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« on: September 14, 2010, 08:30 PM »

Ok maybe dumb question, are the upper spreaders on the old micron and new one the same length? What is the length of the older one's us?
In digging thru the bag i came across what i thought was an older micron us but it is about an inch longer and that doesnt seem right
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2010, 08:39 PM »

Makes sense. The newer Micron is somewhat larger than the original.
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2010, 09:18 PM »

This is the info I have, looks like the size changed around 2004, the materials changed a couple of time also

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KITE    TYPE   LEADING EDGE   SPINE     UPPER SPREADER     LOWER SPREADER             STANDOFF

2004
Micron  Carbon  .098x27-1/8"  .098x16"   .098" x 8-1/8"      .098" x 26-1/16"      FG rod .080x5-11/16"

1999
Micron  Avia Rod .080x26"     .080x15"    .098x8.75"         .098" x 25.5"             .070" x 5.5"

1997
Micron  Graphite .080x26"     .080x15"    .098x8.75"         .098" x 25.5"             3/32 FG x 5.5"
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2010, 03:58 AM »

Throw this micron into the mix:


first version...it is dated 1994....
if you look at the LEs you will see that there are no fittings....the ends of the upper and lower spreaders are destined to be put into the bridle attachment knot....
zoomable picture here: http://picasaweb.google.com/corgimas/GWTWPix#5496095066715491906
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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2010, 04:26 AM »

I've got an old one like that... the spreaders are held in place by little rubber bands. I've never flown a new Micron single, is there a noticable difference ? The old one is just a blur, hysterical to fly. The stack slows things down to a reasonable pace where you can actually see what you're flying...
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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2010, 07:30 AM »

Thanks guys, have to measure it when i get home. I still thnk it seems to long.
Thief, from that picture; it also came with a wind brake?

Not sure what vintage the microns i have are, i think the older one seems a little faster but that maybe my imagination. They all go like mad hornets in big wind and are alot of fun. I have flown them 100 ft tails on 100 foot lines too.
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2010, 07:58 PM »

hmm the plot thickens, the lower spreader is 24.25"
the rod i found is 8.5"(which now i'm really confused on where it came from).   measuring the kite i don't think it would take a rod much over 7.5" for an upper spreader.
Just for reference it looks much like the picture thief posted but uses regular leading edge connectors

the 'newer' micron i have has an us of 7.5" and ls of 26"
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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2010, 03:57 AM »

Thanks guys, have to measure it when i get home. I still thnk it seems to long.
Thief, from that picture; it also came with a wind brake?

Not sure what vintage the microns i have are, i think the older one seems a little faster but that maybe my imagination. They all go like mad hornets in big wind and are a lot of fun. I have flown them 100 ft tails on 100 foot lines too.
Prism did not include a wind tamer with the kite...the owner has....
with a 2" wind tamer and a 50-100 foot tail these little buggers are good up to around 30! (i have tired this)
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