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« on: April 11, 2011, 01:58 PM »

anyone have any info on this kite , twin spine geometric pattern from a while ago. Got this one from Doug. was surprised to find it framed in Easton rods.   Photo on the way...

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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2011, 04:05 PM »

Evolution kite



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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011, 09:03 AM »

Very interesting, if you are ever going to let it go do let me know  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2011, 05:20 AM »

actually I have almost two.  I bought a sail several years back, framed it but never finished the bridle. don't remember how well/bad it flies. Email or PM your postal code.
hey Dick: Ben (kitenut) is in Singapore..let me know if you decide to sell him one...i have a soft packet that is going to him already.
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2011, 04:32 PM »

Ben, what is the kite shown in your avatar?


Icarex Mega Plutz-3:

Total Height- 65"
Span - 65"
Frame -Skyshark P90 amd microcarbon
Range - 0mph - 4mph
Line: 30lb Dacron

Here is a video of the predecessor the Mega Plutz-2

Indoor kite MegaPlutz2


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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2011, 07:40 PM »

Mine is a pretty unique version, it has the sail design of the Mega-Plutz 3 but the bridling of the 2 lol.  The kite really is very floaty, and loads of fun on a windless or light wind day. Cee Wan used to make a rip-stop version but I think Icarex gives better performance  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2011, 02:05 PM »

Aye, the Evolution is from the mind of Ted Dougherty (creator of the Quadrafoil?), also a former member of Skyward Kites team with Mike and Dawn Simmons, way back in the day. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2011, 09:10 AM »

I acutally had a chance to fly one of these and it was avery nice tracking kite for the day. The stability and the workmanship were both very good.  The color schemes were kinda wild and the one that I flew looked like a Halloween special. If the kite were a different color, I would have purchased it. They were produced by Kite Innovations out of Spring Texas. They were not around very long but I was pretty impressed with them.  I was surprised that they did not survive longer.  I don't think that the quality or behavior of the kite were the reasons for their demise. I guess that it was growing competition that did it.  It was pretty pricey, say $225.00 back in 1991. Kite innovations were part of the growing Texas contingency at the KTA shows in the early 90's along with Windwalker Kites (Wasp), and Gayla wanting to get into stunt kites. Hope that this helps.
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2011, 01:49 PM »

Ted along with Mike Simmons went with Skynasaur (later Mile High) to produce their designs and market them. Releasing them form the ball and chain of sewing each kite. Then Mile high went under a few years later.
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2011, 07:56 PM »

Aye, the Evolution is from the mind of Ted Dougherty (creator of the Quadrafoil?), also a former member of Skyward Kites team with Mike and Dawn Simmons, way back in the day. Smiley

Hey JB it may be heading to Singapore soon  Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2011, 10:49 PM »

The kite is now in Singapore and yes it does track like its on rails  Wink





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