If you're thinking of building up a collection of Peter Powell kites, and you get the opportunity to get your hands on a job lot of 1970s vintage kites, among which are several Peter Powell Stunters, you're not going to say no easily, are you?
Allan Pothecary, of Close Encounters fame, had decided to sell all their 1970s dual-liners, including seven Mk I Peter Powell Stunters (plus a bag full of red, blue and yellow tube tails). He dropped me an email to ask if I was interested and we very quickly reached agreement on the deal.
So here are the seven Peter Powell Stunters that really provided the impetus to get serious on collecting Peter Powell kites. All Mk I kites, three with fibreglass frames (the two black ones and the single blue one in the back), and four with aluminium frames and fibreglass cross spars. These four (two yellow, one red, one blue) were bridled as a 4-stack.
Most of the t-pieces were either cracked or about to crack, but fortunately, the t-piece of the latest Peter Powell Stunter has exactly the same size and shape as in the 1970s, so Paul could sort me out with replacement t-pieces.
So, with some TLC, these seven vintage Peter Powell Stunters will soon be back in the sky again!
A blog detailing our collection of Peter Powell kites, and chronicling our flying of these kites. Plus a bit of PP kite history thrown in. Our collection to date can be seen here. I am keen to expand the collection, so if you have an old Peter Powell kite, whether made in the UK or the US, gathering dust and looking for a new home, why not get in touch? Depending on the kite (does it bring something new or different to my collection?), its condition (is it flyable? how much TLC does it need?), and the price you ask (+ shipping if from outside the UK), we may well be able to do a deal.