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« on: July 21, 2016, 02:50 PM »

I know I've seen this photo on here somewhere and I'm sure many of you have seen this before. I seem to remember it stirring up a mild debate about its authenticity.

The photo is from a video that can be viewed on youtube.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44EqiEpJZTQ
The video name is "25 Hawaiian Kites Gespann Luftaufnahme" from a festival in 2015.
Here's my take....
I think the photo is real.
I think the video is real.
BUT....
I think the kites are not authentic TOTL Hawaiians or Maui's.  Huh  :'(
Here's why....
1. As far as I know, all Chevrons whether Hawaiian Team or Maui's have 4 stripes along the trailing edges, not 3 as all of these have.
2. The black reinforcement part on the sail by the "T" should be as wide as the center color of the Chevron part of the sail. It's much smaller on these.
My guess is that these are customs and not much more than a 36" wing span, if that. Also, not much effort from the pilot!
If these were 25 8' TOTL Hawaiian Team kites, I would have just posted these guys... Shocked  Cool  Huh
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2016, 03:53 PM »

One of the best thing, in my opinion, about this forum is the breadth of members...... It would not surprise me if a member of the forum was there and can verify.....
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2016, 03:56 PM »

It is not a picture from 2015........ And if I remember correctly it is from more than a few years before 2013
http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=9375.0
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2016, 04:43 PM »

I remember the discussion.  Wasn't it big and slow and make your arms long? The color in the pictures are stunning.
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2016, 02:29 AM »

24 inch kites....
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2016, 06:54 AM »

Yup, small kites.
Watch the video, they look small. Looks like this video was shot with a drone, but at any rate, they dont look full size at all.
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2016, 10:00 AM »

According to Jens Baxmeier (via Pam Kirk's' Facebook page), the photo was taken by Ralf Beutnagel on 6/20/2010 at Fano (Denmark), same place as the video. He also verified "The kites are not original size but smaller." 
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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2016, 12:29 PM »

hmm they dont seem that slow in the video...still cool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44EqiEpJZTQ
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