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« on: June 04, 2009, 05:35 AM »

Anyone have experience flying one? would love to hear about it.....

i did not put all the battens in for the pic  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2009, 10:19 AM »

You might want to write to Geezer. I have 3 pictures of him with his Banshee(?). This kite was hard to get started, requiring lots of backing up and pulling. Then..... it turns into a steerable missile. WOW! Very fast. This was the hardest kite to get a picture of in flight. No stalling at the edge of the window. It just falls to the ground if you get below its threshold.

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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2009, 05:17 AM »

looks like it will handle better if it was set up as a quad.... similar to a peter lynn c-quad
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2009, 01:47 PM »

Here's some video of one. Not much going on. 

http://www.truveo.com/Banshee-Max1/id/144115219017654654


Here is a quad with similar lines.

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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2009, 02:51 PM »

These must be different models. The picture I posted was Geezer's kite and that kite was very fast for a dualie. The video showed a much, much slower version of the kite I'm thinking of.
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2009, 03:10 PM »

I think Skip Parks was the maker and he had several models: the Scimitar, Pegasus and the Chikara [sp?].
They came in several sizes from smaller to power kite sized.
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2009, 04:01 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2009, 07:30 PM »

I think Skip Parks was the maker and he had several models: the Scimitar, Pegasus and the Chikara [sp?].
They came in several sizes from smaller to power kite sized.



They ended up as early kitesurf rigs. There's a review of the Scimitar in SKQ v2.3, which can be had from the KiteLife site, as can v1-3 which has a Chikara review.

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