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« on: June 28, 2012, 06:40 PM »



Kathy Goodwind
Astro Fighter
dated 1989
Brand new


The mylar dot is NASA mylar that was from the space part of Boeing too......
probably the last in her shop....and in case you had not heard Gasworks kites is closing soon...


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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012, 06:46 PM »

Nice!  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2012, 09:19 PM »


Wow, love it.
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2012, 02:32 PM »

Sweet, but they are a little difficult to tell which end is up in the heat of battle   Huh

I was saddened by the news that Kathy was closing shop when I heard last weekend. Long a mainstay in kiting, at least since I returned to it back in the mid 1980's. Kiting would not have been the same without the involvement of people like her.

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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2012, 06:02 AM »


Got this guy out on Tuesday....it is super sweet with the right wind....i LOVE the shape it bends into with the wind....turns into a spikey tear drop.....

It was tracking really smoothly and easily controllable in the winds i was out in.....given slack it flattens out (the kite physically does) and then spins very well....luckily for me on this one the red oval is off-centered fore/aft so it is pretty easy to recognize which is forward....

Yah know....i sold a lot of fighters through the shop...and never got into them....had a Buka that Steve LeTourneau made for me as well as a Jeff Howard Fandango...never really got into them.....now...17 years later i am finally coming around....never going to be the fighter guy who carries 20-50 kites with me...i have my three and that is fine.....just need to get another Curtis Bias wooden YoYo.......
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2012, 07:16 AM »


....just need to get another Curtis Bias wooden YoYo.......
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Hmmmm..... my brother in law used to enjoy turning some bowls and hasn't been real busy in remodeling lately. I wonder if he still has the equipment and a wood source? I should tell him I know of a market for 5-10 bowls with the bottom cut out. Black Walnut Burl OK? That would be hecka' expensive even here where you can't throw a rock without hitting a black walnut tree.

Thanks for pic & report, those were definitely one the more unique  fighters ever offered retail. I have one of Kathy's SLKs with the same shape/framing, can't recall the name.

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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2012, 08:30 AM »


....just need to get another Curtis Bias wooden YoYo.......
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Hmmmm..... my brother in law used to enjoy turning some bowls and hasn't been real busy in remodeling lately. I wonder if he still has the equipment and a wood source? I should tell him I know of a market for 5-10 bowls with the bottom cut out. Black Walnut Burl OK? That would be hecka' expensive even here where you can't throw a rock without hitting a black walnut tree.
Thanks for pic & report, those were definitely one the more unique  fighters ever offered retail. I have one of Kathy's SLKs with the same shape/framing, can't recall the name.


Hey Mike: shoot me an email about winders....I am sure we can work out a deal!
Kathy has a bunch that New Tech was producing: http://www.newtechkites.com/categories.php?category=DESIGNER-SERIES/Kathy-Goodwind
as well as the Starflake and Asteroid cellular pieces that were branded from Goodwinds.....
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2012, 03:20 PM »

FILE0015

okay winds...on and off....still getting used to this one!
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2012, 05:24 PM »

Looks like a fun kite, you are doing fine with it, I'm sure I would break it before I got used to it.
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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2012, 05:40 PM »

There are some great bridle details here for the Nirvana:

http://reeddesign.co.uk/pdf/NirvanaBridles.pdf

The one in your picture is on page 3 (I think).  Both should be detailed in the doc. 


Don't know about Ns in general, but both my Nirvana NFX and 15 have noses that look like your picture.
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