Video below guys! Finally
I figured I'd say a few things about the different kites before the video was watched. The 4oz kite came first, as the first video was that model. The UL 5oz was actually not created until a few weeks before kite party. The 4oz kite is slower, requires a more fine touch to complete tricks and excels at slow, floaty maneuvers and pitch based tricks as well. This was accomplished by a 2 rod leading edge, with the bottom as a Zero air tube and the upper leading edge is a 4mm rod that adds more weight for the nose and lets it sick down in a backflip/turtle for more accessible pitch based maneuvers. This, also cuts down on price too, as a cut piece of 4mm is significantly less expensive then 2 zero air tubes cut to size. The result is a lite kite that loves to be on its back, and with a lighter lower leading edge, no oversteer and minimal tail weight- the spreaders take care of most of the weight for holding the kite down in a fade. The 4oz, personally, is my favorite model.
The 5oz is a different animal. This kite LOVES to be knocked around and can be flown easily in 15mph. The reason this is possible is because the 2pts are cut so short they give the kite a stiffer and more solid feel. With more weight comes more momentum and tricks are significantly easier, but you dont get that low and slow/floaty feel that you do with the 4oz SUL model. This kite is more suited for flyers that can fly in zero wind with a heavier kite and dont mind moving more for some tricks, while the SUL just floats and completes things much more slowly. Like its SUL counterpart, the UL comes with a 2 piece leading edge with the LLEs being 2pts and the ULE being .180 carbon. Like the SUL this cuts down the price of the kite a bit and keeps the nose weighed down for pitch based tricks. This kite LOVES Jacobs ladders.
Both kites hold a fade extremely well, and are capable of 2 pop yoyos as well. Both track like a big kite and a flyer can REALLY feel this kite on the ends of their lines. Skyburner has never had a small kite track so well and respond so quickly.
Enjoy the video guys! Solus Comp UL video coming soon.
(vimeo version coming up as well)