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smaller and full size kites

Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:27 am

hi there, do any of you guys find it harder to trick a smaller kite rather
than a full size kite, i find the hand movements seem to be a lot quicker,
faster and smaller than a full size and i find i cant do the hand movements quick enough?? :-( :-)
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Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:48 am

Quite the opposite for me, I'm more comfortable with smaller flickable kites.
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Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:31 pm

I find smaller kites considerably easier to trick, and in general more forgiving in terms of set-up and slack-requirements. But I find bigger kites more beautiful and satisfying to fly :)
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Re: smaller and full size kites

Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:43 pm

windows fx wrote:
hi there, do any of you guys find it harder to trick a smaller kite

To actually do something, no.
To actually do what I want on command, yes. Ish.
To string together those profound combos, hell yes.

But it does depend on what you mean by "smaller". I find the Fury 85 all round better w.r.t. the Fury but I think a Fury 75 might be another matter.

So for me there is probably a cut off point where the kite is too small.

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Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:04 pm

So for me there is probably a cut off point where the kite is too small


There is. I've been there in testing and some things become amazing and others become dreadful.

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Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:21 pm

i think its a matter of getting use to the smaller and faster inputs as iv
always flown full size kites, even a foot shorter wing span seems so much different.
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Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:24 am

I found it better to learn a new trick on the Gemini for example the flick flack, but once mastered I could do more reparations on the minigem due to it being more responsive.

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Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:18 am

Jest_of_EVE wrote:
So for me there is probably a cut off point where the kite is too small


There is. I've been there in testing and some things become amazing and others become dreadful.

Mark


Same things happens if you move a standoff or make the kite larger or lengthen the LE or .... change the kite in any way :lol: :P
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Yes. As a very poor trick flier I find a larger, slower kite much easier to learn on, but I prefer something with a bit of weight on it for momentum.

Once I've learnt it I find things easier on a slightly smaller kite.

However, it's only my opinion & the way that I learn, most other people seem to find it the other way around.
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Sat Sep 08, 2007 5:19 pm

Vee wrote:
As a very poor trick flier.....

Shall we all have a whip round for Vee ? :wink:

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Shall we all have a whip round for Vee ? :wink:

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Sat Sep 08, 2007 5:31 pm

Hey, leave her alone, she's the only flier in the trickouts I can beat :-(
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Aren't there laws against beating your poor wife ? :-k

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Keithgrif wrote:
Hey, leave her alone, she's the only flier in the trickouts I can beat :-(

I appreciate your kindness, but I don't think that is quite true!
 
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All kites for me are too small on 25m lines.
To see what they are doing I have had to wear my glasses all summer and now have tan-lines on my temples.