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Title: Favorite Kite?
Post by: Geoffrey Platt on April 27, 2009, 07:03 PM
I was just curious as to what everyone's favorite kites are? Which one is always your first out of the bag? Or which kite do you dream about having? There are so many out there I'd love to find out how many reoccurring kites we end up with. I am going to have to say mine would be my Deep Space by Tim Benson.


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: temoniprince on April 27, 2009, 07:14 PM
Mine is rev1.5 B race rods

duali is SD LIGHT


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: chilese on April 27, 2009, 07:25 PM
Usually, my favorite kite is whatever is the latest kite purchased or on loan. That one usually comes out first.

Presently that would be one of the following: Imperial, Opium Collector, Paradox Loaner, Holey™ Rev

For me, it is more of what kites are "ALWAYS" in the kite bag.
These kites are always in my bag:
Inner Space, C21 Extreme, Mojo UL, Katana Vented


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: kiteslinger on April 27, 2009, 07:53 PM
Mine would have to be the synchro, it just takes me to a whole different place than any other kite in my bag


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: kitebug on April 27, 2009, 07:53 PM
I aways have the Fury's on hand,
(http://inlinethumb24.webshots.com/37207/2179088110049714103S425x425Q85.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2179088110049714103jVvFnq)
of late I have been flying this guy alot! LeQuarz. framed in P200's I have flown this guy in -2mph and 14+mph and it seem to do fine :P



Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: moegeo on April 27, 2009, 07:55 PM
For me, Talon ul, Akuji sul, Moonie Exile, Deep Space, CDC 1.9, Rev B-Series, 6149,...hell I don't know. I like my Skate, Jornan 100, Deca 0 wind, ...What was the question? ::)


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: DaveH on April 27, 2009, 07:58 PM
I've been flying my Nirvana std a lot lately.  as they say, "love the one you're with"


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: fworley on April 27, 2009, 08:08 PM

Oh I'm fond of many ... but my favourite would have to the Vendetta UL - just about perfect.

-Frazer


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: rxburner on April 27, 2009, 08:15 PM
Has to be my Fearless Standard.

(http://inlinethumb50.webshots.com/42801/2404367790064818892S500x500Q85.jpg)

Rx


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: Steve Hall on April 27, 2009, 08:44 PM
That's easy ... "The Twins"
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3108/2693720723_04aeb06540.jpg)


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: Kantaxel on April 27, 2009, 09:59 PM
The 'Orange Pumpkin' Sano SS 8)


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: tpatter on April 27, 2009, 10:17 PM
+1 on the Fearless.  It scared most of my other kites away.
  ::)



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Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: anOldMan on April 27, 2009, 10:27 PM
DS.  ;) ;)

aOm


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: imarche on April 28, 2009, 05:53 AM
Atelier Masque.. :P


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: DWayne on April 28, 2009, 05:57 AM
Talon.
Or Talon UL.
I can't make up my mind.  :-\


Denny


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: lylenc on April 28, 2009, 06:08 AM
Dualie: Zerostar

Quad: Rev II

If I have to pick one, Zerostar on even numbered days and Rev II on odd numbered days.

SUL: Zerostar/Sano SSZ
UL: Sano SSL
Light: Vendetta UL
STD: Rev II/Deep Space
Vented: Rev 1.5/Rev II

Wish list: Exile UL (Talon topics putting it on the radar screen)

Prototype Lust: Vendetta SUL


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: inewham on April 28, 2009, 06:11 AM
Nothing beats something you've made yourself but for commercial kites - Exile, DS, Mantis, UL Midi 98 (fell in love again the other week), Machine if I fancy a workout.  

Only kite I yearn for at the moment is the Talon UL. 8)


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: chiringaloco on April 28, 2009, 06:50 AM
fearless light and sul for dual, my decas for quad
manuel


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: ET on April 28, 2009, 06:57 AM
Nirvana FX

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Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: cids on April 28, 2009, 07:07 AM
Fearless Standard for me...

