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Author Topic: My new Dragon (one of Gene's kites)  (Read 1249 times)
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« on: October 22, 2013, 09:16 AM »

This 55' White Bird Dragon is from the collection of Gene Lewandowski. What a neat kite!

It's the kite I really wanted when I bought my first 25' White Bird Dragon from GWTW in 1998. It's the kite I saw hanging from the ceiling in the Come Fly a Kite shop 20 years before that. That day in 1978 I bought a 25' purple Quicksilver mylar dragon and kiting got it's hooks into me.  Smiley

So now I suppose I won't be satisfied until I have 75' and 150' dragons too.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2013, 11:01 AM »

Nice, Allen. The Sun King is a very cool White Bird!
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2013, 11:03 AM »

there are no 75 footers....there are 150' & 250' & 350' though....and of course the 25' and 35' too....
Heloise and her crew made the best dragon kites ever.....

Personally i am not a fan of the 250' and 350'....they both have the same head as the 150' (4' square) but the tail is stretched out.....

Enjoy it!
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2013, 11:16 AM »

75' is a size I've always thought of for a self-made dragon. it would just make a nice progressive set in the sky. :-)

Matter of fact, making a dragon is one of the main reasons I've considered learning how to sew.

After helping DanW put away a 250' dragon I always thought it was maybe more fabric than I needed to mess with...  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2013, 12:22 PM »

I would agree that a 70-80' would be great!

The biggest ones are a hassle unless you have lots of sky space and time......
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2013, 06:47 PM »

Did WB make a 75 footer?Huh?
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2013, 04:45 AM »

No
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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2014, 07:09 PM »

I probably overpaid for mine but will never regret getting my 150'......
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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2014, 07:18 PM »

Everyone need a dragon in their single line collection  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2014, 10:50 PM »

150 ft of dragon is always something of a challenge to launch and recover if your space is even a bit tight. But oh, so nice once it's got smooth wind under it.  Maybe I'll just have to get mine out one of these days!
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