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Re: Flight with a reasonably priced kite(tm)

Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:37 am

few more here

http://www.kites4you.co.uk/contents/en-uk/d1.html

i got prism nexus and it can axel and fade, but best fun on it is when with the kids and long tail.
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Re: Flight with a reasonably priced kite(tm)

Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:45 pm

Like that :lol:
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Re: Flight with a reasonably priced kite(tm)

Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:48 pm

pink wrote:
but best fun on it is when with the kids and long tail.


:shock: [-X

This needs to be stamped out at an early stage rather than encouraged :P
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Re: Flight with a reasonably priced kite(tm)

Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:52 pm

mobius wrote:
pink wrote:
but best fun on it is when with the kids and long tail.


:shock: [-X

This needs to be stamped out at an early stage rather than encouraged :P


my fault..fixed ;)
 
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Re: Flight with a reasonably priced kite(tm)

Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:57 pm

Maybe instead of a price cap, have a price-inverted point bonus. So, if you use a £25 dog, you get a 2x bonus. If it is £5 plastic minger you get a 10x bonus. The problem is that cheap kites are small, and small kites require inhuman reaction times to trick. Beyond that, cheap kites break repeatedly. You'll need fathomless patience 1) to learn to trick a bad kite 2) to repair said kite every 40 seconds 3) to video said patched up kite on that rare day the wind is OK, and all the while you have a bag of beautiful kites that you could be flying instead. I know the temptation would be too great for me. :cool:

Don't get me wrong, I think it's a good idea, but
1. How do you get people to see the videos?
2. How do you get people to see the videos? If in real life the question on everyone's lips is "why can't you fly your kite?", it isn't going to get any easier in a video.
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Re: Flight with a reasonably priced kite(tm)

Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:30 pm

Make it a long term project maybe... get a beater out of the library or one of us just go buy a £50 Prism, HQ or some-such. Post it around and each who want to play do a 90sec VF style vid to post up in a dedicated thread, then pass it on. Like the one kite trick outs we did a few years back. May take 12 months, but still...

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Re: Flight with a reasonably priced kite(tm)

Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:24 pm

I would say don't get hung up on the video promotion part.

If 10 people were to get such a kite and then film what can be done with it and then sell/pass on to a complete beginner then there are 10 new kite fliers out there with something that they know is flyable. This was my crazy idea.
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Re: Flight with a reasonably priced kite(tm)

Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:46 pm

I think this is a fantastic idea, might be an idea to find a few kites and do a vote or test a few?
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Re: Flight with a reasonably priced kite(tm)

Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:26 am

I can't get much for that budget here in Singapore.
Does chinese-made (albatross/Freilien/3wind)
count.? some of their high end cost atleast £100.
Not the rip-off but their low price trick kite
but not sure what tricks I can get off them tho. Hmmmm..


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Re: Flight with a reasonably priced kite(tm)

Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:06 pm

ian muhamad wrote:
I can't get much for that budget here in Singapore.
Does chinese-made (albatross/Freilien/3wind)
count.? some of their high end cost atleast £100.
Not the rip-off but their low price trick kite
but not sure what tricks I can get off them tho. Hmmmm..


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Sure.

Flying Wings also have a good selection
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Re: Flight with a reasonably priced kite(tm)

Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:28 pm

:wink: just an idea..small but with a modern design at least.Another one for spare parts..

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Re: Flight with a reasonably priced kite(tm)

Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:12 pm

mobius wrote:
If 10 people were to get such a kite and then film what can be done with it and then sell/pass on to a complete beginner then there are 10 new kite fliers out there with something that they know is flyable. This was my crazy idea.


I'm still not sure who would go out and spend £50/60euro a kite to fly for one video then sell it for a loss to some one in the park.... or have I got it wrong?
 
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Re: Flight with a reasonably priced kite(tm)

Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:04 pm

no, i'm with you yan
 
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Re: Flight with a reasonably priced kite(tm)

Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:40 pm

If enough people would like to have some sort of special round with A Reasonably Priced Kite and to hell with the permanently disinterested public then why not pick something from The Library that fits the bill, arrange to pass it around over a reasonable period and when enough videos have been made.... there's your round.

Cost of postage at worst. You might be able to just hand it over to the next guy.

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Re: Flight with a reasonably priced kite(tm)

Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:08 pm

Yan wrote:
mobius wrote:
If 10 people were to get such a kite and then film what can be done with it and then sell/pass on to a complete beginner then there are 10 new kite fliers out there with something that they know is flyable. This was my crazy idea.


I'm still not sure who would go out and spend £50/60euro a kite to fly for one video then sell it for a loss to some one in the park.... or have I got it wrong?


Well I did say it was a crazy idea. :roll:

Well.. I for one would. Who knows they might turn out to be the next Goff, Debray et al... and then it would be money worth spent. Not everyone has money to be able to do such a thing and I'm fortunate that I'm in a position to be able to. Perhaps I'm alone, but I would like to get more people in to the sport and I see this as being one way to do it.

If I wasn't given that go on someone's kite many moons ago, then I wouldn't be here today.

There doesn't seem to be much decent choice in this price range which is worrying. Are we really saying that the entry level is over £100?

Perhaps this is a bad idea.. but there we go. :oops:
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