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« on: June 29, 2011, 10:28 AM »

I see ITW has them now... Still cant decide between Blue or red.

Anyone seen one in person yet, happen to take a photo?

FLight reviews?

Heres a recent video from Barresi...
Kymera in Blue (stunt kite)


Looking forward to one...
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2011, 10:51 AM »

I have a Lime Green one, and I must say I like it. I flew dual lines for about a year, and was never very good. I ended up selling all my dual line kites to buy more revs about 4 years ago. John handed me his Kymeria at AKA nationals in Seaside, and I immediately was doing some things I had never done before. I got one about a week ago, and since then, I have learned how to do a cascade, and I am working on the jacob's ladder. One of the things I really like about this kite is that it is able to do all the tricks, but it loads up and doesn't over-steer, making it great for precision as well. I honestly haven't flown enough dual line kites to give comparison, but the Kymeria has gotten me back into the dual line game.
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2011, 10:56 AM »

The Kymera is on my birthday wishlist... hope they don't sell out before October !
Can't wait to try one, but I have a new kite coming all ready for the summer.

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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2011, 11:27 AM »

I see ITW has them now... Still cant decide between Blue or red.

Anyone seen one in person yet, happen to take a photo?

6 photos start at linked photo below:
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2011, 12:41 PM »

John you also caught them at the display booth later on... great looking kites all around there...
THanks!
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2011, 12:49 PM »






cdc stx comp by Will R S, on Flickr

A CdC Stx vibe going on  Wink

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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2011, 06:22 PM »

Since our forum host is also selling these (see thread in Fresh) maybe it's bad form to refer to another retailer?  Shocked Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2011, 07:18 PM »

According to the rules set forth by our host
(Not that I agree with all of them)

Mentioning another kite store is acceptable (although just a tad on the tacky side).

Linking to a site selling kites is not acceptable.
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2011, 07:49 PM »

Agreed, although it's tough not to mention ITW since they make the kite. Smiley

The price is set at $198 though, should be the same anywhere and Chico Kites is as good a source as you can find. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2011, 08:00 PM »

Does ITW make the kite like Prism makes their kites?  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2011, 10:45 PM »

Into the Wind is selling them as well as other kite shops. Yes, these are made by ITW exactly like Prism makes their kites (and just about everyone else).


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« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2011, 04:57 AM »

Does ITW make the kite like Prism makes their kites?  Roll Eyes

You mean "with little regard to quality control"?  Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2011, 06:12 AM »

Does ITW make the kite like Prism makes their kites?  Roll Eyes

You mean "with little regard to quality control"?  Cheesy
Wow, NEWB, that's a little harsh.... but I'm sure the kites that you design & produce are SO much better...  Roll Eyes 
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« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2011, 06:24 AM »

It seems that most of the mass produced kites come out of the same factory.

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« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2011, 07:10 AM »

Anyway, are there anymore in the hands of civilians yet?

I wish I new if the blue used was royal blue or light blue. Sure is making me it would be better if it was midnight blue.

Lime looks a little pale also, so its probably going to be red for me...

I expect the design quality level was closely watched by Baressi, so it should be good. In my other RC plane hobby, I have seen where the designer had no say in how it was carried out in production. The result was the designer moved to another manufacturer and the original company went out of business.

So lets see some close up photos when they get out there....
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