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 71 
 on: August 19, 2016, 01:38 PM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by OCPablo

KFX review here: http://v2.2.kiteclique.com/r-sky-krystal-fx-retrospective/

Transformer here: http://v2.2.kiteclique.com/skysport-designs-transformer-tl-sul-review-by-krijn/

Toxic here: http://v2.2.kiteclique.com/r-sky-toxic-s-by-harvey/

End of the day ... you can't really miss with any of the R-Sky's (Toxic powers up tho) - or the Transformer.

-Frazer


Thanks!

 72 
 on: August 19, 2016, 01:36 PM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by OCPablo
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An older kite that really fits this description once reframed is the Matheson HQ Zenith. Mine has a 5pt frame and is pretty much exactly what you describe

As much as I love the Midi, the Zenith is my desert island kite. The only one with the stock frame is the grey fade. The rest are Skyshark 2PT, 3PT, 5PT and Avia Skinny UL.

As Allen said, pull out the stock Avia .2100s and re-frame it with something stiffer. The red fade I fly the most has been re-framed with Avia G-Force UL, inspired by Allen Stroh's Midi modifications article. I'll re-frame it in Sky Shark 5PT once I break the last of my Avias. Embarrassed
The Sky Shark spar is much more durable.




Dear Lord I absolutely love the bottom two kites.

If you ever need a good home for them...


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 73 
 on: August 19, 2016, 01:34 PM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by OCPablo
Some great points...

While there might be some concern adding a specific small weight to the tips, I know I can get the same effect by upgrading the lower L/E rods with something slightly stronger.  I used to do this all the time, in fact my absolute fav kite was my Mini Sandpiper that had old Skyshark 2P in the upper L/E and 5PT in the lower and a 5P spine.  That one change turned it into a flat spin monster, most likely do to the increase overall mass.

As I thought about this more, I think the biggest challenge with current stable of trick kites is their deep sail and the design to get the nose pointing up/down when the kite is laid on it's back/face.  I think the real value of the spine weight is in creating momentum during roll-up type moves and as that is not where my focus is, the first move is to remove them and see what happens.  Curved L/E's also help to produce flat spins, and I have modified some kites in the past by simply using a slightly taut foul line from tip to tip.

Another idea I had was to grab some lead tape and play with adding small amounts of weight along the spine, above the "T" to see if I can get the spine angle more level vs nose up during flat spins.

I need to ask a dumb question... but what is "Deep Turtle"?

Again... thanks for all the great feedback!

 74 
 on: August 19, 2016, 01:29 PM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by inewham
Is it a sign that you have to many kites when you suddenly remember you bought a Zenith a couple of years ago and its still sat at the back of your office waiting to get some airtime  Huh

... Off to look for it  Roll Eyes

 75 
 on: August 18, 2016, 09:58 PM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by JimB
I had a Zenith with a GFUL frame that was to die for.

 76 
 on: August 18, 2016, 09:11 PM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by skb
[..]

An older kite that really fits this description once reframed is the Matheson HQ Zenith. Mine has a 5pt frame and is pretty much exactly what you describe

As much as I love the Midi, the Zenith is my desert island kite. The only one with the stock frame is the grey fade. The rest are Skyshark 2PT, 3PT, 5PT and Avia Skinny UL.

As Allen said, pull out the stock Avia .2100s and re-frame it with something stiffer. The red fade I fly the most has been re-framed with Avia G-Force UL, inspired by Allen Stroh's Midi modifications article. I'll re-frame it in Sky Shark 5PT once I break the last of my Avias. Embarrassed
The Sky Shark spar is much more durable.





clickable thumbnails

 77 
 on: August 18, 2016, 08:56 PM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by Frazer

KFX review here: http://v2.2.kiteclique.com/r-sky-krystal-fx-retrospective/

Transformer here: http://v2.2.kiteclique.com/skysport-designs-transformer-tl-sul-review-by-krijn/

Toxic here: http://v2.2.kiteclique.com/r-sky-toxic-s-by-harvey/

End of the day ... you can't really miss with any of the R-Sky's (Toxic powers up tho) - or the Transformer.

-Frazer

 78 
 on: August 18, 2016, 06:12 PM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by Frazer
I prefer the KFX myself and with that design you can collect a great set WW / LW / STD.

The KFX/NFX/15 are all great designs.

Tom's onto something with the Transformer tho
  * offers all their tricks
  * better build quality
  * prolly easier to find here in the US

The R-Sky's all have better graphics tho Wink

-Frazer

 79 
 on: August 18, 2016, 04:40 PM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by thief

An older kite that really fits this description once reframed is the Matheson HQ Zenith. Mine has a 5pt frame and is pretty much exactly what you describe

Got a spare zenith???
Wish I had grabbed one when I could have

 80 
 on: August 18, 2016, 03:36 PM 
Started by OCPablo - Last post by tpatter
One word - Transformer

If you don't like that word, then KFX

You briefly describe my favorite sort of kite and the Transformer SUL and KFX LW trick like a dream and can take a very heavy (and fast) input.  They also both Taz better than most kites I've flown.

Both stock for my tastes. Both flat spin, but it's certainly a new school flat spin.

I also like the KFW WW, but it's a slow mover.

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