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« on: January 05, 2016, 01:28 PM »

Hi, SLK enthusiasts,

I was looking at the previous thread about box kites/cody's etc. and started google-ing around for Cody kites.  Of course there are loads of them out there of all types and qualities, but one really caught my eye.  It is a red and white stripe Cody:

Maybe this link to a picture of it will work:  https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/21/71/a2/2171a29ccf01d716700602f0677c310a.jpg

The kite looks to me like one from the Buffalo Cody designer, but I wonder if he is still in business?  Or does anyone know who could make a Cody in this red/white stripe style in a 6 ft version?  Or where I could buy one used?   I'd like to put it on my wish list and/or get a quote on what it would cost.

If anyone has some thoughts on this, please let me know. 

Thanks.  Judy

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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2016, 02:35 PM »



That is an extended wing, with topsail and nappy too. I would expect that might be a Lutz trezocks Cody, or at least a European build.

Gary Engvall, in RI, is a great kite maker you can commission to build.....
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2016, 06:04 PM »

I think the Buffalo Cody guy is back to making kites (or was last year).  I believe he was active on FB for a while . . . . you might be able to contact him there.
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2016, 06:54 PM »

Last I checked with Buffalo Kite Co. they weren't making kites for public consumption...
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2016, 03:47 AM »

Thanks for following up and posting the pic.

I will look up Gary and check FB and see what I come up with.

And, thief, I'm just wondering what made you think that the red & white version might be European? 

Thanks.  J.
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2016, 07:17 AM »

Thanks for following up and posting the pic.

I will look up Gary and check FB and see what I come up with.

And, thief, I'm just wondering what made you think that the red & white version might be European? 

Thanks.  J.
The normal cody you see from US based makers is generally a standard cody.   The Europeans are known for making more historically correct Codys, and these other variants too. Lutz is one of the mostwell known cellular kite makers over there.

Logo Codys were some of the most top notch "easily" available ones you could find..and they were nice....
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2016, 01:51 PM »

Ah, I see.  Thank you for the comparison of domestic to euro.
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2016, 07:07 PM »

Dan Flintjer is the owner/builder at Buffalo Cody Kite Company.  He came onto Facebook 2 years ago with a personal page and promoting the Buffalo Cody Kite Company.  They seemed to be back in business.

I just noticed this post from Oct 2014 on the FB page.



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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2016, 06:26 AM »

Thx, TBH.  I'll follow up.

BTW, I was just googling for 'Curtis Marshall kites' in reference to the recent ebay auction collection to find out more about him and came across a few of your videos on you tube.  You have some very very interesting and beautiful kites!

I was interested in the ebay auction because of the Cody, and thx for reporting that that was not all it seemed to be.

J.
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