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Kites! Kites! Kites! => Sport Kites => Topic started by: Norm Pulliam on August 11, 2010, 02:17 PM



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Post by: Norm Pulliam on August 11, 2010, 02:17 PM
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Title: Re: Light on the lines
Post by: inewham on August 11, 2010, 02:27 PM
Mohawk, most Bensons in lighter winds.


Title: Re: Light on the lines
Post by: Will Sturdy on August 11, 2010, 02:42 PM
Jumping Jack Flash

I found it somewhat unnerving to fly as I could barely feel it - or maybe I was just too used to STXs with Ron's bridle at the time.


Title: Re: Light on the lines
Post by: tpatter on August 11, 2010, 02:49 PM

NOS (Nitros Oxide) - very light feel for both the UL and Standard.  Small inputs as well - just a flick is often all you need.

Lam's new Transformer - lighter pull than his other kites even in medium to high wind, also smaller inputs.


Title: Re: Light on the lines
Post by: mikenchico on August 11, 2010, 03:40 PM
The Vendetta's Denny had, although smaller then a full size kite they still fell into that realm IMO and were disconcertingly light on the lines for my taste, some people prefer that though.


Title: Re: Light on the lines
Post by: KaoS on August 11, 2010, 04:36 PM
The Christian Derefat Vortex feels pretty light on the lines, and that allows it to fly comfortably in stronger winds than most standards


Title: Re: Light on the lines
Post by: DD on August 11, 2010, 05:14 PM
define light; no pull or little feedback?


Title: Re: Light on the lines
Post by: Schook on August 12, 2010, 07:31 AM
define light; no pull or little feedback?
I would say also add experience level. A heavier pulling kite has become less scary to me as I have become more experienced.  I also think personal preference has something to do with it.  There are some kites that I feel more comfortable flying and tricking at a given wind speed but they probably pull near the same.

Of the kites I fly most often, I would rank them for pull as follows from lightest to heaviest and using 10mph wind speed and std models of each.

Sano SS
Sea Devil
Vendetta
Nirvana
Mantis
Mamba

This makes no adjustments for size of kite and bridle settings. On the Sano, SD, and Mamba I rarely/never make bridle adjustments.  On the V, N, and Mantis I do make some bridle adjustments to set the kite heavy or light depending what I want to do and the mood I am in that day.

jim