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Title: New One
Post by: King-J on June 25, 2011, 07:29 AM
Finally got my new kite, they tried to deliver on Thursday, no one home, they left notice that it would be available after 8:00am for pickup got there at 8:02am, sign on the door at post office, Hours Monday thru Friday 8:30 to 4:30 :( The longest 30 minutes of my life, I felt like a kid at Christmas.
I got home and assembled it and off to the park to give it a try, winds where very light, I thought to my self no way a standard would fly in this :-\ To my surprise boom right up it went, I thought I was flying a UL or SUL, handled the bumpy wind no problem, found it took way lighter inputs to do the tricks I'm good at ;D One Awesome Kite.

Here it is.

TNT Standard, Competition Aerostuff

(http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/9035/039ab3.jpg)

(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/2515/039ab12.jpg)


Title: Re: New One
Post by: RobB on June 25, 2011, 09:15 AM
Best looking TNT I've seen so far....

I just realized what the graphic is... couldn't figure out the whole idea of it up until now... TNT, I get it !  ::)

~Rob.


Title: Re: New One
Post by: Ca Ike on June 25, 2011, 10:30 AM
Sweet looking TNT backlit. Now all you need is a few UV led's to make it glow for night flying :)  I'd like to try that kite one of these days but getting one is a bit out of the budget for a while.  BTW what park is that?  I've been up to GV many times and haven't seen a park that open.




Title: Re: New One
Post by: King-J on June 25, 2011, 06:44 PM
Sweet looking TNT backlit. Now all you need is a few UV led's to make it glow for night flying :)  I'd like to try that kite one of these days but getting one is a bit out of the budget for a while.  BTW what park is that?  I've been up to GV many times and haven't seen a park that open.





The Park is actually in Roseville, the site of the former Roseville Kite Festival, (Buljan Park) I fly there at least once or twice a week.


Title: Re: New One
Post by: chilese on June 25, 2011, 09:26 PM
A kite like the TNT should be noticed.

Your version definitely qualifies.
 :)


Title: Re: New One
Post by: DWayne on June 26, 2011, 06:09 AM
Nice kite John.

That flo yellow sure is green.

Denny


Title: Re: New One
Post by: chilese on June 26, 2011, 11:11 AM
I wish they would call it Fl Lime.


Title: Re: New One
Post by: zippy8 on June 26, 2011, 11:45 AM
I'm not overly sure if I'd want to stare at that all day long.  :(

YMMV

Mike.


Title: Re: New One
Post by: King-J on June 26, 2011, 04:30 PM
I'm not overly sure if I'd want to stare at that all day long.  :(

YMMV

Mike.

Just got back from a few hours of flying, It looks great in the sky, had a guy from the Nevada Union News paper taking some photos at the park, he really like the color scheme, I guess it's all in what you like ;), and I love it ;D. It does tricks with the lightest inputs, Flick Flacks with just a snap of the wrist.


Title: Re: New One
Post by: Mr.Derrick on June 28, 2011, 01:10 AM
I always thought therewith the TNT looks realy nice the main color must be white .... this TNT prove otherwise !

It does tricks with the lightest inputs, Flick Flacks with just a snap of the wrist.

have you tried the Taz ? If not ... try it,  this kite gives it away like few others.

Some basic tips for flying (and tricking) the TNT :
- Never pull rough! Fly it always as if you will stroke it.
- For nice corners try to fly more push than pull.
- Flic Flacs are a bit tricky. The kite (spine) should be a bit less than horizontal, break the movement gently and leed it back to the fade position - but it sounds like you have fixed this problem already.

wish you so many nice an miricale hours like i spend with this kite


Title: Re: New One
Post by: obijuankenobe on June 28, 2011, 03:41 AM

- For nice corners try to fly more push than pull.




Surely you know this works on all kites.  It's called a french turn when done with the correct push in/pull exit inputs. 

Corners on a Sea Devil. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slDVZSjcbrc#). 

I assure you, I can make any kite i have make that cornering sound.  Sure, you need to adjust a bit, but they are all stunt kites.

I find this particularly annoying because as trick kiting has become so amazing, beginners and even good fliers often skip (because they don't care, don't appreciate, or can't at all) flying in control during basic flight. 

A person who can do a Jacob's ladder while making horrible corners or awkward landings has missed some of what are in IMHO the most enjoyable aspects of flying.

For me, this is like learning to solo on a guitar before you can play a good solid rhythm progression.   

obi 


Title: Re: New One
Post by: tpatter on June 28, 2011, 09:11 AM
Here is my favorite color so far (mostly black with a dash of color) - perhaps you can reverse-vid for your Zero?


(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-IxYEpWSUd6c/Tgn8oNrT8LI/AAAAAAAACzA/330kvmkHBzs/s800/53d7bd19b3fae0799cc775d7b260a447.png)


Title: Re: New One
Post by: DWayne on June 28, 2011, 10:14 AM
Looks like a couple of cheap Chinese knock-offs.  ::)

Denny


Title: Re: New One
Post by: Shane on June 28, 2011, 10:32 AM
Looks like a couple of cheap Chinese knock-offs.  ::)

Denny

That's what I was thinking... those can't be real TNT's..


