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Author Topic: Flash Angel by Rare Air  (Read 4197 times)
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« on: October 11, 2009, 06:05 PM »

any one have any 'ancient history' on this one...
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2009, 08:02 PM »

any one have any 'ancient history' on this one...
Waddya wanna know ?

Mike.
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2009, 04:24 AM »

I learned to fly pairs on them - slow, very smooth and precise, more importantly for us at the time they really do retain their composure as the wind gets up.
Nice old school kites.


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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2009, 11:25 AM »


From flickr user Nigel Beard.

Very early '90s, Rare Air's sort-of-signature vents, plenty of design gimmicks that actually worked, imported into the US by Air Circus. The school is Olde (which is even older than Old School). I can put it no better than this:-

"An extremely smooth, quiet, precise, slow kite. Screened vents on the leading edge and wing tips, and a vented keel make this kite extremely smooth, even through gusts. A great kite for precision team flying, but be prepared for a bit of pull. This kite feels like an updated high-tech version of the Hawaiian Team."
Jeff Burka

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As for keep or trade... it's a bit of a curiosity that I doubt will attract mainstream attention. For the right person who appreciates a big kite for cutting figures and nothing but it might be a welcome addition. It could be a royal pain to keep it in original Beman spars though.

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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2009, 03:03 PM »

I believe I purchased it from Ron Reich, 7 or 8 years ago.

And I think it was more like 9 years ago  Tongue

Any resemblance to the mighty Hawaiian is likely to be in it's stuck-to-the-sky-edness, rather than any nuances of "feel".

Mike.
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2009, 06:22 PM »

Mr. 8,

Sometimes I forget that you know everything kite related. Thanks for the reminder.  Huh
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