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The kite is in awesome condition...

BTW, those are called McMahon clips, and you don't see them much any more. People just use Lark's Head Knots.

BTW (again) Nice find. that was a VERY expensive kite in its day. I would guess about the equivalent of $400-$500 in today's buying power.

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Hi, Janola. Just took measurements from my Hawaiian Team kite. Top spreader is 23". Cut mine in half and installed an internal ferule. Much easier to pack away in the bag. Lower spreader is 32 1/2

Get in touch with one of the kite shops who sponsor Kitelife. I'm sure any one of them will be able to describe what to do, and send you the parts. The TOTL kite will pull similar to the Prism 1.9 Sna

You probably will want wiskers/stand-offs. The Hawaiian Team Kite flies better with them, and it certainly launches easier. I used to fly mine on 200' 300# Kevlar™ lines, but that was probably overki

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One good thing about longer lines especially when learning: it gives you more time to maneuver - the "window" is bigger. (Set-up, and any "walks of shame" will be a lot longer, though.)

Although this tutorial was done for Revs, the length/weight ratio is fairly universal. ;)

Length starts at 4:26 in the video, first part has to do with weight (also useful info).

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Wow I really appreciate all the kind advice... I will also be going my own research before making my decisions, but will definitely be keeping everything you guys say in my mind...

400-500?! That is so crazy! Never would have expected to find what I did at a swap meet... for basically free...

Where and what kind of standoffs do you prefer?

I'm reading people changing the rods for updated lightweight... is that important? I'm trying to keep it as classic and original as I can...

Anyone know what year it's made?

I'm thinking 150' 200# lines... what brand should I get?

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SInce yours is multi-color, it's newer than mine. But yours doesn't have whiskers, so that would put it around late 80s, I think.

Skip playing with the rods for now, just get out and fly it. 10-15mph wind would be the best. Your line choice might be a little long, but that's coming from someone who doesn't like lines over 100'. 200# would be plenty. I fly mine on 100'X150#, and haven't had a problem. Might be a little light for higher winds, though, the TOTL kites pull like trucks...

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I have two 3/4 stacked hawaiins, pink, teal and black. I also have two spin offs, one red yellow and blue or purple (colorblind) and one purple, yellow and something else. they are at my cabin until next weekend, then I can get actual colors. I also have a full size hawaiin in pink, teal and black.

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I have two 3/4 stacked hawaiins, pink, teal and black. I also have two spin offs, one red yellow and blue or purple (colorblind) and one purple, yellow and something else. they are at my cabin until next weekend, then I can get actual colors. I also have a full size hawaiin in pink, teal and black.

Post some pics!

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Hello from Cologne Germany,  

i have an very old one .. but its ripped to hard to fly it again ... so ..

im looking to get another one of these Beauties....

so if there is anyone willing to sell such kite .. pls let me know ..

 

Best Max

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