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Title: R-Sky Krystal 0.9 /Anyone?
Post by: Beaufort on May 16, 2010, 01:04 AM

Anyone out there, who has been trying this very nice looking kite?

I like the full sized Krystal (2,6 mtrs) myself, but find it a bit flimsy doing tricks (stand offs tends to go out of their "grab" on lower spreaders etc.), and quite tough to work with in higher winds (+12mph takes a lot of work). But in normal winds she  is a very majestic, slow flyer ;-)

Maybe the smaller 0.9 (2,4 mtrs) would hit a sweet spot  ;)....


Title: Re: R-Sky Krystal 0.9 /Anyone?
Post by: HiFly on May 16, 2010, 01:44 AM
Sorry no 0.9, but

... but find it a bit flimsy doing tricks (stand offs tends to go out of their "grab" on lower spreaders etc.)

I replaced them with standard APA fittings, much better for doing tricks
(http://www.bildercache.de/bild/20100516-103955-523.jpg)


Title: Re: R-Sky Krystal 0.9 /Anyone?
Post by: zippy8 on May 16, 2010, 01:45 AM
Anyone out there, who has been trying this very nice looking kite?
Isn't it unique to one French kite store that will not be linked to ? It seems likely to be disappearingly rare.

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Maybe the smaller 0.9 (2,4 mtrs) would hit a sweet spot  ;)....
The yet-smaller-still (2.1m) Krystal FX is hilarious. Still a great kite to fly.

Mike.


Title: Re: R-Sky Krystal 0.9 /Anyone?
Post by: Beaufort on May 16, 2010, 05:11 AM
Sorry no 0.9, but

... but find it a bit flimsy doing tricks (stand offs tends to go out of their "grab" on lower spreaders etc.)

I replaced them with standard APA fittings, much better for doing tricks
([url]http://www.bildercache.de/bild/20100516-103955-523.jpg[/url])



Thanks, doesn't the standard APA come in diff sizes; to be more precise, can you guide me to which size to go for, thanks? ;-)


Title: Re: R-Sky Krystal 0.9 /Anyone?
Post by: Beaufort on May 16, 2010, 05:16 AM
Anyone out there, who has been trying this very nice looking kite?
Isn't it unique to one French kite store that will not be linked to ? It seems likely to be disappearingly rare.

Quote
Maybe the smaller 0.9 (2,4 mtrs) would hit a sweet spot  ;)....
The yet-smaller-still (2.1m) Krystal FX is hilarious. Still a great kite to fly.

Mike.

Thanks Mike.

I am not shure if you like this kite or not???. A Jumping jack Flash is not my cup of tea (to fast/(twichy), would you think full size could hit a sweet spot, or rather go for the 2,1 mtrs? Or just leave the Krystal...

Thanks  :-\


Title: Re: R-Sky Krystal 0.9 /Anyone?
Post by: zippy8 on May 16, 2010, 06:09 AM
I am not shure if you like this kite or not???
The K - nice, when I'm in the right mood
The KFX - love it to bits.
The 0.9 - I've neither seen one nor think it likely I ever will.

The KFX is a bit quick so the larger kite might be more to your tastes but as the K and KFX fly quite a bit differently there's no guarantee that it'd be what you're looking for either. Yes, the 0.9 video was nice but let's face it these guys can make a sheet of plywood look good.

There's not a lot to read about it on the French boards either..... :-[

Mike.


Title: Re: R-Sky Krystal 0.9 /Anyone?
Post by: HiFly on May 16, 2010, 07:28 AM
Thanks, doesn't the standard APA come in diff sizes; to be more precise, can you guide me to which size to go for, thanks? ;-)

The .250 make a tight fit on P400
http://www.chicokites.com/store/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=100 (http://www.chicokites.com/store/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=100)


Title: Re: R-Sky Krystal 0.9 /Anyone?
Post by: Francois on May 16, 2010, 09:57 AM
I am suppose to try the .9 in 2 weeks.... :PI will let you guys know :)


Title: Re: R-Sky Krystal 0.9 /Anyone?
Post by: Beaufort on May 16, 2010, 11:16 AM
I am not shure if you like this kite or not???
The K - nice, when I'm in the right mood
The KFX - love it to bits.
The 0.9 - I've neither seen one nor think it likely I ever will.

