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Title: XL Aerobe
Post by: ezme6 on May 25, 2010, 05:14 AM
Wonder if they will ever make it here

New Aerobe (Wala XL) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STLu3V1vLA4&feature=related#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)


Title: Re: XL Aerobe
Post by: thief on May 25, 2010, 05:36 AM
why when you can have one of these:
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_tbYkV1FmtY4/S_vDN44neeI/AAAAAAAASD8/bn6vx7Y7c90/s400/manta%20exists.jpg)


Title: Re: XL Aerobe
Post by: bell on May 25, 2010, 06:53 AM
Wala(aerobe) XL - Flying Wings Kites (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7HLx7iWXeg#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)

Wala Wala.wmv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUqqrMfKW8g#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)

 :)


Title: Re: XL Aerobe
Post by: iwannafly on May 25, 2010, 07:41 AM
why when you can have one of these:
([url]http://lh6.ggpht.com/_tbYkV1FmtY4/S_vDN44neeI/AAAAAAAASD8/bn6vx7Y7c90/s400/manta%20exists.jpg[/url])


I'm with you on this one.

Don't get me wrong, I have 2 of the original Aerobe's and they are fun little kites. But I think if I were to get a larger version of it. I would spend the extra $$$ and get the MANTA.


Title: Re: XL Aerobe
Post by: mikenchico on May 25, 2010, 08:41 AM
Anxious to see a price, the indoor video Bell posted was pretty nice, approaching the Manta in floatiness to my eye, I wasn't as impressed with the short line outdoor vid's. The graphics are an improvement if you like eye thing.



Title: Re: XL Aerobe
Post by: thief on May 25, 2010, 08:43 AM

I'm with you on this one.

Don't get me wrong, I have 2 of the original Aerobe's and they are fun little kites. But I think if I were to get a larger version of it. I would spend the extra $$$ and get the MANTA.
unfortunately until we see any sort of pricing i am not going to hold my breath on how much of a $ difference there is between a Manta and a Xl Wala........


Title: Re: XL Aerobe
Post by: Steven L Hall on May 25, 2010, 11:19 AM
FW's answer on this is still "this summer".
No other info available.


Title: Re: XL Aerobe
Post by: stringfly on May 25, 2010, 01:37 PM
Yes... would like when when available but until then......

Stringfly <>+++++

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Title: Re: XL Aerobe
Post by: ezme6 on May 25, 2010, 03:07 PM
Wala(aerobe) XL - Flying Wings Kites ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7HLx7iWXeg#lq-lq2-hq-vhq[/url])

Wala Wala.wmv ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUqqrMfKW8g#lq-lq2-hq-vhq[/url])

 :)


Love that green one.... ;D

The name "Wa La"....in the filipino language, Tagalog,  means ........nothingness...... as in Buddhism
I like the idea of that when flying 8)


Title: Re: XL Aerobe
Post by: KaoS on May 25, 2010, 04:42 PM
... the graphics are an improvement if you like eye thing.



looks even better with mylar...

(http://www.ozfeathers.com.au/kaos/pics/wala.jpg)


Title: Re: XL Aerobe
Post by: fidelio on May 25, 2010, 11:29 PM
myself and a friend both flew the smaller ones all winter here in vegas and had a great time with them. they were a hit with all the flyers here, everyone liked them.

one of the things i really liked about the original, was the simplicity in the graphics. the eyes were accentuated by not having to compete with other elements. the kite had personality, not just graphics.

it's my hope in the larger version at least one color combination will be available which is more modest than those shown here.
if so, i'll definitely add one to the bag.


Title: Re: XL Aerobe
Post by: imarche on May 31, 2010, 07:24 AM
The Wala XL in the indoor vid reminds me of the Toruk in Avatar....flying high above the smaller Ikrans (Wala)...


