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Title: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: adx1592 on May 24, 2009, 02:09 PM
Well, the flight line question got me thinking.
What is your favorite Old School Kite(s)?
Dating anytime from the begining of kiting to 2000.

Ill start- Mine are the Skyburner Firebird and the HQ Tramontana 2000


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: ezme6 on May 24, 2009, 03:07 PM
"Man and the Moon" from HyFlyer


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: Winged V on May 24, 2009, 03:45 PM
PBSK
       Badboy
       


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: Jared on May 24, 2009, 05:37 PM
Based on very, very limited experience; the Total Eclipse.


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: Schook on May 24, 2009, 07:07 PM
Prism Illusion (not I2k)
Very nice side slides and flat axles.
jim


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: chilese on May 24, 2009, 07:43 PM
AirFX (any version)

(http://inlinethumb50.webshots.com/45425/1092958021049870108S500x500Q85.jpg) (http://sports.webshots.com/photo/1092958021049870108hHdEgr)


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: kairusan on May 24, 2009, 08:02 PM
TOTL Spinoff!  8)


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: mikenchico on May 24, 2009, 08:07 PM
The old school kites that continue to get some airtime would be the FlexiFoils, guess that makes them my current favorite. Top of the Line Hawaiian Team Chevron would be the old school kite that received the most airtime over the years, Spin Off would follow that.



Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: DaveH on May 24, 2009, 08:20 PM
Stinger 1000!


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: farfennoogen on May 24, 2009, 08:56 PM
PBSK Badboy studio.... or the prism illusion (97)  ;D


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: kiten00b on May 24, 2009, 09:36 PM
the original Tracer was mighty nice


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: Allen Carter on May 24, 2009, 09:45 PM
Old - Old School  = before/non slack line: Spectra Sport Reactor Pro

Newer - Old School = Axels Ho!: Anything PBSK

Trick - Old School = Midi


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: Turkey9186 on May 25, 2009, 06:43 AM
Chicago Fire, Magnum Opus.


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: ET on May 25, 2009, 07:26 AM
Prism Eclipse


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: oyehut1955 on May 25, 2009, 07:43 AM
the Tori Tako Eagles are wonderful old kites and i loved the hawaiian too


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: tpatter on May 25, 2009, 07:53 AM
Prism Eclipse

Pretty sweet kite - a guy had one at kite hill yesterday and Reggie was flying it.  I was impressed with its capabilities.  Nice looking too!


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: DaveH on May 25, 2009, 08:24 AM
I liked the Spectra Sports Edge quite a lot, although I haven't flown one in a number of years.  Like many others my Team Hawiians (2 flown stacked) still get air time.


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: Dolphinboy on May 25, 2009, 08:48 AM
A stack of HyperKites with tails of course 8) or a HyperKites Elite. Super old school (pre standoff era) Big, super loud and fast.


Peace


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: lylenc on May 25, 2009, 01:27 PM
Spin-off, 6' Flexifoil, and Rev II. Spyrojet, too.


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: Turkey9186 on May 25, 2009, 07:22 PM
the Tori Tako Eagles are wonderful old kites and i loved the hawaiian too

I still haven't flown the one I bought from Paul F last year.  Guess I need to drag it out.
Jerry


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: kiteking on May 25, 2009, 08:23 PM
Stack of Rainbows, Peter Powell  (http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=e4g8feeok0ltj7bg6dt1r2g3d6&topic=78.msg2595#msg2595) stack, La Luna, TOTL kites, any kite from my red bag


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: KeithG on May 25, 2009, 09:13 PM
Original Jam Session
Midi
Area 51
Tramontanna 2000
Crystal Kites C-3
SL7
Trick Tail UL


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: Beachbum on May 25, 2009, 09:26 PM
Peregrine by "Jerry".  Or is it "One of Jerry's kites"?

Big Dipper


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: mikenchico on May 25, 2009, 10:39 PM
Old school for me seems to be a little bit older then some of you  ;)

OK if we're doing post 1990's  I want to add the Rev 2 (love that little kite) & the Tricktail UL to mine too :)


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: JimB on May 25, 2009, 11:11 PM
Yeah, I had a list of kites.. but they aren't really old school. The Gem, Matrix Etc..

The OP did stipulate as late as 2000 though.

I'd second the Reactor out of the ones mentioned so far.


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: anOldMan on May 26, 2009, 12:49 AM
I have not been flying that long but for my limited experience:
Box ot Tricks
Outer Space.
 


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: Kantaxel on May 26, 2009, 01:27 AM
The Vapour.......................  1997 edition (second generation)


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: DaveH on May 26, 2009, 07:16 AM
Peregrine by "Jerry".  Or is it "One of Jerry's kites"?

Big Dipper

one of Jerry's kites.  Peregrine is a very cool kite!


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: ndcmpc on May 26, 2009, 08:05 AM
Blue Moon Mojo UL

Followed closely by the Aerie AirFX and the Big Easy MEFM


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: Brian O on May 26, 2009, 09:18 AM
Skyburner Wahoo.


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: grayflyer on May 26, 2009, 11:41 PM
i'll second the vapor.


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: adx1592 on May 27, 2009, 03:26 AM
im suprised nobody has mentioned the SunnyKites voodoo.
was it very popular?


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: Gamelord on May 27, 2009, 02:46 PM
North Shore Radical - fun, loud and strong.


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: Michel on May 27, 2009, 02:56 PM
- Air FX Aerie Kitesworks
- Prism Vapor
- Prism Total Eclipse
- TOTL North Shore
- Wolfe Design kites


Title: Re: Favorite "Old School" Kite
Post by: Allen Carter on May 27, 2009, 05:06 PM
im suprised nobody has mentioned the SunnyKites voodoo.
was it very popular?

A fun kite, but not so widely distributed as the TOTLs, Skyburners, Prisms, PBSKs, etc that show up in this thread.

A fun kite, but not a great kite.