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Title: Prism Zero-G
Post by: Flying Fish on January 24, 2012, 01:11 AM
Thought I'd create a separate thread for this kite, which is, for me, by far the most exciting item shown at the KTAI this year (thanks again for all the photos and information, John!). This dedicated thread will allow future reviews to be in one place (I hope).

Question for those who have seen the Prism Zero-G 'in the flesh' (John, Kent, others?): how big is it in terms of wing span and nose-to-tail length? I saw measurements of 1.06m wing span and 1.19m length on one web-site allowing pre-orders, but in the photos of Mark holding it, it seems larger than that.

My wife and I have more or less decided to get a pair once they arrive on UK soil, and create a no-wind pair-routine for them. It'll be very different from the pair-flying we usually do (which is with dual-liners, from T5 Taipan SULs to mega-vented Matrices), but it'll be fun!


Title: Re: Prism Zero-G
Post by: chilese on January 24, 2012, 01:24 AM
I've been toying with the idea of stacking them, but haven't figured out where to attach to the lead kite.  ???


Title: Re: Prism Zero-G
Post by: thief on January 24, 2012, 03:32 AM
stacking them will be hard....you could fly more than one on a branching line like Mr. Richards lil misstakes and that would work...but since they are active if you try to stack them on top of each other they will be fighting each other a lot.....

Ceewan did develop a 'bi-plutz' that is essentially two of these put together front to back.  I will see if i can drag up the picture again....he is hoping that if the zero-g does well they might try the bi-zero-g.......here is a Plutz2 biplutz....
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-evBEwy-uxqE/Tx6n2_t3cMI/AAAAAAAAVm4/ABQilllyDAc/s912/IMG_3200.JPG)
This thing climbs like the dickens!!!!

I must admit that the look and the graphics on it certainly drew a lot of attention.....i have noticed an increase in xUL kites in the last couple of years and hope that the trend continues......was flying wings even at ktai? The emong should have gotten some attention but i did not even see one picture of it........


Title: Re: Prism Zero-G
Post by: Gamelord on January 24, 2012, 04:15 PM
Flying wings was not at the KTAI this year.


Title: Re: Prism Zero-G
Post by: streamhawk on March 15, 2012, 07:45 PM
I'm interested in a comparsion of the new Prism with Flying Wings Emong, I may end up with both. From the vids I've watched, the Emong looks like it wants to dive without tension on the line. Waiting for both to come out...



Title: Re: Prism Zero-G
Post by: thief on March 16, 2012, 03:36 AM
Stream  you will want both...they are seriously different animals......not just because they look different but the they are designed for different flight.   
The zero g is a gliding kite......pump it up 30 feet above you in no wind and just let it glide away from you....
The emong  is more of an active flyer.....the canard wings will help to keep the nose up but it is meant to be actively flown.....

Two different beasts.....get them both.....


Title: Re: Prism Zero-G
Post by: Bob D on March 16, 2012, 04:15 AM
Now you guys are getting me to thinking again... I flew my Prism 3D a couple of weeks ago and it reminded me of the iFlite that Rob let me try out. XULs sure are fun when the wind is too low to do too much with duals. Hmmmm....


Title: Re: Prism Zero-G
Post by: streamhawk on March 16, 2012, 09:50 AM
want them both? My kind of thinking, when in doubt, get both! heh....I actually was already planning on doing that, the Emong would round out my FW collection, Aerobe, XL Wala, Laima, along with my Horvath Hybrid 200 (which has spoiled me on other gliders), the Zero G and Emong would push me up to 6, never thought I'd enjoy these type of kites as much as I have.

Bill


Title: Re: Prism Zero-G
Post by: boomertype on March 16, 2012, 11:42 AM

Two different beasts.....get them both.....
Kite Pusher!!!
Just shove that needle into their arm. . .
Light the crack pipe and hand it over. . .  8)


Title: Re: Prism Zero-G
Post by: thief on March 16, 2012, 11:50 AM

Two different beasts.....get them both.....
Kite Pusher!!!
Just shove that needle into their arm. . .
Light the crack pipe and hand it over. . .  8)
he he he he.....
i might try to get them into the harder drugs next....Scott Hampton!!!


Title: Re: Prism Zero-G
Post by: streamhawk on March 16, 2012, 12:53 PM
nobody has to push anything on me, my addiction has been around quite some time now. My kite bag(s)(s)'s keep on growing, like some dang fungus....the dual line count was high enough, now all these SLK's I've added, harumph.


