GWTW Forum
September 16, 2014, 06:30 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   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: forum.gwtwkites@gmail.com

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Bob Child's Jabberwocky Spec's  (Read 267 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Boats13
Trade Count: (+1)
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 20

Location:

« on: September 13, 2014, 07:25 PM »

I searched the forum, can't find frame specifications on a Bob Child's Jabberwocky. I got it in 1998. I believe that makes it a Generation 1. I have no upper spreader, lower spreaders, nor standoffs. I gave mine to a friend (that blew his up) not too long after I bought it. Never got to fly it. Dug out all my kites and am going through them for repairs and learning to fly all over again... Does anyone have those measurements? I messaged my friend and hope he sees it come Monday... However, I don't even know if he still has it.

Boats
Logged
thief
Board Moderator
Trade Count: (+25)
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3590


Location: North Shore of Massa-WHO-setts

WWW
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2014, 06:10 AM »

Iirc bob is good about responding, did you find his website (its a breeze) shoot him a line from there.
Logged

Kites kayaks & corgis again!!!
joew
Trade Count: (0)
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 6

Location:

« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2014, 06:28 AM »

I still think it's one of the best looking kites ever made. I love mine,
Upper spread- 21"
lower spread-30 and 13-16th's
standoff- 10 and 1/4
Logged
joew
Trade Count: (0)
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 6

Location:

« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2014, 06:44 AM »

by the way, I have had mine for about 10 years and it was new old stock from the back of Bob's closet, I think that makes it a first generation.
Logged
Boats13
Trade Count: (+1)
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 20

Location:

« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2014, 06:32 PM »

Thank you, for the measurements! And Thanks, Thief for the info. I want to thank Bob for both my Whangdoodle and the Jabberwocky... in a small irony one of my favorite stick and tissue airplanes is a Jabberwock, not to mention one of my favorite poems.

Boats
Logged
Boats13
Trade Count: (+1)
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 20

Location:

« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 08:07 PM »

I saw where folks were re-framing Jabberwockies. Mine had Avia pultruded tubes, I think.  I have some Rev 3 wraps are long enough,  though I am loathe to cut them for this.It has the vinyl tubing LE connectors and th Rev tubes  will need the internal ferrules to work... It seems cheaper and probably lighter to order new tubes.  . 2100 top and . 2300 bottom? Or Skyshark upgrades?  Tapered or straight? I don't want to re-invent the wheel... Anyone have suggestions and the why of their suggestions? Thanks in advance...

Boats
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  


items purchased through the links below help support the forum

Cal Custom

Our forum is made possible by the good folks whose ads appear below and by the members of our community (PayPal donation button at bottom)
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 advertise.gwtwkites@gmail.com for a quote.

kmacFab
kmacFab

Kite Classifieds Ad
Kite Classifieds

A Wind Of Change
A Wind Of Change

Kitebookie
Kitebookie.com

Untitled Document

Untitled Document
Untitled Document

Untitled Document
Untitled Document


Untitled Document
DOLLAR SHAVE CLUB

Support the GWTW Forum

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!