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Author Topic: My Stinger 1000  (Read 1330 times)
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« on: April 04, 2009, 05:08 PM »

'got some time to fly tomorrow. I'm going to put this old favorite up and enjoy some simple flying.  The snow's finally melted off the yard and the sun came out so I couldn't resist taking some pictures of an old friend.

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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009, 11:41 AM »

Cool! I used to have one that same color.

I still have a couple of my old Stinger 1000's and also a Stinger 750.
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2009, 11:54 AM »

Info in hyperlinked photo provided by Paul Shirey:


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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2009, 04:08 PM »

Paul Shirley's explanation of the Stinger 1000 and it's designer "Vince Bobrosky" are not entirely accurate. It said Vince and his kites suddenly vanished, never to be heard from again. Not True!

The Stinger 1000, 750, Warrior, Chief, etc... were later available only by CTW Kites of Lincoln City, OR. The 103" Stinger 1000 was replaced by a slightly smaller version, named "Stinger S2". Vince dropped out of the main kiting scene but not entirely. I still communicate with him by e-mail often. I just sent him an e-mail this morning. Wink  Vince still flys kites on occassion and buggies, but his passion the past many years is sailing. Vince lives in Normal, IL and is a engineer, designing Eureka Vacuum cleaners. ya, his job sucks! Wink

Although like many great kites of the past, the Stinger line of kites no longer exist, but remained in production until the late 90's. Pam Kirk and Michael Dennis (Head's Up Kites) sewed all the sails for the last few years. Head's Up are the same folks that still sew the Skyburner line of kites, and many others.  
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