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Title: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on August 19, 2012, 08:23 PM
My New Best Friend is Hugo

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii151/KenikeNui/Bandon039Small.jpg)

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii151/KenikeNui/Bandon262Small.jpg)

And He's a lot of Fun.  8)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: tpatter on August 19, 2012, 08:28 PM
Great looking location as well!  :)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on August 19, 2012, 08:38 PM
Great looking location as well!  :)

That's Face Rock @ Bandon, Or. The beach is huge at low tide.
As usual the wind was blowing in the wrong direction.  ::)

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: tpatter on August 19, 2012, 08:41 PM
Denny,

Can you compare it to your TNT? 

Thanks,

Tom


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on August 19, 2012, 08:50 PM
Denny,

Can you compare it to your TNT? 

Thanks,

Tom

Its a completely different animal Tom. Its a bigger kite, more sail area, with a deeper sail, and longer bridle. Its easier to fly straight lines and graceful corners with Hugo. Hugo is a bit harder to trick. Everything has to be just right, but the reward is, really awesome looking tricks. Hugo is louder and slower than the TNT. The std Hugo flies as low as the TNT comp UL. I flew them both in the same wind yesterday morning. 2 to 3 mph. I could do more with the TNT UL, but only because I've been flying it for 2 years and flying Hugo for 2 days.  ;)
I'll let you know more as I learn more about the kite.

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Krijn on August 19, 2012, 10:15 PM
Wow! Cool. And thanks for your minireview.


The short lines are just for the picture?


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: SparkieRob on August 19, 2012, 10:52 PM
Really nice colours.


Sent via Tapatalk for iPhone.


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on August 20, 2012, 04:15 AM
The short lines are just for the picture?


Yes.
There's room to fly 200' lines.  ;)

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii151/KenikeNui/Bandon389Small.jpg)

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on August 20, 2012, 04:33 AM
Really nice colours.

Thanks.
And welcome to the forum.  ;)

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: coogee on August 20, 2012, 01:05 PM
Hi
  hugo does look really spiffy and the first pic really is great, awesome background.
     Mike


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: firecsi on August 20, 2012, 02:09 PM
great Pictures Denny!

Tobie


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: vertigo2u on August 20, 2012, 03:36 PM
Great Photo kinda makes one wish to be there ... Just flying .....  Lets see a video of her flying....


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on August 21, 2012, 04:02 AM
Great Photo kinda makes one wish to be there ... Just flying .....  Lets see a video of her flying....

I won't bore you with my lack of skills.  ;)

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: jaydub on August 21, 2012, 04:10 AM
I'm really interested to hear at what wind speed Hugo you no longer consider Hugo your 'New Best Friend'.

The fully Aerostuff frame that provides its responsiveness and low bottom end must make it challenging as the wind rises.  What is the upper end of the trickable wind range?

There's certainly a lot of love for this kite on Drachenforum, so I'm sure you will really enjoy the difference in flight characteristics from the TNT.


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on August 21, 2012, 04:17 AM
I haven't flown Hugo in wind over 8 mph yet so I can't say just yet. Where I live there will be plenty of opportunity to test the upper wind limits. I'll let you know about that soon.  ;)

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Mr.Derrick on August 21, 2012, 12:12 PM
Denny, welcome to the club!

awsome pics. I linked them to the german kite forum, i think the guys over her will like them like i do.

Witch Lines  and length are you flying ?


I'm really interested to hear at what wind speed Hugo you no longer consider Hugo your 'New Best Friend'.

The fully Aerostuff frame that provides its responsiveness and low bottom end must make it challenging as the wind rises.  What is the upper end of the trickable wind range?

There's certainly a lot of love for this kite on Drachenforum, so I'm sure you will really enjoy the difference in flight characteristics from the TNT.


I think the upper end is round about 30...35 km/h  ... if you want fun. If you want fight with this kite you can at higer windspeed. The speed is going up and hugo starts pulling. You fly a kite like an train on its rails,  most Tricks are possible but you have to be prepared to move your feet. The nice thing is the the Aeorstuff Frame give you alltime the control over the kite.

In this Video (http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=8130.0) the Windrange started by round about 25...30 km/h down to 3...4 km/h. In the first Minutes you can hear the sound (Kite and Wind), at the end you can see (in background) guys are "fighting" with UL kites.


