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Author Topic: '85-'86 vintage stunt kite of unknown origin  (Read 3156 times)
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« on: May 23, 2010, 06:08 PM »

 My parents were hang-gliders, and when my mother passed she left me her stunt kite. I'm positive I saw her fly this kite when I was, at least, five or six. This kite was my first experience in dual-line flying, and is the reason for my new addiction. I can't find any info on it, and would love any insight into this forgiving and sturdy antique! Thanks and cheers!
 





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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2010, 07:49 PM »

That is a Spyro-Jet kite.
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2010, 08:05 PM »

So, my assumption of it's age is close? Thanks for the new term to search!
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2010, 09:06 PM »

Late 1980's to early 1990's period of time.  It was a real early attempt at building an ultra lite kite.  There was also a standard version.  I still have a pair of these kites in my collection.

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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2010, 05:09 AM »

if you want another one let me know......got one at my house too..
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2010, 08:49 PM »

Yes the kite definitely is the ultralight version of the Spyro-Jet. The regular SpyroJet is a cool kite as it is able to turn inside it's own axis under the right wind conditions. It has some pretty unique features..... extra long lower spreaders. It also has dowel rod battens that go in the pockets towards the tips of the wings. (The kite does not fly well without them...) The company that manufactured them, Spyro-Jet, was purchased by a Canadian company in the early 90's (Azul.........something of the sort....) The ultralight came out just before the sale. I have a nice standard in my collection in Primary Colors. The plastic nose protector is the only thing that I really disliked about the kite. Just as most other kites, it flies well in it's ideal conditions.
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2010, 09:34 PM »

Bugger. I forgot about some old ads. I came across until now.



Spyro Jets had early (ie; pre-1990) competition success in the UK.

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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2010, 09:34 PM »

Spyro-Jet became Cerfs-Volants Azur
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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2010, 11:52 PM »

This is awesome guys! I love the ads, and thanks for the effort! I love the kite community!
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