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low wind freestlye kite

Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:59 pm

Hi I am looking for a freestyle kite that will fly in just about no wind. Some thing along the lines of what the prism vapor was. Been looking at r-sky are those worth the money or is there another kite out there? Dont want small ones like the prism 3d
 
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Re: low wind freestlye kite

Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:11 am

zoo wrote:
Hi I am looking for a freestyle kite that will fly in just about no wind. Some thing along the lines of what the prism vapor was. Been looking at r-sky are those worth the money or is there another kite out there? Dont want small ones like the prism 3d


Well, the Kitehouse Cosmic Ghost doesn't fly in zero ... but it does fly in not very much at all.

http://fracturedaxel.co.uk/shop/index.p ... oductId=79

Here is a nice video which gives you an idea what its capable of:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uLX3VasYng

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Re: low wind freestlye kite

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Re: low wind freestlye kite

Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:06 am

Depends what you want to spend? both the above are great kites if you have £200-£260 to spend.

If you want to spend a bit less the HQ Shadow is around £140 and will do a wide range of freestyle tricks. It's not a zero wind kite, quoted range is 2-12 mph but it will just about go down to 1 - though it does tend to oversteer a bit but you get used to that after a while. Worth looking at if you are on a budget.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmWhmPn7Up8
Current Bag:- HQ Shadow, Spiderkites Zodarion, Flying Wings Soul, Old blue HQ Jive , 'PAW' modded HQ Maestro II, Delta Hawk,
 
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Re: low wind freestlye kite

Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:56 pm

funny, i've just finished another movie of my shadow:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsqUSztSieo

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Re: low wind freestlye kite

Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:48 pm

Great flying! =D>

I've only had my Shadow since February and I've only had a chance to fly it a few times - too windy.

Have you modified your Shadow at all? I've found it to be very oversteery, though I'm getting used to it. I was reading somewhere about adjusting the bridle to reduce the oversteer?
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Re: low wind freestlye kite

Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:49 am

not modified at all, i've installed the standard weight

yes, there is oversteer, but you just have to get used to that, when cornering the shadow (as in my movie) the inputs are very tiny


the wind was very low, my talon ul didn't want to fly




by the way, i owned a ghost, but i've sold that one and kept the shadow...
 
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Re: low wind freestlye kite

Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:18 am

Thanks for the advice. Looks like I'll need a bit more practise when the wind drops! :lol:
Current Bag:- HQ Shadow, Spiderkites Zodarion, Flying Wings Soul, Old blue HQ Jive , 'PAW' modded HQ Maestro II, Delta Hawk,
 
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Re: low wind freestlye kite

Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:00 pm

SteveC wrote:
Thanks for the advice. Looks like I'll need a bit more practise when the wind drops! :lol:



Look the drôle l'oisseau web there is a interesting SUL, it seems to be worth the money.

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Re: low wind freestlye kite

Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:06 am

Any opions on a Nirvana Se WW kite? Looking for a true no wind full size kite like the prism vapor
 
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Re: low wind freestlye kite

Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:00 am

zoo wrote:
Any opions on a Nirvana Se WW kite? Looking for a true no wind full size kite like the prism vapor


If that's really what you're looking for you need look no further than the Inner Space.