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Title: Air-Yo, who knows ?
Post by: Michel on May 04, 2010, 02:35 PM
The great AIR-YO kites - at the Alcochete kite festival - Portugal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4avxv2JGPL8&feature=player_embedded#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)


Title: Re: Air-Yo, who knows ?
Post by: Allen Carter on May 04, 2010, 02:49 PM
Air-Yos are a lot of fun.   :)

It's the kind of thing that more people are likely to say "let me try that" than with other indoor kites.


Title: Re: Air-Yo, who knows ?
Post by: Michel on May 04, 2010, 02:56 PM
And who is the manufacturer of the Air-Yo and is it sold by GWTW ?  ;)

Thanks.


Title: Re: Air-Yo, who knows ?
Post by: xuzme720 on May 04, 2010, 03:11 PM
Pretty cool!


Title: Re: Air-Yo, who knows ?
Post by: fidelio on May 04, 2010, 03:49 PM
those ones are produced by new tech, designed by windfire designs.


Title: Re: Air-Yo, who knows ?
Post by: chilese on May 04, 2010, 03:57 PM
The Air-Yo is an excellent indoor/nowind SLK.

If one yanks on the line abruptly, the skin and frame separate (easily reattached).

The UFO by Revolution is a better SLK (IMHO) for a few reasons:
1 The skin and frame never separate from an abrupt line pull.
2 The UFO will fly with either side up.
3 The UFO sliding bridle allows circular flight.


Title: Re: Air-Yo, who knows ?
Post by: DWayne on May 04, 2010, 04:12 PM
Looks a little less exciting than paddleball.  ;D

Paddleball Trick Compilation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWnvOEH7I2Y#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)

Denny


Title: Re: Air-Yo, who knows ?
Post by: thief on May 04, 2010, 07:11 PM
The Air-Yo is an excellent indoor/nowind SLK.

If one yanks on the line abruptly, the skin and frame separate (easily reattached).

The UFO by Revolution is a better SLK (IMHO) for a few reasons:
1 The skin and frame never separate from an abrupt line pull.
2 The UFO will fly with either side up.
3 The UFO sliding bridle allows circular flight.
1. mine has never separated with sharp tugs by lots of people
2. the airyo flys both sides up
3. the line attaches to the center so it can easily move in any direction
 
the sliding bridle on the UFO makes spinning the disc to be under control.
the biggest thing is that the UFO has a much bigger skincompared to the airyo.

Jon t. has made a handful of his own version. those combine a bigger skinwith a sliding bridle. framed up in skyshark 90s it is sweet!


Title: Re: Air-Yo, who knows ?
Post by: Dano on May 04, 2010, 07:38 PM
And who is the manufacturer of the Air-Yo and is it sold by GWTW ?  ;)

Just speculation here, but i would think a special deal on these with the handle, pre-ordered, could sell about as well as the Prism 4-d deal went.  Just a thought 4 you Steve..  :)

I'd buy one. Who else?


Title: Re: Air-Yo, who knows ?
Post by: chilese on May 04, 2010, 07:41 PM
My Air-Yo will only fly correctly when the bridle and line are on the bottom.

The Air-Yo can really only do straight line moves. If you try to spin in a circle with it, the AY will change orientation and stop flying well.

The UFO will let you make circles until you puke (not a good trick) because the bridle tow point will shift all the way to an outside point.

I own them both, like them both, just for different reasons.  :)


Title: Re: Air-Yo, who knows ?
Post by: mikenchico on May 04, 2010, 09:25 PM
... The Air-Yo can really only do straight line moves. If you try to spin in a circle with it, the AY will change orientation and stop flying well.

The UFO will let you make circles until you puke (not a good trick) because the bridle tow point will shift all the way to an outside point....

Hmmm....

Air Yo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eue7qUi0AXg&feature=related#lq-hq)

Looks like circles to me, a difference between the Windfire & HQ or the flier?

Never managed to seperate ours either and I'm not always quick enough to get outta' the way so it's survived a few head butts & body slams too  :-[



Title: Re: Air-Yo, who knows ?
Post by: normofthenorth on May 04, 2010, 10:23 PM
I can relate to the "until you puke" part, though it was with other indoor kites that I came close.


Title: Re: Air-Yo, who knows ?
Post by: fidelio on May 05, 2010, 12:14 AM
the thing about doing circles with the air-yo we've found is if there's any wind and it gets under the high side of the circle it will turn the kite up, perpendicular to the ground because the attachment point is in the center of the kite.

indoors or in truly no wind, it will do circles.

the UFO feels heavy to me and while the sliding bridle makes it a bit easier to fly, my preference is for the air-yo.


Title: Re: Air-Yo, who knows ?
Post by: zippy8 on May 05, 2010, 12:36 AM
The Air-YO is really for indoor or NO wind if you want to play with it properly. It's so easy to tip it over into a headwind that it loses a lot of the fun.

Rev's UFO isn't as picky. You can even fly it like an SLK if you so desire. Idiot easy to make it do stuff first time out.

As the UFO is larger and has a sliding attachment point I don't find it as accurate or swift but it's still fine. You can really ping the Air-YO about. Both are cool, neither are expensive, mine's the best (http://www.elisanet.fi/mike.emery/kites/CIMG0460.JPG)  :P

Mike.


Title: Re: Air-Yo, who knows ?
Post by: KaoS on May 05, 2010, 01:31 AM
I like the Rev UFO's sliding bridle, as you can use it to get the disc to spin really easily

My AirYo is one of the mass produced ones, finish is a bit low end and it does pop the velcro open after a number of sharp tugs on the line  :(  ...but still great fun

I'm amazed how both of them detect the slightest breeze outdoors, leading to frustrating crashes...er, unexpected landings


Title: Re: Air-Yo, who knows ?
Post by: Kantaxel on May 05, 2010, 01:41 AM

Just speculation here, but i would think a special deal on these with the handle, pre-ordered, could sell about as well as the Prism 4-d deal went.  Just a thought 4 you Steve..  :)

I'd buy one. Who else?

Of course......................who do I send the money 2........you?


Title: Re: Air-Yo, who knows ?
Post by: Steve Hall on May 05, 2010, 01:02 PM
Air-Yo's are available and I may even have a couple in stock $20 plus shipping. Available in 3 designs.
(http://www.gwtwforum.com/images/airyo.jpg)
Email or PM if interested.


Title: Re: Air-Yo, who knows ?
Post by: xuzme720 on May 05, 2010, 01:20 PM

Just speculation here, but i would think a special deal on these with the handle, pre-ordered, could sell about as well as the Prism 4-d deal went.  Just a thought 4 you Steve..  :)

I'd buy one. Who else?

Of course......................who do I send the money 2........you?
No.... me. It'll be $49.95 shipped and if you act now, we'll even throw an extra one in for free! Two for the same low price! Now you and your kite buddies are covered! Act now, they won't last long!

(Steve, I'll let you know how many I'll need)




MUAHAHAH marketing mogul strikes again!!!
JK ya'll... 8) Steve gets the money


Title: Re: Air-Yo, who knows ?
Post by: HiFly on May 06, 2010, 02:39 PM
The Air-YO is really for indoor or NO wind if you want to play with it properly.

definitely, wind -even the smallest amount- is a killer

airyo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gqTYPKsWWI#lq-lq2-hq)