 


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: kiteking on April 28, 2009, 07:52 AM
Depending on the wind conditions,

(http://kiteking.org/images/t_g93.jpg)

Lite wind  =  Griffin 3or4 stack

(http://kiteking.org/images/t_87.jpg)

Medium wind =  Quantum 4 stack

(http://kiteking.org/images/t_f4.jpg)
as the wind increases,  Nexus 7 stack

(http://kiteking.org/images/t_83.jpg)
Catalyst 5 stack


Partial inventory  here  (http://www.kiteking.org)



Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: streamhawk on April 28, 2009, 08:31 AM
Exile standard, but I've never flown a Talon or Fearless either,  for the present, it's the Exile.


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: Dolphinboy on April 28, 2009, 10:01 AM
Well it depends on the wind for me.

SUL = Fearless SUL, of course

UL = Mohawk XS UL or my Nirvana UL

And Standards = Widow Maker, Over & I'm trying to fly my Nirvana FX too if there's some wind. If I ever get some smoother wind, I'll break out the Deep Space :)

The wind has been horrible so far this year... bummer.


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: Allen Carter on April 28, 2009, 12:18 PM
My old PBSK Stiletto is my all time favorite. With more than 8 years of flying it's getting a bit ragged, but  I still get a big dose of aoxomoxoa when I spend time with it.

(http://inlinethumb23.webshots.com/42006/2869240510049870108S425x425Q85.jpg) (http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2869240510049870108zjYJSe")


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: Bill Rogers on April 28, 2009, 02:04 PM
Currently my favorite kite is the Widow Maker. Seems to be the one I pull out of the bag the most.

See ya,
Bill


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: mikenchico on April 28, 2009, 04:06 PM
Widowmaker is number 1 for me too over the widest range of winds, the Exile & Muse follow closely but they will get retired sooner in favor of the Widowmaker as the winds increase or decrease. When the winds are steady over 8-10 mph up to 20 I'll reach for the Freestylist or Wolf.



Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: Francois on April 28, 2009, 05:11 PM
SUL Delphi
UL  Vendetta/Talon
STD Vendetta/Talon
VTD Talon
'guess a need a V VTD ::)


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: thief on April 28, 2009, 08:06 PM
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_tbYkV1FmtY4/Re1bBZMtYyI/AAAAAAAAA3Q/Up2taN1sNDA/aziza%20tattoo.jpg)
by Chris Matheson

and guildworks kites.....
those are the first ones to fly..
and lots of single line kites



Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: asburyparkjohn on April 29, 2009, 07:43 PM
In 10-15 mph winds the Sea Devil Mid-Vent - tell me something that is better?  ;) ;) ;)


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: Mark E Mark on April 30, 2009, 02:16 AM
If only one kite......Talon Standard.




Until recently I may well have said the UL but I had such a great fly the other day with the Standard.


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: PND on April 30, 2009, 06:28 AM
 My favorite lately is my UL SF with a 18 LS . The rest of the kite is how I got the the kite . No other adjustment .. Dave                  But that was yesterday!  ;)


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: DavidS on April 30, 2009, 08:27 AM

Exile
Deep Space
French Connection


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: rxburner on April 30, 2009, 09:03 AM
In 10-15 mph winds the Sea Devil Mid-Vent - tell me something that is better?  ;) ;) ;)

Vented Rev 1.5, Raced.   8)
Rx


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: DaveH on April 30, 2009, 10:20 AM
rx,
I notice the B series comes with two framesets, but everybody likes race rods.  Do you still need two frames with race rods? Is it just a lighter, stiffer rod?  Not really sure what race rods are about.  off topic I know, but since he said race rods.....

carry on...


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: rxburner on April 30, 2009, 01:02 PM
You will need 3 Wrap and 4 Wrap rods for when the wind really picks up. The Race Rods are lighter and offer more flex, while maintaining more strength than the 2 Wrap.
Rx


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: kiten00b on April 30, 2009, 01:22 PM
the race rods make the 2 wraps obsolete imo and I only use the 4 wraps in the full vent when the winds are cranking, rest of the time race rods


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: kairusan on April 30, 2009, 03:58 PM
What kiten00b said.

Race rods can take the place of 2-wrap and 3-wrap frames. Only when the winds are consistently above 18mph or so in the vented will I switch out (to a 4-wrap frame) because the kite starts to feel too noodley.


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: Texanpilot on April 30, 2009, 07:32 PM
Here's another vote for the Widowmaker. 


