October 19, 2011

Collection Name: Other

Collection Number: 212

Post Type: Kite Object or Accessory

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Artist or Author: Steve Edeiken

Creation Year: 1982

Length: 18'

Height: 2'

Width: 2'


Rainbow Stunt Kite, Seven-stack. Ripstop and aluminum diamond-shaped kites flown in train of seven. A competitor of Hyperkites, this was another company that pushed the sport kite industry forward, from predominately diamond-shaped single stunt kites to kite trains, and finally to big-wing sport kites like the Hawaiian Team kite. I recall these being sold in 3- and 6-packs and with the clip-on system, more kites could be easily added. Rainbow Stunt kite company was started by Steve Edeiken, who tragically died in a kite accident in 1983.

Geographic: United States

Kite Type: Bowed, Sport

Materials: Ripstop

Significance: Commercial, Sport

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