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Title: Transformer SUL
Post by: Dolphinboy on January 13, 2011, 10:26 AM
YouTube

Transformer Super Ultra Light (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxcU_b2R7HE#ws)

Vimeo

Transformer Super Ultra Light (http://vimeo.com/18753227)


Title: Re: Transformer SUL
Post by: DWayne on January 13, 2011, 11:20 AM
Nice stuff James.

Denny


Title: Re: Transformer SUL
Post by: tpatter on January 13, 2011, 11:54 AM
Thanks James!  Sweet taz's and the kite looks great in black.

-Tom



Title: Re: Transformer SUL
Post by: ezme6 on January 13, 2011, 11:57 AM
Like....very much  8)


Title: Re: Transformer SUL
Post by: st3307 on January 13, 2011, 12:42 PM
 good   Job   James   nice  video      keep  sipping   the  kool-aid    GAA


Title: Re: Transformer SUL
Post by: RobB on January 13, 2011, 07:02 PM
Hey James...
Nice flying... it looks like the Trans SUL is trickier than the Tattoo. Some nice smooth camera work, especially from the strange angle. I'm not used to seeing a kite being flown from anything but the first person perspective.  8)
~Rob.


Title: Re: Transformer SUL
Post by: adx1592 on January 14, 2011, 07:13 AM
Holy cow, fast rollups. Wow!  ???

The kite looks excellent. Awesome flying too! Keep'em coming.  :)


Title: Re: Transformer SUL
Post by: Dolphinboy on January 14, 2011, 09:56 AM
It was already about 5 pm when I went out and getting dark so there really wasn't enough time or wind. But my daughter wanted to shoot some video and I wanted to fly so I did what I could. Another 1 mph or so and this thing is a blast and can do lots more. Super nice Cometes, Comete Cascades, Tazes, pretty much any trick and it is a roll up nut too. Anyway, in the video the kite was basically under it's sweet spot as far as the wind speed and I was constantly moving to keep it aloft. I did not measure the wind speed but it was light and wandering around a bit.

The Transformer SUL really is more of an UL than a SUL. It needs more wind than the Fearless SUL Tattoo but feels more like a standard than the Tattoo and it's smaller too so it's easier to toss about.

With a bit more wind, the T SUL is very tricky, not just for a SUL / UL but just plain tricky even compared to most standards. It rolls up snappier than many standards. It has very good control of the tricks and performs them cleanly with a nice look. Just don't expect to fly and trick under say, about 2-2.5 mph without lots of effort. I have no clue what the upper wind range for it is.

Fun, fun, fun, that's how I would sum this kite up.

Peace


Title: Re: Transformer SUL
Post by: sugarbaker on January 22, 2011, 08:15 AM
I like this video... very peaceful; and I've always like this cover of Tears for Fears.