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 on: Today at 05:26 PM 
Started by SurfCityVortices - Last post by midibot
In respect of pic #4, it is hard to know without further info on size, materials, labels, etc but apparently the name was once trademarked by Skynasaur back in 1989 (since expired) and I excerpted this:

ULTRAWING Trademark Information
Skynasaur, Inc.


edit: trademark link added

I have come across references to an Ultrawing 96 and also a 120, presumably denoting wingspans. There may be others...?


 on: Today at 05:01 PM 
Started by SurfCityVortices - Last post by midibot
2, 3 , and 7 are spider wings. 

I agree: looks like these could be the Spiderwing kite made by Catch the Wind.

Dates: uncertain at the moment, but a quick search shows Spiderwings were advertised in early 1990s in Kite Lines magazine (example Spring 1991 issue) where it is dubbed “The World’s Most Versatile Stunt Kite”. I have seen ads for it dated even earlier than that.

I have an Owners Manual (undated) which shows four versions: Spiderwing I through IV, all with the same 2-metre (six-footish) frame but with differing sail configurations depending on wind and flying characteristics desired. Generally, the higher the number the higher the wind, but kite speed and manoeuvrability also varied (paraphrased from the manual). Sail shape and thus area differs in each.

Hard to tell exactly from the single angles shown in these pics, but it looks like you have Spiderwings I, III, and IV here respectively (the latter one could be a II but sail looks more cutaway, like the IV).

Nice find for someone interested in stunt kite history!

(I have one variant: a Spiderwing II -- and rather like it Wink )


 on: Today at 02:52 PM 
Started by SurfCityVortices - Last post by breezin
#5 might be a Go Fly a Kite. Kitelifes archived SKQ magazines 1989 fall/winter edition has a review for a 2200 XL.Light wind 3 to 8 mph.

 on: Today at 02:08 PM 
Started by SurfCityVortices - Last post by reddobie
2, 3 , and 7 are spider wings. 

 on: Today at 01:55 PM 
Started by SurfCityVortices - Last post by SurfCityVortices
Last two

 on: Today at 01:54 PM 
Started by SurfCityVortices - Last post by SurfCityVortices

 on: Today at 01:53 PM 
Started by SurfCityVortices - Last post by SurfCityVortices
Can anyone help me identify some of these kites? About to buy on craigslist but its a decent drive.

 on: Today at 01:24 PM 
Started by Jezzbelle - Last post by Steve Hall

Hi Laura,
Rick's old running mate was Ab Jones. not heard from either of them in years.
If you want to try to contact Ab drop an email to me ( and I'll send you the last email address I had for him ... might be worth a shot.

 on: Today at 01:12 PM 
Started by Jezzbelle - Last post by thief
no intrusion at all!
Popped it over into the main threads...looks like Rick has not been a visitor here since the end of April:;u=349

 on: Today at 12:09 PM 
Started by hustleking - Last post by hustleking
thank you very much

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