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: chilese on August 21, 2012, 01:08 PM
Time for an avatar change Denny?  :)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: harveystubbs on August 21, 2012, 01:27 PM
How about changing your name to Hugo too?  8)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: jaydub on August 21, 2012, 03:52 PM
I think the upper end is round about 30...35 km/h  ... if you want fun. If you want fight with this kite you can at higer windspeed. The speed is going up and hugo starts pulling. You fly a kite like an train on its rails,  most Tricks are possible but you have to be prepared to move your feet. The nice thing is the the Aeorstuff Frame give you alltime the control over the kite.

In this Video ([url]http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=8130.0[/url]) the Windrange started by round about 25...30 km/h down to 3...4 km/h. In the first Minutes you can hear the sound (Kite and Wind), at the end you can see (in background) guys are "fighting" with UL kites.

Dirk,

Very pleasantly surprised that it is that high.  I'd guessed 10-12 mph (16-20kph) as a top end.  i really don't like flying my Talon and DS in any more than that. I hadn't anticipated that a competition style kite would extend the wind range, but I guess the fact that they fly slower has some advantages.  I do think my normal flying site (a 50m x 30m plateau on top of a hill) might not be ideal for the length of line and amount of leg work that a Hugo would need though.

Jon


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: harveystubbs on August 21, 2012, 04:54 PM
Jon ...... Time for a vented kite? The vented talon flies pretty nice !  8)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on August 21, 2012, 07:44 PM
Denny, welcome to the club!

awsome pics. I linked them to the german kite forum, i think the guys over her will like them like i do.

Witch Lines  and length are you flying ?

Thanks Dirk.
I'm flying 40 kg. Shanti Skybond. In the pics its 22.5 meter lines. Most of the time I fly 37.5 meter lines.

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on August 22, 2012, 09:10 AM
Time for an avatar change Denny?  :)


Not yet John.  ;)

A couple of other thoughts on Hugo. The spins on this kite are very flat.
Here Hugo is mid 540:
(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii151/KenikeNui/Bandon231Small.jpg)

and the fade is the kind you could stake out and watch.

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii151/KenikeNui/Bandon199Small.jpg)

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: King-J on August 25, 2012, 07:43 AM
Hey Denny, glad to see you finally got it, looks like you and Kathy had a good time up in OR. Need to plan another trip, Terry wants to make a trip up along the OR coast, but I have just been to busy doing Concrete, Estimates and paperwork to even do much flying.


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on August 25, 2012, 02:57 PM
Hey John, I'm ready any time.  ;)
Got to spend some time with Hugo in higher winds today. At 10 to 15 Hugo tricks without any troubles. A slow steady walk forward is required. Above 15 Hugo starts to pull. At 20 Hugo was dragging my about, but no wingtip shudder.  8)  Tricks are still there at 20 but you need to be moving forward at a rapid walk.
Digging my heels in and flying AKA patterns in 20 mph winds may have stretched my arms out a few inches. At that speed Hugo pulls like a John Deere.  :D

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on August 26, 2012, 12:08 PM
I forgot to mention, with Hugo there's no fiddling with the bridle.
Just hook up your lines and fly. For me the useful (fun) wind range is 2 to 18 mph.

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: jaydub on August 26, 2012, 03:49 PM
For me the useful (fun) wind range is 2 to 18 mph.
That's encouraging. Starting to feel more tempted.

How's the top end compare with your TNTs?


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on August 27, 2012, 03:32 PM
How's the top end compare with your TNTs?

The TNT std comp is good to about 20 mph.
It doesn't pull as hard as Hugo in the upper end of the wind range.

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on August 30, 2012, 03:06 AM
Hugo will be at the Chico Fun Fly this Sunday if anyone wants to give it a toss.

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on September 07, 2012, 04:34 PM
Thought I'd add the pic that's my current wallpaper.

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii151/KenikeNui/Bandon095Small.jpg)

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Krijn on September 08, 2012, 12:04 AM
gorgeous


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Mr.Derrick on September 12, 2012, 11:24 AM
awsome day - laminar flow with 3 to 4 km/h, two good friends (and pilots) and three Hugos. A day don`t want miss !

