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Title: Solus videos
Post by: adx1592 on August 18, 2011, 08:50 AM
Hey guys,
here they are! Solus standard and UL videos, just in time for move in for school.

Youtube and its Vimeo counterpart will be posted here also.
Enjoy!   :)

Skyburner Solus (
(vimeo video)
Skyburner Solus (

Skyburner Solus UltraLite (
(vimeo video)
Skyburner Solus UL (

Title: Re: Solus videos
Post by: vertigo2u on August 18, 2011, 08:55 AM
Education in Music and U pick that song on the UL Video.  Remind me to beat you next time I see You.... :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D ;D ;D ;D

Your not Human either.  :-X

Title: Re: Solus videos
Post by: mccjoh03 on August 18, 2011, 05:30 PM
Great videos Devin.  Cant wait to get my hands on one, or just to fly again.  I will let you know next time im in town.

Title: Re: Solus videos
Post by: lasapcheong on August 18, 2011, 06:25 PM
Great flying Devin. I'm very curious about this kite since I like my Widow Maker set a lot. I have a few questions though..

  • How is the low wind range of the Solus Standard, say compared to the Widow Maker STD? Big winner in the WM STD for me is how low of a wind range that it can handle
  • The UL looks like it has quite a fair amount of mass for rotational and pitch tricks. How is its low wind range compared to say a Widow Maker UL?
  • How turtle biased are both kites? Are rising turtles and 2 pop yoyos doable?


Title: Re: Solus videos
Post by: adx1592 on August 18, 2011, 06:48 PM
Hey Darryl, thanks for the kind words and the interest in the Solus. :)

Honestly I think the pitch based tricks are about the same on the WM and the Solus standards, but the UL Solus outshines the WMUL for pitch if I had to pick one. Again, both are fantastic kites.

The UL is the same frame as the WMUL (2pt LE, 3pt LS, p100spine) with just 1 gram of weight extra (in the tail). Yes its a bigger kite, but you have more sail area so even out just a little more weight with the longer tubes. I think they're the same. We flew the UL with no tail weight in 1mph on 50# 75foot Skybond on wednesday and it was doing just fine. Novices were flying it. Also capable of one pop roll ups withOUT the weight.

Honestly I've never bothered to try a two pop roll up on either kite. Because the kites do a one pop I think it's a bit pointless to do both, and both kites will roll up multiple times with the 1 pop technique. I just never bothered to see the point in trying them. I'm sure it's possible. Like I said in the other thread, if you're happy with one you're going to be happy with the other. Once you get used to the lighter inputs, you can switch back and fourth from Solus to WM very easily.

Title: Re: Solus videos
Post by: kitenut75 on August 18, 2011, 08:04 PM
Awesome flying, I just put in an order of the Solus UL in "Devin's" colours  ;)

Title: Re: Solus videos
Post by: AlexanderH on August 18, 2011, 08:58 PM
Nice Flying Devin. The kite looks great.

Title: Re: Solus videos
Post by: PAW on August 19, 2011, 05:06 AM
Posted the Vids in Germany  ;)

Title: Re: Solus videos
Post by: vertigo2u on August 23, 2011, 07:28 PM
Counting the Days till mine arrives... I pulled off that Fade so easily.  This kite has moved me so forward..Jon may have another at the field tomorrow.  If so I am taking it home. :D