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Title: Looking for Kite info
Post by: Stardragon on July 19, 2012, 08:58 PM
Thanks to Eddie, I'm getting this cool dragon by GFAK.  I remember seeing it on websites many years ago along with other designs.  I would like to know anything about it as well as what other designs there were.  Pictures would be great too.

(http://kitelife.com/forum/uploads/1173590142/gallery_1082_62_435105.jpg)

Thanks
Ron


Title: Re: Looking for Kite info
Post by: boomertype on July 19, 2012, 09:24 PM
I think this was a one time platform that GFAK made for presale at KTAI years ago.
I haven't seen but one in a store and one at WSIKF.


Title: Re: Looking for Kite info
Post by: Stardragon on July 19, 2012, 10:42 PM
Oh I LIKE that Dragon!

Ron


Title: Re: Looking for Kite info
Post by: Stardragon on July 19, 2012, 10:45 PM
I seem to recall a tiger like these too or was that different.

Ron


Title: Re: Looking for Kite info
Post by: Bgywrinkle on July 20, 2012, 04:22 AM
I believe in addition to the Joker there is a lion, tiger, the dragon and a wizard -- probably more but can't remember what I saw a few weeks ago in Maine.  I'd gladly trade a joker + for a dragon or wizard  ;D

Don Tuff


Title: Re: Looking for Kite info
Post by: thief on July 20, 2012, 04:27 AM
yep these were the limited edition that were offered in small numbers to specific kite shops....
price was more than 100$.....i want to say that they were 200$......great flyers....
all together i think that there should be 10 different designs....

The joker was made for the KTAI in Vegas....there were a few other big show pieces that GoFly did that year in the gambling theme....dice rok....etc...


Title: Re: Looking for Kite info
Post by: Rx8doc on July 20, 2012, 06:38 AM
I have the joker, great kite flys nice and stable.


Title: Re: Looking for Kite info
Post by: Stardragon on July 20, 2012, 07:12 AM
I sure would love to have the tiger!

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5065/5843877453_9ddc0db62c_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Looking for Kite info
Post by: thief on July 20, 2012, 07:59 AM
I will admit that the platform is great...the rods are good...the only issue i ever saw with these dragons is that Go Fly while they made a bigger showpiece used the same skin material as their other kites....they will and do fade pretty well....but still fly just a bit muted....

I had one customer who bought every single one that came out and flew them weekly at Brenton Point....he would get about a season and a half out of one of them.....


Title: Re: Re: Looking for Kite info
Post by: madhabitz on July 20, 2012, 07:59 AM
Oh man I am so glad someone finally bought the Joker-- been looking at that thing several times a day since it went on the block.

skb, that Dragon dragon is spectacular!

Nancy


Title: Re: Looking for Kite info
Post by: dadecitykiter on July 20, 2012, 08:11 PM
The joker and card theme was for a KTAI show in Primm, NV just outside Las Vegas.


Title: Re: Looking for Kite info
Post by: Farmer_rob on July 20, 2012, 11:30 PM
I have the first one, like an ohm symbol - teal body


Title: Re: Looking for Kite info
Post by: Stardragon on July 21, 2012, 07:02 AM
Got a picture, Rob?

Ron


Title: Re: Looking for Kite info
Post by: thief on July 26, 2012, 01:30 PM
there was also this version too:
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-PkzXL5o7rQE/SOX_pxW4kFI/AAAAAAAALfQ/-AIZWNHzuw8/s720/mazzottas%2520gofly%2520dragon.jpg)


Title: Re: Looking for Kite info
Post by: Farmer_rob on August 19, 2012, 08:31 PM
Lemme look. I was thinking of sellin it


Title: Re: Looking for Kite info
Post by: Farmer_rob on August 20, 2012, 11:12 AM
We found a wizard kite in Jim's collection too.
Mine was a little rarer
Ktai gfak dealer pre order ltd Ed  36' Navajo design - full appliqué
(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c204/farmer_rob/E23E1DF5-1773-49AE-8BA1-5A3F5B9D7E5E-8115-00000D8330458FF0.jpg)


Title: Re: Looking for Kite info
Post by: Stardragon on August 20, 2012, 02:58 PM
Rob, I'm more than interested, especially with the kind of art I do/did and growing up in New Mexico.  Whatcha want for it?

Ron


Title: Re: Looking for Kite info
Post by: DD on August 20, 2012, 03:11 PM
I want to think i saw a picture of the kite with an omega( ohm symbol) on it at some point


Title: Re: Looking for Kite info
Post by: Stardragon on August 20, 2012, 03:13 PM
A couple more I wouldn't mind getting my hands on either.

A Lion
(http://www.funwithwind.com/PhotoPlus/PAPhotos/GFAK/DSC_0154_72dpi.jpg)

A Panther
(http://www.funwithwind.com/PhotoPlus/PAPhotos/GFAK/DSC_2173_72dpi.jpg)

Ron


Title: Re: Looking for Kite info
Post by: thief on August 20, 2012, 04:42 PM
A couple more I wouldn't mind getting my hands on either.

A Lion
([url]http://www.funwithwind.com/PhotoPlus/PAPhotos/GFAK/DSC_0154_72dpi.jpg[/url]) i386

A Panther
([url]http://www.funwithwind.com/PhotoPlus/PAPhotos/GFAK/DSC_2173_72dpi.jpg[/url])

Ron



Ron and Gregg mazotta had the entire set as well.......saw Ron on on Nahant beach last summer....


Title: Re: Looking for Kite info
Post by: Farmer_rob on August 20, 2012, 06:53 PM
Are the large animals appliqué ?? ( I don't think so ?) iirc those were the printed versions.  I think I had the lion but never opened it before gifting it


Title: Re: Looking for Kite info
Post by: Farmer_rob on August 20, 2012, 07:48 PM
Sorry Ron, someone sent me an  email at work :-(


Title: Re: Looking for Kite info
Post by: thief on August 21, 2012, 04:14 AM
Are the large animals appliqué ?? ( I don't think so ?) iirc those were the printed versions.  I think I had the lion but never opened it before gifting it
They were all appliqued....the joker had some printed sections but it too was appliqued.....


Title: Re: Looking for Kite info
Post by: Stardragon on August 21, 2012, 07:18 AM
Sorry Ron, someone sent me an  email at work :-(

 :'( [insert expletive] [insert expletive] sons of [insert expletive].  :'(  Damn Poachers stealin' the kites I want!!

Ron