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Author Topic: A long slow journey - worth the wait!  (Read 1583 times)
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Allen Carter
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« on: February 04, 2011, 12:22 PM »

I bought this '95 Sandpiper UL from Tim in England at the beginning of December, but we thought it was lost in shipping. Yesterday two things happened, the PayPal refund went through, and when I got home I found a tube from England leaning on my back door.

The kite is gorgeous, and a very light UL. 3P frame all around, light poly sail, even a plain spectra bridle. Picture doesn't do the colors justice. I don't know if I've seen some of these polys before.

Thanks Tim!


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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2011, 12:54 PM »

That is an excellent kite, although I've only flown the standard. Nice find Allen.

Wow, I miss those hangars in the background. And the guys too.  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2011, 02:19 AM »

great colors..  i bet it is gorgeous in the sky..  so glad to hear it is not "lost" in the system..  what a waste that would have been!

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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2011, 03:47 AM »

Nice kite  Cool

I've got a full set and the UL really is the sweetest of them all; not at all like a modern pitchy kite but for fying the 'old' competition figures they work so well.

A Sandpiper UL on a summer evening is pure Aoxomoxoa

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