Prism Eclipse SUL
This kite in this colour-combo was my holy grail since the mid nineties. I first found a STD (see below) and was able to buy a full set of these babies from a bloke in Germany for a very reasonable price. This SUL is framed in Gforce UL spars which aren’t really that light. Certainly not by today’s standards.
I bought this kite at a kite festival near Eindhoven after spotting it on festival in Belgium the year before. I was amazed by the tricking capabilities of this 2 decades old design. Backspins, lazies, rolling cascades, cometes, most modern tricks are possible without modifications.
Very agile little indoor kite. Requires very small inputs. Bought it at a kiteshop in Almere to bring it with me on backpacking trips. I used a plastic art-tube to strap it to my pack. A lot of fun to fly on campsites, in a forrest or on a city plaza. Framed in Avia microrods.
Prism Illusion STD classic
Build in 1997. Handsigned by Mark Reed and Scott Norton. Framed in Avia Gforce UL. Heavily used condition, but still flies very nice. Bought it for the price of the frame, great deal. Smooth slides and flatspins.
Level One High Level
Recieved this kite as a gift for helping a kite festival. Never really clicked with it since i couldn’t get it to flare back then when i was working on flatspins. I did learn how to do a fractured axel on it so it served it’s purpose. It is the cheaper version with pultruded 6mm frame and nylon sail.
I ordered this kite right after i saw the video at a kitestore. Radical tricks, using urban (man i hate that word) structures like buildings, building sites and bridges caught my attention. Andy Preston and Paul Latham had sort of an skateboard style approach to flying these new trickkites and making videos. Very appealing. Learned spinstalls/landings, half axels and cascades with the Psycho. The kite in the picture has a worn out sail and is now modified with a turbo bridle, yoyo stoppers and some tailweight. Also have an almost new blue/red version.
Flexifoil Pro Team
I got this 8 foot foil kite as a gift a few years back. So much fun to fly in heavy winds but needs LARGE inputs to get arround a corner. Fast, powerful, striking appearance. The sportskite that started it all. Now where did i leave it???
This was my first carbon/nylon dual line kite. Got it as a birthday present (11th or 12th) from my parents including dacron lines and a wooden steering bar. After a while i bought some kevlar lines and skyclaws and i was amazed by the difference. A lot more pull and the kite reacted much quicker on inputs. The kite (only 1,5 meters wide) could drag me along the wide beaches of Terschelling with ease. Still have it and reframed it a while ago. All 6mm pultruded rods.