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« on: May 20, 2012, 08:09 PM »

If you own 1 of these kites PLEASE answer a question for me if you will.  Does this kite have a 2 piece leading edge?  I found one for sale, but the seller says it is a 1 piece leading edge, and I could swear it was a 2 piece leading edge.  Anyone know for sure???

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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2012, 08:45 PM »

Both of the ones I've had were 2 piece. Even with the LEs folded, the bag was still pretty big.
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2012, 09:38 PM »

It's a 10 foot kite. Got to be 2.
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2012, 01:00 AM »

Yep it's 2 piece, but they're not equally divided.  I seem to recall it only broke down to 56" or so.

http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=2532.0

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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2012, 04:43 AM »

iirc i remember seeing a 3 piece one.... might have been a proto or home fixed one though....
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2012, 09:32 AM »

The Firestorm had two piece leading edge. This is one kite that demands the original specs be ignored. At the least to even pieces so you can get it down to 48 inches. I also like the 3 piece. I have one done in p400 tubes.
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2012, 12:43 PM »

Thanks everyone I appreciate your help.

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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2012, 02:03 PM »

Ship it USPS, it will have a 3 or even a 4 piece leading edge by the time you receive it. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2012, 10:15 AM »

What He said!! and with original specs your going to pay dearly, as it will be dimensional weight.
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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2012, 06:30 PM »

I will need to replace the vinyl pieces on the leading edges when I get it.  Anyone here know where I can obtain new fittings???

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« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2012, 09:05 PM »

OK I looked back & didn't see what spars it has, got an outside diameter? You can drill APA's out pretty large.

Here's spec's on every size currently available here in the US it looks like the Giant LE connectors at .315" would be perfect if they are the 8mm tubes in the above link.

If you want to go with original type vinyls I have most sizes of the old black "Superthane" tubing I can get to you.

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« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2012, 09:34 PM »

Yeah it's 8mm / .315
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