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Issue 79: Kite Tidbits, Reviews and Repair Kits

A few of my favorite kites… Same Old Same Old Every year we try to bring lots of new things to the demonstration arenas as we travel around and next year will be no exception as we are working on new routines throughout the cold winter months and will have new colourful kites and tails […]

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Issue 53: Silver Fox 2.5 STD by Flying Wings

Specifications Manufacturer: Flying Wings Model: Silver Fox 2.5 STD Wingspan: 98″ Height: 36″ Weight: 12.6 Oz. Type of kite: Polyvalent. Materials: Dynamic 15, T18 frame, PC31 Ventex polyester sail, injected leading edge and t-piece connectors by Flying Wings. Source for test kite: Manufacturer. Available from these fine retailers: A Wind of Change It’s been interesting […]

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Issue 48: Review of Gallego by HQ Kites

Specifications Manufacturer: HQ Kites Model: Gallego and Gallego Supreme Wingspan: 94″ (Gallego) 96″ (Supreme) Height: 41.5″ Weight: 340g (Gallego) 328g (Supreme) Type of kite: Ballet kite Materials: Ventex and Mylar, Dynamic T18, Skyshark P200 and Avia .230. Source for test kite: Manufacturer Suggested Retail : $184.99 (Gallego) $279.99 (Supreme) Photos by Lance Storr Quality of […]

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Issue 47: Review – French Connection

Specifications Manufacturer: New Tech Kites Model: French Connection Wingspan: 90 ” Height: 41″ Weight: 354g Type of kite: Polyvalent (tricks and precision). Materials: PC31, skyshark p200 and 5pt. Source for test kite: Manufacturer Available from these fine retailers: Kites R Us, The Kite Shoppe Photos by Robert Randolph Quality of Construction The French Connection’s (referred […]

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Issue 47: Review – Freestylist

Specifications Manufacturer: Skyburner Kites Model: Freestylist Wingspan: 88″ Height: 41″ Weight: 298g Type of kite: Polyvalent (tricks and precision) Materials: Nylon, Skyshark p-200. Source for test kite: Manufacturer Available from these fine retailers: A Wind of Change, The Kite Shoppe Photos by Robert Randolph Quality of Construction The Freestylist’s construction is fantastic. The seams are […]

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Issue 47: Review – Nebula

Specifications Manufacturer: Ron Phipps Model: Nebula Wingspan: 84″ Weight: 317g Type of kite: Polyvalent (tricks and precision) Materials: Pc31, Prismatex, Avia GForce, Avia .2300 spine. Source for test kite: Manufacturer Available from these fine retailers: Four Winds Kite Shop Photos by Robert Randolph Quality of Construction The Nebula’s construction is peculiar, but not bad, in […]

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Issue 46: Review – Deep Space

Specifications Manufacturer: Benson Kites Model: Standard Wingspan: 2.14m (84″) Bridle: Semi-Active Weight: 275g (9.75 oz +15g tail ballast) Type of kite: Freestyle Materials: PC-31 Icarex sail with Skyshark P200 / 5PT frame. Source for test kite: Distributor Available from these fine retailers: Kite Connection The long anticipated design from Tim Benson and Andy Wardley is […]

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Issue 46: Review – Acrobatx

Specifications Manufacturer: Flying Wings Model: Acrobatx Wingspan: 86.5″ Height: 37″ Type of kite: Entry-Level trick kite Materials: 6mm carbon and a Nylon and mylar sail, comes with 80′ of 80lb Dyneema & straps included. Source for test kite: Manufacturer Available from these fine retailers: The Kite Shoppe Quality of Construction Flying wings has done a […]

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Issue 46: Review – Mirage Warbird

Specifications Manufacturer: Jones Airfoils Model: SE Triple Wingspan: 34″ variable Height: 35″ Weight: 8.5 Oz. (per kite) Type of kite: Rhomboid design, stackable ballet and precision kite. Materials: Icarex .6 oz ripstop polyester sail, .157 and .210 pultruded carbon, APA fittings, 170# dacron bridle, 100# spectra train lines and vinyl nosepiece. Source for test kite: […]

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Issue 46: Review – Jumping Jack Flash

Specifications Manufacturer: Level One Model: Jumping Jack Flash Wingspan: 2.05m Height: 0.92m Weight: 280grams Type of kite: Polyvalent trick kite Materials: Skyshark P200 LS, carbon LE, spine and US, Coated polyester sail, APA and FSD connectors. Source for test kite: Sky Burner Sport Kites Available from these fine retailers: The Kite Shoppe Quality of Construction […]

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