(http://www.flyingblog.de/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/3_hugo.jpg)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on September 12, 2012, 05:05 PM
Thanks Krijn.
Great picture Dirk.
There are more Hugos in Berlin than there are in the USA.  :-[

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: tpatter on September 12, 2012, 09:52 PM
Seriously liking the look of the purple one!  :)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on September 13, 2012, 03:07 PM
Seriously liking the look of the purple one!  :)


Tell Mathias to build you one when he gets done with your TNT Zero.
You know you want one.  8)

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: ae on September 15, 2012, 09:23 AM
Thanks Krijn.
Great picture Dirk.
There are more Hugos in Berlin than there are in the USA.  :-[

Denny

Hehe, at times i feel like Berlin is the Kite city of Germany. We have so many fliers, a gorgeous flying field right in the middle of the city, and you can pretty much find every kite if you look close enough in someones bag. Plus new kites are showing up very rapidly in numbers as well. On good days on the field, you can see Old Hawaiians fly along side the newest trick kites, with buggy drivers in the back ground, surrounded by single line fliers, all the while little kids with their families watch with wide open eyes their own little single string kites dance in the wind.


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: tpatter on September 15, 2012, 11:46 AM
Tell Mathias to build you one when he gets done with your TNT Zero.
You know you want one.  8)


Hehe - I do have the link to the colorizer which is always fun.  :)

If anyone else wants to play, its here:
http://busterike.de/hugo/colorizer/ (http://busterike.de/hugo/colorizer/)

-Tom


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Wayner on September 15, 2012, 01:10 PM

Hehe, at times i feel like Berlin is the Kite city of Germany. We have so many fliers, a gorgeous flying field right in the middle of the city, and you can pretty much find every kite if you look close enough in someones bag. Plus new kites are showing up very rapidly in numbers as well. On good days on the field, you can see Old Hawaiians fly along side the newest trick kites, with buggy drivers in the back ground, surrounded by single line fliers, all the while little kids with their families watch with wide open eyes their own little single string kites dance in the wind.

Sounds like heaven  ;D


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on September 16, 2012, 06:25 AM
Hehe, at times i feel like Berlin is the Kite city of Germany. We have so many fliers, a gorgeous flying field right in the middle of the city, and you can pretty much find every kite if you look close enough in someones bag.

Must be nice. I live in a kiting wilderness.  :(

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Ca Ike on October 14, 2012, 09:57 PM
Well I got a chance to fly the only hugo in the states.  This is one sweet flying kite.  Mind you I only had about 20 min of 5 mph to fly it in but it handles really well.  Steady speed and pull, quite tricky and really locked in tracking.  You need good inputs to get the most out of the tricks but it will do just about any trick you want it too.  Like to get more time on the lines in better winds but this is one I will be adding to the bag when the budget allows.


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Mr.Derrick on October 15, 2012, 10:38 AM

Hehe, at times i feel like Berlin is the Kite city of Germany. We have so many fliers, a gorgeous flying field right in the middle of the city (...)


Sounds like heaven  ;D


ooooh yes, Airport Berlin-Tempelhof (http://maps.google.de/maps?hl=de&q=flughafen+tempelhof&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bpcl=35277026&biw=1920&bih=1026&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl) is kiters (inland)heaven.
THF is my parlor - I only need 7 minutes from door to field and also 7 from workplace to same filed, by bicycle...


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Ara Ararauna on October 16, 2012, 01:43 PM
Excellent pictures and site indeed.
Those picturs could have been serious competitors in the eolemag contest!

Also very nice kite. I like its silhouete.

N.


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on October 18, 2012, 06:23 AM
Sounds like you should have entered the photo contest Dirk.  ;)

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Ara Ararauna on October 18, 2012, 02:32 PM
Sounds like you should have entered the photo contest Dirk.  ;)

Denny

No DWayne, Dirks picture is nice but I was talking about yours in the first post! I really like them!

N.


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Ara Ararauna on October 18, 2012, 02:35 PM
Hehe, at times i feel like Berlin is the Kite city of Germany. We have so many fliers, a gorgeous flying field right in the middle of the city, and you can pretty much find every kite if you look close enough in someones bag.

Must be nice. I live in a kiting wilderness.  :(

Denny

Gee I feel the same here in Barcelona...
There's hardly anyone flying nowadays and I feel so lonely and lost at times... :(
Can't even share my nose landings...  ;)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on October 19, 2012, 07:21 PM

No DWayne, Dirks picture is nice but I was talking about yours in the first post! I really like them!

N.

Thank you very much.

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on October 22, 2012, 01:01 PM
Mike, aka HiFly, took these pictures at Drachenfest Malmsheim.


(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii151/KenikeNui/malmsj.jpg)

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Kabel on November 01, 2012, 08:36 AM
...just playing with hugo's colorizer...
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8471/8147652062_8babff1dbc_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/8147652062/)
Hugo_colorizer (part1) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/8147652062/#) von kabelfoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/kabelfoto/) auf Flickr

edit: I hope it's ok now. :)





Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on November 01, 2012, 01:09 PM
You may need to change the privacy settings on that photo.

