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« on: August 02, 2015, 02:04 PM »

I recently acquired two dual line sport kites that were made in Australia by a company called "Ground Zero".  I think they are hand made boutique kites, but I can't find much information.  They are:  "Black Majik" and "Point Blank".  When googling all I find is an address in Tasmania Australia.  Is anyone familiar with these kites?  Were they very popular or sought after?  I think the maker is out of business now.





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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2015, 02:49 PM »

Ground Zero kites were the creations of Robert Brassington, who has gone on to make fabulous single line things. I have no direct experience with his dual line kites, but Robert's workmanship is extremely high.

Got pics?
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2015, 05:38 PM »

Ground Zero stunt kites used to be imported by Once Upon A Breeze kite shop in Canon Beach, OR.  I'm not sure if they were the exclusive importer, but at least they were one of the main importers.  When I was in Canon Beach last year (my family goes to Seaside every year, and we spend a lot of time at Canon Beach as well) I stopped in the kite shop.  I asked about the Ground Zero stunt kites, and the staff at Once Upon a Breeze said that Robert Brassington has stopped making stunt kites and it concentrating on his single-line kites, which are, as Lee S says, fabulous.  I've seen a couple - only wish I could afford one.
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2015, 06:43 PM »

Sort of all true......

Robert was ground zero sport kites but he shaved the sport kites off to a shop to continue making them....

Robert is still making prolifically, granted it is mostly single line kites, spinners and banners.... He has still made some sport kites lately, but not for retail.

Phenomenally made and designed kites....

Enjoy them (and let me know when you want one of his single lines kites).
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2015, 03:40 PM »

My son and I bought our first sport kite in Cannon Beach, OR - probably the same shop you mentioned gwreck.

A Ground Zero Slash - still have it.  It's a great kite for a someone learning - near indestructible. 
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2018, 11:42 AM »

I happen to own several of these and was trying to find something "new" when I stumbled across this site.  I currently have:

Jester XS (my favorite)
Jester
Black Magic
Nipper
Nipper Extream
Some stack-able kites (i have 5 in my stack) but ground zero for sure
and I believe the big one is called an Avalon. 

So here is the question.  Because I love the XS so much, I want another one or something that is a lot like it to help teach my son on.  I do not want to risk a kite i cannot replace.  Suggestions?  Anyone have one for sale/trade?
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2018, 04:51 PM »

Ground Zero kites were the creations of Robert Brassington, who has gone on to make fabulous single line things. I have no direct experience with his dual line kites, but Robert's workmanship is extremely high.

Got pics?

Brasington... only one "s"  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2018, 05:34 AM »

I recently acquired two dual line sport kites that were made in Australia by a company called "Ground Zero".  I think they are hand made boutique kites, but I can't find much information.  They are:  "Black Majik" and "Point Blank".  When googling all I find is an address in Tasmania Australia.  Is anyone familiar with these kites?  Were they very popular or sought after?  I think the maker is out of business now.

Back in the days of manufacture "Ground Zero were very well thought of kites at that time I had a " Jester"& D Gross Esq had a go withiy at a southsea festival He was very impressed with it I still have it but it's not for sale Sorry



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