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Title: TOTL NSR Framing progression
Post by: white wing lover on March 29, 2013, 08:21 PM
Did the NSR start with the Easton Alu/carbon framing? Does anyone know the progression of framing used for this kite?
Thanks to the repositors of the ancient knowledge... ;)

This is regarding the standard version...


Title: Re: TOTL NSR Framing progression
Post by: Michel on March 31, 2013, 04:13 AM
Prospar comp. was perhaps the first frame for the North Shore Radical Standard. Then Easton Alu/carbon ( 6 mm & 7 mm), SkyShark 5P no tapered and sometimes Avia G-Force Exel1 no tapered.

Did the NSR start with the Easton Alu/carbon framing? Does anyone know the progression of framing used for this kite?
Thanks to the repositors of the ancient knowledge... ;)

This is regarding the standard version...


Title: Re: TOTL NSR Framing progression
Post by: Magpiesfooty on April 07, 2013, 10:52 AM
I have a very early NSR with the two spines, which was of the first series produced and it has Eastons. It was purchased at the national kite convention in Dallas in 1991.   I can't see the Prospars being used before this unless they were used in the prototypes.


Magpiesfooty. 


Prospar comp. was perhaps the first frame for the North Shore Radical Standard. Then Easton Alu/carbon ( 6 mm & 7 mm), SkyShark 5P no tapered and sometimes Avia G-Force Exel1 no tapered.

Did the NSR start with the Easton Alu/carbon framing? Does anyone know the progression of framing used for this kite?
Thanks to the repositors of the ancient knowledge... ;)

This is regarding the standard version...


Title: Re: TOTL NSR Framing progression
Post by: white wing lover on April 08, 2013, 09:26 PM
I have a very early NSR with the two spines, which was of the first series produced and it has Eastons. It was purchased at the national kite convention in Dallas in 1991.   I can't see the Prospars being used before this unless they were used in the prototypes.


Magpiesfooty. 


Is that the one in you avatar picture. If so, I think I have a twin in transit. I was wondering about the spine (two piece with ferrule below lower spreader connector?) We'll see what the delivery reveals... 8)


Title: Re: TOTL NSR Framing progression
Post by: Magpiesfooty on April 09, 2013, 04:00 AM
Whitebird....

Yes, it is the one pictured.  It was one of the very first of this design pattern assymetrical production NSR's

Actually the top part of the spine was interchangable... you had two spars for the spine included, one for very light winds and one for stiffer winds... Never used the lighter one and it was cannibalized for a spreader at some time or another.   It has the gold colored "4 way" T-fitting. 

Magpiesfooty


Title: Re: TOTL NSR Framing progression
Post by: coop on April 09, 2013, 07:31 AM
I actually have some of the original fittings. I reframed mine with skyshark and APA's.

Very early ones used prospars, I used to have a VIP and an NSR framed like that.  Most ended up being done with easton arrow shafts from what Ive seen over the years.

I dont think the 5pt stuff was from TOTL, I think thats what cutting edge was using when they were making them.


Title: Re: TOTL NSR Framing progression
Post by: jediturtle on April 09, 2013, 09:10 AM
I actually have some of the original fittings. I reframed mine with skyshark and APA's.

Very early ones used prospars, I used to have a VIP and an NSR framed like that.  Most ended up being done with easton arrow shafts from what Ive seen over the years.

I dont think the 5pt stuff was from TOTL, I think thats what cutting edge was using when they were making them.

I have an original NSR that came framed in 5pt Skyshark. 


Title: Re: TOTL NSR Framing progression
Post by: coop on April 09, 2013, 12:08 PM
I actually have some of the original fittings. I reframed mine with skyshark and APA's.

Very early ones used prospars, I used to have a VIP and an NSR framed like that.  Most ended up being done with easton arrow shafts from what Ive seen over the years.

I dont think the 5pt stuff was from TOTL, I think thats what cutting edge was using when they were making them.

I have an original NSR that came framed in 5pt Skyshark. 

Nice! I wasnt aware skyshark was ever used.
Interested in parting with it?  ;D