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on November 02, 2012, 05:40 PM
Yeah Mike, that's better.  ;)

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: tpatter on November 02, 2012, 05:45 PM
You have been busy!

I think 7,2 matches your TNT set best (rainbow if I remember correctly?).


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on November 02, 2012, 06:27 PM
I like the 5th one in the 2nd column or the 9th one in the 4th column.
When Mathias releases the UL version, I think I'll use the 3rd one in the 4th column.  ;)

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Mr.Derrick on November 03, 2012, 12:53 AM
wouldn´t be a killjoy , but these are the rules:
(http://img.webme.com/pic/b/busterike/hugo_col.jpeg)
Picuter posted by Thorsten (aka Busterike, one of the constructers) at german kite forum


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Krijn on November 03, 2012, 01:04 AM
 :)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Krijn on November 03, 2012, 01:05 AM
When Mathias releases the UL version, I think I'll use the 3rd one in the 4th column. 

good choice, i like that one too


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Kabel on November 03, 2012, 05:59 AM
ok, here are some legit ones...

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8325/8150401168_8b2874e779_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/8150401168/)
Hugo_colorizer (part2) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/8150401168/#) von kabelfoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/kabelfoto/) auf Flickr

@Tom: Yes, I have some colorful TNTs. :) I don't want to buy a Hugo, just having fun with the colorizer in rainy days. I have flown one recently... great kite... but if I buy another kite, it will be a TNT Comp UL  (beside my Std and Zero)... I really like my TNTs.  ;D


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Mr.Derrick on November 19, 2012, 08:34 AM
There are the two daddys of Hugo - left Thorsten, middle Matthias.
([url]http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii151/KenikeNui/malmsj.jpg[/url])
Denny




If you like those pictures, whats about short vids ?

2 Hugos @ Warnemünde on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/50314467)
3 hugos @ Warnemünde on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/50314468)



Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on November 24, 2012, 05:14 AM
A video I found on vimeo;
https://vimeo.com/46737945
Thanks Dirk

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Kabel on December 02, 2012, 04:11 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8349/8238834669_e4213753fe_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/8238834669/)
HUGO-und-die-Schafe (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/8238834669/#) von kabelfoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/kabelfoto/) auf Flickr


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on December 03, 2012, 10:22 AM
([url]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8349/8238834669_e4213753fe_c.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/8238834669/[/url])
HUGO-und-die-Schafe ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/8238834669/#[/url]) von kabelfoto ([url]http://www.flickr.com/people/kabelfoto/[/url]) auf Flickr


That's a great foto   8)

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on December 16, 2012, 07:24 AM
Hugo is soon to have a new friend.
A UL version of Hugo. Meet Bill.....

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii151/KenikeNui/Bill_zps148a9b26.jpeg)

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: tpatter on December 16, 2012, 10:09 AM
It's called Bill?


Title: Re: Re: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: madhabitz on December 16, 2012, 12:21 PM

A UL version of Hugo. Meet Bill.....

Aw, he gives his kites pet names. The old softie. :P


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Mr.Derrick on December 17, 2012, 10:41 AM
Aw, he gives his kites pet names. The old softie. :P

No, there is a system behind the naming. I needed a moment to understand it.
My advantage: i know two guys behind the kites very well, and i know how ill they are sometimes (i mean that positiv).


Title: Re: Re: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: red sweater on December 17, 2012, 12:00 PM

A UL version of Hugo. Meet Bill.....

Aw, he gives his kites pet names. The old softie. :P

Softie? He's naming them after destructive hurricanes. I think that goes a little too far in the other direction.


Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: madhabitz on December 17, 2012, 03:09 PM

A UL version of Hugo. Meet Bill.....

Aw, he gives his kites pet names. The old softie. :P

Softie? He's naming them after destructive hurricanes. I think that goes a little too far in the other direction.

lol


Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Mr.Derrick on December 18, 2012, 08:18 AM
The name Bill is out of the movie world.... but the name of this Kite is realy sencondary. Nothing else matters, than skills. And there are enough.

I don`t had flow the last version (Bill)  but some diffenrent prottyps bevor and likewise the std i ordered mine after 15 minutes with the the first of them. Well, you don`t realy need it because the std flys well in lower winds (the pair and Team movies are taken by messured 4 km/h windspeed). But if you will have the FULL Hugo feeling at the low end it will be fine to have one. So i am again like a cat on a hot tin roof, till postman rings...


