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Title: My JoE Talon UL
Post by: Shane on October 20, 2010, 12:53 PM
So, I finally got my kite!!! ;D So happy with it. I got to take it out the other day for the first time and had the time of my life flying it. My only other kite is a New Tech Techno... ;) and let me tell you there is a huge difference.

I had pretty much 0-2 mph wind and was still able to fly and I even got a couple tricks down. First time out with a quality tricking kite and WOW!!! It is much easier.

Anyway, I wanted to post a couple pics for everyone. So here she is!!! ;D

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Title: Re: My JoE Talon UL
Post by: art on October 20, 2010, 01:07 PM
Congrats on the purchase, that is sharp.


Title: Re: My JoE Talon UL
Post by: roisinroisin21 on October 20, 2010, 01:53 PM
Sweet


Title: Re: My JoE Talon UL
Post by: DD on October 20, 2010, 06:01 PM
nice kite.
 You may find that if stored together that kites talk to one another and after flying the talon and going back to fly the techno that you may find that the talon as taught the techno a few things.  8)


Title: Re: My JoE Talon UL
Post by: Shane on October 20, 2010, 06:19 PM
nice kite.
 You may find that if stored together that kites talk to one another and after flying the talon and going back to fly the techno that you may find that the talon as taught the techno a few things.  8)

I certainly hope so. I wasn't able to trick at all aside form the occational fade lauch when I landed wrong... :-\ but I'm working on it. Next is the axel... I figure I need to learn that, and to be honest... I am so new still that it is a bit intimidating to try new tricks on a kite in the Talons price range... Just something I'll have to get over because it is amazing to fly!! ;D


Title: Re: My JoE Talon UL
Post by: mikenchico on October 21, 2010, 07:49 AM
Nice, the Talon looks sweet in blue's and gray's.

A fade launch and holding the rise long enough to gain some altitude is no small feat, shows some feel for the line tension. Get your stalls down, snap stall, spin stall, side slide, all tricks happen easiest from that not powered up position. Your first axels may be easiest at the edge of the window where the kite is naturally stalled, but if you can hold a fade you can hold a stall.



Title: Re: My JoE Talon UL
Post by: DWayne on October 21, 2010, 08:10 AM
Nice kite.  ;)

Denny


Title: Re: My JoE Talon UL
Post by: WinterDaze on October 21, 2010, 08:48 AM
Blue and Grey Talon Mmmmm....

Sounds and looks like you're definitely heading in the right direction!

WD


Title: Re: My JoE Talon UL
Post by: jaydub on October 21, 2010, 10:18 AM
Nice, the Talon looks sweet in blue's and gray's.

A fade launch and holding the rise long enough to gain some altitude is no small feat, shows some feel for the line tension.
And this is easier to achieve on the UL than the standard, which is bit more twitchy because of it's increased pitchiness.  So good choice there.  8)

BTW, I think Talon's look awesome in blue and grey.

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Title: Re: My JoE Talon UL
Post by: tpatter on October 21, 2010, 10:55 AM
Congrats Shane!  Nice looking kite.

A small group of us are planning on going to kite hill this sat weather permitting (or not) if you are up for it.

-Tom


Title: Re: My JoE Talon UL
Post by: Shane on October 21, 2010, 02:16 PM
Congrats Shane!  Nice looking kite.

A small group of us are planning on going to kite hill this sat weather permitting (or not) if you are up for it.

-Tom

I would love to come!!!! ... but ... I have to work all day on Saturday...  :( I will try to leave early and swing by. 8)  I sold my car last month and am learning the bus schedule and trying to find a spot near me to fly... :-\


A fade launch and holding the rise long enough to gain some altitude is no small feat, shows some feel for the line tension. Get your stalls down, snap stall, spin stall, side slide, all tricks happen easiest from that not powered up position. Your first axels may be easiest at the edge of the window where the kite is naturally stalled, but if you can hold a fade you can hold a stall.



Thanks, thats a good idea. I will work on the stalls next.  ;D

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Blue's and Grey's seem to be a popular choice for the Talon... ;) We should start a club... "blue and grey talon club" :D :D :D :D :D :D  ... j.k.