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Another round of advice, please

Wed May 14, 2014 5:30 pm

Hey guys, not posted here for a while, hope you're all doing good and are ready for the season.

I've gone through my history with kites before, so I'll try and make it short.
I got my first when I was around 10, used it a couple of years, then picked up this amazing hobby again last year when I found the old kite.
First kite is a small and rather heavy delta wing, solid fiberglass rods and all that magic.
About a year ago I bought an Eole Genesis to get back into things, and I've probably already raked in 200 hours of flying during the last year. It really changed things, is near the same size of them old one, but it goes in the air too, and I feel I have the basics down pretty good, although there's still lots of room for improvement.
The Genesis is nice, but I think it's maybe a bit too quick sometimes, especially now that I've started practicing some simple tricks from the manual I got with the kite.
Getting a bit of extra gold soon, so I'm thinknig about buying a new thing.

Questions start here
Should I stick with the Genesis for another year?

Should I just be nice to myself and a nice shiny new kite?

Will a slightly larger kite be an advantage for a beginner(?), instead of the small one?

Been looking at a Deep Space, is that going a bit too much to handle for my third kite?

The only kite I can get around here other than the Genesis, is a HQ Maestro for £110, how does that sound?

Thinking about stocking up on some spare parts too, and try different types of handles to see which I prefer, this is not really a question.

Haven't made the final decision on the total budget yet, so let's set it to £300 as that will be around what I can squeeze out if the stars are right and all that magic. It's not a contest to get closest to 300, it's about making the right decisions too.

Or, once again, should I just stick with the Genesis for another years?

Edit: Oh yeah, forgot to mention, I prefer new things, not second hand. :)

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Re: Another round of advice, please

Wed May 14, 2014 6:59 pm

Get a bigger one.. the larger the kite, the more stable it should be and easier to fly. Also increases the wind range available to you.

Buy flying straps (wrist or finger).. not handles.

Buy decent flying line (LazerPro gold, Climax Protec, Shanti Speed) and spend time making sure they are matched perfectly in length.

You won't go wrong with any Benson kite, so the Deep Space would be a good choice.

Stocking up on spare spars is also sensible.. maybe some ferrules too.

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Re: Another round of advice, please

Wed May 14, 2014 7:26 pm

^ As Dave said ^
 
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Re: Another round of advice, please

Wed May 14, 2014 10:10 pm

Deep Space, good set of lines, some new straps (Boas are good if you can find them) - done, and all for less than £300.
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Re: Another round of advice, please

Wed May 14, 2014 10:24 pm

Ds would be a great choice, the benson straps are really nice too, Tim also does the protec lines :D
 
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Re: Another round of advice, please

Sat May 17, 2014 8:01 am

Looks like I'll be shopping myself back to poor hehe.

What about the line strength, 25 or 50kg?

Can't wait to get out later today, the weather is beautiful for flying.


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