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Title: E3 or Zephyr
Post by: joerockass on June 19, 2011, 04:33 PM
im debating wether to get a prism E3 or Zephyr, anyone know which would do better?
 


Title: Re: E3 or Zephyr
Post by: cerfvoliste on June 19, 2011, 05:08 PM
im debating wether to get a prism E3 or Zephyr, anyone know which would do better?
 

What do you want to do?

I prefer the Zeph.... but that is just me...
CV


Title: Re: E3 or Zephyr
Post by: joerockass on June 19, 2011, 05:13 PM
backflips, rollups, lazy susans, etc


Title: Re: E3 or Zephyr
Post by: RobB on June 19, 2011, 05:17 PM
The Zephyr is a lot easier to fly, and has a lower wind range. Even though the E3 is rated higher, I wouldn't fly it in wind over 15mph. Mine folded in half right at the center T and ripped the sail in 3 places. I've since reframed it in QPro sticks, and it seems much better, but still doesn't trick as easy as the Zephyr.
~Rob.


Title: Re: E3 or Zephyr
Post by: tpatter on June 19, 2011, 05:50 PM
Z, no doubt about it.


Title: Re: E3 or Zephyr
Post by: Stickman on June 20, 2011, 02:23 PM
I have both and fly Z x10 more than E3. If you buy Zeph check the sewing at the nose where the Mylar is supposed to be sewn into the nose cap-mine wasn't and will have to be fixed.


Title: Re: E3 or Zephyr
Post by: Dolphinboy on June 20, 2011, 10:00 PM
backflips, rollups, lazy susans, etc


Sounds like you'd be happier with a Zephyr.


Title: Re: E3 or Zephyr
Post by: steve.hobart on June 21, 2011, 01:23 AM
have you considered a SilverFox 2.3 UL (ultra light) - which like the zephyr is more of a "light standard".

IMHO it flies better than the zephyr in the french style.

cheers

Steve


Title: Re: E3 or Zephyr
Post by: RobB on June 21, 2011, 04:37 AM
have you considered a SilverFox 2.3 UL (ultra light) - which like the zephyr is more of a "light standard".

IMHO it flies better than the zephyr in the french style.

cheers

Steve
But is it as durable as the Zephyr ? That's one thing about Prism kites, they sure take a beating... I also think the Zephyr has a wider wind range...


Title: Re: E3 or Zephyr
Post by: n893 on June 21, 2011, 07:37 AM
I like zephyr... but zephyr need some connection to the kite... for some people need more time to get used to...


Title: Re: E3 or Zephyr
Post by: Adamld13 on August 15, 2011, 10:32 PM
The E3 is a great kite but overall the Z takes it.
I also have a Silverfox 2.5 UL and i find it has a lower wind window than the Z.
I def recommend the 2.5 for any beginner! Its big and slow, very forgiving for someone who is just starting. As far as the quality mine has been great!
I have heard gettin parts through flying wings can be a nightmare though:(