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« on: April 14, 2010, 04:02 PM »

I saw a couple of kites on eBay by SETI Kites.  Packaged as Trick & Track by designer Jon Trennepohl and manufactured by Premier.  I know Premier does make low cost kites designed by Jon but these kites have no reserve. 

Has anyone heard of them?
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2010, 04:06 PM »

I have  never heard of SETI Kites  but I have flown a T&T  by Premier   it is a very nice  kite in the old school sence   IIRC they went for  about 150 dollars   retail
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2010, 04:10 PM »

I remember running across their website a couple of years back, but the site no longer seems to be up.  Seti is listed on Premier's retailer page, so there must have been a relationship at one time. 

Sad to say, the reason for a lack of reserve could be a going out of business sale.  Purely a guess.

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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2010, 04:28 PM »

The Premier T & T is a nylon sail version of the Skyburner kite of the same name. The Skyburner T&T is an excellent old skool ballet kite. The design dates back to probably '97 or '98. A team flew them to a world championship a couple years ago.

Older Premier T&Ts had pultruded frames and I didn't care for them so much. The more recent ones had P200 frames and were a lot more like the "real thing".

Don't let the name fool you. They did more tricks than kites made earlier in the '90s, but they are not modern trick kites by any stretch.



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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2010, 09:19 PM »

I have two, a pultruded and a wrapped model. As above they are nice kites capable of the tricks popular at the time they were designed. Still listed in Premiers catalog too. I once spent an hour or two with mine doing side slides in perfect, light beach winds.

If you enjoy old school (pre french) add one to your bag, especially if you get it for $50-$70 dollars. It'll also make a great trainer kite too if you ever let people try out your kites.

edit: Oh you've heard of the kite I see, have one for sale yourself. Probably have to re-list it after SETI's are gone  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2010, 09:27 PM »

I have a pair of SB T&T's. A UL and a vented. I like them and can do all the stuff I do on my other kites, at least so far... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2010, 09:31 PM »

TnT's are great kites.

Nice flat spin stuff. Good wind range.

An excellent old school flier that does quite a few tricks and stylishly too.
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