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« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2010, 12:05 AM »

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not certain: was this an El Nino? or another name???I thought that the El Nino's were just the 6' ones....

...this looks exactly like my Team High-Fly Pro-Am...just a tad bigger!
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« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2010, 03:45 PM »

Great pictures but how do these kites fly - slow and dragging ?

I have all the Elliot large dual lines Mammut and others.

fun to fly in the right wind
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« Reply #32 on: December 04, 2010, 09:48 PM »

here is 549 pages of very large two liners  Wolsing he some time sales them butt no prodution kites..
http://picasaweb.google.com/StegMich/WolsingBildergalerie?feat=flashalbum#5316128206741697874
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« Reply #33 on: December 04, 2010, 10:29 PM »

Great pictures but how do these kites fly - slow and dragging ?

I have all the Elliot large dual lines Mammut and others.

fun to fly in the right wind

Not necessarily dragging, but in it's lowest wind (around three MPH) it is certainly not fast...........At around ten mph, I can't move fast enough forward for any slack line stuff, at all.

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« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2011, 09:54 PM »

Wolsing-Drachen Flaki 9,0;

Spannweite  9 Meter,  Spitzenhöhe  3 Meter

Design  Flickwark

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« Reply #35 on: January 18, 2011, 04:45 AM »

Absolutely beautiful kite !
I would love to fly something like that...
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« Reply #36 on: February 23, 2011, 09:21 PM »

Hello.

I saw this thread just by random chance and quickly joined up as I have two very large dual line kites.

I have one of the original Force 10 wings which is 15 feet by 5.5 feet.
Mine is the non-Carbon frame version so it's kind of heavy but flies surprisingly well.
That kite flies on 150 feet of 500 pound spectra line.

Funny story:  I bought the Force 10 from Windborne kites and apparently the original owner bought it, flew it exactly once and was terrified of it
and returned it so I was able to purchase a mostly new Force 10 at reduced cost and I've had it since 1991.

I also have a GBK by Colossal Kiteworks formerly of Gwinn Michigan which produced a kite that is 19.5 feet by 10 feet.
That kite flies on 250 feet of 3/8" braided nylon rope and has an Easton Aluminum/Carbon articulated frame.

My Force 10 wing is close to two decades old now and still flies although I do so sparingly.  Here's a cellphone pic the last time I flew her:


Flying:


To get a feel for the size here's a picture of it assembled in my living room in front of my couch, it dwarfs it:


The GBK is enormous in comparison - it's so big I can't assemble it in the house really.

I have a still shot of me flying it in Port Aransas, Texas way back in 2003 here:


It doesn't really give you a good idea of how big it is:  it's 250 feet up and that day I had a 100+ foot tail on it just because.  A man and his daughter saw it from several miles away and walked for over an hour to get close enough to see me fly it close up.

I really need to assemble these and take good clear color photos since they are old now and the kites have probably seen better days.

Just wanted to update the thread a bit!
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« Reply #37 on: February 25, 2011, 12:40 PM »

Update: co-incidentally, my friend who videotaped a lot of our kite sessions in the early 1990s just gave me
a set of dvds with lots of footage with both the force 10 and the gbk on it.

I'll edit this and get it up on youtube as soon as I can.

In the meantime, here's a still from one of the videos of the GBK in action:

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« Reply #38 on: February 26, 2011, 06:33 AM »

Update:

Here's the Force 10 video my friend filmed with me flying:

Force 10 Power Kite Demonstration Flight Video
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« Reply #39 on: February 26, 2011, 01:25 PM »

Second video of the GBK (19.5' x 10').

First segment single line, second segment dual:
GBK "Great Big Kite" Demonstration Flight


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« Reply #40 on: July 12, 2011, 05:49 AM »

First flight of the worlds biggest dual line - the Wolsing Flaki 12.0 on 80m flight lines.

You can see the video on Guenters Website http://www.wolsing-drachen.de/

Guenter could'nt take part at this great moment because he's in hospital. Hopefully he's getting well very soon.
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