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« on: October 29, 2014, 04:59 PM »

prismatex,  Is there any out there?
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2014, 05:21 PM »

When Jon Trennephol brought a new Skyburner with Prismatex panels to Kite Party this year I jokingly asked him if someone found an old roll of the material in a closet. He said, "exactly". :-)
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2014, 06:02 PM »

Flew Rob's Dreamweaver Saber this past Sunday afternoon.  The prismatex fabric was glowing like a fiery opal in the bright sky.  Why is this material rare?
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2014, 03:04 PM »

Prizmatex was invented and developed by Stan Swanson who had it manufactured.  Stan is a master of materials and production.
It has not been made for maybe 15 years. 
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2014, 05:26 PM »

Prizmatex was invented and developed by Stan Swanson who had it manufactured.  Stan is a master of materials and production.
It has not been made for maybe 15 years. 
Thanks for the information.  I have wondered about the spelling.  I know kites have fashion & trends like any other hobby.  For many years I pursued other hobbies & missed many of the developments of kite evolution in materials & styles.  When I first saw the prizmatex it really appealed to me but I read where others did not care for it.  I guess I was stating my surprise that it did not succeed in the marketplace.  Too flashy for some I suppose.  But as I grow older I like shiny/flashy more & more.  SHBKF
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2014, 06:10 PM »

It's only flashy if you look at it for a bit. A casual glance, Prismatex looks like Mylar. I can't say how cool Prismatex looks in the air, backlit by the sun. I may have let a few of the Prismatex kites go, but they're in good hands. And yes, I still have a couple to fly when I need a lift...

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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2014, 01:30 PM »

Oh cool, i still have like 10 feet of the light one without fibers in it, just the mylar with the glitter.
I really should build the kite i wanted to build form it on of these days.
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