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« on: August 02, 2012, 11:17 AM »

Hi
How offen You fly old kite- kites made before 2000 year?
Hmmmm
We all have some old kites....
I catch my self not to fly older kites. Always go on newer ...
Yesssssss -speaking myself-I will fly this old kite -but old kites are sleeps in a bag ....Only or two times I flow old kite  this year...
Does Your old kites sleeps too and do You always run on favorites newer generation kites?
Smooth winds
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2012, 03:58 PM »

Kites were made after 2000???  part of my "old Skool" collection
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2012, 04:41 PM »

I have fond memories of my old kites, recollections of how accurate they flew, the pull, the noise. There was a mid point when tricking was becoming the fad where many of the kites I flew were not real accurate flyers because materials hadn't caught up yet, at least in my price range. That reinforced the nostalgia for those old slow, loud, accurate kites. Then sometime quality carbon spars and fabrics found their way into the mid price range. That nostalgia was still there though.  But pulling those old kites out was a humbling lesson, today's kites are so far advanced from yesterday's. Sure I've lost the touch those old ones needed but they just don't fill the need today. Only the Flexifoils are what I recall and they really don't have a modern equivalent.

In short mine are on an extended vacation, well earned in many cases.

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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2012, 11:06 AM »

The only one I still fly from the 90's is my Rev 1.5 SLE.  Might be fun to get the Prism Vector back in flying condition, but other than that, not much.
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2012, 11:17 AM »

I fly my old kites all the time, of course thats mostly what I have. Theres nothing like the roar of an NSR on a windy day!
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2012, 11:36 AM »

Kites were made after 2000???  part of my "old Skool" collection


That Joel Schultz Luna Moth is incredible!
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2012, 12:46 PM »

I'll bust out the old school kites once in awhile, nostalgia you know..

of course there's the Flexifoils - anything from the Hotshots to the crazy Hyper 16, NSR, my Laser stack is pretty old school (mid 90s at least), Prophecies (were these pre-2000?  My memory is shot), Vapor, Chicago Fire Bee, Darts of various types, Rev II, Whangdoodle, Jordan Pro, Spyro Jet, Dynakites..

wow, more than I thought.. some of these might be borderline pre-2000, but I tried. Wink  Dang, I must be gettin' old.  Cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2012, 01:08 PM »

I still have all my pre-2000 kite. Have them in a prism roll up bag. most other bags are to short Sad

I bring the bag out when the wind picks up.
Theres nothing like the roar of an NSR on a windy day!
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Fly all my TOTL kites , NSR, Spinoff, NSR Extreme and reframed the Hawaiian with skysharks. Still love my Skyburner TNT Competition and Flying Winds UFO.

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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2012, 01:23 PM »

I'll bust out the old school kites once in awhile, nostalgia you know..

of course there's the Flexifoils - anything from the Hotshots to the crazy Hyper 16, NSR, my Laser stack is pretty old school (mid 90s at least), Prophecies (were these pre-2000?  My memory is shot), Vapor, Chicago Fire Bee, Darts of various types, Rev II, Whangdoodle, Jordan Pro, Spyro Jet, Dynakites..

wow, more than I thought.. some of these might be borderline pre-2000, but I tried. Wink  Dang, I must be gettin' old.  Cheesy

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You have a Wangdoodle? Sweet! I have a Jabberwocky! Great kites with fun names!
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2012, 01:42 PM »

Wainer !
I have Ufo too. Mine is SUL.!
Your is sul or std?
 I put new Apa connectors on my ufo!
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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2012, 01:53 PM »

Wainer !
I have Ufo too. Mine is SUL.!
Your is sul or std?
 I put new Apa connectors on my ufo!

Mine is a std and I also put on new apa connectors.  Wink

Wish I had a SUL.  Angry
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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2012, 02:19 PM »

The Whangdoodle is trickier than one would think:

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« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2012, 03:04 PM »

I replaced all the fittings on my UFO SUL (thanks, Allen!) and used TAPAs on the leading edges.

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Pretty kite. How does the SUL compare to the std (Actually it is a UL)



The Whangdoodle is trickier than one would think:


With a name like Whangdoodle how could it not be tricky?  Cheesy

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« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2012, 05:28 AM »

I usually have 1 or 2 late 90s kites in my main bag, usually SUL or UL - older low AR kites seem to be in their element in low winds  Cool
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« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2012, 03:13 PM »

I own very few kites designed after 2000. Fly even fewer. The Mamba straddles old and new better then most.

I like the way older kites fly. I don't care if they cant backspin or roll up as easy as newer designs. Flight characteristics are way more important to me.

I've owned and flown a lot of modern kites, but i tend to get bored with them.










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