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, 8 May 2016

Mk III Stunters for the L-katz team, and a challenge to all UK dual-line pairs and teams

I've posted in this blog about the pair of Mk III Stunters, custom made for Flying Fish.

And, if you saw my 'tease, tease' post, you may have guessed we were in the process of getting a set of custom Mk III Stunters for L-katz, the team we're part of. Well, if you guessed that, you were right, and here they are!

Flying Fish and L-katz are not the only UK pairs or teams flying Peter Powell Stunters. Sky Symphony also has a set of Peter Powell Stunters, in their red/white/blue team colours. So that's three of the UK-based dual-line pairs or teams .... shouldn't every UK dual-line pair or team displaying in public ought to have a set of Peter Powell Stunters in their quiver? Why? Well, quite simple: as a tribute to the man who brought dual-line kite-flying to the masses; because these kites are simply fun to fly; and because they create a great spectacle for the public at festivals.

To help the other UK-based dual-line pairs and team, I designed Stunters for each and every one of them. So here goes ...

Colours used in the kites are obviously red and black, and the kites include the 'flame' symbol.

Suggested colours for the tails: red or black, or a mixture of both.

'Airy' Airheads logo on a grey background, with the central stripes representing the distinguishing colours featured in the kites they usually fly with.

Suggestion for tail colour: silver.

Close Encounters
Yellow and black are the team colours, with the name spread over both kites.

Tail colour suggestion: yellow or black, or both.

Pallas Family Flyers
The colours used in the kites are taken from their banners, 'rotating' across the three kites.

Suggestion for the tail colours: red, green, and blue.

Team Spectrum
Design for their kites includes the colours taken from their banners, with the kites forming mirror images of each other. The team name is given vertical in the black centre panel.

Tail colour suggestion: black.

The Flying Squad
Even though they are primarily a quad-team, they also fly dual-line kites, so I don't want to leave them out! Kites are in the team colours (blue, white, black), with 1 to 6 lines taken from their logo.

As tail colours, blue, white and black would all work, as would a mixture.

So here's me issuing the challenge: which of these pairs/team will follow Flying Fish, Sky Symphony, and L-katz in having PP Stunters in their quiver? Everyone? Imagine the mega-fly!!!

Obviously, if any of the pairs/teams above prefers a different design, please go ahead and ignore me! I simply had a lot of fun designing these sets, and I feel that especially the set for the Flying Squad looks very nice. Maybe they'll become reality?

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