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 on: Today at 08:24 PM 
Started by LavadaDesp - Last post by LavadaDesp
Cheers. Wonderful stuff.

Feel free to surf to my web blog :: vitamins Acne

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 on: Today at 06:41 PM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by OCPablo
Looks Fun Paul. Can't wait to try her out the next time your down San Diego way. Maybe I can make up to Kite Party this year and we can trade a few models for a bit.

I'll be there for sure!  Anything in my bag happy to let you fly...

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 on: Today at 06:39 PM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by OCPablo
Nice one!

I've added the picture to the builds page.

I'll get a better one once the skies clear!

 4 
 on: Today at 05:19 PM 
Started by coop - Last post by coop
Was digging in the basement and came across a kite I thought I'd lost! It was the third or fourth kite I ever purchased in 87 or 88. I used to have two (an orange one) for team flying, but alas, the orange one appears to be MIA.
Behold, the Cloud Cutter!

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 on: Today at 04:38 PM 
Started by Gamelord - Last post by Gamelord
It's tax time and we are offering some great deals on some older stock to try and get them out of the warehouse and into the air!  Most of these are single items and they are first come, first served.  We accept payment via Paypal and all major credit cards.

NEW Jordan Air Forms flowform: 50, brand new comes with compression sack, sand anchor and 2 matching tails. Color is Red / White and Gray
Price:  new $415.00 SALE PRICE: $325.00 Free U.S. shipping to lower 48 states.

NEW Jordan Air Forms flowform: 50, brand new comes with compression sack, sand anchor and 2 matching tails. Color is Red / White and Blue (patriotic)
Price:  new $415.00 SALE PRICE: $325.00 Free U.S. shipping to lower 48 states.

NEW Premeir Kites Rainbow Techmo Parafoil 60
.  Brand New, comes with sled and bag (bag turns into a drogue tail). Size 100in x 85in (appx 8.5ft x  7ft)
Retail $514.50 SALE PRICE: $385.00 Image:


NEW Premier Mega Power Sled 81 Cool Orbit,  Brand New, comes with sled and bag (bag turns into a drogue tail). Size 178in x 83in (appx 15 foot x 7 foot)
Retail $441.00 SALE PRICE $350.00 Free U.S. shipping to lower 48 states.

NEW Gomberg 100 foot Corkscrew Tails, Black and white spiral with colored ends.  Great sky art and look fantastic on large sleds and larger delta's and also work excellent for line laundry.  Sold with large black draw string storage bag.  We have two of these that are Red and two of these that are Yellow (4 total). 
Retail $150.00 SALE PRICE $89.00 each +shipping.

NEW Gomberg 100 foot Snake Tails, Black and white stripes with colored ends.  Great sky art and look fantastic on large sleds and larger delta's  and also work excellent for line laundry.  Sold with large black draw string storage bag.  We have two of these that are Red and two of these that are Purple (4 total). 
Retail $150.00 SALE PRICE $89.00 each +shipping.

NEW Premier 19ft Delta Radiant Peace.  Ultra large Delta great as a lifter or as airial display. 
Retail $682.50  SALE PRICE $525.00 +shipping.

NEW Premier 19ft Delta Techmo. Ultra large Delta great as a lifter or as airial display. 
Retail $682.50  SALE PRICE $525.00 +shipping

NEW Gomberg 12ft Spinsock.  Rainbow Diamond w/spikes. 
Retail $75.00 SALE PRICE $60.00 Free Shipping

NEW Gomberg 18ft Spinsock.  Rainbow Diamond w/spikes. 
Retail $160.00 SALE PRICE $125.00 Free Shipping

NEW Gomberg 12ft Octopus. Red/black Color.
Retail Retail $99.00 SALE PRICE $75.00 Free Shipping

NEW Gomberg 20ft Octopus. Red/black Color.
Retail Retail $450.00 SALE PRICE $399.00 Free Shipping

1 NEW and 1 Used HQ Fazer XXL  Huge dual line stunt kite that is a blast to fly.  Size 142" wide, 51" tall.  Nearly a 12 foot wingspan.  Used has only been flown a few times and has no damage or repairs. 
Retail $499.00 USED $350.00, NEW $399.00 plus shipping.

I can try to get pictures of these if needed.  Most are still factory packaged so I would rather not open them up, but it is possible if necessary.

To buy, you can PM on here or send me an e-mail at Customerservice@awindofchange.com.  Talk to Daelyn and she can get you taken care of.
You can also call us at 801-327-8686, leave message if we are not able to get to your call.

Thanks and Happy Winds!!!
-Kent

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 on: Today at 03:20 PM 
Started by chilese - Last post by Michel
Hi everybody,

Many kites of the French (formerly Cambodgien) Long Duong Hi-speed and Power kites were built with the patented "anti-bursts-system".

Usually, the stand-offs are a 3 mm rod going through a 6 hollow tube (I.D. 3 mm). With this system, the sail absorbs the gusts and regulates the speed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NujhudC9uU

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 on: Today at 01:46 PM 
Started by chilese - Last post by Allen Carter
Spectra Sport Reactor team kites had what were effectively telescoping standoffs. The standoffs poked out the back of the sail about an inch, so the sail was shallower when there was less pressure, deepening as pressure builds up. This made for some improvements in speed control over a wide window. Better edge handling, maybe? 

Many older sport kites relied on general frame flexibility to hand various conditions. This is why putting a really stiff modern frame into an old kite can be a mess. The Reactors with their stiff 5p and 7p frames are noticeably different with conventional standoffs.

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 on: Today at 10:58 AM 
Started by chilese - Last post by inewham
Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear

when we spoke of many kite related subtleties.

I have a Paradox which was modified by the late Brian Todd

to include telescoping standoffs. The TrickTail also had them

and the MEFM had dynamically tensioned standoffs. I can

understand the MEFM, but don't really see the need for telescoping

standoffs. Thought we might start an old-fashioned discussion

on the subject.

They can help smooth things out by allowing the sail shape to change.
A similar effect can be achieved with either flexible fibreglass inner standoffs or even a piece of bungee across the back of the sail.

Given enough wind even a stiff standoff will bend the spreader, on some kites you can really feel the spreader snap back (or just snap  Cry )

The downside is when we strive for responsive kites, they can make a kite feel a little mushy.


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 on: Today at 10:43 AM 
Started by oldflyer - Last post by chilese
Gills optional?

 10 
 on: Today at 10:32 AM 
Started by oldflyer - Last post by oldflyer
Sandbanks in Dorset, UK, on a cold February day.

Wind howling off the sea.

Heavy rain showers.

I was the only one on the beach.

I wonder why?



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