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Title: Need Help Choosing My Next Kite.
Post by: eastcoastkiter on August 28, 2011, 03:24 PM
Hi everyone. I'm brand new here to the forum!

Anywho, I fly a Premier Vision and an HQ Symphony Beach 2.1m power kite.  I've been flying for about a  year and really working on my tricking with the Vision.  I think I'm ready for a new kite that can possibly do more. 

For certain reasons, I am limited to local shopping, as I do not shop online.  Certain HQ and Premier kites are available to me at the moment.

So right now I have my choices narrowed down to the Premier Nighthawk and the Premier Wolf.  Both look like great kites.  Both are around the same size, are within $20 price difference of each other, and have relitively the same wind range.

I was watching videos on both... It "looks" like the Nighthawk is a little quicker to preform tricks.  But the Wolf looks great too.  I also read a post on this forum from someone who really liked the Wolf, but didn't mind the Nighthawk either.  I know my stalls, turtles, etc. and I'd really like a kite to advance with.

Does anyone have any experiece with either kite, so as to help me make my decision?  I'd like to call to put one on hold tomorrow.  Thanks!


Title: Re: Need Help Choosing My Next Kite.
Post by: adx1592 on August 28, 2011, 03:38 PM
Treat yourself a little and go with the Premier WIDOW. Fantastic kite with all the tricks in it, plus it comes with line. The nighthawk is nice too, but in terms of premier kites, the widow is really the whole package.

Here's a little video the designer (Jon Trennepohl) and I put together about a year and a half back. Just messing around with the kite. This is the stock settings, and stock lines.

Premier Kites Widow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZ9qoec1ZVs#ws)

Good luck with your decision  :)


Title: Re: Need Help Choosing My Next Kite.
Post by: eastcoastkiter on August 28, 2011, 04:40 PM
The Widow was my first choice!  Unfortunately the store that carries Premier in my area doesn't have and cannot order the Widow.  :( I'm bummed.

So for now, at least until next year, I'll be flying the Nighthawk or the Wolf.



Title: Re: Need Help Choosing My Next Kite.
Post by: eastcoastkiter on August 28, 2011, 04:41 PM
I wonder if the Wolf is a better choice since the Wolf and the Widow are both in this "spider series" the Premier has.


Title: Re: Need Help Choosing My Next Kite.
Post by: adx1592 on August 28, 2011, 05:16 PM
well they go up in price, is really all the 'series' is. The highest one is the Widow MAKER from skyburner kites. It also has a UL counterpart. Jon also did a run of the WM's called the 'Spiders' that have web stitching, a spider in the middle of them, extra stoppers, etc.

Jewel- Wolf- Widow is the progressive series. I still think the wolf would be the best choice. Maybe you can call Jon Trenneophl at skyburner and ask him if he can get one for you. You can order over the phone as well.  :)


Title: Re: Need Help Choosing My Next Kite.
Post by: eastcoastkiter on August 28, 2011, 05:27 PM
Thank you so much for your advice.  If all else fails, Wolf it is.  Although I will try calling Skyburner to see about the Widow.  Or even the Widow Maker.  Thank you!


Title: Re: Need Help Choosing My Next Kite.
Post by: Dolphinboy on August 28, 2011, 11:57 PM
I'd probably go with the Wolf over the Nighthawk. It's more well rounded, trick wise. The Nighthawk will work in lower winds though and still does lots of tricks.

Have fun

James


Title: Re: Need Help Choosing My Next Kite.
Post by: Gamelord on August 29, 2011, 02:50 PM
Both the Wolf and the Nighthawk are awesome kites.  I agree that the Wolf is a little nicer and the one I would go for.