Title: Re: XL Aerobe
Post by: n893 on June 05, 2010, 10:06 AM
i love this kite... but my aerobe already enough for me... wala is too big for me... but it's niceeee kite.... :) :)


Title: Re: XL Aerobe
Post by: chen on September 07, 2010, 06:14 AM
i love this kite... but my aerobe already enough for me... wala is too big for me... but it's niceeee kite.... :) :)

This kite already not big,i love better it


Title: Re: XL Aerobe
Post by: thief on September 07, 2010, 08:33 AM
i love this kite... but my aerobe already enough for me... wala is too big for me... but it's niceeee kite.... :) :)

This kite already not big,i love better it
ahh...welcome Chen...
save your pennies and get a Focus Kites Manta then....around 2 times the size of the Wala XL!!!


Title: Re: XL Aerobe
Post by: cordover on October 04, 2010, 06:19 AM
I am drooling for the manta but I don't know when Focus Kite Design is going to start to make them again.  I may go with the Wala XL because that's all there is for a big glider. I've got the original Aerobe (Wala) and it's pretty maneuverable.  It looks a bit more responsive, too.  None the less, if I could get my hands on a Manta, it's my first choice.  Of course the king of zero-wind responsive gliders is Thomas Horvath and his Swiss kites, but then your talking real dough.  I've go two of his smaller kites and they are sweet.  Anybody out there have a Manta they are willing to part with?


Title: Re: XL Aerobe
Post by: mikenchico on October 04, 2010, 06:43 AM
Ken will still make you a 61/49 over there at Blue Moon Kites --->

They are big and IMO more fun, they have a bit if a mind if their own so you have to work with them, but they reward you by being the trickiest of any of the no/low wind gliders. Not as suitable for indoor flying while sitting in your chair though.



Title: Re: XL Aerobe
Post by: stringfly on October 21, 2010, 08:46 AM
I saw a XL Aerobe(Walla) at Seaside at the AKA auction, very pretty but did not see it fly.  I flew my Manta, Hybrid 240 and Skate in the zero to light morning winds everyday at Seaside.  The Hybrid 240 glides the best.  Saw Horvaths "A Long way home" being flown one day. Very sweet.

Stringfly

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Title: Re: XL Aerobe
Post by: cordover on October 22, 2010, 03:03 AM
Where did you find your manta? Are they making them again?  Seaside must have been outstanding!  You know, I've considered the 61/49 because I like the flatspins and tricks but the video's make it look a bit heavy and not terribly floaty.  Have I got it wrong?

Mitch


Title: Re: XL Aerobe
Post by: thief on October 22, 2010, 04:18 AM
The 61/49 is not floaty compared to a Manta....but then they are very different kites!

Personally I like being able to put the Manta up in 2mph and have it pasted to the sky....I am not going ot actively try to fly a 11' delta with a frame like it has....I know that other people do though.

the 61/49 is a blast...it is designed to me more actively flown....heavier framing...higher tension line...differently efficient sail....it is not as floaty...but hen it does not drop to the ground either....

Honestly i would say that both belong in a bag of yours...

Cordover where are you located?   a local flyer might have some for you to play with.....

r


Title: Re: XL Aerobe
Post by: stringfly on October 22, 2010, 07:20 AM
I got my Manta from Focus this spring.  Are they not making them right now  :'(???

I may need a 61/49...... ;D

Who has the Walla XL in stock ????

Stringfly <>+++++


Title: Re: XL Aerobe
Post by: mikenchico on October 22, 2010, 08:58 AM
Contact Steve he can check availability and get it coming your way in a few dwys if there are any.


Title: Re: XL Aerobe
Post by: DonCrash on October 23, 2010, 01:42 PM
Last I heard, Focus Kites is still working on getting their full production back; since Paul's move to WA. Only Jinx and Skates are in production. I'm still waiting for a Manta to be back in the make myself.


Title: Re: XL Aerobe
Post by: cordover on October 29, 2010, 09:11 AM
as of about 3 weeks ago, xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx had the Wala XL in stock. 

Name of kite store removed at kite store owner's request.

Il Duce


Title: Re: XL Aerobe
Post by: cordover on October 30, 2010, 02:30 AM
sorry about that.  :)

Mitch