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Author Topic: Chicken or the Egg?  (Read 1386 times)
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Allen Carter
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« on: July 09, 2010, 04:38 PM »

I recently received a Tori Tako Mosquito. I had a vague memory of seeing one way back in the day and wanting it, so I pounced. All I really knew was it was a small, nice looking kite.

And it is small and nice looking. What struck me on first assembly was the familiar size & shape. I pulled out my old Prism Micron and sure enough, same size. But more than just wingspan, there are enough design and construction similarities that one kite surely influenced the design of the other.

The Micron has a hunk of heavy duty mylar in the middle and heavier bridle & fittings giving it a good upper wind range. It also has a bit more sail area.

The Mosquito has a deeper cut trailing edge, and an all nylon sail. More of a medium wind kite that's pretty radical. I'm looking forward to flying it in 5-10 wind. in 15 it was way over powered.

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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2010, 07:35 PM »

Wow...I should drive down there and see that thing....haha.

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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2010, 05:07 PM »

hmm...maybe this should be brought into the copy cat kite thread Wink
he he he he

i would love to see more pix of the mosquito Allen! share!!!!!!

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