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« on: August 25, 2011, 08:01 PM »

Anyone remember these?



I wasn't the one that destroyed the babe, but I just shot some photos over to Peter to see about having her fixed.



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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2011, 08:35 PM »

didn't someone fly the Babe into a pine tree?

Yes, someone flew her into a pine tree.  Cry   I won't name any names though.  Cool
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2011, 08:54 PM »

It was a very sad day in Kitesville when it happened.

Yes it was. I sure hope that Peter is able to fix her.
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2011, 08:58 PM »

There are those of us who remember that black day and the perpetrator.

It has been forgiven but not forgotten.

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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2011, 09:19 PM »

Yes, I remember those kites...

 Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed

Just this last week Peter posted that he now has a workshop again after a long time, so maybe he'll take this one on. I think he passed on the repair at the time, or it was just to costly.
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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2011, 09:34 PM »

I would imagine the problem would be that Peter's sails are one piece or pretty close: certainly through the center.
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2011, 10:55 PM »

The last time Peter and I talked, he mentioned transferring her to a new kite. We'll see what he says in the morning. I took several photos of the kite for him to get a good idea of what kind of shape she's in.
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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2011, 06:30 AM »

Yes, I remember those kites...

 Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed

Just this last week Peter posted that he now has a workshop again after a long time, so maybe he'll take this one on. I think he passed on the repair at the time, or it was just to costly.

I saw that... maybe I'll get my chance to have a Centurion made after all !  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2011, 07:24 AM »

I still feel partly responsible for these two.
They were once in my care, a wonderful couple.

I thought I had passed them on to a good home.
Alas, who could have fortold the fate that awaited them.

Glad to hear that may be on their way back to their creator.

Bill Haebler
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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2011, 09:57 AM »

Just this last week Peter posted that he now has a workshop again after a long time, so maybe he'll take this one on. I think he passed on the repair at the time, or it was just to costly.

I saw that... maybe I'll get my chance to have a Centurion made after all !  Grin

From your mouth, to...

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« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2011, 01:45 PM »

I still feel partly responsible for these two.
They were once in my care, a wonderful couple.

I thought I had passed them on to a good home.
Alas, who could have fortold the fate that awaited them.

Glad to hear that may be on their way back to their creator.

Bill Haebler

The outlook isn't very good guys.  Cry Cry Cry

From Peters email this morning, the sail is a single panel design. They are made from a fabric that is impossible to buy now.  Sad

I have a few other questions and ideas in to him, so we'll see what he thinks of them. If I can find out what they were made from, I will go on a world-wide fabric hunt to try to track down a large enough piece for him to be able to recreate his masterpiece. As I told Peter, these are some of the most stunning kites I've ever seen, and I don't want to see such an amazing work of art go to waste.
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« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2011, 02:17 PM »

is that skin carrington??? if so give kite studio a quick call..it is a LONG shot but Steve F got his hands on a bunch of carrington this spring....i am not certain if he sold all of it...
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« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2011, 09:19 PM »

I think Peter used something called Airex, AirX (?) with some of his kites. It was exceptionally light.

Anybody remember that stuff?

I think it was a spinnaker cloth.

$$ as I recall.

It might have been made by these guys:

http://www.bainbridgeint.com/displayPage.asp?id=3

Check out 1998 in the timeline.

Hey Bill. You still have that photo of all your PBSKs set up?

Folks, Bill has one of the great PBSK collections.
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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2011, 10:40 PM »

I think Peter used something called Airex, AirX (?) with some of his kites. It was exceptionally light.



From the color and scrim it looks like white Chikara. The scrim on AirX is larger:

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« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2011, 11:21 PM »

They still make Chikara don't they?

Googling around, they have it for sale at Blboquet..

Someone must have it for sale over here surely?
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