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    • Greetings! I am wondering if anyone here knows when the new line of Lycos Spiderkites are coming out? I am eager to get my hands on them and have literally been searching online for any possible clue. I have been to the Spiderkite website and have been emailing the creator of the product. His name is Cristoph Fokken and he was quite helpful. He gave me an idea as to when we could see them here stateside but no insight as to how much they may cost here. Can anyone out there help me out? Thank you so much! Sent from my SCH-I545 using KiteLife mobile app
    • Greetings! I am wondering if anyone here knows when the new line of Lycos Spiderkites are coming out? I am eager to get my hands on them and have literally been searching online for any possible clue. I have been to the Spiderkite website and have been emailing the creator of the product. His name is Cristoph Fokken and he was quite helpful. He gave me an idea as to when we could see them here stateside but no insight as to how much they may cost here. Can anyone out there help me out? Thank you so much! Sent from my SCH-I545 using KiteLife mobile app
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