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« on: December 05, 2009, 12:25 PM »

To those in the know...what is currently the largest dual line kite available. The biggest thing I have ever seen was the Prism Total Eclispe, which they of course don't make anymore. Is there something as big or bigger thats currently being made?
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2009, 12:34 PM »

I'm pretty sure the L1 Thors Hammer is the biggest kite in production.
If you want info, contact level one, or Dave Bush- he flies them for demos.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2009, 01:12 PM »

I have a 9ft Beast by Hq and a 11ft California condor, both will do some tricks but take BIG arm movements. More fun just as arm stretchers
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2009, 01:20 PM »

There was a Bob Child's kite, the Whang Doodle that was pretty big, and then was the Magnum Opus that was quite large too. 

I think they were both in the 9-10 ft range.
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2009, 02:18 PM »

How aboput the elliot mammott?.......4.2m across.
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2009, 04:33 PM »

Steve Shapson use to produce "Force 10" delta's back about 1990 or so before he started making quad foil kites.  It was 16 foot across by about 7 foot tall.  That is the biggest delta stunt kite I have ever seen.  Troy Gunn can tell you more about these kites as he has a HUGE history with them...LOL  I once flew a pair stacked together at Longbeach, WA. one WSIKF.

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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2009, 04:44 PM »

To those in the know...what is currently the largest dual line kite available.

It's the Flaki 7.6, wingspan 12 meters of the german kitebuiler Günter Wolsing.
 
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2009, 05:37 PM »

Holy Crow! Huh

Why not just strap on a trapeze and use that thing for a hang glider! Talk about dragging you down the beach! 
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2009, 10:40 PM »

WOW! is that flaki really in production?! =]
and just as a heads up, i think there was a magnum opus on the swap meet a few weeks back.
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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2009, 11:11 PM »

The Magnum Opus is about a 1/2" bigger in wingspan than the T.Eclipse with more sail area.  It is more of a ballet than the TE is.  It also has a narrow wind range.
And yes, it is still sitting in my bag.
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« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2009, 02:37 AM »

WOW! is that flaki really in production?! =]

Of course, I'm sure that Günter will build a Flaki for you if you have the money !  Cheesy

And don't forget too the very nice 10' Top Of The Line Windrule Ultralight. This kite was used sometimes in competition by the U.K. Team Aircraft.



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« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2009, 03:59 AM »

Elliot Mammut ?



450 x 206 cm (that's 14¾' for those of you reading in the 19th century). 420€ to you.

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« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2009, 04:32 AM »

These kites are able to do very nice Comete if you have very long arms.  Wink

The Vagabond SE - Wingspan : 8,50 meters
 

 
The Pure XXXL - Wingspan : 5,40 meters
 

 
The S-Kites 11.5 - Wing surface : 11.5 m²
 
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« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2009, 09:58 AM »

Really awesome pictures!  Thanks so much to everyone for posting!!!
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« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2009, 10:53 AM »

Elliot Big Lift (11.5 feet)


Giant Platinum


Whangdoodle


Thor's Hammer
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