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Author Topic: Best place to find Avia "G-Force" UL tapered Carbon rods?  (Read 1396 times)
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« on: April 11, 2011, 07:56 PM »

Broke the lower right spreader (female connection) on my Prism Illusion today. Trying to find a replacement. Goodwinds bought out Avia so I'm curious if the same carbon tubes that they offer have the expanded ends (male and female)?

(edit - mikenchico - Link to other retailer removed, Call Steve here at Gone With The Wind / Chico Kites, he has some and if available he can get them for you, last word was Leland/Goodwin's will not be making the G-Forces as originally planned)


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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 12:51 PM »

Check with Steve here at GWTW, he should be able to get you taken care of.  If he doesn't have any, I may have some stuffed in a corner somewhere here.  Check with him first though.
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011, 01:58 PM »

The classic Illusions were originally made with G Force UL's.  If memory serves in 1999 they introduced the "extra reinforcement rods" in the lower leading edge  and the lower spreaders.
The LLE rod had extra reinforcement at the large (ferrule) end of the rod and mid-rod.  These rods are still available and you can drop me an email if you need some.
The lower spreaders had the reinforcement at the large end only.  I am out of these and i would be very surprised if anyone still had them.
You could use the regular G Force UL's for the spreader.  I no longer have these, Goodwinds is out and has no plans to make more.  I'd contact Kent at A wind of Change and grab a couple while he still has them.
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2011, 06:54 PM »

I like those sticks. I was just out flying my Vapor today and wondered what I would do if I broke a stick or two.
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