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Title: Andre Babick Indoor Kite Flyer
Post by: johnfarl on November 20, 2012, 10:11 AM
Does anyone know Andre Babick.  I have a video of him flying from around 1997 flying a Synchro indoors.  He is fantastic.  Flys perfectly with great timing to the music.  I can't find anything on him.  Would like to see his videos on YouTube if possible.

John


Title: Re: Andre Babick Indoor Kite Flyer
Post by: thief on November 20, 2012, 10:36 AM
where are we talking about? US? Europe? Australia?


Title: Re: Andre Babick Indoor Kite Flyer
Post by: indigo_wolf on November 20, 2012, 10:42 AM
Are either of these the videos you are referencing?


a passion for indoor kiting (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFyRakwbJkA#ws)

or

Cvsalle-syncro (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4h8ud)

Andre Babik was a German pilot.... left the European circuit in early/mid 2000s (?).

ATB,
Sam


Title: Re: Andre Babick Indoor Kite Flyer
Post by: zippy8 on November 20, 2012, 11:30 AM
Turn to page 23 of your 1998 Prism catalogue for a small picture. Waddya mean you don't have a copy (https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BwP9p1kZlXg8MWNiMWFmOTctNTkxNi00OWQwLWJmNTAtMDNlYmFjYzMyOGUx) ?

He was backed to some extent by Prism or their distributors in Germany and I once judged him at an event in Cuxhaven right at the end of the 90s. He flew an Illusion and ended the routine with 4 broken spars.

Any video that might exist of his heyday are likely to be postage stamp sized. You might be better off asking at Drachenforum (http://www.drachenforum.net/).

Mike.


Title: Re: Andre Babick Indoor Kite Flyer
Post by: Wayner on November 20, 2012, 11:40 AM

I once judged him at an event in Cuxhaven right at the end of the 90s. He flew an Illusion and ended the routine with 4 broken spars.

Mike.

Wow what style of flying is that  ???


Title: Re: Andre Babick Indoor Kite Flyer
Post by: johnfarl on November 20, 2012, 01:11 PM
Sam
That sure looks like the guy.   The videos I have are ona dvd made by Scanners Digital Solutions of Newport Oregon  I like this style.  It is very slow but very precise.  But there are no kites like the Synchro out there now.  Ones that just float on the ether.  Everything is much faster now

I am going to see if I can capture the video I have.  It is over an hour and half long.  If I will share.

John


Title: Re: Andre Babick Indoor Kite Flyer
Post by: chilese on November 20, 2012, 01:20 PM
There are a few kites which are Synchro ish.

Some are still available.

New Millennium by Dean Jordan:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-U3l7dUKBbwk/S1m3rV0IfnI/AAAAAAAAAe8/-D_moPhBZsg/s800/2176%2520Dean%2520Jordan%252010309%2520Headache.jpg) (https://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/2009Kites#5429572780989906546)


Title: Re: Andre Babick Indoor Kite Flyer
Post by: quantum59 on June 15, 2013, 04:04 AM
Who sells the Jordan New Millennium?


Title: Re: Andre Babick Indoor Kite Flyer
Post by: chilese on June 15, 2013, 10:18 AM
Windpower Sports (Corey Jensen).

There are 5 left.

You can search on the site for Millennium as they are buried.

The one shown above is my favorite.


Title: Re: Andre Babick Indoor Kite Flyer
Post by: quantum59 on June 15, 2013, 12:27 PM
Thanks, John