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« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2010, 10:18 AM »

Lee...what's this one?HuhHuh




That's a Wind Whip UL.

They are similar to a Bad Boy at about .90 scale. It looks odd in this picture due to tilt & POV. This particular kite came from the Sunnyvale home for underflown old skool kites. :-)
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« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2010, 10:44 PM »

Lee...what's this one?HuhHuh




That's a Wind Whip UL.

They are similar to a Bad Boy at about .90 scale. It looks odd in this picture due to tilt & POV. This particular kite came from the Sunnyvale home for underflown old skool kites. :-)


Oh Mr Carter,

Oh, sad, sad Mr Carter,

You have officially now owned way too many kites. That is in fact an AirZero, made by X-Kites, of Soquel CA, Peter's old company, or one of many I had forgotten myself, so I had to go look. As your punishment, you must now send me a Vanishing Point of your choosing.

p.s., for those outside this inside joke, that's one of Allen's old "extra" kites.
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« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2010, 08:01 AM »

Well, there's a reason my feeble old brain spit out WindWhip UL, but I had to go back to 2005 email with Peter to figure it out.



>>I have a couple of questions about an AerZero I picked up recently.
>>It's really heavy. Weighs in at 178 grams (6.3oz)
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>>There was some obvious extra meat in the form of full size APA LE fittings and what >>look like too substatial standoffs. I took the thing apart and found that the LLEs and >>spine are Skinny SUL rather than the regular, dainty, Skinny ULs.
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>What you have there is a Wind Whip UL. Nice kite.

Of course the sail is marked AerZero, not Wind Whip, so someone had messed around with the frame. With specs from Peter I put the frame back the way it should have been and the kite was back to around 5oz. Nice kite.

(WW & AZ have the same size sail)

So, yes I have had too many kites. But at least there was some reason for my confusion. This time.   Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2010, 09:27 AM »

Run, don't walk:

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« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2010, 10:23 AM »

we used to carry PEter's kites.....SOOOO nice....i never did get one for myself though........stoopid me...
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