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Title: 2nd kite
Post by: alphameda on January 26, 2010, 11:10 AM
Hi pilots,

I have a new tech ignitor, and am looking to branch out more on stunt kites.
I have spent about 50 hrs on the ignitor.
What should my 2nd kite be? i want it to be able to do all the run of the mill tricks/challenge me for a long time.
I would like to spend anywhere from $60 to 150$
thanks.


Title: Re: 2nd kite
Post by: Steve Hall on January 26, 2010, 11:14 AM
In that price range you may want to grab one of the few E2's left. 


Title: Re: 2nd kite
Post by: alphameda on January 26, 2010, 11:20 AM
E2'S? could you explain, or give me a link?
thanks


Title: Re: 2nd kite
Post by: Steve Hall on January 26, 2010, 11:25 AM
E2 at GWTW / Chico Kites (http://www.chicokites.com/store/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=67)
(http://www.prismkites.com/images/products/slideshow/e2_9.jpg)


Title: Re: 2nd kite
Post by: alphameda on January 26, 2010, 01:57 PM
would it be safe to say that i wouldn't outgrow an E2 for awhile?


Title: Re: 2nd kite
Post by: KenMcNeill on January 26, 2010, 02:08 PM
would it be safe to say that i wouldn't outgrow an E2 for awhile?

Absolutely, the E2 is a very nice kite.  Snap one up while you still can at that price!


Title: Re: 2nd kite
Post by: DD on January 26, 2010, 03:10 PM
plus you will not be able to beat the price Steve has them here for. :P
I believe that also comes with a freestyle dvd, you'll be golden!


Title: Re: 2nd kite
Post by: ko on January 26, 2010, 04:31 PM
the E2 just got a recomendation from  some flyers that KNOW what they are talking about


Title: Re: 2nd kite
Post by: alphameda on January 26, 2010, 04:34 PM
thank you to everyone who helped.

Im going to buy the E2. :)


Title: Re: 2nd kite
Post by: chrispie on January 26, 2010, 05:39 PM
tried the E2 as my friend grabbed the offer. It is a very nice kite, able to fly with decent pull even in very light wind once you shift the setting to light wind mode. For beginners, i feel that is always the most important when very often especially where I am located, you get very light wind all the time. With some other kite, it cant even take off decently.

oh one thing, i notice there is no tail weight for the E2, and i find it more difficult to do flips. Can we just add a nut or smthing? I kinda put my Widow maker weight at its tail to try, and found it much easier to trick.


Title: Re: 2nd kite
Post by: Carlton on February 11, 2010, 08:50 PM


oh one thing, i notice there is no tail weight for the E2, and i find it more difficult to do flips. Can we just add a nut or smthing? I kinda put my Widow maker weight at its tail to try, and found it much easier to trick.

I read on this forum somewhere about a flyer, or fliers, who used the Quantum Pro weight system.  Seemed to like it.


Title: Re: 2nd kite
Post by: JimB on February 11, 2010, 09:07 PM
I used a QP center tee to good effect.

Tail weight was overkill IMO.


Title: Re: 2nd kite
Post by: tpatter on February 12, 2010, 12:10 AM
I used to put a few nickels (1 or 2) in the tail area when I had mine - try it, its cheap and easily done.  What I found more important was tuning the bridle just right with the low to high wind adjustments that it has - it makes a big difference on this kite. 

Once I dialed it in, I just kept it there no matter the wind.   I think its easier to adjust to how the kite flys that to mess with the bridle.  Don't quote me, but I think I had it about 75% toward the nose knot.  That way, it flys in both low and high winds, despite the labels.

It's a good kite to learn all the basics on.  Once your get to wanting to roll the kite up all the time, you can add stoppers or add a new kite.  E2 rolls up without much effort, but without stoppers you pretty much need to unroll it right away.





Title: Re: 2nd kite
Post by: anOldMan on February 12, 2010, 12:58 AM
thank you to everyone who helped.

Im going to buy the E2. :)

Keep in touch about how you feel about the kite.  ;)


Title: Re: 2nd kite
Post by: filpee on February 12, 2010, 03:08 AM
I'm currently learning on this kite.

When there is not enough wind I just put the thing on the ground and practice recoveries  ;D


Title: Re: 2nd kite
Post by: Carlton on February 13, 2010, 06:37 AM
I used a QP center tee to good effect.

Tail weight was overkill IMO.

Maybe that was it, center T, not weight....can't remember for sure now   :-\


Title: Re: 2nd kite
Post by: rxburner on February 13, 2010, 09:31 AM
2nd kite???? Just face up to it and buy 5....
I am sure we can come with a list of the 5 kites you will want the most (to start with).
Rx