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  1. What a great story! Being old has perks, too. 😉
  2. It’s still old-school by some standards! I think of the Deep Space as being the best best of both. The charm of the “turn of the century” kites, while still being able to keep up with the new kids. 😄 It’s the last kite designed by Tim B. and Andy Wardley. The Supernova and Superfly are build by Tim, but designed by Chris Goff. They are a completely different flavor.
  3. Neither. The ultimate Benson is the Deep Space. You can get a full set with UL, STD and Vented. (I’ve heard that there is a lot of overlap with UL and STD, though.)
  4. Glad I could help. I’m an aspiring kite-builder myself. The green and white one is a slightly modified and scaled OSTK with my own panel design. The all white one is my current project ... my own design.
  5. This site spells out every step to build a sport kite in great detail: https://www.tweelijners.com/tom/tomskitesite-en/KB0.html
  6. Only the Blast is still available.
  7. Zuul

    Storing kites

    Snuggly rolled together in a burrito bag. There is safety in numbers.
  8. @BobL I've flown it more than a little, but not a lot. It's always been on 50'-50# lines. In 1 or 2 mph wind you can fly without moving your feet much. If you are willing to walk it (fast walk), it will fly in nothing. Typically, I get bored of that really fast and pack it up for the day.
  9. Zuul

    Turbo bridle

    What kite is it for?
  10. I wasn't planning to sell it. If you have a serious interest, you can PM me The Amazing was redesigned in 2011 and is now sold in 2 versions. https://www.levelonekites.com/2line/amazing/#cc-m-product-12563846487 Original New "indoor" New "outdoor" Frame SkyShark 2pt SkyShark 2pt 4.5mm, 5.0mm, 5.5mm & 6.0mm Sail Icarex and Mylar Skytex 27 + Icarex Skytex 27 + Icarex Span 2.00 m 2.15 m 2.15 m Height 1.07 m 1.09 m 1.09 m Weight 135 g 190 g 240 g Wind range ?? 0-5 kph 3-18 km/h
  11. I have very little SUL experience, but I do have a Level One Amazing that I picked up at Kite Party I ('03). How does the Amazing compare to the kites already discussed?
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  13. While you're dumpster diving for that beat up L'Atelier, keep an eye out for a "fixer-upper" Gemini or Deep Space for me! 🤞
  14. Justify?? I'm confused.... 🤣😂🤣😂
  15. Probably "Old School" isn't exactly the right term, but I couldn't think of a better one. There are lots of really good kite plans available now for "French Style" or "Polyvalent" kites. I was wondering if there was something leaning more towards the Benson Deep Space and Aerostar Sano SS end of the pool. Both of those examples are more "transitional", I suppose. (200x rather than 199x age) What I'm looking for is: more bias towards pretty flat spins, and less emphasis on roll-up tricks gently curved leading edges rather than very straight ones slightly lower aspect ratio Do you know of anything like that you would consider a very good performing plan?
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