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on December 20, 2012, 05:07 PM
It's called Bill?

That's the word I got.  ;)

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Krijn on January 09, 2013, 12:23 PM
i've got one, flightreport (movie?) will follow

(http://i50.tinypic.com/2zz1g6h.jpg)

(http://i48.tinypic.com/svng9g.jpg)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: tpatter on January 09, 2013, 02:22 PM
I very much look forward to it and perhaps a review as well!  :)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on January 09, 2013, 03:32 PM
Sweet. I like the red. Looking forward to the video.

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Krijn on January 09, 2013, 09:36 PM
that's not red, it's rubin (pink-red)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on January 10, 2013, 04:46 AM
that's not red, it's rubin (pink-red)

Looks more red than pink to me, but what do I know ?

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Krijn on January 10, 2013, 08:35 AM
maybe an outside picture?

(http://i45.tinypic.com/eiwmeh.jpg)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: kepople on January 10, 2013, 09:55 AM
video please?


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: adx1592 on January 10, 2013, 10:32 PM
I'm still waiting to see a video in a few parts showcasing all the TnTs and the Hugo, Denny.

(That'd be a new avatar... pic of all of'em)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on January 12, 2013, 05:31 AM
I'm still waiting to see a video in a few parts showcasing all the TnTs and the Hugo, Denny.

(That'd be a new avatar... pic of all of'em)

I get good wind here about once a year.
Probably why I've only made 5 videos in 5 years.
I'll try to do another sometime this year.  ;)

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: kepople on January 17, 2013, 08:21 AM
Any more HUGO vids?


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Krijn on January 17, 2013, 09:32 AM
just a few minutes more work, but i have to wait till my son sleeps tonight...

in a few hours (now half past six here)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: kepople on January 17, 2013, 10:11 AM
Awesome! cant wait.

So is it the greatest kite ever?


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Mr.Derrick on January 17, 2013, 11:11 AM
Any more HUGO vids?



don`t know witch vids you are knowing but here are some:
Hugo - Backlight on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/46737945)
Erdbeben2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmjHnv47CKM#ws)
Geh ums Eck! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q43tq2GGn0k#ws)
Hugo - Welzheim 2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cow4s6GBBjs#ws)
Der Gerät... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAdoHr70NO0#ws)

forthcoming (next week maybe) a vid of Bill (Hugo UL)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: kepople on January 17, 2013, 11:51 AM
Cool... google only brings up a couple videos btw. need some tags on the other videos.


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on January 17, 2013, 01:19 PM
Cool... google only brings up a couple videos btw. need some tags on the other videos.

Search Vimeo.  ;)

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Mr.Derrick on January 27, 2013, 09:03 AM
Bill (Hugo UL)
Bill on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/58134918)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: mikenchico on January 27, 2013, 09:24 AM
Nice ... love having the sound of the kite left in, great camera work and flying too. Thanks



Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: tpatter on January 27, 2013, 09:29 AM
What a Sunday morning treat!  Thank you. 


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on January 27, 2013, 11:31 AM
Nice video Dirk. I need to get mine ordered.

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: PAW on January 27, 2013, 01:27 PM
Love the Vid Dirk !


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: coogee on January 27, 2013, 02:31 PM
Yes.... very good vid. Kite looks great fun.
 Mike


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: kepople on January 27, 2013, 03:09 PM
Bill looks very friendly...


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Mr.Derrick on January 28, 2013, 01:13 AM
Bill is like Hugo but with 50 gramm less weight. Tricks like Yoyos need a bit more room and the timing of the input must be right. If your are not right, he is only laughing about you.
His best side is prezision performance in low winds (round about 3 or 4 km/h), he runs like on rails and corners are without ass-shacking.


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: jaydub on January 28, 2013, 04:23 AM
Nice vid, Dirk.  8)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Kabel on January 28, 2013, 01:29 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8378/8424157363_ef30e826b6_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/8424157363/)
Bill (1) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/8424157363/#) von kabelfoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/kabelfoto/) auf Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8055/8425242282_74a565df14_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/8425242282/)
Bill (2) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/8425242282/#) von kabelfoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/kabelfoto/) auf Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8073/8427551287_a10cd11c3f_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/8427551287/)
Bill (3) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/8427551287/#) von kabelfoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/kabelfoto/) auf Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8077/8429923290_8ff13d6e0d_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/8429923290/)
Bill (4) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/8429923290/#) von kabelfoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/kabelfoto/) auf Flickr


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Busterike on January 30, 2013, 12:30 AM
...and corners are without ass-shacking.