The KFX is a bit quick so the larger kite might be more to your tastes but as the K and KFX fly quite a bit differently there's no guarantee that it'd be what you're looking for either. Yes, the 0.9 video was nice but let's face it these guys can make a sheet of plywood look good.

There's not a lot to read about it on the French boards either..... :-[

Mike.

Thanks a lot - and you are so right regarding the videos!  ;-) :)


Title: Re: R-Sky Krystal 0.9 /Anyone?
Post by: Beaufort on May 16, 2010, 11:17 AM
Thanks, doesn't the standard APA come in diff sizes; to be more precise, can you guide me to which size to go for, thanks? ;-)

The .250 make a tight fit on P400
[url]http://www.chicokites.com/store/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=100[/url] ([url]http://www.chicokites.com/store/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=100[/url])


Very nice, thanks!  ;)


Title: Re: R-Sky Krystal 0.9 /Anyone?
Post by: Beaufort on May 16, 2010, 11:19 AM
I am suppose to try the .9 in 2 weeks.... :PI will let you guys know :)

Pls. do!!!  ;)

If I can resist the temptation, I'll wait for your report  8)


Title: Re: R-Sky Krystal 0.9 /Anyone?
Post by: Beaufort on May 16, 2010, 11:22 AM

Pssst RandyG, where are you ?...  ;)


Title: Re: R-Sky Krystal 0.9 /Anyone?
Post by: randyg on May 16, 2010, 04:49 PM
Anyone out there, who has been trying this very nice looking kite?
Isn't it unique to one French kite store that will not be linked to ? It seems likely to be disappearingly rare.
Initially that was true...in Cobalt only. The kite has recently been made available to other dealers in all standard R-Sky colors along with the brand new LW version. Unfortunately I have not had the pleasure to fly either one. Would love to though, particularly the LW.

My Krystal came with APA's...and the WW version, too. Pretty sure all of the newer Krystals came that way. Maybe the first year or so they had those "grabs".

Love all versions of the KFX. Sure, the Standard is a hoot but the rarely mentioned WW and LW are also two outstanding kites. Wish I had more time to fly them.



Title: Re: R-Sky Krystal 0.9 /Anyone?
Post by: Beaufort on May 18, 2010, 12:26 PM
Anyone out there, who has been trying this very nice looking kite?
Isn't it unique to one French kite store that will not be linked to ? It seems likely to be disappearingly rare.
Initially that was true...in Cobalt only. The kite has recently been made available to other dealers in all standard R-Sky colors along with the brand new LW version. Unfortunately I have not had the pleasure to fly either one. Would love to though, particularly the LW.

My Krystal came with APA's...and the WW version, too. Pretty sure all of the newer Krystals came that way. Maybe the first year or so they had those "grabs".

Love all versions of the KFX. Sure, the Standard is a hoot but the rarely mentioned WW and LW are also two outstanding kites. Wish I had more time to fly them.



Thanks for chiming in  ;)


Title: Re: R-Sky Krystal 0.9 /Anyone?
Post by: Beaufort on June 10, 2010, 12:42 PM

A very nice Krystal 0.9 has arrived  8) - now I am just hoping the weather will behave in the coming weekend  ;)

The lower c-clips along the leading edge came unmounted , does anyone with more R-sky experience than me knows where exactly they should be positioned? Is it just a matter of assembling the kite and glue the c-clips in a position just below where the elbow fittings wants to rest "naturally" or? ...

Thanks!


Title: Re: R-Sky Krystal 0.9 /Anyone?
Post by: Beaufort on June 12, 2010, 12:57 AM

The lower c-clips along the leading edge came unmounted , does anyone with more R-sky experience than me knows where exactly they should be positioned? Is it just a matter of assembling the kite and glue the c-clips in a position just below where the elbow fittings wants to rest "naturally" or? ...

Thanks!

Regarding C-clips position: In case anyone else needs the same information, here a picture I just received from Roger yesterday:

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