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 on: Today at 01:01 PM 
Started by aerial art - Last post by chilese
Dangerous air art?  Huh Smiley

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 on: Today at 12:51 PM 
Started by aerial art - Last post by aerial art
And another- have to get my building in now before school starts back up. One more to go.
Scott


 3 
 on: Today at 11:06 AM 
Started by Ca Ike - Last post by chilese
A pleasure to have you on the forum RoyReed.  Smiley

 4 
 on: Today at 11:05 AM 
Started by Ca Ike - Last post by RoyReed
This has the bridle specs for the standard and UL: reeddesign.co.uk/pdf/Exile.pdf

 5 
 on: Today at 09:53 AM 
Started by kwmf - Last post by asburyparkjohn
Just my two cents - in the old days I guess for me in the period of 2005 or so when I started to enter some competitions the W was the 'go to' Precision kite. The kite normally flown on 125' X 90# or higher # (preferred to slow down the kite at the sharper angles) carved out some of the best AKA diagrams at all comp flying levels. Some pilots I remember even went to this kite away from their so-called custom trick kite to score higher in precision. Some (few) ... not all. I never owned one but flew it for a couple of hours and could see its Precision capability. Its been awhile since I had one in my hand and in this time I knew only the very basic Level I/II tricks. There are of a great design and for figure flying one of the best. Still? I stuck with Lam's Sea Devil at this time as it simply was not worth the extra cash to have an EDGE with a pure Precision kite. In terms of its tricking capability ... again can't rate as I have not flown one in years ... at its price level no doubt a good kite for its dollar value. Its always had a good reputation.
The QPRO is indeed a SIMILAR kite. This kite I have flown for years ...

APJ

 6 
 on: Today at 09:51 AM 
Started by kwmf - Last post by chilese
I feel that the Quantum Pro by Prism is "similar".

The QP is a bit slower overall and does not trick as easily

as the Widow Maker, but it tracks better IMHO.

 7 
 on: Today at 05:59 AM 
Started by kwmf - Last post by kwmf
Hi there

I am wondering what kites are most similar to the Skyburner Widow (standard)?

I have a Widow NG and spent a bit of time on the Widowmaker, which felt much snappier and felt like it just wanted to be spanked.

I liked the feel and I'm wondering what else out there has a similar feel in terms of flight, sail pressure, required movements, etc?

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 on: Yesterday at 01:42 PM 
Started by JWilson - Last post by randyg
"Got on" meant it never really measured up to the original, IMO. The bridle was set correctly, fwiw. Anyway, I pretty much mind-melded with the original Nirvana from the get go.

Gram for gram, trick for trick, the original Nirvana series are my favorite kites ever. I don't fly much these days but want to really give the N3E's a go and see what all the fuss is about. Deeper turtles and all. Wink

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 on: Yesterday at 01:22 PM 
Started by JWilson - Last post by harveystubbs
I never got on with the NSE. Not like I did with the original Nirvana. But I was pulling away from kiting at the point I bought the NSE and didn't really look very hard into modifying the bridle. And because it was never as popular as the original Nirvana, there was never much info on bridle variations.

I cannot properly review the N3E for you but will give you a word of caution. Though I purchased both N3E's used, both had bridles out of whack. The LW I purchased was so far off I just tied up a new one. I am pretty sure these bridles came from France that way so be sure to have measurements handy when you receive the kite. Or ask the seller to verify the bridle has been tied correctly.

Now that both of mine have proper bridles I'll get to see how well they fly and trick. Wink

Maybe you didn't get on with the other two because their bridles were off too  Wink

What are your favourite kites then?

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 on: Yesterday at 12:00 PM 
Started by Fly Market - Last post by Fly Market
Just got the invitation for Gujarat, India, January 8-14, 2017. The Gujarat Tourism Corporation pays for everything, including airfare. I can't go, but if you're interested in attending, PM me with your e-mail address and I'll forward the info to you.

Please note, this is primarily a single line event. If your interest is primarily flying multi-line kite, Gujarat really isn't the event for you.

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