Damm.... Our next kite will called LOLA .... With a lot of ass-shaking ;). 

And a little picture....
(http://img.webme.com/pic/b/busterike/bill2_850.jpg)


Title: Re: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: madhabitz on January 30, 2013, 10:19 AM
Lola? Love the name. Denny, once Bill and Lola arrive, we will have to get you down for a return visit to Ripon. This is an amazing lineup of kites!

Nancy


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: houdini on February 01, 2013, 02:26 AM
Bill@work:
(http://img.webme.com/pic/b/busterike/bill3_850.jpg)

(http://img.webme.com/pic/b/busterike/bill4_850.jpg)

Regards from very cold Germany
Mathias


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: kepople on February 01, 2013, 09:22 AM
So Awesome!


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: tpatter on February 01, 2013, 11:31 AM
I like the look of color on/near the wingtips, particularly when the kite is in motion.



Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Mr.Derrick on February 02, 2013, 12:25 AM
found at y**tube

Hugos pure sound
3 Radaubrüder (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwpLO8B49w0#ws)


Hugos square eights
3 Radaubrüder 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiAwz_oZt1g#ws)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on February 02, 2013, 08:54 AM
Nice fotos Mathias.
And welcome to the forum.  ;)

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Kabel on February 07, 2013, 10:40 AM
again some more photos..  :)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8530/8452989527_7bd51e927e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/8452989527/)
Bill (5) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/8452989527/#) von kabelfoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/kabelfoto/) auf Flickr
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8111/8452987035_bd0b11e590_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/8452987035/)
Bill (6) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/8452987035/#) von kabelfoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/kabelfoto/) auf Flickr
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8248/8454077226_70095ccb45_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/8454077226/)
Bill (7) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/8454077226/#) von kabelfoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/kabelfoto/) auf Flickr
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8231/8454075026_f9b71209b2_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/8454075026/)
Bill  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/8454075026/#) von kabelfoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/kabelfoto/) auf Flickr


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Ara Ararauna on February 08, 2013, 06:03 AM
Nice pictures! I like the first one best with the factory in the back. Nice!

BTW I can't seem to see the difference between HUGO and Bill...
Can anyone explain it?
Thanks,

N.


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on February 08, 2013, 06:16 AM
Nice pictures! I like the first one best with the factory in the back. Nice!

BTW I can't seem to see the difference between HUGO and Bill...
Can anyone explain it?
Thanks,

N.

Hugo is a std kite and Bill is its UL counterpart.
You can tell them apart by the different striping.  ;)


Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Ara Ararauna on February 08, 2013, 11:43 PM
Oh, OK.
I guess I didn't read through the thread properly, sorry.

I could see the patten differences though   :)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Wayner on February 09, 2013, 11:27 AM

Thanks for the videos,

Love the sound of those Hugos  ;D

great squares too.  8)




Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Kabel on February 11, 2013, 10:17 AM
again...  :D

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8250/8458949595_e01ed6d1c3_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/8458949595/)
Bill (11) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/8458949595/#) von kabelfoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/kabelfoto/) auf Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8252/8458951277_6cf76cae34_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/8458951277/)
Bill (10) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/8458951277/#) von kabelfoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/kabelfoto/) auf Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8093/8460055478_2527fd3320_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/8460055478/)
Bill (9) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/8460055478/#) von kabelfoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/kabelfoto/) auf Flickr


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on February 12, 2013, 04:24 AM
So Kabel, do you like Bill so far ?

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Kabel on February 12, 2013, 09:07 AM
Hi Denny,
yes, I like it very much! I like it so much, that I will sell my TNT std.. Once you
have a kite with such a sail pressure it's strange to switch to a kite with less pull
like the TNT... so I will buy the Hugo as my new std..

Best


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on February 12, 2013, 04:06 PM
Hi Denny,
yes, I like it very much! I like it so much, that I will sell my TNT std.. Once you
have a kite with such a sail pressure it's strange to switch to a kite with less pull
like the TNT... so I will buy the Hugo as my new std..

Best


I chose to keep both. They are very different, but both are very funny to fly.  8)

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Kabel on February 13, 2013, 05:56 AM
I would love to keep both, but it's a matter of money...


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on February 14, 2013, 02:55 AM
I would love to keep both, but it's a matter of money...

