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« on: June 28, 2011, 01:19 PM »

My thanks to fidelio for the loan of these printed time capsules.

1993 Windborne Kitealog® starts at linked photo below:


1993 Fall Highline Kites of Berkeley Catalog starts at linked photo below:
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011, 02:00 PM »

Hmm, those look really familiar.  I think I have an entire box full of kite catalogs from the 90s somewhere, I'll have to try to find them.
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011, 02:10 PM »

Great to see what was around then, and what it cost! More, more!
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 02:24 PM »

Hmm, those look really familiar.  I think I have an entire box full of kite catalogs from the 90s somewhere, I'll have to try to find them.


hehehe!

me too!
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011, 02:27 PM »

If anyone has a bunch of old catalogs and would be willing to lend them to me I would love to scan them all in for archival purposes......post paid....

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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2011, 02:48 PM »

in a horrific metaphor mashup; now everyone can stroll through the pages of memory lane.

thanks john, you're of great service to the community. i consider it a privilege to call you a friend.
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2011, 03:58 PM »

If anyone has a bunch of old catalogs and would be willing to lend them to me I would love to scan them all in for archival purposes......post paid....
I do have but I can do the scanning myself, if that helps.  Smiley

Is this a thing then ? Is there a demand to see these mythical paper relics of yore ?

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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2011, 04:01 PM »

personally i would just like to see them...i would imagine that others do as well.....
so..next time you are landside want to scan those all in Mike? Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2011, 04:06 PM »

I shall put it on my To Do List. Are we hoping for simple JPGs or searchable PDFs ?

I did very much enjoy page 4 of the Windborne catalogue:-

Radian Designs have three wings to cover most any flying conditions.... The 8' Prism (shown)...

Sooo close. Cheesy

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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2011, 04:26 PM »

I'll dig through some boxes and see what I can find.  I know they're all in one box, the trick is finding that box.

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« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2011, 04:27 PM »

Kinda makes it clear why it's so hard to make a living building kites. In 1993/94 a high end carbon framed 8' kite averaged about $250. Same type today (BMK, Skyburner, etc) is only $50 more after two decades of inflation.

Kites are a bargain.
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