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: Hal on April 30, 2009, 08:07 PM
AirFX, Mantis
Mojo UL
Rev 1.5 Barresi Vented
Ghost Pyro - Schwiemann

Guess that covers it all


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: Brian O on May 04, 2009, 09:21 AM
JITB and JITBL


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: Mr.Derrick on May 11, 2009, 12:12 PM
since I have got them last summer, I mostly fly:
(http://static.zooomr.com/images/5941830_0ff319169d.jpg)
std + sul,   They always given me an big smlie

in next time these both will probably come in addition:
(http://static.zooomr.com/images/7425286_c835341ecf.jpg)
(TNT, Alphakites, std + UL)





Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: Kaasplank on May 14, 2009, 05:52 AM
- Elysium STD
- Essence UL
- Synchro


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: steve.hobart on May 14, 2009, 03:52 PM
Silver Fox 2.3 Standard
Deepspace
Temptation (custom)
l'Atelier xtr UL

cheers

steve :)


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: Bob D on May 14, 2009, 06:02 PM
Today: Exile std, Fearless, Nirvana UL, and B Series mid vent Rev with race rods

Another day: DS, Widowmaker, xt.r UL, Nirvana VV

Not enough time for everything.


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: Kareloh on May 15, 2009, 04:20 AM
in no particular order:
Essence STD and SUL

(http://www.kareloh.com/misc/image/bag/essence_std_th.jpg) (http://www.kareloh.com/misc/kite/ess_sul.jpg)


Elysium

(http://www.kareloh.com/misc/kite/elysium_th.jpg)


Le Quartz

(http://www.kareloh.com/misc/image/bag/quartz/q_th.jpg)


Eclipse

(http://www.kareloh.com/misc/eclipse/Eclipse_02.jpg)


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: siajauren on October 08, 2009, 09:01 PM
http://s388.photobucket.com/albums/oo322/siajauren/Week%20End%20Flying/?action=view&current=P4040272.flv (http://s388.photobucket.com/albums/oo322/siajauren/Week%20End%20Flying/?action=view&current=P4040272.flv)

http://s388.photobucket.com/albums/oo322/siajauren/Week%20End%20Flying/?action=view&current=P4040270.flv (http://s388.photobucket.com/albums/oo322/siajauren/Week%20End%20Flying/?action=view&current=P4040270.flv)

(http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo322/siajauren/Week%20End%20Flying/P4040274.jpg)

Mostly I fly Precision Kite, Above is my favorite team kite, I got Vented ,Mid vented, Ultra light.The above video when we sit on a chair to fly it.

 ;)


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: Blownfuse on October 09, 2009, 02:52 AM
Easy for me to answer, since I only have one real good kite. But what a kite it is, I bet it will be a favourite even as my bag expands.

(http://images.yuku.com/image/jpeg/13236e004449e762dadf8d5be49cfc6a1fe64f58.jpg)
JoE Talon UL  :-*


But a lot of other kites, that I would really like to obtain. If they, if or when, I get them added to my bag, will be favourites, that´s impossible to say, since I have´nt flown them yet. But very soon my Webbed Synthesis will be arriving, and I have high hopes for that one. Will be a favourite just for the looks, and I know it can fly also. Definately favourite material.
 :P


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: fidelio on October 09, 2009, 04:08 AM
those colors especially intensify those curves.  ???

















i gotta get me one of those.  :D


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: UPNET on October 09, 2009, 05:24 PM
Lynx Feather for UL fun

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e301/upnet1050/Kite%20Pix/IMG_0633.jpg)


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: Tom P on October 10, 2009, 12:30 PM

Various wind ranges of the Sea Devil  8)   
Benson Deep Space


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: DavidS on October 10, 2009, 12:41 PM
Deep Space
Exile

-David
 Madeira Beach, FL
 (3-5 out of the SW, clear and sunny (as always))


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: obijuankenobe on October 10, 2009, 01:06 PM
Without a doubt, the l'Atelier XTs. 

obi


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: ko on October 10, 2009, 06:06 PM
   



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Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: Beachbum on October 10, 2009, 09:35 PM
Cosmic and Vendetta.  They both compliment each other very well.


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: fidelio on October 11, 2009, 12:06 AM
kareloh your Elysium is gorgeous.


