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Title: Pyro / Lexus
Post by: Steven L Hall on June 10, 2009, 01:51 PM
http://www.vidivodo.com/263616/lexus-kite (http://www.vidivodo.com/263616/lexus-kite)


Title: Re: Pyro / Lexus
Post by: Gamelord on June 10, 2009, 02:10 PM
That's way awesome....but then they had to screw it up by sticking something about a stupid car on there....


Title: Re: Pyro / Lexus
Post by: chilese on June 10, 2009, 04:01 PM
That was pretty darned cool.

Kent, I even liked the car.  :)


Title: Re: Pyro / Lexus
Post by: antman on June 10, 2009, 07:09 PM
i want to be the guy she hands the line to


Title: Re: Pyro / Lexus
Post by: sbrown on June 10, 2009, 07:49 PM
I don't think that's a Frank Schweimann Pyro. It looks more like a Gomberg Giant Ghost to me.


Title: Re: Pyro / Lexus
Post by: normofthenorth on June 25, 2009, 11:39 AM
So here's what I learned: Even in wind strong enough to rustle her hair like that, you've got to run as fast as you can to fly a modern kite. And it's best to fly it on a 1"D hawser cable!


Title: Re: Pyro / Lexus
Post by: Torontokitefliers on July 27, 2009, 08:02 PM
Actually, it's an HQ Kites OKD (open keel delta).  Chris Schultz told me.


Title: Re: Pyro / Lexus
Post by: facesnorth on July 29, 2009, 07:27 PM
So it's not a Pyro then?

BTW what is the difference between the Frank Schwiemann pyro ghost delta, and the one licensed to Gomberg kites?  Looks like you can pick up a 7' wide with 11' tail for $75 and an 11' wide with 30' tail for $150.  The original design is the 7'er no?  Besides being made by the man himself and perhaps having a signature or something, is there a significant quality or design difference between an original and the licensed version?  Can you even still get an original?  I assume the price is around double as well.


Title: Re: Pyro / Lexus
Post by: Gamelord on July 30, 2009, 02:41 PM
There are a couple differences between the kite in the commercial and the Gomberg Ghost.  The one in the commercial does look like an open keel Delta.  Gomberg's Ghost delta does not have the open keel.  Another difference is the tails, Gomberg's Ghost has the two tails coming together (touching) in the center of the trailing edge of the kite, the one in the commercial has a gap between the two tails.

As far as build quality, materials and the way it flies?  Well I would doubt there would be much difference between the two.  The open keel design is a bit more intriguing though - whether it is really needed or not would probably be up to the flyer of the kite and personal opinion.

Unless I am wrong....  :-X


Title: Re: Pyro / Lexus
Post by: fidelio on July 30, 2009, 03:21 PM
if only it were the palm pre girl handing off the kite ...

for me both ends of the commercial are a dream, don't think i'd ever be able to afford a $100k+ auto.

sure is nice though.


Title: Re: Pyro / Lexus
Post by: KaoS on July 31, 2009, 11:37 PM
So here's what I learned: Even in wind strong enough to rustle her hair like that, you've got to run as fast as you can to fly a modern kite. And it's best to fly it on a 1"D hawser cable!

AND!!!  the wind blowing her hair is in the opposite direction to the flight of the kite... must be a dream!


Title: Re: Pyro / Lexus
Post by: coogee on July 31, 2009, 11:55 PM
You Guys watch way to much &%#* on the tv and computor. This is advertising, the bane of society and the tool of the demonic PTB (powers that be). Go outside and fly a kite! Don't watch this &%#* as even as a exercise in what is bad. It will encourage the PTB and even strong people can be corrupted and eventually there brain will attropy and they will end up on the dark side. Bit mad, bit strong, not on  your nellie, don't watch it will get you!


Title: Re: Pyro / Lexus
Post by: kiwi49er on August 06, 2009, 07:03 PM
So it's not a Pyro then?

BTW what is the difference between the Frank Schwiemann pyro ghost delta, and the one licensed to Gomberg kites? 

The Frank Schiemann Pyro's were hand made 1 at a time by Frank in Germany. Best single line kite purchase I have ever made. 8) 

The licensed version made in China was slightly less than 1/2 price.


Title: Re: Pyro / Lexus
Post by: DGomberg on December 23, 2009, 08:21 PM
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Another difference is the tails, Gomberg's Ghost has the two tails coming together (touching) in the center of the trailing edge of the kite, the one in the commercial has a gap between the two tails.


Sorry to chime in late on this conversation.

Our Ghosts have been through several subtle changes over time. See below.

All I can tell you is that we sent the film production company a kite.

dg

(http://www.gombergkites.com/G-GH3A.JPG)


Title: Re: Pyro / Lexus
Post by: RobB on December 24, 2009, 04:40 AM
if only it were the palm pre girl handing off the kite ...

for me both ends of the commercial are a dream, don't think i'd ever be able to afford a $100k+ auto.

sure is nice though.

What ?!? They're charging that much for a fancy Camry ? Sorry, I'll save my 100k for a real car...


Title: Re: Pyro / Lexus
Post by: CaptainWOW on December 24, 2009, 06:52 AM

Sorry to chime in late on this conversation.

Our Ghosts have been through several subtle changes over time. See below.

All I can tell you is that we sent the film production company a kite.

dg

([url]http://www.gombergkites.com/G-GH3A.JPG[/url])


Hi David,

HQ Kites also sent a couple of our OKD Flow Tail deltas for the filming.

Cheers,

Chris

(http://inlinethumb22.webshots.com/1109/2716166620099195277S200x200Q85.jpg)