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Author Topic: Solaris Extreme by New Tech??  (Read 27054 times)
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« on: July 19, 2016, 10:04 AM »

Does anyone know if "New Tech" made a "Solaris Extreme" kite?  There is one listed on the 'auction site' but something about it doesn't look right and I can't find any mention of a "Solaris Extreme" just a "Solaris Rainbow" by New Tech when I google.  They also have a "Nova Extreme" listed.

Any thoughts?  Thx  J.
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2016, 10:35 AM »

Yes, New Tech made a Solaris Extreme. It was a larger version of the Solaris. The one on the auction site is just broken down to fit in its bag.
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2016, 10:56 AM »

The nova Extreme is an upright open faced 8 (iirc) point star shaped.   flys in a vertical attitude...needs wind...
Solaris extreme is a fun one...nice size...

btw: I know that there were two sizes of the Solaris extreme.   the bigger one was much better...and the smaller one was a little flexible due to the solid fiberglas rods...
also i have a vague recollection that there was a version made by GoFlyaKite as well...but that could prove to be wrong...

And a side note that these are modified Peter Lynn TriD Box designs....very fun...
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2016, 11:20 AM »

The nova Extreme is an upright open faced 8 (iirc) point star shaped.   flys in a vertical attitude...needs wind...

Yep, a big kite too, about 8 ft from point to point.


also i have a vague recollection that there was a version made by GoFlyaKite as well...but that could prove to be wrong...

Yes, GFAK made a version of the Solaris, much smaller at 39" tall.
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2016, 06:43 PM »

Yep, a big kite too, about 8 ft from point to point.

First time I put it together was in the garage, the kite won't fit through any door in my house.

New Tech also made a Diamond Extreme (about 6' tall) and a Rokkaku Extreme (about 7' tall).  The Rok has a lot of pull even in 10 Mph wind. It is as agile as a mountain. In the hands of someone skilled it might make a great battle kite, but the only fight I could muster was it fighting me to pull it down.

To give you an idea of the prices they sold for, I paid $60.00 for the Diamond, $69.99 for the Rokkaku, and $89.99 for the Nova (8' star), all new, bought from a kite shop. I do not own a Solaris Extreme, nor do I have any idea what it sold for new.   
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2016, 04:19 AM »

Solaris was 100$ in my shop
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2016, 04:55 AM »

Thank you for the good information, everyone.  Very helpful.  They look beautiful and sound like very nice kites, but his prices seem a little high....I'll be patient on these....
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