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: Mario on October 12, 2009, 08:24 AM
I'm going with the AcrobatX UL. It tricks well and is a dream to fly on almost any day.
(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/74/l_6707ceff3d93dd765f2a71b8ed1802d2.gif)


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: dagnabbit on December 01, 2009, 03:23 PM
Widow Maker (flying a friends, working on getting my own), Mamba, Zephyr

Quad line:  Rev B-series mid vent with 2-wrap rods in a light wind on the beach... sweetness.  B-series standard with race rods.   Rev Super Blast.


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: DaveH on December 01, 2009, 03:35 PM
I'd have to say the Deep Space when the wind is right.


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: chrispie on December 21, 2009, 04:52 AM
quite a number mentioned Talon. Is it any good?


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: Beachbum on December 21, 2009, 11:07 AM
quite a number mentioned Talon. Is it any good?

Quite possibly the best freestyle kite on the market.  The build quality and flight characteristics for the price is unmatched.  The only other kite to rival it is the Deep Space, but the Talon beats it out by a small margin.


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: chrispie on December 22, 2009, 01:27 AM
quite a number mentioned Talon. Is it any good?

Quite possibly the best freestyle kite on the market.  The build quality and flight characteristics for the price is unmatched.  The only other kite to rival it is the Deep Space, but the Talon beats it out by a small margin.

HOw about the Talon UL?


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: Francois on December 22, 2009, 04:44 AM
quite a number mentioned Talon. Is it any good?

Quite possibly the best freestyle kite on the market.  The build quality and flight characteristics for the price is unmatched.  The only other kite to rival it is the Deep Space, but the Talon beats it out by a small margin.

HOw about the Talon UL?

Best trick UL out there :)


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: chrispie on December 22, 2009, 04:53 AM
Tricky... tricky to convince my other half...  >:(

I do wonder, say you have the WM or Nirvana, plus the Talon/Deepspace UL. That means you have some of the very best Std AND UL kite in the market already.. where is the need to buy more and more kites? With the Std and UL, you probably covered the wind range that is available 99.9% of the time.


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: DaveH on December 22, 2009, 06:41 AM
Variety is the spice of life  ;)


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: chrispie on December 22, 2009, 07:47 PM
Variety is the spice of life  ;)

If only my other half agrees to your statement : as far as kites are concerned.


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: SMG on May 27, 2010, 07:38 PM
MY favorite kite is easily my Nirvana. I have learned so much with that kite since I bought it, it loves to be in a fade and locks in quickly for me when I try to get into said fade.
The Nirvana seems to have good range as well, I have flown it in 3-4mph winds (not well mind you) and as high as a gusty 15mph.

I recently received a Gemini, which I really need some time with, I think it will become a close second.

For light wind, I have only one UL, a SF 2.5 UL which works well. I really didn't like this kite last year, but now after learning more on the Nirvana, I can do so much more on the SF its crazy.

For high wind, definitely my Sea Devil Mid Vent, again still getting used to it, but flew it today in 14mph wind and it was awesome. Not many tricks to be had at that speed, but there was an eerie howling coming from the kite which I am assuming is the vents. Never heard it on any of my other kites.

Cheers,
Sean


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: KeithG on May 30, 2010, 07:26 AM
Right now I'm flying the Talon std. and Diablis the most. I just got the Talon UL so that is getting time when the wind is right. The Nirvana will always be in my top five along with my Vipers. I still enjoy flying the Vipers, especially the UL.


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: dragonfly on May 30, 2010, 02:43 PM
Quite possibly the best freestyle kite on the market.  The build quality and flight characteristics for the price is unmatched.  The only other kite to rival it is the Deep Space, but the Talon beats it out by a small margin.

Seconded. Like to mention the Ophidion UL, which reaches into the SUL range, my favourite when the Talon UL fails. And of course the Vendetta UL. ------------- BTW how you getting on with the K2?


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: Beachbum on May 31, 2010, 03:25 PM
Seconded. Like to mention the Ophidion UL, which reaches into the SUL range, my favourite when the Talon UL fails. And of course the Vendetta UL. ------------- BTW how you getting on with the K2?

The K2 is an awesome kite, in fact I might demo mine out after everyone stops sending me their stuff to modify/fix/demo so I can get some more time on it.

In fact this Wednesday I should get time on Master Sturdy's Saber 2!


Title: Re: Favorite Kite?
Post by: Charly on June 04, 2010, 10:46 PM
My all time favorite has always been a Prism Eclipse or Fanatic.

Charly