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« on: March 22, 2013, 04:16 PM »

I have a kite in transit that the label sewn to the le says "Spectra Sports tm" and "1990 Spectra Star"
I've seen various kites by a company called "Spectra Star". Did they make Spectra Sports kites?
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2013, 08:36 PM »

I have a kite in transit that the label sewn to the le says "Spectra Sports tm" and "1990 Spectra Star"
I've seen various kites by a company called "Spectra Star". Did they make Spectra Sports kites?


Yes, if I recall correctly these are evolutions of the same company.  I've looked up the trademarks and found some cool info on when they started the companies and also when sadly they Section 8'd them.

Spectra Star http://yourtrademarkia.com/spectra-star-73770408.html
                     http://www.trademarkia.com/spectra-star-74565036.html
                     http://www.trademarkia.com/spectra-star-74565037.html

Spectra Star Kites http://www.trademarkia.com/spectra-star-kites-73306978.html

Spectra Sports http://www.trademarkia.com/spectra-sports-74395758.html

Spectra Sport Kites http://www.trademarkia.com/spectra-sport-kites-74439409.html


Here's also some images of the company name evolution taken from the last page of a few issues of Kite Line Magazine from 1991 to 1995.

1991 Spectra Star


1992 Spectra Sports


1993 Spectra Sports


1994 Spectra Star


1995 Spectra Sport Kites


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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2013, 06:33 AM »

Wow! That's a bunch of info! Looks like I found a version of the "Slingshot". Sewn logo, not screened on sail. I'll put up a pic when I get it.
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2013, 09:08 AM »

Wow! That's a bunch of info! Looks like I found a version of the "Pro" series "Slingshot". Sewn logo, not screened on sail. I'll put up a pic when I get it.

Cool, I would actually like to see what sewn in logos looked like back then.
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2013, 10:05 AM »

From what I see on the material you posted, we may have a good line of progression in Spectra Sports Kites between our collections... Cool
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2013, 02:44 PM »

I'm going to fly a Trix today, but I will never look as cool as Scott Aughenbaugh.  Lips sealed


Classic Scott Aughenbaugh flying:

Scott Aughenbaugh - 1st Place OIB - 1990 AKAGN


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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2013, 04:04 PM »

Say SKB, now you too can fly like a pro... You've got the kite, now Scott and the Trix will show you how... Wink


sport kite tricks


A little peroxide and you'll have the hair to go with those smooth moves... Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2013, 04:23 PM »

Spectra Sports Kites...
World Cup 1992...
Here's your T-Shirts "SS96"

World cup 1992
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2013, 08:14 PM »




By the looks of the photo one would think you were flying the Trix from another cloud!  This photo added to my desktop screen saver slideshow.
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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2013, 08:56 PM »

Wow! That's a good looking Trix! I've passed up a few that were pretty ugly. Now I know to keep my eyes open.
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