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Author Topic: Which one do you cry over????  (Read 2059 times)
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« on: April 22, 2018, 09:49 AM »

I was going through my kite stack getting ready for a trip to  the coast.  Looking through the FEW duals I have one of the several kites I  sold off to fund my Sons grad present last fall was my almost mint Standard TOTL Hawaiian.  I received a great price and the sale went smoothly.  I really didn't need the money but figured why have so many kites not seeing daylight when I could turn into a long term item for Son.


......  so , over the years, which sale - trade have you made that you wish you wouldn't have?
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2018, 11:11 AM »

#3  Chicago Fire Firefly: My first stunt kite, bought from Dave at Kite Connection in HB, CA. Modded it by reframing in Skyshark 5P and putting on a turbo bridle. Very lucky in that it landed in A. Carter’s hands and he graciously reunited me with it!

#2 PKC Wren Custom: Met up with Jeff at an event (I can’t remember where) and he pulled out this Wren with an appliquéd face on it. It was a happy face with it’s tongue hanging out as if it was giving you the ‘razzberries’. It was purple and dark grey and I had to have it. I remember pestering him for hours to sell it to me. Thankfully still have the little box kite he made me, but I really wish I had that ‘jester’ back.

#1 Midi Sandpiper in Blue Fade: I got mine off Chris himself. On a day where I met the man along with Tim Benson (and maybe Andy Wardley as well). I picked up this kite and a Benson Reflex. At the end of my first ‘kite life’ those were my go to kites. I kept the Benson, and sold the Midi.  It was the perfect kite for SoCal beach breezes.  One of my biggest life regrets, especially now that I have come back to kiting. Still searching for it...


As I read this back to myself, seems that the regrets are rooted in letting go of physical memories of how/when/where I met some great people and those moments in life where I connected with them.
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2018, 11:35 AM »

You mean I'm supposed to have gotten money or something in trade? Nuts, I've been giving them away. Some foils, some duals, some SLKs, some quads. Probably a dozen and a half total. The ones I'll probably miss most are the Rev Rainbow Radical and the 1.2 Symphony.
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2018, 11:57 AM »

Only three kites have ever escaped from the Kite Dungeon.  One in a trade which I don't regret as I will buy another just like it eventually.  I flew that kite several times before I mailed it off.  I have yet to fly the one I received.  It's too pretty & I have another not so pretty one I have about worn out.  The second was a Premier Vision I gifted to someone who will probably never fly it.  So that is a bit of a regret but at least i flew it one time "just to make sure it was okay".  The third one, a Rev B2 has moved on to a friend that I owe so much to that I will never be able to repay their kindness.  SHBKF
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2018, 04:50 AM »

Now that I think about it.... I cry over selling my TOTL Northshore Radical and my Prism Quantum Pro. Made good sales off of them and needed the money to feed another hobby I have... but I still cry.

Still have my Kestrel...  Grin Grin
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2018, 06:50 AM »

Deca 15 for me.
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2018, 07:48 AM »

Deca 15 for me.
contact Stevo here on the forum...maybe you can wrangle a 15 out of him Wink
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2018, 03:54 AM »

I love my kites too much to move them on. I would regret losing ANY of them! If any went it would be one of the ones that don't get a lot of flight time, the R-Sky NFX (just not a go-to kite), the Benson Mini-gem (better for higher wind days), the Premier Nighthawk (good for novices to teach), the Nirvana WW (need at least  a nice 2 mph to get going), Nirvana and L'Atelier vents (higher winds are better for the Revs), Prism Micron (need higher wind but a blast to try and control), and maybe my Fearless which is a beautiful kite but my Widowmaker Spider wins that shoot out.

So that leaves my favorites: Blue Moon Exile, Widowmaker Spider, Benson Deep Space, L'Atelier xt.r's (standard and UL more than the vented), and Nirvana UL. I don't fly as much as I'd like because life gets in the way but I just have trouble letting go of anything. (My wife agreed that I could sell a few to get a Blue Moon Reprise or Ichiban. I don't know. It's a tough decision.)
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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2018, 09:38 AM »

Total Eclipse, no question. Also the BMK Muse's.
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2018, 08:59 AM »

Wow, many have passed through my hands, Benson's, R-Sky's, L'Atelier, TNT's, Blue Moons's, Matheson's and so many more, I miss them all, but probably the one I miss the most is the MEFM, I got it and sold it before I really knew how to fly well, the build quality and materials used were a level above anything else available at the time (still better than most today) and a beautiful colour scheme too. Ray Bordelon knew how to build a kite!

Just like this one (not my pic)  :'(

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« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2018, 11:40 AM »

That's easy. L'Atelier Transfer xt.r Standard.
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« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2018, 09:13 AM »

Can't say I have experienced enough kites to really lament them moving on. The ones I have now were an upgrade. Had a Skydog Black Dog that only got flown twice and I really never got to know the kite. Really liked it. Seemed very smooth. Got a deal on a Slingshot 8.8 to learn to buggy on. Put it up twice and wow what a foolish thing for a newbie with no instructor to do. Sold it. Got my money back plus the Black Dog that was hardly flown due to a broken stand off.Lucked out and very happy the Black Dog is back. Was going to sell my Mind Trick and get a AC vented for less pull. Lam made the comment not enough time on the Mind Trick and why would you not want both. Spent the last 3 days on the Mind Trick in 20 mph + and some 25+. Getting to know the kite and learning to brace for the power better has made me more comfortable.Still shaky at 25 + but damn it's exciting. Reading these posts and thinking on what Lam said I believe now I would really regret selling the Mind Trick. So I won't.
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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2018, 05:06 AM »

Thanks to all who shared their stories.  Many memories .... best part is that there is always Ebay and Clist to find those lost souls again to put back I the bag.
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« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2018, 06:48 AM »

[...]
#1 Midi Sandpiper in Blue Fade: I got mine off Chris himself. On a day where I met the man along with Tim Benson (and maybe Andy Wardley as well). I picked up this kite and a Benson Reflex. At the end of my first ‘kite life’ those were my go to kites. I kept the Benson, and sold the Midi.  It was the perfect kite for SoCal beach breezes.  One of my biggest life regrets, especially now that I have come back to kiting. Still searching for it...


As I read this back to myself, seems that the regrets are rooted in letting go of physical memories of how/when/where I met some great people and those moments in life where I connected with them.


I had a couple of the '98ish Midi Sandpipers, and when I pared down the bag in the early 2000s I let go my Rasta one, which I now regret. Did keep this blue fade (not shown in the best light here but apologies aside). Glad I kept it. And it's not for sale, but wondered if this is the version you might have meant.

I can relate to the sentiment in your concluding paragraph -- for me it could read people, places, things...



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