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Author Topic: Back home from Finland (remember this one JimB?)  (Read 1087 times)
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« on: October 21, 2013, 10:05 AM »

Many moons ago I sent this beauty off across the seas in trade for a Midi. Good trade, but over the years I got the "I should have kept it" pangs several times. Sure have flown the hell outta that Midi, though. :-)

So, now the Emerald Warrior is back home. It's second home, really. I got it from JimB maybe 10 years ago. I believe he was the original owner, which may be why this kite flies so nice. Jim is an excellent kite obedience trainer.

Thanks, Mike, for taking care of this kite for a while.

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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 10:48 AM »

that is awesome!!!!!
but..you traded it for a Midi????really?Huh
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2013, 01:24 PM »

JimB is an amazing man.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2013, 03:20 PM »

that is awesome!!!!!
but..you traded it for a Midi????really?Huh


At the time Midi's were scarce, I REALLY needed another and this was good trade bait. Keep in mind I had many, many other PBSKs.  Cheesy

Of course, about six months later a huge stash of Midis went on the market and they became instantly less rare. Now I own 4.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2013, 03:57 PM »

For a while I thought that was one of mine too, like how many green PBSKs are out there?
Mine was a green Stiletto, though. Now that I recall it better, it was Cedar Green with Brick Red trim.
Wonder where that one ended up?
Anyhow, congratulations, Allen!
I know all too  well the pangs of regret when letting a kite go, even if it is to a very good home.
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2013, 05:46 PM »

This one was made for me by Peter and bought through Forever Flying.

I was tempted to repatriate it myself but then.. well no.

Glad you picked it back up Allen.

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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2013, 08:31 PM »

You know you've been flying kites a long time when......you start buying back all your old traded kites Huh

you know I think of some of my oldies from time to time, right?
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2013, 09:28 PM »

For a while I thought that was one of mine too, like how many green PBSKs are out there?
Mine was a green Stiletto, though. Now that I recall it better, it was Cedar Green with Brick Red trim.
Wonder where that one ended up?

I bought it off you at Whidbey in 2002.  It stayed Down Under for a few years, then flew to the Netherlands  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2013, 12:52 PM »

Thanks, Mike, for taking care of this kite for a while.
It was my pleasure.

PBSKs remain an acquired taste - you fly them for how they feel, not for what they do. I can see how they might appeal but can also see how they can be poorly thought of. It was nice to fly this kite for a while but I was never going to hold onto it forever.

Mike.
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