I can understand that.
Someone will be happy with your old TNT's.  ;)

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Busterike on February 22, 2013, 04:32 AM
HUGO - who go ? on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/60234004)

or

http://youtu.be/uxFCSt6dpwE (http://youtu.be/uxFCSt6dpwE)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: DWayne on February 22, 2013, 07:27 PM
Nice video.  ;)

Denny


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: coogee on February 22, 2013, 08:16 PM
I like it, good!
 Mike


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Krijn on February 27, 2013, 11:56 AM
i've got hugo and bill now  ;D



(http://i55.tinypic.com/rljrlu.jpg)

(http://i52.tinypic.com/ra2t8p.jpg)

(http://i55.tinypic.com/30w86jb.jpg)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: coogee on February 27, 2013, 06:52 PM
Both look good, it would be nice to have the UL and Std in the same kite. Gotta go....drooling a bit.
 Mike


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: houdini on March 17, 2013, 04:24 AM
Under pressure...
(http://img.webme.com/pic/b/busterike/welzheim.jpg)



Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Ara Ararauna on March 17, 2013, 06:35 AM
Wow! That looks nasty!  :o

One wonders how those structures can undertake those forces...



Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: dragonfly on March 21, 2013, 03:44 AM
(http://kites-ireland.com/image_library/hugo_beach1.jpg)

(http://kites-ireland.com/image_library/hugo_beach2.jpg)


Man's best friend -!!!-


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: coogee on March 21, 2013, 04:47 AM
Great looking kite the colours are a nice mix. The location is a cracker!
   Mike


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Kabel on April 03, 2013, 03:55 AM
Hugo/Bill stack:  :D


Wooow...ahhh!!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCI-7YncBRI#ws)



Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: white wing lover on April 03, 2013, 08:18 PM
The final few frames are a gas...  :D :D :D


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Kabel on April 05, 2013, 12:10 PM
Hi,
another test with Bill and Hugo.  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFUKyNmWPQs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFUKyNmWPQs)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Ca Ike on April 05, 2013, 07:29 PM
Interesting.  Anyone else get dizzy watching these fisheye lens go pro vids?


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Lou on April 05, 2013, 07:38 PM
Interesting.  Anyone else get dizzy watching these fisheye lens go pro vids?

Yes, sometimes an almost static object so closely captured will amplify the pincushioning effect of the vertical lines.  Amazing that a lens originally designed to capture images of pipeline now is used for extreme sports video capture.  I still prefer wide angle/super wide over 180 degree lenses.  Nonetheless, I still enjoy the onboard flight time though... :)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Kabel on May 16, 2013, 10:17 AM
Here are some stills of my upcoming movie (it will take some time). They were made in Wissant/France. Enjoy!

Stills EX3_h264 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-0IPChLTZ0#ws)

Stills A100_h264 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwjXOpEn3mM#ws)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: alien on May 17, 2013, 03:37 AM
Thanks Kabel,
Never seen an onboard like that,excellente and some of those still shots awesome scenery.  :o
Cant wait for the movie and hot looking kites  :P


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: tpatter on August 08, 2013, 09:06 PM
And another


(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-NtnM761U8Ms/UgRpSqYH5rI/AAAAAAAAD-8/fgyKgz3Gd2s/s800/photo.JPG)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: sugarbaker on August 08, 2013, 09:29 PM
nice Tom, I haven't been out to the hill in a couple of weeks... hopefully I get a chance to see your Hugo soon!


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Kabel on August 09, 2013, 10:16 AM
Be careful with cyniques.. ;)

Erst hui, dann pfui! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czo23huBhkY#ws)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Krijn on August 09, 2013, 01:24 PM
nice one, tom!


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Kabel on August 10, 2013, 01:08 PM
Today, it was windy...

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5523/9478973003_eed99aec68_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/9478973003/)
Hugo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/9478973003/#) von kabelfoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/kabelfoto/) auf Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2841/9481762062_4a785bfc05_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/9481762062/)
Hugo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/9481762062/#) von kabelfoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/kabelfoto/) auf Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3792/9481758648_8a29a46cdc_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/9481758648/)
Hugo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/9481758648/#) von kabelfoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/kabelfoto/) auf Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7302/9481753800_e590cb6f69_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/9481753800/)
Hugo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/9481753800/#) von kabelfoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/kabelfoto/) auf Flickr


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: tpatter on August 10, 2013, 03:45 PM
This monochrome scheme looks amazing - simple and beautiful.   

