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 on: February 13, 2017, 08:53 PM 
Started by gwreck - Last post by gwreck
Thanks everyone for the info.
John, the picture is what I'm asking about.  I've only seen the sketch in a catalog or somewhere on-line.  The catalog shows the stars and stripes design, and I saw a sketch on-line in a rainbow design.  Thanks for posting that.
Gamelord and Theif, I'm jealous if you have had one and flown it.
Almost 10 years ago on one of my early visits to Seaside, OR, I saw someone flying a single rotating or spinbox kite.  I was so struck by it, I had to find one to buy, which I did.  It's fun to fly.  When I saw the Premier Counter-Rotating Box kite, it really caught my eye and interest.  I've been checking on-line and in the swap meet, but haven't seen one come up.  So I at least had to ask if it was every really produced, or just in Premier's catalog.  The wind at Seaside if frequently clean, and I think I have the patience to get it launched.

 on: February 13, 2017, 04:51 PM 
Started by gwreck - Last post by thief
Seen one... Flown one..... Do not have one...

Takes clean wind and patience to get it off the ground, but very cool.

Not a lightweight kite either

 on: February 13, 2017, 04:41 PM 
Started by gwreck - Last post by Gamelord
I had one at one time.....have to check some bags to see if I still have it.  Very nice kite and flies very well.

 on: February 13, 2017, 01:43 PM 
Started by gwreck - Last post by chilese
Kite Party 2. 2004.

I don't know if this is the one you are asking about.

Click on the thumbnail to enlarge.

This was just over 13 years ago.

 on: February 13, 2017, 01:21 PM 
Started by gwreck - Last post by gwreck
Hello Everyone,
I've seen sketches of Premier's Counter-Rotating Box Kite, both on-line and in an old catalogue, but I have never seen one in person, or for sale.  Has anyone actually seen one?  Might you know where one might be had?

 on: February 12, 2017, 09:25 AM 
Started by photogbill - Last post by jlmcevoy
Beautiful kite!

 on: February 10, 2017, 04:23 AM 
Started by Trip - Last post by Trip
Thanks for the kind words everyone.

bt.... I know you feel lucky that you were able to hang around Ray when you did. I'd give my right testicle to be able to just hang out with Ray and learn.  Grin

 on: February 09, 2017, 12:26 AM 
Started by Trip - Last post by bt
Great article Robert!!!
I am one of the very lucky folks who was able to spend their kite flying formative years under his wings so to speak...from 1993 when I started flying until 1996 when I moved out of the city.
At that time there were quite a few regulars at Vanier Park, but no one would set up in Ray's spot (as indicated in the vids) until it was obvious he wouldn't be there that day, or if we knew he was off at a festival somewhere. When he was clockwork he would arrive around noon and work his magic.
Crowds would gather as he would put on impromptu "shows"....and then applause and cheers would break out. How often does that happen on just "another regular kite flying day down at the field"?
Here's something a little more poignant...
His wisdom of "it's not the's me in the air" still rings true many years after he passed it on to us newbie fliers way back in the day.

 on: February 08, 2017, 10:32 PM 
Started by Kodama - Last post by doangiaphat
look great i enjoyed it

 on: February 08, 2017, 10:30 PM 
Started by Trip - Last post by doangiaphat
When you are done you can let us know the time and place of their birth to concrete learning experience

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