On Sale: Lime Skate by Paul de Bakker
Those light wind days that frustrate kitefliers are the Skate's cup of tea. A hybrid between a controllable single-line kite and a glider, it soars at the flick of a wrist. Designed for low wind conditions that leave most kites on the ground, it's a popular kite for indoor flying. Paul de Bakker's Skate is flown by many top indoor competitors. Adding grace and elegance every place you fly, it turns kiteflying into performance art. Its nose pocket accepts one to three coins, allowing you to tune it for indoor or outdoor conditions, add weight to the nose to make it glide. Remove the coins to fly it as a kite in 0 to 6 mph winds. This particular kite has been flown and two tiny (1/4") puncture holes, one near the spine and the other at a wingtip have been repaired with Tedlar tape. Neither repair should impact performance and appearance only minimally. Otherwise, the kite is in great condition. Made of light-weight micro-carbon rods and 0.6-oz. ripstop polyester. 5'-4" x 4'-0". 2.8-oz. 29/49" case. Ready to fly with 100' of 50-lb. Dyneema line on a handle. Original price $139. Sale price $110.