GWTW Forum
December 18, 2018, 04:04 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Issues? Questions?
   Home   Help Forum Info Login Register Chat  
Welcome to the GWTW Forum.
Guests (non-registered users) can view the forum but are unable to post.  If you don't have anything to say then why would you bother to register?
One of the most popular sections of the GWTW Forum has long been the Swap Meet.  A great place to sell old, seldom flown kites or to get great deals on used (gently flown) kites.  Only registered users can see the Swap Meet section, let alone wheel and deal.  1000's (literally) of kites have changed hands thanks to the Swap Meet.
There are several more benefits to being a registered user, but you'll have to join our little community to find out all the "secrets".
Questions or concerns? Contact Steve ... just drop an email to:

Pages: [1]   Go Down
Author Topic: The 7 Year Boomerang (Photo of Tracer UL added)  (Read 3960 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Global Moderator
Trade Count: (+5)
Offline Offline

Posts: 3980

Location: Las Vegas, NV

« on: October 28, 2010, 01:22 PM »

Photo of Tracer UL added Oct 29:

In October of 2003, there was a gathering of kite fliers in Chico. Shane and Shelly, Steve and Chris, Bambi and myself along with many other good friends. There's over 60 photos starting here:

Our friends, Sean and Mary, came in from Berry Creek. We taught them to fly and at the end of the day as we left to drive back to Cupertino, Bambi told me to give them a kite. I explained that I had no beginner kites to give them and that the wind in Chico was low so they would need a UL. Bambi soaked that in and again told me to give them a kite.

I had just purchased a Tracer UL (framed in Advantage rods) from someone (sorry, can't remember). I was told it was like new and the sail was still crisp. As the other kites in my bag were all very nice (including a then brand new Katana), I handed over the Tracer UL, a lineset and ribbon tail. I hadn't even seen the Tracer.

Over the years, Sean would let me know when he flew the kite and how he was teaching kids to fly. So that felt good and I have a few Tracers anyway.

Well, Sean and Mary are moving and on one of their furniture moving trips, they stopped in. Sean asked a favor and wanted me to exercise one of his "machines". So he "loaned" the Tracer I'd never seen back to me exactly 7 years after I gave it away.

It's on the sofa behind me now, all set up. The sail is still crisp and it's so new there are no photos of it. It's black with a red and orange swoop across it. It looks like these, but in different colors:

Hopefully, when Sean and Mary are settled into their new place, I can unloan the kite back to them.
« Last Edit: October 29, 2010, 09:40 PM by chilese » Logged

Trade Count: (+7)
Offline Offline

Posts: 1167

Location: las vegas

« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2010, 01:54 PM »

oooh, will it be flying friday?

supposed to be breezy.

Trade Count: (+10)
Offline Offline

Posts: 1349

Location: North of Washington, DC (USA)

« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2010, 02:03 PM »

Great story and a lot of great kite porn.....

Air Dynamics T2?  PBSK Centurion? Is that an all black Trancer (pics 784-785)?  Ohhhhh....

Allen Carter
Board Moderator
Trade Count: (+42)
Offline Offline

Posts: 2365

Location: Half Moon Bay, CA

« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2010, 03:17 PM »

Yeah, David's Trancer was a neat little kite.

Allen, AKA kitehead
Trade Count: (0)
Offline Offline

Posts: 152

Location: NW AR

« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2010, 10:19 AM »

"unloan".....I like this word.

Trade Count: (0)
Offline Offline

Posts: 20


« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2010, 02:33 PM »

GAWD..... I'm glad you were talkin' about a kite instead of kids !!!!  Cheesy
I'm a little concerned about the "kid thing" myself Sad

Global Moderator
Trade Count: (+5)
Offline Offline

Posts: 3980

Location: Las Vegas, NV

« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2010, 09:40 PM »

Photo of kite added to original post.

Trade Count: (+22)
Offline Offline

Posts: 776

Location: Willunga, South Australia

« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2010, 11:58 PM »

Ah! ...back in the days when leading edge fittings were also yo-yo stops.

We just didn't know it then  Grin

Kevin Sanders

Willunga, South Australia
Pages: [1]   Go Up
Jump to:  

Support the GWTW Forum

Kite Classifieds Ad
Kite Classifieds

A Wind Of Change
A Wind Of Change

Fly Market

A Wind Of Change

Blue Moon
Blue Moon Kites

Our forum is made possible by the good folks whose ads appear above and by the members of our community (PayPal donation button at top)
In case you missed it each ad is linked to the sponsors web site.  So please, take a moment and visit our sponsors sites as this forum wouldn't be possible with out them.
Interested in running an ad for your business or kiting event?  Contact Steve at for a quote.

Cal Custom

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.8 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.2.1 © 2008-2009
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!