Hyperkites - Rip Stop Nylon Tails

by Ray
(USA)

Q:

My name is Ray Miller and I have been flying Hyperkites for over 25 years. I used to get Hyper Tails from "Randy Tom" and now I can't find him or the tails.

Do you know where I can purchase Hyper Tails, 3/4 Oz Ripstop 1" wide by approx 30-40 ft in length for an assortment of colors?

I have hundreds of kites and I need assistance if you can help.

Thanks :-)

A:

The place to go, online anyway, is kitebuilder.com

Check out this link, which lists rolls of 1 inch, 3/4 ounce nylon ripstop in a variety of bright colors...

http://www.kitebuilder.com/catalog/index.php/cPath/24_113

You will have to cut the tails to length, but I think you will find the price to be well worth it.

It does seem that "Randy Tom", the designer of the original Hyperkites has long been out of business. It also seems that there are plenty of Hyperkites enthusiasts still fly stacks of 12 or more of these classic and easy-to-fly stunt kites!

If you have been looking on the Web, I guess you have already come across the YouTube video of a 30-kite stack being flown at Fort Collins...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCVr7zEMxII

Impressive! And that was not long ago, in April 2011. Uhhhmmmm... that's not you is it? ;-)

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Apr 19, 2014
Rick Bell of Hyperkites
by: Michael

I worked for Hyperkites in San Diego in the early 80's. I haven't seen or heard from Richard Bell since then. Does anyone know where or how he is?

mdtharp@gmail.com

Feb 10, 2014
Hyperkite Star Fighter
by: terry

Hi: I just bought a nos hyperkite star fighter. It has instructions with it but not how to rig it. If anyone knows how they are rigged I would appreciate the info. My email is GTP2@live.com

Mar 29, 2013
Hyperkites
by: Anonymous

I also use to fly proto type kites for Richard Bell before Randy took over and also flew with the Elite Flight team sponsered by Randy back in the Day.

Can you please send photos of these Hyperkites to me at les.miller@centurum.com.

Sep 02, 2012
Prototype Hyperkites
by: Mark

Anyone interested to buy the second prototype 12 stack that has been around the world and flown onboard the ship I was stationed on in 1981 - 1985?

I got them from the guys at Hyperkites and I even have original order forms and brochures from then.

I also have a prototype of the first Avengers. Made by Carol Hamilton and friends. She was the owner of the kite shop at Seaport Village in San Diego at the time.

Also have a few types of lines, Kevlar and regular white (can't remember the fiber).
I was featured on the weather report there one time flying my 12 stack which is black and white. Ya, I was a rebel kiter. Ha.

Anyway, if anyone is interested let me know.

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