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« on: March 15, 2010, 10:55 AM »

Looking for some info on a handful of sport kites....
Team High Fly
THF El Nino
Mike simmons LBK

Anyone have any info on these? i have emails into Fran for the THF ones and to the Corelyllama (first person popped into my head about the mike simmons kites)......

these are def. before my time!!!! i am going to pull out the pile of older kite mags i have as well...

oh yes and also a Quad delta from Montreal from L'ateleir du vent (i am pretty certain i have seen it written up in some magazine!!!!!)

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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2010, 12:03 PM »

16' WHAT?

Little Big Kite...the small version of the NBK notso big kite
(THIS is as I have been told and understand it- i can def. be wrong and that i why i am asking!!!!!!!)
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2010, 12:21 PM »

Seems like it was RBK (really big kite), NBK (Nice big kite), NLK (nice little kite)
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2010, 12:26 PM »

Thanks Ken!
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2010, 12:31 PM »

The Team High Fly kite showed in the Sport Kite rankings of Kitelines Spring/Summer 92 - There's a review of one in SKQ Spring 91 - And the El Nino in SKQ Spring 92

Mike Simmon's NLK review in SKQ Spring 90, Review of the NBK in SKQ Summer 90 along with mention of the then new RBK (oh Ken beat me too it! that's 'Nice Little Kite', 'Nice Big Kite' & 'Really Big Kite')

Of course searches on Lee Sedgwick & Sue Taft will bring up more on Team High Fly.

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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2010, 02:02 PM »

Seems like it was RBK (really big kite), NBK (Nice big kite), NLK (nice little kite)

Ken,
  You are correct!
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2010, 11:01 PM »

ainokea here on the forums might be of help as well.

he's part of our friday fly, a great guy, and a real goto source for information. says he was last active here more than two weeks ago. if he hasn't popped in here by friday then i'll talk to him then.
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2010, 10:04 AM »

The Team High Fly kite showed in the Sport Kite rankings of Kitelines Spring/Summer 92 - There's a review of one in SKQ Spring 91 - And the El Nino in SKQ Spring 92

Mike Simmon's NLK review in SKQ Spring 90, Review of the NBK in SKQ Summer 90 along with mention of the then new RBK (oh Ken beat me too it! that's 'Nice Little Kite', 'Nice Big Kite' & 'Really Big Kite')

Of course searches on Lee Sedgwick & Sue Taft will bring up more on Team High Fly.


mike: how did you find that so darn easily?  is there a searchable list of them?   I remember hearing that John was working on making them searchable.

Thanks a bunch!
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2010, 10:45 AM »

how did you find that so darn easily? 

Doesn't everyone know the SKQ archive by heart ?  Wink


RBK. Check out the sparring.

Mike.
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2010, 11:31 AM »

holy be-jeeeezus!!!!!!
the rods from the lower spreaders to the leading edge? wow.....
i def. do not have rbk's in the house....

going to have to dig through all of those archives tonight!!!!

any idea where that picture was taken???
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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2010, 12:41 PM »

any idea where that picture was taken???
Mitchell Athletic Complex, New York Stunt Kite Championships, August 1991.

See SKQ vol. 3 #3, page 25.

Mike.

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« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2010, 01:11 PM »

Umm...I am beginning to see where this kite gets its moniker! Huh I am considering renaming it to HFK, just for me though... Cheesy Shocked Wink
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« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2010, 08:23 PM »

From deep in the vault (actually at the very bottom) , I have extracted a Team High Fly. Please tell me that it is a kite that you have desired for years and that you would pay any price to own one. I can certainly help you. Heck, I might even deliver it to your doorstep - personally.  Stoney
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« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2010, 09:47 PM »

@Rob, once you have them downloaded Adobe has a search function. John put some work into those PDF's, they are not just page scans and jpg files, the full text of the articles is included behind the jpg's, in some issues you can actually copy the text out, not all though for some reason. One of the issues can't be searched though because it has some sort of permissions problem, of course adobe won't tell you which one that is.

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« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2010, 03:54 AM »

hey mike....wow.....i knew that Senior B was working hard on them......hot diggity! that is great......
Thanks to you i did find out that i have NBK's!!!!!!!!!!

dang am i having fun going through the old mags!!!!!its a blast...

those black teal raspberry THF kites behind that RBK....i might have those specific kites in my hands.....picked up a bunch of kites from a retired Masters team flyer..
points to anyone who can tell me the team from the colors!!!!!
RBK:


THF:


and a THF El nino:
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