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Can anyone tell me there year of this fuel?

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Created by hft Two weeks ago, 16 May 2020
hft
2 posts
16 May 2020 3:00AM
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So I think it's an early one, came in a different kind of bag than others, like a gym bag... The material also feels different to modern kites, like a tent almost.

Also if anybody has ridden early fuels and have any comments I'd be all ears...




wishy
WA, 1449 posts
16 May 2020 3:59AM
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Looks like around 2006-2007 maybe?

My brother in law has one like that, they are pretty different to my 2012 model, a lot less happens when you sheet out, they just look misshapen but keep pulling pretty hard.

cauncy
WA, 7856 posts
16 May 2020 6:01AM
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Carnt believe it inflated, your onto a winner

stamp
QLD, 2672 posts
16 May 2020 8:21AM
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looks like an 07 - one of the best fuels in my opinion. does it have the wave grenade 5th line set up?

there should be a panel on the wingtip with a serial number and build date

stamp
QLD, 2672 posts
16 May 2020 8:24AM
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pm me if you want to sell it.

if it came in a black carry bag with a shoulder strap it's 05, if it came in a black and red backpack type bag it's 06 onwards

hft
2 posts
17 May 2020 3:48AM
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Thanks everyone, looks like its a 2005...

horey69
QLD, 337 posts
17 May 2020 12:54PM
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I started on an 05....that looks like an 06 or 07.

stamp
QLD, 2672 posts
17 May 2020 1:54PM
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horey69 said..
I started on an 05....that looks like an 06 or 07.


nah, old mate's right - it's an 05. the 06 was a different shape.

07 and 05 were very similar shapes (the 06 fuel was a pig because of its outline) but the graphics were different.

Underoath
QLD, 2414 posts
18 May 2020 10:31AM
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I learnt on that kite.

(2005 Fuel)

Tbaggn
NSW, 51 posts
18 May 2020 3:01PM
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Definitely 05...i still have mine and take it out occasionally. It is a great kite and well ahead of its time 15 years ago....same colours as well!!

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 894 posts
19 May 2020 4:27PM
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Yeah I have two of those - 13m sizes. Best effen kite ever invented! I still fly them and they spin on a dime. If there is a kite out there from the 2005 era, that is it! Any other, throw them in the bin!

Fly on da wall
VIC, 704 posts
20 May 2020 12:10PM
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Yeah, 2005. 2006 are 5 line and come in a black shoulder bag, 2007 come in a newer red bag. Also 2006 have skulls on the strut's.. I have 2005-6-7 fuels still. And newer 1's. Great kite's.

lostatsea
WA, 146 posts
21 May 2020 3:00AM
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stamp said..
pm me if you want to sell it.

if it came in a black carry bag with a shoulder strap it's 05, if it came in a black and red backpack type bag it's 06 onwards


How awesome was that bag, **** for the bigger sizes they made as they were almost impossible to get back in.

lostatsea
WA, 146 posts
21 May 2020 3:07AM
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stamp said..
pm me if you want to sell it.

if it came in a black carry bag with a shoulder strap it's 05, if it came in a black and red backpack type bag it's 06 onwards


How awesome was that bag, **** for the bigger sizes they made as they were almost impossible to get back in.

Those older ones had a kite line sewn in the the small twin skin trailing edge, you could tighten it so it slowed the kite down and made it better for freestyle, downside made it even harder to go upwind though



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