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Author Topic: Kite Reels for the big ones  (Read 5607 times)
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« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2010, 12:43 PM »

yep..that is a stratospool.....looks like the small version....so nice....
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« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2010, 01:04 PM »

I have 2 different size spools for it. The photo has my small spool (I put about 400' of 500# line from Gomberg) on it and I have a bigger spool that I put my 750# line on.(I put about 250' on that spool)  - it is sweet.
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« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2010, 02:04 PM »

i was not aware that you could pop the spool off of the stratospool! very neat to know!!!!
there were two frame sizes for them....the big one was almost 4' long as i recall.....
there is enough info to build your own now since the maker is no longer producing them...
http://robroy.dyndns.info/KAP/KiteReels/Stratospool/details.html
according to that page there was actually 3 sizes of SSs available

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STRATO-SPOOL No. 8   6.5" dia. spool, 22" long frame   holds 1000' of 50-75 Ib line, for kites pulling 10 Ibs or less
STRATO-SPOOL No. 16   7.5" dia. spool, 24.5" long frame   holds 1000' of 100-150 Ib line, for kites pulling 15 lbs or less
STRATO-SPOOL No. 24   8.5" dia. spool, 33" long frame   holds 1000' of 200-250 Ib line, for kites pulling 25 Ibs or less


loads of good info on all sorts of different types of winders......
http://robroy.dyndns.info/KAP/KiteReels/reels.html



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« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2010, 02:54 PM »

Great links!!

That is the exact size of mine but I think this company has stated making a new and improved version of the Statospool but I don't think it's the same company that made them originally. It has an 8in spool and a 12in spool. I let my kite out and put a carabiner on the line and clip it to my anchor and clip out that reel then clip in my next one and move on to my next kite. Probably my favorite aspect is how easy it is to let the kite out by using the brake.

I should post some of my video's I've taken from my kite with an on board wireless video camera It's pretty cool. Can you post video on this site?
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