Good Evening friends,
My name is Vasili, i am from Crete Greece, and i own as also seen in my avatar :
2 Flexifoil Stranger's, 1 Tribord Wing 217 and an Eolo Genesis.
I had 2 White and Blue Strangers (the 2 last of the shop in fact) one "dressed" with the remaining VP Skyshark spars and some P200's that i had from the purple one, but unfortunatelly was stolen from my front door...
I was afraid to learn to fly with the icarex sail since i was learning and i had already damaged the kite by flying on hard surfaces, mostly gravel.
Don't judge me... i found out the hard way... grass here in crete is hard to find. Now i fly strictly on the beach.
As far as i know, i must be the only one among the stunt kite owners of the island that tries to fly freestyle.
But, unfortunately for the time beeing my kites limit me to just a few tricks and i would like to get the best out of them since for the time beeing i cannot afford to buy a modern trick capable kite.
The problems that i am facing are that i cannot do backspins with my strangers (fiberglass frame cause of the swap with the blue one).
I have managed to start doing tricks with my eolo genesis and i'm starting to get the feel of it but also needs improvement with the bridle but i will sort that out by reconstructing them using the instructions of a french pilot that i found online.
I need your help Setting Up my 2 Stranger's.
What rods to buy and where from.
I would prefer something much cheaper than Skyshark for now, but with good stifness for tricks, because i cannot afford to spend 300 euros now for 3 kites that i am still learning on.)
My Wing 217 needs a total rebuild as far as geometry is conserned (upper spreader length - lower spreader length - stand off position and lenght).
I redesigned the bridle which helped the kite a lot in terms of stability and precision but still no backspin even with 20 gramms on the tail.
i will send the sail dimentions whenever i get the chance.
Thank you in advance for your attention and your help.