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« on: August 10, 2016, 09:33 AM »

Got my hands on an Action Kites Super Sky Dart recently, which has two signatures. With thanks to Dave Salmon, I think the two people signing this kite were Richard van Mechelen and John Perusse.







Anyone have more detail on exactly what their respective involvement with Action Kites was?
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2016, 10:17 AM »

looks like they might have worked there...Stunt Kite Quarterly has their names pretty well associated with Action Kites..

from:  http://articles.latimes.com/1987-12-06/travel/tr-26768_1_kite-shop
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Along with the competition, many of the nation's top stunt-kite designers present informal workshops at which they exchange tips and anecdotes. Designers Randy Tom (Hyperkites), John Perusse (Action Kites) and Don Tabor (Top of the Line Kites) are regular participants.


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The NoNaMe is the joint design effort of John Perusse of Action Kites and Randy Time of Hyperkites
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2016, 11:15 AM »

Thanks Rob, so John Perusse is firmly linked to Action Kites. Now what about Richard van Mechelen?
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2016, 12:56 PM »

from what i was reading he might have been a staff for Action? maybe Sewsalot might know?
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2016, 01:07 PM »

One of our local kite club members worked at Action Kites back in the day, I'll talk to him Saturday and see of he can provide any info.
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2016, 04:36 AM »

Yes, please!
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2016, 04:44 PM »

John Perusse was the creator and owner of Action Kites. Richard van Mechelen, known as 'Van', was in charge of Sky Dart assembly.
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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2016, 01:31 AM »

Thanks Charles!
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