Tag Archives: review
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Review: BiPlutz

This year, I spent the month of July in Singapore doing school performances for ACT 3 International. During my stay, I had the pleasure of meeting the man behind the Plutz and the Zero-G, Leong Chee Wan of Malaysia. Chee Wan had a new toy to show off when we met, aptly named the BiPlutz. […]

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Review: Kahtoola MICROspikes

In preparation for a recent trip to the 2012 Festi-Vent sur Glace in St Placide (Quebec), we did a lot of research on the various types of slip-on shoe spikes… The traditional rigid crampons were a bit much for my needs since I only see ice a couple times per year, and we were conscious […]

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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 52: Review of B-Series by Revolution Kites

Specifications Manufacturer: Revolution Enterprises Model: John Barresi Signature Series 1.5 Wingspan: 90 inches Height: 33 inches Type of kite: Quad line Materials: Two frames, 2 wrap and 3 wrap Revolution Advantage, ripstop polyester sail, Revolution connectors/endcaps connectors and two 2 gram insertable weights. Source for test kite: Manufacturer Available from these fine retailers: A Wind […]

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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 – 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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