A blog detailing our collection of Peter Powell kites, and chronicling our flying of these kites. Plus a bit of PP kite history thrown in. Our collection to date can be seen here. I am keen to expand the collection, so if you have an old Peter Powell kite, whether made in the UK or the US, gathering dust and looking for a new home, why not get in touch? Depending on the kite (does it bring something new or different to my collection?), its condition (is it flyable? how much TLC does it need?), and the price you ask (+ shipping if from outside the UK), we may well be able to do a deal.

Sunday, 27 March 2016

A pair of vintage Mk I Peter Powell Stunters

Following our acquisition of a job lot of Peter Powell Mk I Stunters, the next two to receive TLC (including new t-pieces) and to be declared ready-to-fly were the two black-sailed ones. We decided to fit them with new silver-coloured tube tails, which we got from Mark Powell at a festival last year.

Wind when we first flew them was quite strong and blustery, going well over 25mph at ground level (so another 5-10mph at the end of the 45m lines?), but the kites behaved absolutely fine!

It doesn't really show in the picture, so you'll have to trust me, but when the sun catches the silver tails, the combination of black and silver looks really good!

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