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« on: December 06, 2011, 01:08 PM »

Hi, I've picked up a number of classic kites from someone and am having trouble identifying these two.

Any of our resident experts have some insight?

The second one is obviously a Dean Jordan handmade, but I'm not sure what model.

Thanks in advance. Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2011, 01:16 PM »

What is the wingspan of the other kite?

The arrows kite is a Big Dipper or Little Dipper depending on the size:




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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2011, 01:19 PM »

The arrow kite I have is about half that size... Any ideas?

Also, the Jordan is handsigned by Dean "Spec 996", it's just slightly bigger than a 3D.
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2011, 01:26 PM »

Aha, little dipper it is!

Who made that kite?
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2011, 01:43 PM »

I want to say Bob Childs, but that is just a guess.

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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2011, 01:46 PM »

Aha, was able to identify the Jordan kite - http://www.windfiredesigns.com/timbofolio_pages/two-specs.html

It is a Spec, I'd never heard of it before. Smiley

Sweet, all identified, thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2011, 02:44 PM »

some of the specs were made with a bridle leg that went down to the wing tip as well.....never clicked with that kite....
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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2011, 06:40 PM »

  Corey Jensen wound know for sure, he was a big fan of the Dippers when they came out. The Spec is kind of like a mini Jordan Millenium which makes it kind of like a mini Synchro. Cool little old school kite.
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