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Author Topic: do You fly old kite from Your old kite bag  (Read 8906 times)
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« on: January 05, 2011, 12:56 PM »

times go very fast and I'm sure that all we have some old but still nice design which are not design for today's tricks.
Do You fly it or there are in kite-bag-history?
I think it is better to spend time with kite which can do all things which You like....
but pitty... some nice kite in our kite bag can't follow today's trick and there sleep in some dark space....
best to all in 2011 and smooth winds
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2011, 01:26 PM »

While there are kites which always stay in my "A Bag" (Inner Space, Katana Vented) most of the others are on a rotation basis.

Currently in the A Bag:

Inner Space
C21 Extreme Prototype
Mojo UL
Cosmic TC Ghost
Opium Collector (Current go to kite)
Katana Vented
Tracer UL
Rev 1.5
Widow Maker UL
Trident
Maybe a few others (doing this from memory)

So, for me, the oldies come out to play, but less often than the newer ones. But then, I'm an oldie myself. Still can't comete.  Cry
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2011, 01:42 PM »

I have one oldie that I will always hold on to and that's the Tramontana 2000.
Love the kite to death.

If you consider the NikNak, and the ProDancer SUL Oldies, then I have those too. I fly the ProDancer almost always when the wind is next to nothing.

Most of the time I'm either out with the Ocius Series, the Mongoose Series, or the Mamba Series. But I'll pull out the tram once a month or so and fly it for about 3 hours or so. Still love it. I got to borrow an old Phoenix by David Bui, and Overdrive, Overdrive SUL, and a Tica over the summer, and LOVED them! Much to my suprise, the Tica will hold WAY MORE then it's own in the trick catagory. Cometes, Backspins, MultiLazies, JL's, Taz's. etc. Was a nice suprise  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2011, 03:24 AM »

I have quite a few late 90's 'keepers' that I rotate through the A bag, there's usually one in there, regulars include

Midi Sandpiper UL
Midi98
Stranger Level 7
New Krazy
AirOxII
Katana
various Acaras

They make a nice change if you feel a bit jaded

There's also a Psycho and an Acara SUL that stay in the A bag permanently

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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2011, 03:27 AM »

I do not even have any of those new dangled trick kites in my bag....
just the old favorites:
AzizA
level one black jack Keltic
1982 6' flexifoil
pI

and that's it iirc....... nothing new skool.......
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2011, 07:06 AM »

I'm sort of the opposite. I pull out a modern kite every now and then for a change of pace. The kites I fly 95% of the time are late '90s designs.

Prism Prophecy
HQ Midi
PBSK Stiletto

I have a new Blue Moon on the way for my token modern kite.

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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2011, 01:31 AM »

i stay away from kites which are specific and when I  out i always need to learn it again and again. So i fly regular kite and Utopia and Tohuwabobu are great but they teach me something which you canT use for regular kite. They hurt my sense and I learn tricks wrong with them. Pitty there a so nice but I dont fly them
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2011, 03:17 AM »

Qpro for sentimental reasons..lovely in the air...a bit too demanding of accurate inputs ...shows up how much other designs assist me to trick...
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2011, 03:47 AM »

A lot of old classics are in my A bag. I fly them a lot of time together with modern ones and it's a pleasure.
As soon as wind drops down Vapor or Ozone are suddenly out of the bag, floating in the sky, but I can't resist to fly also a Prophecy, Illusion, Eclipse, Elixir, Total Eclipse or even a Radian  Grin

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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2011, 07:45 AM »

I guess I am old school all the way . everything in my bag is 20 plus years old and thats all I fly , I am looking to get a trick kite this year sometime , Never have gone down that road and looks fun for a change but I jut feel a kite should fly and not be in a stall all the time . its cool for a while but gets old quick to me , Kind of like #d RC flying . shoot I even have a set of Kevlar lines and Sky claws in my bag  Wink

3-TOTL Hawaiian spin-off's
2-TOTL Hawaiian Team Kites
2-TOTL Hawaiian 3/4 Team Kites
2-Fire Darts
1-3/4 Fire Dart
4-Renagades
2-Cheetas
1-Rev 1
Stack of 9 Hyperkites .

Also have a TOTL Kite bag but just last month had to buy a bigger bag . dont know why ?

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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2011, 08:18 AM »

I'm another Allen Carter-type. I have exactly 2 modern tricky kites, a Frenezy and a Cesium. My usual go to kites are PBSKs, usually a Stiletto, a Warrior, a Bad Boy, and occasionally a moXie, (I know, the moXie was Peter's "modern" kite, but really, it's on the fence) I'm flying Revs a bit more, and by design they're all old school, although my go-to rev is now a B-series. I like kites that make me look good, at least to myself  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2011, 09:52 AM »

Gee-whiz nobody carries any of my ancient - but very fine oldies
4 Pizazz (es) - one of which is a vented sul.
4 M2s 
These kites had fine designs way ahead of their contemporaries.
I turn to them when I get bored with the latest and greatest.

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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2011, 10:15 AM »

A few are in the bag
Fire Dart, Utopia, Trick Tail, Lam Hoac Master Control.  I agree.. it is a pitty for them to sit in a bag.  These really should find new homes.

Other old school kites see plenty of air:
ProDancer SUL, Zerostar, PBSK Savage, Lam Haoc Dream Machine

It helps not knowing how to do all the tricks.  After four years of flying, I still enjoy the old school style.  Give me a Z* in the early morning with the slightest breeze... who needs a comete?

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« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2011, 12:04 PM »

Big Easy Featherweight, EFM, M2, MEFM
Aerie AirFX, Diablo, Mystic
HQ Zenith
Prism Total Eclipse
Flying Wings Pandora's Box.
Steve LaPorte Spirit (SUL, Vented)
Joel Scholtz Beautiful Evil
TC Ultra Vented UL, Vented and Storm.

All get flown.
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« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2011, 08:25 PM »

I wish that I would have discovered kiting long ago... Sad but... at least I found it eventually... Smiley


SO... all I have (as of yet) is...
New Tech - Techno
JoE - Talon UL

My collection will grow soon and fast I'm sure...
Maybe I will try to get ahold of some of the older kites. Smiley


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