It is very good at tricks
or...no it's not
...Well it goes into deep back flips, and wraps easily...
When the wind is right, I feel that this is the most easy to trick of the current (E3 not included) Prism line-up.
You see I don't have a problem with that statement now that you've qualified it by saying it's better at certain tricks than other Prisms.
Saying it's good at tricks when at that price range there are some pretty awesome trick machines available is a bit misleading.
Hmmm, it sees a bit tricky writing anything short like "it's good as tricks" to truly convey a meaning. I'll say a little more of what was in my mind when I wrote it. (But I fear that it is an awful lot of words.)
Before the Zephyr came out, my partner and I had already bought a Deep Space and also a Fury 0.85 UL AS. The Deep Space is roughly the same price as Zephyr, and of course is legendary as a trick machine. Lots of good flyers love the DS, and it regularly appears in trick-outs. For us, it was for about 18 months our goto kite. This was mainly because that in those days, it was the kite that could cope with a range of winds, and it never broke. - Even used it to share with beginners.
However, for us, beyond the basics, it was not that easy to trick.
The Fury 0.85 UL AS is way over the Zephyr's price, a touch of luxury, and very precise for its size. Also very sharp in some manoevres (e.g half axels).
Don't know what the Skyshark Fury 0.85 is like, which would be about the same price as the Zephyr.
Both Deep Space and Fury seem much better constructed than the Zephyr. But, and this is the big but, for me, neither is as easy to control in tricks as the Zephyr. Indeed for comparative beginners like us, the Zephyr practically does back flips and roll-ups by itself.
Now I haven't flown more than perhaps dual-line 25 different sport kites in all. Of those I have only tried for 10 minutes or so, the two that stick out in my mind are: the Widow Maker - sheer magic, and was doing tricks with that that I couldn't often do with any other kite - but then current UK prices are much more than £200, and the Airdynamics Insider - felt instantly at home with that, but just with my standard set of tricks. Would love to try lots of others, particularly: standard Fury 0.85s and any modern Kitehouse. I would especially like to try the Nirvana, as from watching you and others fly it, suspect that it would feel very nice for us - similar to our QPros but perhaps even nicer, and certainly a bit more tricky.
Anyway, of the say 25 different sport kites I have tried, the Zephyr stands out as, in the right winds, as an easy kite to trick, as, compared to others, it does some of the work for you in the pitch tricks, and the tricks can be done relatively slowly. - Because of the pace of the tricks, it won't come first in many trick-outs, but it can very good for those who don't take naturally to a Deep Space, and can't thrash a Fury.
I didn't go to Blackheath but so long as you were enjoying yourself that's all that matters.
Sorry. Last night I reviewed Popeye's video, and can see that with the passage of time, I mistook someone else for you.