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« Reply #45 on: June 30, 2009, 11:04 AM »

Does anyone like the Backtracker?

 Roll Eyes

I'm probably putting myself in front of the firing squad but I really hated the Backtracker.  It's the one reason why I never got into quads.

 The name rings a bell but I can't remember what they look like.
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« Reply #46 on: June 30, 2009, 12:05 PM »

About the same size as the rev 2, but they stand taller.  I think they came out in 93-94 as an entry level quad.  $75 got you the kite, lines, and some plastic molded handles.

It ended up back in the shop real quick.
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« Reply #47 on: June 30, 2009, 12:13 PM »

Prism 3d and fanatic. SunnyKites Voodoo Standard. Gomberg Temptation.
3d doesnt do anything but seem to jittery in the air for me, and its to small for my taste. Fanatic wingraps horribly, Voodoo was just a bad kite in my opinion (but the UL was great), and the temptation felt like a brick.  Sad
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« Reply #48 on: June 30, 2009, 12:44 PM »

None...I learned something from every one I ever had.

Most times it was me the flyer and not the kite, so I never blamed the kite!

I don't think a kite would go into production if it had all the problems everyone has listed.
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« Reply #49 on: June 30, 2009, 01:00 PM »

Sometimes I regret buying the first one.   Wink
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« Reply #50 on: June 30, 2009, 03:18 PM »

I never regretted the buying ...  but I did regret the selling ...
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« Reply #51 on: July 01, 2009, 09:44 AM »

flying wings Utopia...assembly alone should be a graduate level structural engineering course...probably only reason they ever sold any was cuz they looked good hanging in kite shops...as does mine in the study.
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« Reply #52 on: July 01, 2009, 03:48 PM »

I never regretted the buying ...  but I did regret the selling ...

lol... ditto
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« Reply #53 on: July 01, 2009, 04:14 PM »

I never regretted the buying ...  but I did regret the selling ...

lol... ditto

Double ditto

The ones that got away...

But if I didn't sell, I couldn't buy.
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« Reply #54 on: July 01, 2009, 04:26 PM »

I never regretted the buying ...  but I did regret the selling ...
and coming from you that means a damn LOT!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #55 on: July 01, 2009, 06:50 PM »

Zippy: are you adding the Backbow to this list? (anything ever happen with that? someone was searching for him and could not find him again...........)
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« Reply #56 on: July 01, 2009, 08:03 PM »

Zippy: are you adding the Backbow to this list? (anything ever happen with that? someone was searching for him and could not find him again...........)
Definition of buy: to obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction.

Never did acquire it so it can't come under the list of "kites I regret buying". Now if this was "kites I regret paying for and not receiving" that would be a wholly different matter.

And, yes, if anyone does happen to run across the delightfully plausible Mr. Mitchell (preferably in an SUV) then do ask him to contact me as we still have much to talk about.

Despite all this I'd still like to have BackBow.  Sad

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« Reply #57 on: July 01, 2009, 11:07 PM »

The only 2 kites I really regretted buying were a Nirvana std. and Nirvana UL.


Denny

Thanks for the Nirvana UL Denny I don't regret it Wink

I've bought other peoples "regrets" and really enjoy several of them. I've also bought kites that weren't my style but I don't think I regretted buying them. If you can't try them first, it's always a risk though.

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« Reply #58 on: July 02, 2009, 04:40 AM »

Some people's "regrets" have to be "unmodified" before they'll fly right.  Kiss

I have no regrets in kite purchases that I recall. Any kite I didn't like I've always been able to move to someone else without too much trouble and at an acceptable reduction from my purchase price.
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« Reply #59 on: July 02, 2009, 12:04 PM »

Sometimes I regret buying the first one.   Wink

Ditto.  Kites are more addictive than any other "substance" I may have tried.

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