Title: Re: New One
Post by: kiteclique on June 28, 2011, 11:11 AM
Looks like a couple of cheap Chinese knock-offs.  ::)

Denny

That's what I was thinking... those can't be real TNT's..

They aren't :-[

Old Chinese proverb say, man who sells copies of kites is a @%$&.

-Frazer


Title: Re: New One
Post by: HiFly on June 28, 2011, 11:49 AM
Quote
Looks like a couple of cheap Chinese knock-offs.  ::)

They are (or maybe homemade), the T-N-T letters must be darker than the 'background'. alphakites definitely won't make one like these.


@King-J
looks nice , another non-white TNT. I like them. There is a teal one also around that looks great. I think gold, wine or anthracite will make a nice one, too.

I had long times on the colorizer for my new one ... ended up with black&white one, but only along the spine ;) At all mine is made of 6 'colors' ;D

'Custom made' is (now) included in the price, but 99% don't use it.


Title: Re: New One
Post by: Ca Ike on June 28, 2011, 11:50 AM

- For nice corners try to fly more push than pull.




Surely you know this works on all kites.  It's called a french turn when done with the correct push in/pull exit inputs. 

Corners on a Sea Devil. ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slDVZSjcbrc#[/url]). 

I assure you, I can make any kite i have make that cornering sound.  Sure, you need to adjust a bit, but they are all stunt kites.

I find this particularly annoying because as trick kiting has become so amazing, beginners and even good fliers often skip (because they don't care, don't appreciate, or can't at all) flying in control during basic flight. 

A person who can do a Jacob's ladder while making horrible corners or awkward landings has missed some of what are in IMHO the most enjoyable aspects of flying.

For me, this is like learning to solo on a guitar before you can play a good solid rhythm progression.   

obi 
 I find it funny that flying techniques that have been around since the early stunt kite days is being called and/or claimed french.  This type of turn has been part of the yank and spank style the wasp kites have become synonymous with since the late 80's early 90's though it may not be the exact same inputs.

I fully agree with you though that flight control is lacking a lot.  I have seen a lot of fliers that can trick non stop but a good clean figure, slide or well done landing in between tricks, has become "vacant flying" as someone called it.  I guess thats why I lean toward ballet more than any other style because it tends to show how well the pilot can fly in everything from precise figure to tricks.


Title: Re: New One
Post by: tpatter on June 28, 2011, 06:40 PM
Looks like a couple of cheap Chinese knock-offs.  ::)

Denny

That's what I was thinking... those can't be real TNT's..

They aren't :-[


Old Chinese proverb say, man who sells copies of kites is a @%$&.

-Frazer


Sorry for having posted a fake - I did think that the kite looked odd, but still like the main black with TNT colored.


Title: Re: New One
Post by: Ca Ike on June 28, 2011, 06:49 PM
Looks like a couple of cheap Chinese knock-offs.  ::)

Denny

That's what I was thinking... those can't be real TNT's..
The "Azemi sport kite" company name as well as the model names in the pic were the giveaway clue for me.  MOst clones I have seen so far are under that company name and damn near all the clones on evilbay come from them.   That being said it works to show what your talking about :)

They aren't :-[


Old Chinese proverb say, man who sells copies of kites is a @%$&.

-Frazer


Sorry for having posted a fake - I did think that the kite looked odd, but still like the main black with TNT colored.



Title: Re: New One
Post by: zippy8 on June 28, 2011, 07:21 PM
I find it funny that flying techniques that have been around since the early stunt kite days is being called and/or claimed french.
What are your views on French fries ? French polishing ? French kissing ?  ;)

As I understand it... the French style of cutting Precision - both hands together on the chest, double push turns with hard acceleration out of the move - really is somewhat different to what was done before.

Mike.


Title: Re: New One
Post by: chilese on June 28, 2011, 07:45 PM
ssshhhh Mike,

Don't let RandyG know about the push turns from a hands on the chest position. He gave me some very polite grief for bringing it up as a method for abrupt turns.  :)


Title: Re: New One
Post by: Stan Doff on July 09, 2011, 02:27 PM
I find it funny that flying techniques that have been around since the early stunt kite days is being called and/or claimed french.
What are your views on French fries ? French polishing ? French kissing ?  ;)

French letters? though I'm sure I heard somewhere that in France they were known as English letters.

As I understand it... the French style of cutting Precision - both hands together on the chest, double push turns with hard acceleration out of the move - really is somewhat different to what was done before.

Mike.

I must gen up on that one,it sounds so much more interesting than my 'pull-for-arc'/punch opposite-for-swivel approach.


Title: Re: New One
Post by: randyg on July 09, 2011, 03:58 PM
ssshhhh Mike,

Don't let RandyG know about the push turns from a hands on the chest position. He gave me some very polite grief for bringing it up as a method for abrupt turns.  :)
LOL! I still love ya, John!  ;) :-*