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Author Topic: Where could I buy a Thor's Hammer stunt/power kite?  (Read 596 times)
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« on: June 02, 2014, 02:29 PM »

Hey everyone,

I'm wondering where I could get a Thor's Hammer from? Does anyone know any sites that carry it that can ship to Canada? Also, maybe somebody could suggest a better alternative? I want specifically a stunt kite that has enough power to pull me around a bit. Nothing too serious. My limit is $500 USD. I have looked at the Mirage XL. Many have said it isn't a good kite as it always requires readjustments after every flight. What do you think? And if you could link me to a good site that has stunt kites similar to it that would be great. (need ones that ship to Canada).

Cheers, Mike
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2014, 03:50 PM »

Thors hammer? Probably this forum's swap meet would be the best place..... They pop up sometimes and generally do not last long.....

If you search the forum for the mirage you will find some threads from a new member just like you..... Looking to get a big sport kite.... And he found one.....
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2014, 01:42 AM »

I want specifically a stunt kite that has enough power to pull me around a bit. Nothing too serious.


What exactly did you want to do with the kite? Did you want something that can do a few tricks with a good pull or something that will just fly patterns?

I've heard of people doing an Axel with Thors Hammer, but it's not a trick kite, however it can certainly pull! probably drag you all around the field - as far as hard pulling Delta kites go they don't get much more serious.

Thors Hammer would be an 'interesting' addition to a kite flier bag for those odd days, but I wouldn't want it as my only kite as, like most of these mega kites, it's a bit limited in what it does.

This guy is flying Thors Hammer.

http://youtu.be/cSjFed_1Q0
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2014, 08:50 PM »

Have to differ a little.  The Thor's Hammer can trick quite well....considering its size.  It can 540, axle, jacobs ladder, fade....bout the only thing I haven't seen mine do is a roll-up, but then again it doesn't have any tail weight. LOL

I agree that it is not a Nirvana or Widow Maker, but in can perform some pretty good tricks and looks pretty good doing it.  Just make sure you have a lot of running room, it needs a ton and a half of slack.
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2014, 09:57 PM »

The 'Hammer is by far the trickiest big kite I've flown or heard of. I enjoyed mine a lot and it would do all the tricks I asked it to do. Didn't try rolling it up but I'm sure it would. Very pitchy. It's a big trick kite more than a power kite. Certainly will pull hard due to its size, but not as hard as other kites with similar wingspans designed for power. I bought and sold mine here and have seen two others, all in the last two years or so, so they do turn up. Just have to be patient.
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2014, 01:10 AM »

eerrrrmmm.....I'm afraid I'll have to take my cap in hand and withdraw my earlier statement about the trick abilities of Thors hammer Embarrassed Embarrassed

Most of the giant kite videos I'd seen before including those of Thors Hammer generally show the kites just doing very basic turns and circles while dragging some unfortuate soul accross a field - HOWEVER - after a bit of youtube searching yesterday I did find a couple of videos of the T H doing some very acceptable trick flying so I appear to have made a somewhat inaccurate sweeping generalisation there...whoops Embarrassed

.....exits somewhat embarrassed stage right.............

( but I still wouldn't have one as my only kite).
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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2014, 12:21 PM »

There was a hammer for sale here, I tried to buy it but could never get info on sending payment. It's still in the swap meet I think.

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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2014, 02:51 PM »

Thanks everyone for the replies! What are your thoughts on the Mirage XL? Is it any good for a pulling kite? And that could do a few tricks?

Cheers, Mike
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2014, 01:20 PM »

I have literally just got my hands on a new Mirage XXL (3.7m Span) Smiley

not had chance to fly her yet but its very good quality, i also bought some Climax Protec (60m - 190ft) form kites4u along with a 75ft tube tail Smiley

I was in same situation as you, as i wanted a large stunt kite for the power more than stunts & after looking up on the Mirage & reading up on it & watching vids etc..it seems a good choice.

Problem is it took me a while to source the XXL as they're no longer made, in the end i got it from a place in Holland.

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