Is your UL also monochrome?


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Kabel on August 10, 2013, 03:53 PM
Hi,
yes, Bill is monochrome, too.
You can see him in my recent video (00:00-00:12s)... or in the other videos above in this thread.. :)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Krijn on August 22, 2013, 03:55 AM
(http://i41.tinypic.com/2n0odv6.jpg)

 :P


Krijn


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: tpatter on August 22, 2013, 08:21 AM
Nice looking set!

So, Bill, HUGO, ?, King

Who is that guy in the middle?


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Krijn on August 22, 2013, 11:42 AM
From left to right it is:

Bill - Hugo - Hugo - King


Not too difficult, isn't it?  :D

One as a backup and for pairflying!


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: tpatter on August 22, 2013, 11:49 AM
From left to right it is:

Bill - Hugo - Hugo - King


Not too difficult, isn't it?  :D

One as a backup and for pairflying!

Makes sense - I thought perhaps something else was in development.



Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Kabel on August 23, 2013, 01:32 PM
New photos... :-D

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3792/9576730043_1a196dd118_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/9576730043/)
All Hugo + Bill @Wissant (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/9576730043/#) von kabelfoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/kabelfoto/) auf Flickr

The original sized set:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/sets/72157635200323368/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabelfoto/sets/72157635200323368/)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: northwavesailor on August 23, 2013, 01:37 PM
So, who makes Hugo and Bill kites?

Nice photos, Kabel!


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Krijn on August 25, 2013, 03:32 AM
So, who makes Hugo and Bill kites?

Nice photos, Kabel!

mathias haack (tnt) and thorsten mikus (black pearl), both from germany, developed these fantastic kites together


Krijn


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Kabel on August 26, 2013, 07:52 AM
Just a little test...

Drachensteigen in Wissant (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIGoktrhU1M#)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: northwavesailor on August 26, 2013, 08:55 AM
Does anyone sell the Hugo in the US?

I saw a German kite site and the pricing was $660US and I don't think that included shipping! Great looking kite that must fly wonderfully.


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Krijn on August 26, 2013, 08:57 AM
Does anyone sell the Hugo in the US?

I saw a German kite site and the pricing was $660US and I don't think that included shipping! Great looking kite that must fly wonderfully.

just contact thorsten, i'll pm his mailaddress to you

and yes, they are expensive...


Krijn


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Kabel on September 20, 2013, 02:31 PM
Another Bill video... nearly windless... sloppy flying, nice nature.


Bill à Wissant (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVcMYu6y_9M#)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Ara Ararauna on September 22, 2013, 03:31 AM
Another Bill video... nearly windless... sloppy flying, nice nature.


Nice!
I wished I could be that sloppy  ;)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: photogbill on September 25, 2013, 08:12 AM
Another Bill video... nearly windless... sloppy flying, nice nature.


Nice!
I wished I could be that sloppy  ;)

Yes ...agreed!


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Kabel on September 29, 2013, 03:49 PM
New fun video for you... :)

BURN! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhXTLfryrI8#)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Ara Ararauna on September 29, 2013, 04:04 PM
Wow!   :)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Kabel on December 14, 2013, 11:50 AM
New Hugo video for Christmas! ;)

No Control à Wissant on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/81891412)


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: tpatter on December 31, 2013, 08:02 PM
Always love these videos, some smooth combos in there!  :)


https://vimeo.com/83070840


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Mr.Derrick on January 01, 2014, 10:08 AM
BTW
I saw a German kite site and the pricing was $660US and I don't think that included shipping! Great looking kite that must fly wonderfully.

Everything is clear to me now... sometime i'm wondering why so much very nice kites from europe like Hugo and Bill, Veyron, X (new from alphakites), Slash or Fury don`t find the way across the pond.
...for the last ordered Trickkite  i payed 525€.... if you will have this one in US, you will pay round about 722$ (incl. shipping even 780$).Comperd with this Lams prices sound like a bargain.  Accept my deep sympathy.


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: PUZZLE on March 16, 2014, 09:53 AM
how does the hugo compare to a benson deepspace?


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: Krijn on March 16, 2014, 10:45 AM
like u2 to coldplay




edit: sorry, i meant the other way around


Title: Re: My New Best Friend
Post by: PUZZLE on March 16, 2014, 01:02 PM
listened to u2 like 20 years ago and dont like coldplay, they dont seem that far apart to me. i like within temptation, nightwish or placebo
in other words it didnt really answer my question