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 on: September 17, 2017, 08:07 AM 
Started by Trip - Last post by mwp
Its an ok kite, sort of trickable but not really. Sits in a fade nicely but some strange oversteer and strong inputs usually required. I believe it is very heavy for what it is as the weight just seems like it is in the wrong place. The price is not bad but the quality is still not there for the price tag. Overall though, it is the kite that I take to the beach solely to teach friends and it is perfect for that. I think 5-10 mph is for sure doable with bridle adjustment

 on: September 17, 2017, 07:36 AM 
Started by synthexracing - Last post by Trip
For what its worth... out of all the different brand of straps that I own, the best are BOAS. But, as you stated, they're not being made anymore and everyone is out of stock.

 on: September 17, 2017, 07:26 AM 
Started by Trip - Last post by Trip
Very good review Allen. I've received my QRSE,  but haven't had a chance to fly it yet.

As far as the weight and where it was made... I was going off of JaseRicco's post in KiteLife:
"Looks like the weight is off. When I first received mine I contacted Prism directly, and Keegan(Rep. at Prism) stated that the Quantum weight is 15.3oz / 435g".

Also, as far as where it was made, I just assumed that since only 200 were made, it was made in the USA. If I'm wrong, which I very well could be, let me know and I'll change the specs. I looked extensively but couldn't find where it was made.

Since the QRSE is a regular Prism Quantum with a different sail and framing, I've been using the specs for the Quantum for the QRSE. When I first started flying 3 years ago, my first kite was a Prism Quantum. I learned a great deal about flying sport kites with that kite. It took a lot of abuse and still came out flying like a champ. I learned early on that the Prism Quantum IS a heavy kite when compared to other kites. I found that my optimum wind experience for that kite to be around 15mph. Allen, I believe you are correct when you say that it won't fly in 3 mph wind. I found it difficult to fly in 5-8 mph wind.

IMHO, this kite may be more for beginners, but for the money, you can't get a better kite.

 on: September 17, 2017, 06:37 AM 
Started by mwp - Last post by Krijn
you are most welcome:

october 28th: Afterparty Smiley (but that is 2017)

first (?) weekend of may: Tricksparty Zeebrugge (Belgium)

6th - 8th july: Bootcamp in Zeeland

 on: September 17, 2017, 02:30 AM 
Started by True Rookie - Last post by inewham
moved as requested

First of all dont spend a fortune reframing a kite that wont really benefit from it - tell us what it is and maybe someone has already done it

Leading edges dont have to be the same for upper and lower when kites used to have curved LEs I have seem a siff upper and a bendy lower used.
Spines are surprisingly heavily loaded and often overlooked. Dosnt need 7P's but dont put wrapped rods everywhere else and then throw a pices of 6mm pultrude in the spine

Framing choices depend on the shape of the kite, telling us what it is would let us know what shape.
If its a straight LE polyvalent, use stiff rods.
If it has curves use tapers
if it doesnt backspin well, using tapers for LS's  flattens the outer panel due to the flex and helps backspins
LS generally need to be stiff but there are exceptions

 on: September 17, 2017, 01:54 AM 
Started by mwp - Last post by jaydub
Both the Magnet and Magnet XL are great choices.  My standard Magnet just spins nice and flat on the spot.  The XL spins slower, but gives you a bit more time for your inputs.

I would love to try one of the Dutch 90 series closed source kites.  Perhaps I need to schedule a trip over to the Netherlands in 2018.

 on: September 17, 2017, 12:37 AM 
Started by vertigo2u - Last post by vertigo2u
Had great wind and I ate it up till it got dark...  Cheesy Cheesy

Probably my  Cool best flying this year... Huh Huh

 on: September 17, 2017, 12:18 AM 
Started by tpatter - Last post by coogee

How does the Aura compare with the NFX

Always liked the look of the Aura


 on: September 16, 2017, 10:49 PM 
Started by tpatter - Last post by tpatter
Love these two!

Had some great fun with these 2 today!   It's a rare thing for my bag to contain much other than an assortment of Lams kites, but these 2 are always in the bag. 

I need to have Lam make me a classy looking white/grey/purple Transformer SUL to match these for me. 

All 3 super low wind flyers in their own no-compromise styles. 

 on: September 16, 2017, 10:44 PM 
Started by mwp - Last post by Krijn
looking at your kites: i've had some lam-kites, but i found them very difficult to taz (maybe that's eve nthe reason i've sold them!)
also the solus

i learned the taz on the alphakites TNT, such a great kite, but also expensive...
veyron: if you try to do a half-axel, it will taz
sin: easy
unik, great tazzer

open source: magnet (xl), matrix

and closed source: 90three and 90nine (sooo easy)


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