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« on: January 20, 2012, 05:49 PM »

Photos up, text up.

https://picasaweb.google.com/110054276296809616662/KTAI2012#

Do not expect the next great sport kite to save the world.
Do not expect too much made in the USA.

A very cloistered feel to the event.

Miguel Rodriguez was not allowed into the event as he did not have
a booth or own a retail store.

I barely made it in and had rules to follow.

The booth people themselves were very congenial and welcomed the
chance to have their wares photographed.

Prism's 2 new kites will sell very well, although the only sport kite by
Prism to be seen was on the back of Mark's T-shirt.

Booth people outnumbered the store owners, although I was only there
for a few hours on the first day.

There were several kites I liked, including ITW Paul De Bakker's new ones.

More info to follow.
I'm off to the Friday Night Fly, but wanted to get the pics up for everyone.
I'll probably be doing more adding, deleting, touch up and text over the
next several days.

And, sadly, I am probably the only look into the event we should all want
to know about. The lack of promotion for KTAI is amazing.
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2012, 06:00 PM »

How's this ... I keep sigining..


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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2012, 12:20 AM »

Thanks for posting, John! I do like those Prism Zero-G gliders .... hope they'll make it to Europe in due course.
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2012, 02:51 AM »

from looking at the pics, into the wind gets my vote for best booth. some of the focus designs kites being made by itw should make for smiles on some faces. i've never seen the george peters pterosaur listed as in stock on their site but the kite looks awesome and probably moreso in the sky. his sweet dragonfly looks bigger and more fun than i thought as well.

https://picasaweb.google.com/110054276296809616662/KTAI2012#5699899803985398978
are these wala's? what am i looking at?

thanks for the peek at the party john, and thanks to those exhibiting for allowing your wares and smiles to be shared with us.
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2012, 04:32 AM »

Thanks for posting those shots, John. Nice to see a few new things and some variations on the "old".
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2012, 07:54 AM »

so what rules did you have to adhere to?Huh
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2012, 08:13 AM »

I flew the Rev B2  for awhile last week. Nice kite. Really (to me at least) its the Backpack (arrggg, not that I'm stuck on that name I can't recall if it's correct. The small Rev that Revolution made for awhile). That is not to say it's not different/improved. While it's still a little touchy (quick) but this is the nature of a smaller kite. I think it does handle better then the Backpack did.
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2012, 09:56 AM »

so what rules did you have to adhere to?Huh
Yesnosey inquiring minds want to know?
 Also where is the front on shot of the mermaid kite??!

Thanks for all the cool shots, almost like being there. I'm eager to hear more on prism's new kites
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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2012, 10:46 AM »

from looking at the pics, into the wind gets my vote for best booth. some of the focus designs kites being made by itw should make for smiles on some faces. i've never seen the george peters pterosaur listed as in stock on their site but the kite looks awesome and probably moreso in the sky. his sweet dragonfly looks bigger and more fun than i thought as well.

https://picasaweb.google.com/110054276296809616662/KTAI2012#5699899803985398978
are these wala's? what am i looking at?

thanks for the peek at the party john, and thanks to those exhibiting for allowing your wares and smiles to be shared with us.

Those are the new gliding kites from Gomberg..the Soar Flick and glite
check out page 10-11 on here: http://www.my-catalog.biz/GKites/
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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2012, 01:15 PM »

Mermaid front photo added by request.

RULES:
1 Don't talk price or schedule with anyone.
2 Don't talk to vendors while they are with customers.
3 Ask permission before taking any photos.
4 Ask if any products are not to be photographed.
5 Don't show any wholesale pricing (I knew this one from last year)
6 If asked to leave, do so politely.
7 Avoid a certain individual (no names so don't ask).
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« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2012, 03:22 PM »

Good pics and captions John!  Thanks!
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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2012, 04:04 PM »

RULES:

7 Avoid a certain individual (no names so don't ask).

Are you sure this rule was not given to all others about you?  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2012, 05:33 PM »

No wonder the sport is not growing....
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I'll drink the Kool-Aid

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« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2012, 12:25 PM »

John, Did you get to see Prism's Zero G fly?

How nuts is that kite  Huh?.

Any flying device with canards is awesome! And that saddle wing is so hot.

Thanks for pictures.
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« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2012, 12:28 PM »

The Plutz is a super sweet flyer.....
climbs very well and you can get some fantastic glides out of it....cannot wait to see how Prism does with it!
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