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Author Topic: Into The Wind catalog....Nineteen Ninety One!!!  (Read 2369 times)
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« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2013, 03:29 AM »

oh boy Mike!!!!!!!!!
I have time!!!!and a scanner and am not afraid to use them (or would this be abuse of the scanner?)
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« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2013, 06:39 AM »

and......
here is the 2003 one.....
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B99xI23kLbjEZTJjYnlxdWR2WFE/edit?usp=sharing
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« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2013, 10:52 AM »

Like so many businesses, most of their catalog is online now. I like the paper catalog too, but am afraid that like newspapers they are close to being goners.

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« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2013, 12:12 PM »

'98 was my first ITW catalog. One more reason to be the stoked newbie I was.  Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2013, 01:59 PM »

I know i had the 2003 one. I know i had more that went back a few more years too. I wonder what became of them
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« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2013, 02:56 AM »

Mike (KiteKing) was working on permission to scan and post his collection, guess it never came to fruition.


Well I haven't given up completely, life, moving, spending the days walking on the beach, have just gotten in the way.

I was trying a few different ways to present the past catalogs.

Here is the 1981 (their first) catalog


 
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« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2013, 04:57 AM »

my favorite thing in that catalog is the "kite tube"...a 4 1/2" cardboard tube that you slip over your arm to wrap kite line on..............
it is amazing to see how long some of the kites were around for...i had no clue that Skyscraper was that old!!!!
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« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2013, 09:36 AM »

I just got the 2013 as well.  I was telling my roommate yesterday that getting the new ITW catalog used to be one of my favorite days of the year.  It's kind of lost its luster with the Internet now, though.  There definitely used to have a lot more sport kites back then (1996 or so).  I remember spending long nights working at the gas station in high school, comparing the kite stats/prices on homemade charts, trying to determine which was the 'best' one to save up for.
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« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2013, 01:15 PM »

Like Doc Z, getting the ITW catalogue used to be one of my favourite days of the winter!

I have them from 1989. That's the one that had Martin Lester's legs on the back page.
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« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2013, 08:46 PM »

I have them from 1989. That's the one that had Martin Lester's legs on the back page.


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« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2013, 01:38 PM »

The catalogues from 1995, 1996 and 2007 are on my Google Drive. Mostly.

Mike.
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« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2013, 02:43 PM »

What a difference a decade makes... put that '96 catalog next to the '07 catalog. Can we say 'decline' ? I hope the late '00s were the bottom, and we're on the way back up again.   Shocked
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« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2013, 03:04 PM »

I consider 2005 to be the peak of dualline kite activity, interest and achievement, followed by a steep decline and a period of wheel spinning (where we are now). There are years before that with plenty going on but more noise and dead ends too.

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« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2013, 05:24 PM »

I consider 2005 to be the peak of dualline kite activity, interest and achievement, followed by a steep decline and a period of wheel spinning (where we are now). There are years before that with plenty going on but more noise and dead ends too.

Mike.
True... most of the kites I fly were designed around '05 (or before), except for the Seven. I've got a bunch of newer kites that I didn't like, and don't fly.
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« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2013, 08:07 AM »

Mike (KiteKing) was working on permission to scan and post his collection, guess it never came to fruition.


Well I haven't given up completely, life, moving, spending the days walking on the beach, have just gotten in the way.

I was trying a few different ways to present the past catalogs.

Here is the 1981 (their first) catalog


 


Thanks Mike, although I never thought I would hear myself say this but a .pdf would be nice, I like to archive myself too. Not easy to download and view a flash presentation.

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