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« on: September 03, 2011, 11:04 PM »

met scott hampton at a kite festival today here in utah and love his cypod, brings a smile to my face to fly it

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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2011, 04:57 AM »

nice!
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2011, 07:27 AM »

Very Nice.  Grin  Are they available anywhere?  Undecided
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2011, 07:51 AM »

Very Nice.  Grin  Are they available anywhere?  Undecided
nope all gone...there were about 40 made.....i sold more than half of them....scott sold the rest...
i know of one that came up for resale and it sold in about 4 minutes......

keep an eye peeled for them!!!
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2011, 02:05 PM »

OK been doing alot of looking on the internet at the Cypod kites and looks like alot of variations and sizes to it. Any one can fill me in a little more on them or might know where one could be found.  Roll Eyes  im me on them or e-mail. Thanks. Sorry for the hijack on this thread
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2011, 02:34 PM »

There were individual color variations since Scott painted them ( I have the only non painted one) and there were triwings which have a retro rocket shape to them. ..

Sizes: the triwings and the cypods are all the same size: just over three feet long.  There is 1 giant cypod that Scott still has and is not going to part with.   

The early cypods are thinner and fly a little less stable and

the later ones are wider and fly more smoothly.

There are also 4 squids.......

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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2011, 02:58 PM »

i feel lucky to have picked one up. Love how it flies and plays in the sky. Scott was really nice talked to him for a few hours, didnt know who he was till after i met him , just love his style and design of kites, he had a bug one he had just finished and really liked that one
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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2011, 12:41 PM »

awww, i was at antelope island all weekend and heard the name scott hampton associated with 'really nice guy' and 'amazing display' and i'd seen some really beautiful stuff flying from a distance, but i didn't manage the time while the sun was up to go look up close.

i've been checking thief's site periodically for about two years to see if any more of those cypods were around and i just didn't make the connection the maker was just a few hundred feet from me all weekend.

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the squid are especially cool. the orange red and purple one is amazing. you're a lucky guy and you have a beautiful kite.
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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2011, 04:38 PM »

found one of scotts aliens on amazon, for 20 bucks there was a shark that looked like he designed it but he did mention xkites was kinda coping his style on some kite , so wonder if its this shark
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2011, 04:51 PM »

Scott is doing designs for X-Kites, the Alien was one. I don't know about the Shark. Costco was selling the X-Kites Alien for under $13 this year. 

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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2011, 05:04 PM »

the shark is not his design... but xkites is starting to use his color gradient look more though.. ......
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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2011, 05:42 PM »

would like to get some of those old x kites he did, i keep looking on ebay and amazon but no luck, the shark looks so much like he did it
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« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2011, 08:35 AM »

can anyone help me where can i buy this kite online? and paypal is more preferable since i'm far away outside US... thanks all... Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2011, 08:49 AM »

it's super nice kite...

There were individual color variations since Scott painted them ( I have the only non painted one) and there were triwings which have a retro rocket shape to them. ..

Sizes: the triwings and the cypods are all the same size: just over three feet long.  There is 1 giant cypod that Scott still has and is not going to part with.   

The early cypods are thinner and fly a little less stable and

the later ones are wider and fly more smoothly.

There are also 4 squids.......

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