look to be about 3/4 size.  Is that who I think it is, holding the kite?


Title: Re: hawaiian fly in wildwood
Post by: chilese on May 20, 2009, 11:55 AM
His name is Bill and he lives in Las Vegas.

Who do you think it is?


Title: Re: hawaiian fly in wildwood
Post by: DaveH on May 20, 2009, 01:15 PM
ha ha.  I thought it was Don Tabor.  I haven't seen a photo of him in a long time so general build and facial hair was all I was going on.

I guess all kiteflyers look alike......



Title: Re: hawaiian fly in wildwood
Post by: Sherman Myers on May 20, 2009, 04:22 PM
IIRC, it was first called a 3/4 Team Hawaiian and later a Maui.

That had a name... what was it called?

A Maui? Can't remember..

...and how about a 3/4 Team Hawaiian?


Title: Re: hawaiian fly in wildwood
Post by: kiten00b on May 21, 2009, 08:47 PM
Speaking of Hawaiians, anybody seen the Hawaiian by Kite Factory? It's a nearly exact duplicate in 1/3 size or so - 34" wingspan. Haven't flown mine yet but the coolness factor was well worth the $10.98  8)
I saw them at the local Toys R Us and was thinking a 3 stack would be pretty cool. I'll post pics when I get it flying.


Title: Re: hawaiian fly in wildwood
Post by: kiteking on May 21, 2009, 09:44 PM
Speaking of Hawaiians, anybody seen the Hawaiian by Kite Factory? It's a nearly exact duplicate in 1/3 size or so - 34" wingspan. Haven't flown mine yet but the coolness factor was well worth the $10.98  8)

Mike, kiteking you need a stack of these  ;)

I do have 2 Hawaiian team kites (one from early on I added the whisker kit and one re-make from this year) Haven't stacked them yet.

I would love to get a line on the ones from Kite Factory


Title: Re: hawaiian fly in wildwood
Post by: mikenchico on May 22, 2009, 03:42 PM
Got the one I have at a Fry's Electronics, have to ask Chris if they have or had them at Toys r Us.



Title: Re: hawaiian fly in wildwood
Post by: DaveH on May 22, 2009, 05:35 PM
Speaking of Hawaiians, anybody seen the Hawaiian by Kite Factory? It's a nearly exact duplicate in 1/3 size or so - 34" wingspan. Haven't flown mine yet but the coolness factor was well worth the $10.98  8)

Mike, kiteking you need a stack of these  ;)

I do have 2 Hawaiian team kites (one from early on I added the whisker kit and one re-make from this year) Haven't stacked them yet.

I would love to get a line on the ones from Kite Factory

I've got a couple too, in the original cheveron pattern.  I always fly them stacked. Its really fun and you feel like you're holding onto a lot!  Noteworthy, I never do this in strong winds......  I'lll do it inland if the winds are fairly light, but I mostly save that nonsense for trips to the beach :D


Title: Re: hawaiian fly in wildwood
Post by: Sketch on June 12, 2009, 11:00 AM
IIRC, it was first called a 3/4 Team Hawaiian and later a Maui.

That had a name... what was it called?

A Maui? Can't remember..

...and how about a 3/4 Team Hawaiian?

HA!
Anyone who can ID this little 3/4 Hawaiian..or who ever owned one...is really kinda----------Datin' themselves as old kite-koot-krazzeeee's....especially even the mention of DON TABOR'S  ;D :)
bye the way...that little 3/4 was a HAMMERIN' WIND DEMON IN STRONG WINDS...A REAL HOOT N' A HALLER...Speaking of HALLER''Those little kites were really noisy little screamin WIND DEMONS..
(humm? WIND DEMON...humm? another high wind small kite by KATHY GOODWIND that reaaaaaaaaaaallly HAMMERED THE HIGH WINDS with style and profile.
(I still have beefed up tri-wrapped Wind Demon somewhere in my old kite bag that holds all my memories of the good ol daze. :-X


Title: Re: hawaiian fly in wildwood
Post by: mikenchico on June 13, 2009, 12:24 AM
I spent an afternoon with a Wind Demon in high beach winds, once I put my Spectra lines on it it provided one of the most memorable days flying I've ever had. What a fun little kite  :)  senility will probably be erasing those memories soon though  ;)



Title: Re: hawaiian fly in wildwood
Post by: Sherman Myers on June 13, 2009, 06:03 AM
IIRC, it was first called a 3/4 Team Hawaiian and later a Maui.

