Prism Vapor with Bridle measurements.
David Barnby with an Opera.
Steve & Larry DeMar on their first day of flying sport kites.
The slender and dapper David Barnby with a Whangdoodle and Revolution 1.5.
If your park is called Desert Breeze, kites seem appropriate. Although these 5 kites are made out of perforated metal.
Skymaster by Lam Hoac
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Speed Limit with Dynamic Variable Venting. Made and designed by Paul Shuman.
The grey/blue areas are on bungies and open and close depending on the wind speed.
Gordie Fry with kites we flew on January 19, 2006
Quantum Pro by Prism Kites
A set of Nirvanas by R-Sky kites in France.
Deep Space by Tim Benson of Benson kites. Bridle by Andy Wardley
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Dan Burnham with a L'Atelier Cesium.
Mantis by Blue Moon Kites
Mark Reed walks a Fractal Quantum Pro.
Brent Jensen and Sky Burner ADX
Big Machine. Made and flown by Ron Graziano.
This is a larger version of Ron's very rare Machine.
Tucker helps launch the New Tech blimp kite.
Spica Pro 2 Stack flown and owned by Zammi.
Variable Vented Quantum Pro by Prisms Kites Vents are closed in this photo.
Mark Reed with the Prism Jazz.
Mark Reed with the Prism Jazz, Huntington Beach, CA.
Prism Jazz flown by designer Mark Reed.
Mark Reed holds a Prism Eclipse (red) and Eclipse SUL (pink).
Mark Reed with a Fractal Quantum Pro.
Steve Brown with his ZENITH (not Aziza).
Stacked Team Hawaiian kites by Top Of The Line kites
Red Fade Paradox by Spirit of Air Kites.
The Paradox is a bit heavy for a standard. I love the use of mylar. It reminds me of an insect's wings.
Patriot Park, about 1 mile from my house in Las Vegas.
Pizazz 3 by Dick Barnes. This is the 2nd lightest version of the Pizazz. Flown by Bill on March 15th, 2006
This is the first photo of the 2006 NABX set.
When the windspeed, humidity and temperature are right, this craft will come out and play.
And pretty clouds too.
Sorry about that harsh mountain line. I was in too much of a hurry when I lightened the ground in Photoshop. I really should go back and redo this picture some day.
It is a lake bed after all.
Richard pauses so I can use him for scale next to the banners.
Joe Hadzicki stabilizes a Revolution Super Blast while a 1.5 model hovers overhead. Photo taken at NABX, Lake Ivanpah, CA. April 2006.
Dean Jordan holding an Air Pro he made years ago.
Dean with his X-1.
K2 by Aerie Kiteworks (Ken McNeill)
Acrobatx designed by Bell Chiu for Flying Wings.
Acrobatx by Flying Box Studio
Freestylist by Skyburner Kites.
Shadow UL (no longer available in rainbow)
Spectra Sport Kites "Edge" Held by Ian at New Silverbowl Park, NV
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Falhawk Automatic Venting System
Spectra Sport Kites "Edge"
2 MEFM kites by Ray Bordelon of Big Easy Kites
Falhawk AVS Platinum (Automatic Vent System)
Benson Inner Space by Tim Benson
3 Benson Inner Space SULs
Prism Prophecy flown on the 4th of July 2006
Ed Shenk built and designed SLK
Corey Jensen holds up his Big Dipper.
Big Dipper UL
Ray Bethell with his Kestrels.
Brian Champie (center) made 7 of these Sentinels. Flown at the Berkeley Kite Festival.
Excerpted from David Gomberg's (on the left) site: The Rokkaku (pronounced ro-kau-coo) is a traditional Japanese bowed kite design. A basic hexagon in shape, it features six corners, a long center spine, and two cross spars. The bridle connects at four or more points.
Arnold Stellema & One Of His Many Roks, Berkeley CA
"Alien" by Prism Designs at Shoreline Park, CA.
From left to right: Prism Alien, Cecil, Prism Elixir
The M-Quad by Invento-HQ Kites. This very touchy quad flies forward and backward just about the same due to its symmetrical design. The following text is taken from their website: The M-Quad is a four line kite from the Magic series. It turns on the spot and is able to fly backwards as fast as forward and it stands in the sky as if it were tacked there. The angled wings are attractive and grant flight stability.
Mel with his custom monochrome Black & White Prism Alien.
Dennis "Dorsal" Fishback.
Tricktail Set (l-r) standard, UL, vented
TrickTail kites licensed by Active People from Martin Schob. The UL is the most sought after and can be identified by the grey trailing edges and no upper spreader.
TrickTail UL floats above its vented brother
Dharma by Peter Taylor of Airdynamics. Black artwork by my daughter Shea.
Dharma by Peter Taylor of Airdynamics.
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Note the unusual bridle.
Pizazz by Dick Barnes. Flown by Gordie Fry.
Customized L'Atelier Lithium. The late Dennis (Dorsal) Fishback made the huge center vents into a pocketed/velcro vent capable of holding material to partially or totally close off that enormous vent. In addition, there are 2 smaller vents on each wing. In this picture, the center vent is about 50% closed.
Bambi flies our vented Lithium with center vents partially blocked.
Trident UL Roll Bars
Trident UL tensioning lines on back of sail.
Gordy with a WSO SUL behind the Trident UL.
Trident UL at Patriot Park near my house in Las Vegas.
Trident UL by Jest Of Eve Kites.
Ugly Kite Contest held in 2006.
The results of the Ugly Kite Contest.