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Title: Talon SUL#4
Post by: Patchouli on March 27, 2012, 07:45 PM
Today I spent a good chunk of time with my Talon SUL #4 from Jest of Eve kites. My Talon UL wouldn't stay up so I got his little brother out. Out the bag without the 5gr. velcro tail weight it was easy to do most trick I do with my other Talons like: one and two pop yoyo, back spin, JC and half axel cascade. So much I almost forgot it was an SUL. Lost of fun to fly.I tried new trick (for me!) like Taz machine...nice (well not all of them  ::)) but Talon SUL literally floats during the rotation. It was sweeeet an easy.

I was not able to do lazy Susan,  it is me I need to wait longer for a deeper turtle, and flic flac but this is a very light kite so that is understandable. The key is "gentle touch and small inputs.

The SUL is not as tricky as the UL but it will trick and fly when the UL is on the ground. It is the most exciting SUL I have flown so far.

Hopefully this make sense.


Title: Re: Talon SUL#4
Post by: Bob D on March 28, 2012, 03:56 AM
Sounds nice! How much does it flex? Is it really that easy to fly or have you figured out the trick to tricking it?

I have a Nirvana WW that has 2 PTs and almost no mass. I'm not good at doing much of anything with it except axels. Of course I don't fly it much so maybe I just need more time with it.


Title: Re: Talon SUL#4
Post by: Patchouli on March 28, 2012, 07:27 AM
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How much does it flex?

Wind speed was between 6 - 9km/h. I didn't notice any flex in particular. Keep in mind the lower spreader is 3pt. I suppose it will flex on top of his wind range. According to Jest of Eve website Wing Range 2-10mph (3-16km/h).
 
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Is it really that easy to fly or have you figured out the trick to tricking it?


Let me put it this way my UL wouldn't stay up so I put together my SUL, launched it and with the same input (as the UL) did a yoyo. The transition between the two kites was almost transparent.  Then I realized i didn't need that much input and slowly adapted to the kite. I am no expert but this kite make me feel like one. I would say it is a Taz machine machine because I couldn't do this trick before...


Title: Re: Talon SUL#4
Post by: Krijn on March 28, 2012, 09:38 AM
6 km/h? I can fly all my ul's in that windspeed...
A SUL should fly in 2.

But nice you've had fun with it!


Title: Re: Talon SUL#4
Post by: madhabitz on March 28, 2012, 02:20 PM
6 km/h? I can fly all my ul's in that windspeed...
A SUL should fly in 2.

.... but not everyone is you, Krijn.  ;-)






(edited to take out the second 'i' I mistakenly added to Krijn's name)


Title: Re: Talon SUL#4
Post by: Patchouli on March 28, 2012, 03:21 PM
I have flow other SUL (Skyburner and Prism) at lower wind but I can't trick them.

Krijin Nice Talon set  ::). Did you have success to fly the Talon SUL at lower wind speed or indoor? Tks for sharing.


Title: Re: Talon SUL#4
Post by: Gamelord on March 28, 2012, 06:01 PM
I kinda have to agree with the above, I normally fly my Widow Maker UL down to 2-3 mph winds and it tricks excellently...even in my novice hands.  I would expect an SUL to be very usable in the .5/1 to 5 mph range.  My Ocius SUL can fly in .5 mph inland winds with average foot work and tricks very nicely in the 1mph and up range with minimal foot work.