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« on: May 20, 2014, 05:11 AM »

Hi guys

Anyone got 1 of these.. Sorry links to other non-sponsor shops are not allowed-thief
Prism 75' Tube Tail


Ive got a mirage xxl and i want a nice long tube tail, would 75ft be long enough? Also it says can join 2 together, how do they join, and would the join be noticable?

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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2014, 06:31 AM »

gomberg kites makes tube tails in different lengths and diameters. They make one design just like the prism tail in your post.   

Yes you can join them together.  A hook is on the end of the tail that you can attach a 2nd tube. Looks OK but creates a lots more drag.  I have sewn two together it looks and flys much better. 

Gomberg is a good option as they do custom orders so you can get what you want. Like matching the colors of your kites.  Grin

I would go 100 in length.
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2014, 07:00 AM »

As the Prism tube tail is brandy new i would be surprised if you come across many people who have it.....
Gomberg Kites has a LOT of choices for tails...and will deal directly with you or probably with your local shop too....
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2014, 07:28 AM »

i had a look at the gomberg tails but im from UK Sad

the prism tail is longest i could find in the UK
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2014, 07:32 AM »

im going to drop them an email see how much it cost for a 100ft black & white tube to the UK Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2014, 07:37 AM »

most of the time when you find a 100' long tube tail you will find that they are pretty wide too...just double check that it would be around 3~4" diameter and that kite should not have a problem pulling it in normal winds....
the usual lengths of smaller diameter tube tails  are 25' or so and then you link them to make a longer tube....this keeps the tube better inflated the entire length...longer tube tails have troubles inflating the full length sometimes...
the 100' long Transition tail is a flat tail with a black/white/accent color that would work quite well too...

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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2014, 08:28 AM »

75' should work fine.  Can't do much skywriting with tails shorter that 50' (though they are pretty) and as mentioned, 100' is good:

https://www.facebook.com/MACKite/photos/a.649606201755003.1073741834.139301336118828/649620038420286/

I had a bunch of short 20' tails so I cut the ends and glued them together with CA.  If you link tails together and fly at the beach, the sand will creep in at the joints and the tail will become an anchor. Better to have one continuous tail with one mouth.

An improvement would be a slightly wider mouth to keep the end of the tail better inflated in lighter winds.
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2014, 10:46 AM »

oki i ordered 1 of these:


i spoke to the place that sells them & they said this about adding another one:

"They join with a drawstring that tightens around a loop in the end of the tail this is at the end of the yellow section so you will see a section of yellow at the join point"

so i may get another in a week or so & add it on so i end up having a 150ft tube tail Smiley

My kite is the elliot mirage XXL (3.65m wing span) so should be fine hauling it in decent wind Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2014, 11:05 AM »

Sounds like fun!  Keep in mind all that tail will be streaming behind the kite when you land.  Those down wind from you will notice.
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