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2 Beetle 2100 Stunt Kites - $75 (North Wilkesboro)

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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Sçooteŕ
model name / number: 2100

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The Beetle is an entry level kite from Flying Wings, featuring some neat original features. Designed by a new team including Scott Augenbaugh, the Beetle is an up-to-date design that files in light wind, is virtually unbreakable and will do some tricks as well.

The Beetle is a small delta with a 3mm carbon rod frame. It has a 7 panel nylon sail with cleanly sewn flat seams, glued and zigzag stitched. There is Dacron on the leading edges and the lower spine area from the T-piece cutout to the tail. Unusually, the kite is assembled by inserting the upper ends of the leading edge spars into a moulded nose, while at the lower end the strong camber is induced by a sewn tape which is permanently glued onto the spar with a vinyl end cap. There is a similar tensioning system on the bottom end of the spine which bends away from the sail when the kite is at rest. The sail is attached to the plastic nose via a wire tie which passes through a sewn-on loop. It has a single piece lower spreader, but no top spreader. The standard 3 point bridle is accommodated by a cutout where the top cross would have been. The Beetle has a single stand-off which is set very wide, and a bungee tensioner across the back of the sail in the spine area.

The overall appearance of the kite is clean and well thought out. The custom-moulded fittings hold the spars and stand-offs securely. The kite has a nicely made, hard wearing bag and good instructions. It arrived packed with twisted polyester lines on handles.

***PLEASE NOTE SMALL ONE IN PICTURE IS NÒT INCLUDED NOR AVAILABLE. THANĶ FOR LOOKING****

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