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Title: Slow and floaty option
Post by: vigli on September 02, 2013, 06:37 AM
Hi
Question:
Which options are for slow flying kite for lowest wind possible...?..... which can do sloooow axles....ZEN flying..... slow 540 turn, helicopter spiral going down..... long fade if possible and floaty feel.
No hot trick, so no need weight in the tail which could not help helicopter trick.
It look like old school SUL. It should have short stand offs to keep more air (not deep sail as a trick kite).
I think option are Pro Dancer and Innerspace.
Any comments please about these 2 models....
thx. boris


Title: Re: Slow and floaty option
Post by: Steve Hall on September 02, 2013, 08:37 AM
you have just described the characteristics of the Trick Tail Ultralite
Long out of production but well worth the search.


Title: Re: Slow and floaty option
Post by: brettgrant99 on September 02, 2013, 08:41 AM
A tricktail isn't too bad, or a utopia.  Both can be slow and floaty.

Here (http://youtu.be/8z90UE97FbE) is a UL.

Just do a search on youtube for Tricktail Feeling - the first few videos are good.

Tricktail Feeling is the manufacturer's (long gone) video.
Utopia Kite is also the manufacturer's video.

Brett


Title: Re: Slow and floaty option
Post by: adx1592 on September 02, 2013, 09:56 AM
Prodancer SUL!! :)


Title: Re: Slow and floaty option
Post by: vigli on September 02, 2013, 10:59 AM
thanks for answers
Steve.....Question...
I have TT UL. Mineine is TT 2oo.... Didn't fly it long time.....yes it has sweet flat turns.
TT 200 has 210gr (TTUL has 185gr.)and ProDancer has 150gr weight. Because I didn't try ProDancer do You think that 50gr in weight difference would be penalty for TT 200 for weak wind condition or that would not be a problem....
With other words will I have befefit with 50gr lighter kite Pro Dancer (Innerspace) or TT UL can cover wind range of ligher these two kites.?!
Thanks, boris


Title: Re: Slow and floaty option
Post by: ae on September 02, 2013, 11:23 AM
For slow and floating in minimal winds, nothing beats the Spectre XUL.

https://vimeo.com/40535360
https://vimeo.com/71214016

Fullsize kite with a weight between 80 and 66 grams, depending on frame chosen.


Title: Re: Slow and floaty option
Post by: ndcmpc on September 02, 2013, 11:59 AM
Blue Moon Mojo UL.


Title: Re: Slow and floaty option
Post by: RobB on September 02, 2013, 06:18 PM
No mention of the Vapor ? I've been trying to get my hands on the lines of a Trick Tail for years, it seems like the Vapor is actually easier to find... I was happy to have a Vapor for a little while, but relieved when it left without causing damage to it !   :D


Title: Re: Slow and floaty option
Post by: Steven Hall on September 02, 2013, 06:48 PM
with some experience I think you could fly that TT200 as low as a UL. 


Title: Re: Slow and floaty option
Post by: Wayner on September 02, 2013, 06:57 PM
thanks for answers
Steve.....Question...
I have TT UL. Mineine is TT 2oo.... Didn't fly it long time.....yes it has sweet flat turns.
TT 200 has 210gr (TTUL has 185gr.)and ProDancer has 150gr weight. Because I didn't try ProDancer do You think that 50gr in weight difference would be penalty for TT 200 for weak wind condition or that would not be a problem....
With other words will I have befefit with 50gr lighter kite Pro Dancer (Innerspace) or TT UL can cover wind range of ligher these two kites.?!
Thanks, boris

Yes lighter weight can make a big difference in very light to no winds.

Love my Mojo UL, flys lower that my other ULs. Still not as slow and floaty as my ProDancer SUL and the Interspace (not mine). 

I match the kite to wind conditions.


Title: Re: Slow and floaty option
Post by: bt on September 02, 2013, 10:42 PM
+1 on the Pro dancer SUL!!!! My fave!!!! No weights please.....total old school here.
I seem to remember a Prism Ozone was very nice in this regard(s) for it`s size.
Dare I also add a sul quad as a suggestion...you want slow and floaty.....I`m partial to deca sul`s in zero wind.
bt


Title: Re: Re: Slow and floaty option
Post by: jecko on September 03, 2013, 09:43 AM
How about Levelone Amazing and L'atelier Double zero. :-)

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Title: Re: Slow and floaty option
Post by: mmakay on September 04, 2013, 08:43 AM
I second the Level One Amazing.  Practically an indoor kite, it floats on a whisper.