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« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2012, 09:16 AM »

I will change my profile pic to the North Shore... I am not sure how to post pics here... Pics of the spines are long gone... the light spine was used to repair another kite and the heavy spar broke about a year ago and I finally had to replace it. It was difficult as there was no exact replacement.  Easton has been out of the kite business for a long time. 

I reframed my NSR with P300's and APA's. Flys beautifully!
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« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2012, 04:08 AM »

Pix from magpiesfooty (who knew that magpies played soccer?)

Original design maestrale


tramontana 2000


NSr

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« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2012, 10:54 AM »

That's not a Tram2000.

It's a later kite, like 2002 or something. Not at all like a classic Tram or a Tram 2000.
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« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2012, 11:15 AM »

It looks like a Tramontana 2001 - check out the extra bridle leg going to the mid LE to stop flexing.

http://www.invento-hq.com/supportkites_e.php?art=Tramontana_2001

I've recently picked up a 2001 HQ Jam Session, Ventex version, from Ebay only 8.50! ($12?) almost as new apart from a cracked lower spreader - does that count as Old School? nice kite. Wink
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« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2012, 11:19 AM »

sorry...Invento begs to differ....the 2000 & 2001 are the trams that do not look like the original ones....they were tweaked by Chris Matheson...there is also a tram 2002 UL that matches the 2000 & 2001...

http://www.invento-hq.com/supportkites_e.php?art=Tramontana_2000
http://www.invento-hq.com/supportkites_e.php?art=Tramontana_2001
http://www.invento-hq.com/supportkites_e.php?art=Tramontana_light_2002
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« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2012, 11:40 AM »



The middle kite is a Tram 2000, the one re-cut by Chris Matheson.

The bottom kite is a "classic" Tram made between maybe '96 and '99

The Tram 2000 description on the HQ site is correct, but the graphic is wrong. Been that way for years.

The Tram 2000 was an excellent, short lived, kite. So good that Bill Rogers used "Tram2000" as his screen name on the old forum. :-) The sail is different from the classic Tram in almost every measurement, but very similar looking. The one shown was the HP version with a wrapped frame. Wish I hadn't sold that one.
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« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2012, 02:43 PM »

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....
I loved the original tram and maestrale......such a classic look!!!
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« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2012, 07:37 PM »

Thief...... You are tha Man!!    Thanks for your help on the pics..  Have you found a Waldof Superstar yet?   You know that I HAD to ask..... LOL!!   Grin  The backdrops are the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington and in the pics of the NSR, you can almost see Jerry's grand palace in the upper right.....
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« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2012, 04:57 AM »

No problemo !
Superstar......eh......I found out that there was one on ebay 7 days after it had closed........it went to a friend in neenah Wisconsin.......sorry..........
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« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2012, 12:30 PM »

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« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2012, 01:26 PM »

Thief,

I think that it was similar to the one that you have...... Not the one that I am looking for.   That is the only kite left on my wishlist....   I will find one, some day.

Thanks for all of your help and take care.
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« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2012, 02:45 PM »

Any good "old school kite videos" recomended !!
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« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2012, 03:25 PM »

Any John Welden Prism kite video is worth watching

Vapor, Elixir, it doesn't matter.

He is the Fred Astaire of kite tricks.

Just go to YouTube and search.
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