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#41 RevWizard

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 02:51 PM

Flashback it was for sure.

And their lead flier was... ?

He was at FIAC but probably not trying to sell the lighter than air spars.

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Maybe John B can remember. He was also in Guadeloupe in 1997.

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 03:32 PM

Sorry, not a clue on this one.

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#43 Felix Mottram

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 11:32 AM

Sorry, not a clue on this one.


Was it Maxine Fellion?

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 11:44 AM

Hi Felix, and all

Got into this one late. The lighter than air rods. I thought these were trialed by TOTL back in 1990? Or did Flashback use them?

As for the other posts about the skinny Rev 2 frame, I have a few of these rods, Choccy you may remember the Red,White & Blue Luca was flying at Blackheath and Postsmouth - It has the Skinny rods and a Light Weight sail & no bridle. If any on eis desperate to see post and I'll dig it out and photo it. (its an ex Dave Brittain Rev 2, gave it to me when I broke his indoor record)

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 11:52 AM

Hi Felix, and all

Got into this one late. The lighter than air rods. I thought these were trialed by TOTL back in 1990? Or did Flashback use them?

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Hmmm... The prototype TOTL kites that they gave us after the Berlin event in 1990 were certainly not sparred with the lighter than air variety. That set of kites were in turn passed on to a young Bristol based team some years later. The scheme of things being, use it, or pass it on. I wonder where they are now?

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 12:20 PM

Was it Maxine Fellion?

Felix

I agree on Maxine however I suspect the family name was spelled differently.

I got a picture of Flashback's kites in 1990 taken in Switzerland. They are the zebra kites.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 12:23 PM

Hmmm... The prototype TOTL kites that they gave us after the Berlin event in 1990 were certainly not sparred with the lighter than air variety. That set of kites were in turn passed on to a young Bristol based team some years later. The scheme of things being, use it, or pass it on. I wonder where they are now?

Felix

I had heard that TOTL was also experimenting with those rods. As they were so precious, I doubt they would have loaned them for a test.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 12:27 PM

Hmmm... ..... I wonder where they are now?

Felix

The team members are scattered all over now. Pam is still in San Diego. Ron has retired to I think Arizona. I think Don is still in San Diego. The other team member who was in Berlin, I think was a stand in, I believe lives in Oregon.
The rods? Who knows!

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 12:37 PM

I agree on Maxine however I suspect the family name was spelled differently.

I got a picture of Flashback's kites in 1990 taken in Switzerland. They are the zebra kites.


The spelling may well be different as I was 'making it up'.

Those are the kites.

In respect of the TOTL prototypes I was wondering what happened to the kites rather than the TOTL personnel!

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 12:51 PM

I'm aware of the clarification in question, but just to add...

Pam's significant other and former full time TOTL member (2nd generation - Flight Squadron), Mike Dennis, lives with her in San Diego, both doing kite sail production for various companies.

There was also Eric Streed, whom I have no idea on current location.

Don is indeed still in San Diego at last check, shows up at AKA Nationals every now and then.

There were a couple of other, lesser known alternates, but I can't recall their names... Saw both fly two kites each as a pairs team (4 kites total), under the name San Diego Extreme.

Saw Ron at WSIKF last year, got to show him iQuad. :clap;

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 01:54 PM

Ron is indeed in Tucson, AZ he used to come to our local events (Coyote Kite Club defunct for 5 or 6 years) and dazzle the crowd with his Louis Lane/Superman routine. Haven t seen him in awhile though.

Pam and Mike were at KP5, I have a crappy video (phone) of Pam giving my Griffin stack a work out. (she still has it)

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