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 on: August 27, 2014, 06:54 AM 
Started by Daedalus - Last post by Daedalus
It is a quick kite for its size, strong pulling and pretty in the sky. Its flight characteristics are old school, no tricks worth mention. It is more along the lines of carving up the sky.

Hmmm... Many thanks for the reply. Being an old guy, those seem to be the qualities I am looking for.

In general, is HQ build quality decent? I've not bought a "new" kite in a while (vintage stuff doesn't count).  The last frame kite I bought "new" was a Hyperkites Hot Wing (and I can't even find a picture of that model online)  Cheesy

Thanks, again, for the information.  I appreciate the reply.

Warmest regards

 on: August 27, 2014, 05:40 AM 
Started by whitebirdlover - Last post by whitebirdlover
As to the stand-offs, they had an arrow nock which grabbed the sewn-on tags. Other end to fit into a piece of tubing on the LS. More here.

Lex, what did you decide to use on your 'darts.
The pics in the linked post were removed...

 on: August 27, 2014, 05:32 AM 
Started by Jorge Gouverneur - Last post by JJF6
Forgot to mention,

The kite excels in rising and falling fades and sliding fades - left and right, when I first flew the kite I thought it was an upgrade of the Flying wings Soul but in smaller version. The same as Levelone did the with JJF's to the larger versions of the kite such as the Eternity.

 The evolution of the kites is amazing, consequently I have 6x JJF,s, 2 xEternities, 5x Flying wing Souls - why because I connected with those kites over other kites at the time given my skill base at the time.

I have purchased many more kites from France, Germany, Poland, USA, England, Ireland and two be honest I love to fly, put on some good tunes and disconnect from the world for about 1-3 hrs at at time.

I love how the kite transitions slowly, your in a hurry but if you just  wait just a moment the kite will do it anyway just slow down the process. An old mate Paul Shirey explained in instructions to my Sano Sul, slow down and a steady hand is better than fast movements - feel the kite and fly the kite. 

Smooth winds

 on: August 27, 2014, 04:23 AM 
Started by SEHertenstein - Last post by ceewan

 'Hexenleiter'... I have been calling this "Daisy Chain" for years. Works very well for my 15m Bol that has 90ft lengths of bridle lines.

 on: August 27, 2014, 03:57 AM 
Started by SEHertenstein - Last post by airborne
or use a 'Hexenleiter' (don't know the english term for it)

how to do:

Nie wieder Knoten

 on: August 27, 2014, 01:06 AM 
Started by Daedalus - Last post by ae
It is a quick kite for its size, strong pulling and pretty in the sky. Its flight characteristics are old school, no tricks worth mention. It is more along the lines of carving up the sky.

 on: August 26, 2014, 11:16 PM 
Started by lasapcheong - Last post by dragonfish
Cool.  I saw the teaser video from a week or so ago on Facebook too. 

 on: August 26, 2014, 09:01 PM 
Started by Jorge Gouverneur - Last post by Jorge Gouverneur
Hi Jorge,

Great video as always, I can only reiterate your opinion of this kite ie UL version. Once you understand how floaty it can become,  all low end tricks are there including 360 rotation spins. The kite does not like flic flac transitions off access however once in the fade the kite is solid for backspins and flic flacs as long as you would like. The lack of weight takes a little time to get use to, I found this with many kites. Understand the aspect ratio of the kite and accept the consequences that come with it. My opinion I love the kite and will I a few more in the future.


Thanks Keith.

You are right about everything. I haven't had much time with the kite so I'm still experimenting with the inputs and how it reacts. Winds were terrible that day. I live away from the Floridian coasts so most of my flying is inland. Normally winds are not that gusty were I fly. From est to west the park is clear of big buildings so that's when I get the best winds The Day I did the video winds were from the North side were there are tall buildings creating some turbulence.

Going back to the kite. Next weekend I'll try to show some of the things I discovered that this kite is capable of doing.  Smiley



 on: August 26, 2014, 08:22 PM 
Started by Daedalus - Last post by Daedalus

Does anyone here have any practical flying experience with the HQ Silent Dart 60 from their "Retro Line? " Is it more than a pretty face? I imagine it may not trick so well (or at all) but I am intetested in stability and precision.

On a side note, I risk showing my age but I still have a hard time with the 90s being considered "retro."  Wink

Best regards

 on: August 26, 2014, 07:27 PM 
Started by tpatter - Last post by tpatter
Anytime Charles!    Are you going to Whidbey this September?

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