That had a name... what was it called?

A Maui? Can't remember..

...and how about a 3/4 Team Hawaiian?

HA!
Anyone who can ID this little 3/4 Hawaiian..or who ever owned one...is really kinda----------Datin' themselves as old kite-koot-krazzeeee's....especially even the mention of DON TABOR'S  ;D :)
bye the way...that little 3/4 was a HAMMERIN' WIND DEMON IN STRONG WINDS...A REAL HOOT N' A HALLER...
Gee. You found me out. This was one of my first kites.  :) ;) :)


Title: Re: hawaiian fly in wildwood
Post by: Michel on June 14, 2009, 06:08 AM
Hi Hawaiian owners.  ;)

Nice pictures, many thanks.

Could you please have a look here (http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=992.0) too ?

Thanks in advance.


Title: Re: hawaiian fly in wildwood
Post by: Sketch on June 15, 2009, 12:08 PM
Nevanuff...Hawaiiiiiiiian Team Kites
My old # 13 Sail...still looks like a new one..after all these years. This old kite used to scare the S--!!!! out of his old Dad when my young son would ride it down the beach behind his water skiis.

This old photo from 1991?

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Title: Re: hawaiian fly in wildwood
Post by: ainokea on June 15, 2009, 03:19 PM
Back in the day, a friend of mine stacked 12 Hawaiians. If you could fly it for at least 5 minutes unassisted, with rolls, (in 10-15 mph) you got a very cool tee shirt. That thing was a total animal. Many tried and failed.  :'(

Ian


Title: Re: hawaiian fly in wildwood
Post by: antman on June 15, 2009, 05:00 PM
12 in a stack.. back then i could have done it but now .. no way


Title: Re: hawaiian fly in wildwood
Post by: kiten00b on June 17, 2009, 07:16 AM
Got the one I have at a Fry's Electronics, have to ask Chris if they have or had them at Toys r Us.
I bought 3 of them at Toys R Us, but these mini Hawaiian Team kites  need serious work if you want to fly them as a stack. The bridles aren't set at all accurately on any of the 3 I have and the fiberglass rod frames are really noodley.


Title: Re: hawaiian fly in wildwood
Post by: mikenchico on June 20, 2009, 01:44 AM
Yeah and I think an upper spreader would benifit them in the "Noodley" dept., the bridles are trash but I'd like to get a few more and stack them JFS&G

Sketch, nice, but not quite "New", that hot pink nylon fades even if never exposed to the sun  :(


Title: Re: hawaiian fly in wildwood
Post by: antman on June 20, 2009, 07:21 AM
im glad i started this thread.. the fly never happend at the wildwood festival but who cares .. its really cool to see a ton of hawaiian owners all across the globe.. nowc lets see some spinoffs :)


Title: Re: hawaiian fly in wildwood
Post by: mikenchico on June 21, 2009, 02:00 PM
I don't have any digital pic's, but I have a color matched pair, Team & Spin-Off. Purely by luck.

Don Tabor was known to be a generous man and at the end of 1989 he ran this little add (see below) in the back of Kite Lines Magazine. I contacted them and requested a Spin-Off sail in "Warm" colors to compliment my Team when the winds were low. A few weeks later a Spin-Off Deluxe sail showed up in the mail in the exact colors as my Team. One almost unnoticible flaw where the coating of the fabric showed a little white streak about 3 inches long by 1/16 wide. I framed it as an ultra light using glaspar .298's and added stand-offs.

 :)   :)   :)   thanks Don



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Title: Re: hawaiian fly in wildwood
Post by: Gardner on June 28, 2009, 08:09 AM
dMy first real stunt kite was a Hawaiian Maui, the 3/4 version.  Great kite, in fact I still have it with all of its .2400 pultruded rods.

Gardner


Title: Re: hawaiian fly in wildwood
Post by: kitekrazy on June 28, 2009, 08:13 PM
Nevanuff...Hawaiiiiiiiian Team Kites
My old # 13 Sail...still looks like a new one..after all these years. This old kite used to scare the S--!!!! out of his old Dad when my young son would ride it down the beach behind his water skiis.

This old photo from 1991?

 That is a beautiful kite.