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« on: February 17, 2010, 03:15 PM »

Greetings,

I'm looking to buy specific superlight carbon spares, which i realize will be difficult since they are either not made for years or rarely made.

Skyshark response zero gold
Avia Breeze 1 (if i'm correct that they wight below 5g per spare)

Or alternative Avia Breeze 2 tapered.

Seller must be willing to ship to germany.

Best wishes Andre
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2010, 08:36 PM »

The Avia G-Force Breeze II is 6 grams, Hang'em High still has some.

The Avia Excel Breeze goes 6.75 grams at 30" - Contact Steve here at Gone with the Wind.

The G-Force Skinny UL is 8 grams at 32" - Contact Steve here at Gone with the Wind

You might check with Steve here too on those old Sky Shark's maybe there is still a stash in a back corner, I had bought a bunch from him once, they were 29" that went 6.0 grams IIRC. (The spec's showed 6.2 grams for 32.5" so I guess I still have a little gray matter left). Not sure how many I have left.

With all the spar spec's I have I couldn't confirm your < 5 gram guess on the Breeze 1's, I guess they've been out of production since before the Internet   Wink

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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2010, 09:45 PM »

I'll take a look in the morning and see what I might have,
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2010, 10:09 PM »

The Skyshark Response Zero Golds are 5.5 grams, but are pretty much unobtanium.

A few years ago I contacted Jon T. at Skyshark and he said he had sold his remaining stock to a boutique kitemaker some years before. Said kitemaker was kind enough to gift me with ONE stick so I'd have a spare for a special kite.

I've asked about them here on the forum a few times since and no one has ever turned up a source.
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2010, 01:56 AM »

Thanks guys,

@Allen Carter Yeah, i noticed, can't even find any good info about them. Wrote skyshark if they still have some, but no go. Supposedly they are made form some extra high grade carbon and where rather expensive to make.

@steve Smiley

@mikenchico  Good to know someone has still some breeze, i wrote avia if they are discontinued, but no reply yet. Since over here in Germany no one has them in their shops anymore. As for the Breeze 1, yeah i guess that its either a really old spare or a very short lived one. Basically all info i could find was that they existed and where 4.3 grams a piece.

Best wishes Andre
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2010, 06:27 AM »



Andre: i had to show what you needed the rods for......BEAUTIFUL!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2010, 03:25 PM »

Response Zero's - 3 @32.5 inches and at least a dozen at 28 inches.  Sorry ... no help on the other rods.  $10 per rod.

Shipping to Germany via Priority Mail would run $27 for up to 1 pound.

Let me know.
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2010, 03:40 PM »

Response Zero's - 3 @32.5 inches and at least a dozen at 28 inches.  Sorry ... no help on the other rods.  $10 per rod.

Shipping to Germany via Priority Mail would run $27 for up to 1 pound.

Let me know.


Not bad, i take the 3 full size ones and umm, 6 of the 28 inchers.
Paypal ok?
Those are the Zero gold right? they exist also in a white version. Which is heavier.
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2010, 09:58 PM »

Response Zeros are not Zero Golds.

They are the next weight up.

Plenty light though.

http://www.nic.fi/~sos/spars/spars98.htm
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2010, 12:06 AM »

Response Zeros are not Zero Golds.

They are the next weight up.

Plenty light though.

http://www.nic.fi/~sos/spars/spars98.htm


Yes, i know this, and the non Golds are pointless to make this fuss about. since modern Avia Skinnies are the same weight and readily available, plus a lot stiffer.
Thats why i'm looking for the Golds.
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« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2010, 12:33 AM »

You and I both know.

What Steve has are not Golds.

Merely a clarification.

Response Zeros are not Zero Golds.

They are the next weight up.

Plenty light though.

http://www.nic.fi/~sos/spars/spars98.htm


Yes, i know this, and the non Golds are pointless to make this fuss about. since modern Avia Skinnies are the same weight and readily available, plus a lot stiffer.
Thats why i'm looking for the Golds.
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« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2010, 03:53 AM »

Ah Gotha, thats why i asked explicitly again, if they are golds.

@Steve Sorry for the hassle, but non golds are not worth the trouble.

You and I both know.

What Steve has are not Golds.

Merely a clarification.

Response Zeros are not Zero Golds.

They are the next weight up.

Plenty light though.

http://www.nic.fi/~sos/spars/spars98.htm


Yes, i know this, and the non Golds are pointless to make this fuss about. since modern Avia Skinnies are the same weight and readily available, plus a lot stiffer.
Thats why i'm looking for the Golds.

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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2010, 10:37 AM »

Well actually ...
Two of the 32.5 inch rods are in fact Response Zero Gold weighing in at 5.5 grams each.
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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2010, 10:46 AM »

I will take the 3 full size ones if ae doesn't.

I may take a couple of the shorter ones too.  Let me check my stock tonight.
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« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2010, 12:21 PM »

Well actually ...
Two of the 32.5 inch rods are in fact Response Zero Gold weighing in at 5.5 grams each.

Wohoo! I take them.
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