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« on: November 04, 2012, 07:17 PM »

I recently picked up these kites as part of a collection, but they don't have any labels or instructions included in the sleeves (I'm pretty sure the sleeves are not original to the kites).  I'm wondering if someone can help ID them. 

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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2012, 07:44 PM »

They look like Cody derivatives made by Dan Flintjer.
Take a look at this website:
http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/bflocody/

I have a Cody made by Dan that has a tail similar to your top kite and a front section like your bottom kite.
Hope this helps.
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2012, 09:11 PM »

Both of those are very attractive. I love the red and black cody especially. Great colors.
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2012, 04:00 AM »

They both look cool...not certain if they were made by Dan f or not....
Where did the kites come from....maybe someone regional made them.
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2012, 05:17 AM »

Hey Boomertype - I think you nailed it.  They are both very well constructed, and I think you are right - they match the Cody type that's pictured on his web site.  I'm wondering if he licensed any kites to Gomberg, because I found a link to Gomberg on his web site.

To answer where I found these - I picked these up off Craigslist.  They were part of a big kite collection, and I was lucky enough to be the first person to reply and show up.  The collection is pretty much all SLKs - lots of deltas, delta conynes, and some Roks in the collection.  There are some gems like these kites and a few other unique/custom kites like Dan Leigh deltas, Kevin Shannon rollers, and an old 1991 hand made George Peters Pterosaur kite. 

The Codys are both keepers for sure.
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2012, 05:27 AM »

Oh, I was meaning physical location.....are you up in NY?
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2012, 06:18 AM »

Those are definitely Dan's kites.

We presented them several years ago as part of our KiteMaster's Guild. Never produced under the G-Kites label. Only sold the originals.

Good find!!

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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2012, 06:36 AM »

Oh, I was meaning physical location.....are you up in NY?

Nope, I'm in Chicago - but my sister-in-law lives about 15 minutes from Dan, so I think I'll stop by the next time I'm in Buffalo!
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2012, 06:38 AM »

Those are definitely Dan's kites.

We presented them several years ago as part of our KiteMaster's Guild. Never produced under the G-Kites label. Only sold the originals.

Good find!!

David

I just found your KiteMaster's Guild page for Dan.  Now they are even further into the "keeper" category!
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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2012, 10:47 AM »

No chance of selling? I know you need to sell some kites to fund your Rev habit. Hmmm?
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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2012, 11:37 AM »

Nice find.  Here is #1.




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« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2012, 12:12 PM »

actually Ben that is not the same.....Steve's has a normal cody front half to it..yours has an X shape to the front half correct???
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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2012, 12:16 PM »

Ben - That's a cool one as well.

Tmadz - no way.  My rev habit is . . . addictive, but these are unique (at least to me).  It's relatively easy to get a rev; there are lots available new and used.  I've never seen one of these come up on the swap meet in the last couple years.
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« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2012, 02:43 PM »

Darn! You know I am interested in buying something once you get those cataloged. I am interested to see what else you got in that buy.
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« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2012, 08:01 PM »

Darn! You know I am interested in buying something once you get those cataloged. I am interested to see what else you got in that buy.

No problem.  You are local, so no shipping!! :-D
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