Bill


Title: Re: Prism Zero-G
Post by: Moe on March 17, 2012, 11:27 AM
Geez.  I thought the underpants kite was a little out there.  I never imagined we'd see a flying bikini.

(http://www.prismkites.com/img/kites/zerog/lg_1.jpg)


Title: Re: Prism Zero-G
Post by: mikenchico on March 17, 2012, 01:40 PM
A little subliminal sales stimulation by Mark?  :D

Always been known he is the expert at marketing and shelf appeal.



Title: Re: Prism Zero-G
Post by: Flying Fish on May 02, 2012, 11:59 AM
Just received my Zero-Gs and put them together quickly. Gorgeous kites and can't wait to fly them! Come in a nifty little 'wallet', and a nice touch is that the T-piece ferrule can be turned to be along the spine when the kite is rolled up rather than poke through the sail. Another nice touch is that each kite comes with two extra wing battens, 'in case you lose one'.

;D to Prism so far!


Title: Re: Prism Zero-G
Post by: Euphoria on May 02, 2012, 01:41 PM
Switch and Zero-G just arrived and looking forward to flying both soon.  7 year-old Grandson will be here this weekend and should love his new Switch.
The printed guides are very nicely done.  Not to mention the features of these new kites.
Let's all have a lot of fun with our latest Prism creations.


Title: Re: Prism Zero-G
Post by: kepople on May 02, 2012, 11:00 PM
Could not wait so I tried it in the dark. Whew I need some practice, however it glides really nice and turns on a dime.

Kirby


Title: Re: Prism Zero-G
Post by: Ca Ike on May 03, 2012, 01:18 AM
Had the Switch out yesterday but haven't done anything but stare at my Zero-G desktop decoration admiring its sexiness :P


Title: Re: Prism Zero-G
Post by: Kantaxel on May 03, 2012, 05:33 AM
Had the Switch out yesterday

How is it at a JL?   ;D


Title: Re: Prism Zero-G
Post by: Farmer_rob on May 03, 2012, 08:20 PM
 :P and not a single thank you for giving up my slot so u guys could gloat- lol


Title: Re: Prism Zero-G
Post by: Euphoria on May 04, 2012, 06:10 AM
Took my Zero-G for a spin last night, in the dark, and I too need to spend some time learning to finesse the kite.  Just like learning dual-line tricks, fighter kites and fly casting I'll need to spend some time with it.  When it does get high overhead it is really nice how it glides and turns with a slight tug of the line.  I had a few occasions where I was in a glide and realized I did not have the line in my hands anymore but the kite just gently glided to a landing.
The instructions indicate that the tension can be adjusted at the nose.  I am not certain how to make this adjustment and there does not appear to be a video for Zero-G adjustments at this time on Prisms website.  Any ideas?
I did adjust the tow point forward and seemed to get a better response from line inputs.
Any suggestions/support is greatly appreciated.


Title: Re: Prism Zero-G
Post by: mikenchico on May 04, 2012, 08:02 AM
Me too Rob - no love - but I have easy access to Steve's unlike you so your sacrifice is even greater  ;)

Thanks Farmer Rob you are a scholar and a gentleman   ;D



Title: Re: Prism Zero-G
Post by: Ca Ike on May 04, 2012, 11:06 AM
Took my Zero-G for a spin last night, in the dark, and I too need to spend some time learning to finesse the kite.  Just like learning dual-line tricks, fighter kites and fly casting I'll need to spend some time with it.  When it does get high overhead it is really nice how it glides and turns with a slight tug of the line.  I had a few occasions where I was in a glide and realized I did not have the line in my hands anymore but the kite just gently glided to a landing.
The instructions indicate that the tension can be adjusted at the nose.  I am not certain how to make this adjustment and there does not appear to be a video for Zero-G adjustments at this time on Prisms website.  Any ideas?
I did adjust the tow point forward and seemed to get a better response from line inputs.
Any suggestions/support is greatly appreciated.
The fitting on the spine the nose tension lines is attached to slides to change the canard tension.  I have yet to fly mine so I don't know how it affect the kite .


Title: Re: Prism Zero-G
Post by: Flying Fish on May 05, 2012, 09:53 AM
Wind was far from optimal for the Zero-Gs today (variable and up to 12mph), but I just wanted to fly them!

(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt306/drosomel/IMG_8705.jpg)(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt306/drosomel/IMG_8696.jpg)

Very curious how they'll behave when the wind is down to almost zero.