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« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2011, 04:57 PM »

the manta is a fantastic kite.
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« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2011, 07:13 PM »

hmm, when I tried clicking www.focuskites.com, I got this:
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yup!
me too!
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« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2011, 09:17 PM »

Focus kites is at this time no more (hence the website being down).  Paul has some things up his sleeve, but they aren't for me to spread rumors (nothing set in stone that I know of). 
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« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2011, 07:33 PM »

Hi guys,

Hunter and I worked really well together since we came up with Focus in 2006 but with me moving out of the NC area in 2010, things got really difficult to accomplish from a logistical perspective (read; we couldn't get kites to people anymore). We tried to have production secured via a third "made-in-the-US" party and that ultimately didn't work out, to put it mildly.

So, more than a year later, after (in addition to the geographical Focus challenges) a year of big challenge for me personally, we have "officially" stopped our cooperation. What practically already hadn't happened for a while was now confirmed; the original Focus set up has ceased to exist. Technically though, Focus is not gone. Hunter owns the sole rights to the name and if he chooses to continue, power to him! I hope he does. We both are proud of the kites we made and the things we achieved in only a few short years.

As for myself, as Stephen already said, there are some things in the works as far as former Focus designs are concerned and I am very active at the moment working on new stuff. After a VERY mediocre year from a personal and kiting perspective, I am stoked again, flying more often and working on new designs.

Not much more to tell at this point. Suffice it to say that, for what it's worth, I am actively working on getting former Focus kites produced and getting new designs on the market. Also, I will be putting more effort into getting new fliers into this crazy, great way to spend time as both from a commercial as well as an organizational perspective, I think we can use some new blood..

Paul
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« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2011, 08:38 PM »

GLad to hear your not lost to the kiting world Paul.  I Borrow a fellow fliers Hydra when I can at our local fun fly and its a great kite.  THe prospects of new designs is intriguing.  HOpefully this will be a good new beginning for both you and HUnter.  Good luck to both of you.
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« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2011, 09:08 PM »

Can't wait to place my orders!!! Are you doing custom orders?
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« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2011, 09:14 PM »

Can't wait to place my orders!!! Are you doing custom orders?
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« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2011, 05:36 AM »

Can't wait to place my orders!!! Are you doing custom orders?
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Pah!!  Half the pain in life is waiting and patience is highly overrated!   Cheesy

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« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2011, 11:27 AM »

Can't wait to place my orders!!! Are you doing custom orders?
PAtience young padawan Tongue

Pah!!  Half the pain in life is waiting and patience is highly overrated!   Cheesy

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Two new toys in the bag I waited 5 weeks for to show up at my door and here it is almost a month later and I'm still waiting on the wind to really play with em.  OH THE AAAGGGOOONNNYY!!!!   Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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