GWTW Forum
December 11, 2018, 04:26 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Issues? Questions?
   Home   Help Forum Info Login Register Chat  
Welcome to the GWTW Forum.
Guests (non-registered users) can view the forum but are unable to post.  If you don't have anything to say then why would you bother to register?
One of the most popular sections of the GWTW Forum has long been the Swap Meet.  A great place to sell old, seldom flown kites or to get great deals on used (gently flown) kites.  Only registered users can see the Swap Meet section, let alone wheel and deal.  1000's (literally) of kites have changed hands thanks to the Swap Meet.
There are several more benefits to being a registered user, but you'll have to join our little community to find out all the "secrets".
Questions or concerns? Contact Steve ... just drop an email to:

Pages: [1]   Go Down
Author Topic: ITW Hoopty fighter kite  (Read 6423 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Trade Count: (0)
Offline Offline

Posts: 311


« on: August 02, 2012, 11:50 AM »

Any review about kite and how good is in fighter kite world?

look nice and quality

« Last Edit: August 02, 2012, 11:55 AM by vigli » Logged
Trade Count: (0)
Offline Offline

Posts: 311


« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2012, 12:26 PM »

Thanks a lot.
Can You send me link , photo or name of competition fighter kite-to see how competition fighters look.
Any tips about difference in construction between ordinary and competition  fighter?
thx a lot
« Last Edit: August 02, 2012, 12:30 PM by vigli » Logged
Trade Count: (+7)
Offline Offline

Posts: 210

Location: Manteca, Ca

« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2012, 01:38 AM »

The Bruce Lambert videos on you tube are fun to watch Smiley

Grant L
Trade Count: (+2)
Offline Offline

Posts: 32


« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2012, 02:36 AM »

Under the "Buy/Sell," section of the NAFK web page, there is a link to some mylar, "Fusion," kites available. These are designed by Bruce Lambert. Great kites and the multi packs with line/winders are a great way to get started in North American style fighter kites.   Grin
Trade Count: (+11)
Offline Offline

Posts: 287

Location: Earth

« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2012, 05:08 AM »

DSC01796 by kiteslinger, on Flickr

orcon... is very light weight material

Trade Count: (+1)
Offline Offline

Posts: 165

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2012, 01:00 PM »

The Hoopty is a solid flier. Not top-level competition, but good enough to win some local competitions in good hands. My main beef with it (if you don't mind paying ~$45 for a fighter) is that the spine-bend mechanism Jeff used started slipping after a year or three, and I couldn't figure out how to get it to "stick". Thin clear plastic tubing sliding over a micro-CF rod. I also made an Icarex fighter from an online plan for a Barillocco (spelling?) that was very close to a Hoopty clone and flew very nicely.

The Fusion fighters fly well, though they do vary from kite to kite. My fave "disposable" fighter kites are Yoni's Indonesians -- I bought 200 from him a few years ago and I'm just starting to wonder if I have enough left. (Yes, I sold a bunch!) My fave "durable" fighter kites are Gumby's two designs, the Gumby and the EZ. Bruce's various almost-square designs are also great places to start building fighters. I still love the BASF ("Bruce's Almost Square Fighter"), though he's done several variations on it since.

Norm in Toronto
Trade Count: (+21)
Offline Offline

Posts: 703

Location: France

« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2013, 01:35 PM »

Any review about kite and how good is in fighter kite world?

I don't understand. You want to buy a $ 44 fighter kite that will flown perhaps only one time ?
Allen Carter
Board Moderator
Trade Count: (+42)
Offline Offline

Posts: 2365

Location: Half Moon Bay, CA

« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2013, 02:29 PM »

Line touch fighting (North American style kite fighting) is not so hard on kites as traditional Asian kite fighting.

North American comp fighters are considerably smaller and faster than traditional kites and are generally flown on shorter (non-cutting) line.

A fighter like the Hoopty is more of a recreational "fighter". Very durable. I have two that date back to 1998. Two hooptys against each other would be a fair fight, and plenty of fun, but it would be hard to score points against a comp fighter with one.

Most of my time on fighters (dating back to 1977) has been solo rather than fighting, so even tissue paper kites can have a fairly long life.

Allen, AKA kitehead
Global Moderator
Trade Count: (+5)
Offline Offline

Posts: 3980

Location: Las Vegas, NV

« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2013, 02:39 PM »

I flew an AeroStar Stryke Fighter at KP10.

It was a lot of fun and a few younger sport kite

fliers came over to give it a shot. They were quite good.


Pages: [1]   Go Up
Jump to:  

Support the GWTW Forum

Kite Classifieds Ad
Kite Classifieds

A Wind Of Change
A Wind Of Change

Fly Market

A Wind Of Change

Blue Moon
Blue Moon Kites

Our forum is made possible by the good folks whose ads appear above and by the members of our community (PayPal donation button at top)
In case you missed it each ad is linked to the sponsors web site.  So please, take a moment and visit our sponsors sites as this forum wouldn't be possible with out them.
Interested in running an ad for your business or kiting event?  Contact Steve at for a quote.

Cal Custom

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.8 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.2.1 © 2008-2009
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!