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[*] posted on 8-22-2007 at 08:01 AM


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Thanks for the info Ted & Corey! Just curious which model/design is your favorite?


Well my favorite would have to be the Quadrifoil 25. I flew it most of the time for demos, rollerkiting and at the dry lake bed when the wind was up.




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[*] posted on 8-22-2007 at 08:05 AM


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Originally posted by speleopower
Ted-You should recreate a couple of the "Quadrifoil X kites" and sell them privately to willing motivated buyers like myself. I don't need logos or anything just the kite and bridle!
In my avator I'm flying a Competition XL offshore of Saipan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands USA.

Scott


I did not actually design the Quadrifoil X kites. I flew one years ago and do not remember what size it was??

Sorry.




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[*] posted on 9-8-2007 at 06:58 AM


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Originally posted by Pdxnebula
So... Who knows the "EXACT" specs of the Pro Foils but in parictular the 1.5m
Im curious, to know what the AR & AOA & the EXACT size, I read, some one
speaking of the 1.5m & saying it was something like 1.92m...
TED??? or anyone else Care to elaborate???


I think the numbers you heard maybe a little high.

1.5m = 1.4m
AR = 3.5
AOA = 18deg




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[*] posted on 6-10-2012 at 09:08 PM


Just looking for a little info. I just found a red,white and blue Quadrifoil looks like maybe a 2m? Anyone know the mod # or name? Just trying to find a little history. I should have snapped a few shots before stuffing it back in the bag. Might have to do that later on if it helps.:dunno:
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[*] posted on 6-10-2012 at 11:01 PM


To addd a little more to the story - when Brian Smith partnered up with Rene, Brian was here in Canada and distributing Quadrifoiil under the Active People brand as well as all the toys . As I understand it Brian was in charge of the toy side of the company and Rene in charge of the kite side. At a certain point Rene didn't want to continue with the kites and development and Brian wanted to take over the kites but the two couldn't work out an agreement and Active People shut down. One of the products Brian had developed was Q-Power Line so after shutting down Active People he continued in business as Powerline Sports and Q-Power line is one of the many types of line that company produces. Brian might even chime in here if I dropped him a note but I think it's fairly well covered.
There are a few more interesting business spin off stories - Active People being the distributor for Peter Lynn here in North America, we saw the first arcs and kites like the waterfoil etc. It was fun going to the office to see what new kites were coming out.
From the original Quadrifoils that Ted designed - you can see the influence on other popular names that soon followed like the Force Ten foils from Steve Shapson and the Sky Tigers For Flexifoil / Cobra kites sewn by Dave Cook of TailSpin kites here in Ontario.




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[*] posted on 6-11-2012 at 07:09 AM


Ted: Have you liquidated all your stock of ProFoils? I have a friend who is looking for one in the 3m range.

The Quad 25 was my favorite. It gave me my best speed of 46 mph at Ivanpah.




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[*] posted on 6-11-2012 at 01:16 PM


i still have 2 sets of 2000 q foils. 2002 to the 2005
my first ones are starting to get worn out after like 12 yrs and many miles of use and i got a NEW set waiting in the wings. i love those kites. they make nice pull and not much lift and they don`t power up like a light swicth in a gust. very forgiven kites.
no i`m not selling them.LOL
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[*] posted on 8-8-2017 at 09:23 AM


I have an original Quadrifoil C3 mint color. Anyone know the value?

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[*] posted on 8-12-2017 at 06:49 PM


I used a xs foil this past weekend to buggy still not a bad little kite. I have no idea what that c3 is worth are you looking to sell it?



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[*] posted on 8-13-2017 at 06:31 PM


I doubt the C3 is worth much. Kites of this sort aren't really a collectors item as far as I know. Kites have evolved a lot since that was new. You might look in the for sale section and see if any have sold in the past few years.





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[*] posted on 8-13-2017 at 07:59 PM


I think Randy is right. I bought my Kitesurfer XL and decided to hold on to it thinking Quadrafoil would end up with collector value. Like a few of my other kites I think I hold on to them because they are worth way more to me than the market. My signed Peel certainly fits that bill! You may find that odd person who will still pay up for an old kite but ???

Big Kid is selling Deluxe material high quality race kites in a similar size, new for $135 so ........




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[*] posted on 8-14-2017 at 07:06 AM


how much would you let that c3 go for?



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