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Author Topic: Is the Prism Elixir outdated? Or does it still Dance with the Best of them??  (Read 3741 times)
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« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2013, 09:41 PM »

low, slow, and smooth if the new video is comparable to JW's other ones
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« Reply #31 on: November 19, 2013, 09:54 PM »

I've been revisiting the Lix lately and stumbled on its hidden tracking prowess.  A few standoff tweaks and its a totally different flying experience. I do think there is a set up in here Mark may not have realized was there seeing as how most of the tricks were still coming out when the Lix was designed.

JW  I'd love too see you flying a lix again.  THe clips in the prism vids just don't do your skills with the lix justice Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: November 20, 2013, 06:15 AM »

I hated the kite ... that said some of the sweetest flying I have ever seen was John Welden putting his Elixir through its paces.

(In case I need to present my bona fides I have flown with Mayet, Wardley and Graziano)

Thanks Steve, that helps motivate me to do it.

I'll make you a deal. You make a sweet TT UL vid and I'll do an Elixir vid.  Cheesy Old school revival.
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« Reply #33 on: November 20, 2013, 06:54 PM »

do it John, sounds like a video I would actually watch but don't wait for me as I am no longer able to fly.
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« Reply #34 on: November 21, 2013, 05:58 AM »

do it John, sounds like a video I would actually watch but don't wait for me as I am no longer able to fly.

Sorry Steve, I didn't know that.  Sad
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« Reply #35 on: November 24, 2013, 07:28 PM »

John W you were a master at flying then Elixir, so smooth, beautiful flying on the low and slow video you did. You should do another without a doubt, at least all us "older" kite flyers would love to see some good "old school" flying again. The advice you and Jim B gave I have to agree with. In its day the Elixir and the Gemini were the kings of trick flying and with a few mods can still keep pace with some of the newer kites but it is a lot easier to do the "new school" trick with a modern day kite designed to excel at those type tricks.
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« Reply #36 on: November 24, 2013, 09:29 PM »

I will never forget a hot tricks shootout I saw at the 2003 Washington State International Kite festival.  It was the finals and the flyers were J. Weldon (Elixir)and J. Gillespie(Mamba). JW took the first round in a 2of3 flyoff while JG took the second.  J. W. took the third and the title.  Both of those guys put on a fantastic exhibition of trick flying skills.
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« Reply #37 on: November 25, 2013, 06:00 PM »

Thanks guys.

Don't inflate my ego TOO much.  Cheesy Grin
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« Reply #38 on: November 27, 2013, 03:27 AM »

Ca Ike,

I am in Crystal River FL (about an hour north of Tampa Fl.

That would be AMAZING if I could "try before I buy"

Let me know if anyone out there is flying in Central FL!

Thank you!

I'm just down the road from you in Brandon.  Sent you a PM
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« Reply #39 on: January 04, 2014, 10:40 AM »


As for what it can't do is any yo-fade tricks(front flip yoyo), cynique.  Pretty much everything else is there but not for the taking, its a kite you have to know how to fly.

anthony

  If you Got one!~!~! You could easily put P200 lower leading edges in it. A 15Gr tail weight in it. and it will them flip thru the lines Forward. AFTER you put a set of clip on YoJo catcher on it... I also lowered the tow point 3/8 inch 1/4 (ish).

  Mine does... Its Fun but it takes Work.

  Either way!!!!!! It is a great slow kite.... You will cherish it for a long time. Never part with it... And probably wear it out flying it... Then learn that Modern kites fly different than it does!~!~!  Tongue
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