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Stan Doff
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Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:02 pm

ObijuanKenobe wrote:
Move this, if it's too off the topic. obi


No worries :lol:
 
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Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:48 pm

What is going on? The E3 looks horrible and those Q Flaps look riddiculous! Did I miss February and March? Is it April 1st? 8-[
 
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Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:57 pm

GWTW say ... "Rumor is that the kite has been tweaked for better trick performance but I have had contradictory info as to what those exact changes are. The sail graphics have been updated a bit. Not sure if for better or worse ..."

Not a new kite at all then - just a bizarre modification to the E2.

Shame Prism can't come up with anything original and new.
 
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Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:10 am

The Q flaps are a blast. They add another dimension to trick possibilities.

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Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:39 am

I get enough tip-wraps with just two lines...
 
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Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:44 am

Word has it that it will have YoYo stops, weights, and a bridle tweak.
 
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Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:45 am

kitegem wrote:
a bridle tweak.

Definitely the most anticipated new feature. Whatever it is.

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Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:17 pm

Ah well, I like it. ;-)

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Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:48 pm

bryan beasley wrote:
Ah well, I like it. ;-)
Bryan

Says the latest member of the glee club :poked:

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Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:29 pm

It looks a bit like a large insect; dunno yet - yay or nay??
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Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:05 pm

Ah well, I like it.


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Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:26 pm

Sad thing is that unlike the sumptuous Prism kites of old the new stock appears to be bereft of fresh ideas and is obviously made without any great care (in the far east?), not a patch on the Seattle models of yesteryear.

The first E2 models, though not made in the US were actually recognizably Prism in their manufacture standard but the most recent (Hypnotist ,Zephyr era) are definitely not up to the mark.
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Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:43 pm

Miles F wrote:
Sad thing is that unlike the sumptuous Prism kites of old the new stock appears to be bereft of fresh ideas and is obviously made without any great care (in the far east?), not a patch on the Seattle models of yesteryear.


Yes a real pity, whilst I fully appreciate the need for a company to make money, I find it a shame that they can't actually design a new kite that might interest us at the higher end of things. Sure, they may only sell a handfull but doesn't the gloss of a high-end offering make the others in the range a little more acceptable :?
 
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Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:32 pm

One of the selling points of the E3 is that the major frame parts (what ever that means) are the same on the E2. That should help the retailers selling new parts.

There also seems to be a question as to when the first E3 will be available. April 1st is the earliest date stated so far. And some time in Nov. the latest.

The anticipation is building (somewhere).
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Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:45 pm

wel , it had to be done... to bad they didn't kill it at the designtable

it'll make trickflying a lot more interesting :clubbed:
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