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« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2014, 01:27 PM »

Smaller kites seem to be few and far between...

Anyone know any others to add to the list?
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« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2014, 02:21 PM »

for duals I'd put the Skyburner Ocius line and Aura line on there for good smaller kites. Others would be...
L'atellier Cesium and Cesium continental
L'atellier Lynx Series
Premier Nighthawk
You could use the ITW Echo or Skyburner NikNak for SUL conditions if the Aura or Ocius doesn't suit you.
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« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2014, 02:45 PM »

It's not the kites size but it's speed. Bigger kites are easier to learn on. If you want something smaller then I would say an NFX, KFX or a talon  Cool
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« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2014, 03:46 PM »

I don't see a problem, in the mid 90s 50' was the norm for tricks - I learned on 50' lines, fast kites like Psychos full sized kites like Strangers. It didn't seem any more difficult than flying other kites on 125' lines.
A comete is easier with more room but if your just learning tricks they'll be a way off yet.
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« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2014, 07:17 PM »

I'm still fairly green to 2 lines but I find the shorter lines help better to learn the basics. Ground recoveries. Get some if them up your sleeve. Next step I took was stalls and push turns. This is where I'm at. Getting comfortable with these, making them second nature. I don't fly on anything over 80' yet. 90% it's 50'. Yes it's smaller but I find it easier to "see" the way the kite responds. Also, small hand gestures are key.

I'm using a 7 foot sized kite both Std and UL. YMMV.
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« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2014, 10:23 AM »

I just flew many hours last week with both a 6.5 and a 7.5' kite on both 50' and 40' line lengths,  and it was much easier with the smaller one and the speed on the smaller one was not that fast because it is a newer design, with a deeper sail...
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« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2014, 06:17 PM »

I am on the other side.  I like long lines.  110ft-125ft/90lb.  The longer the lines, the more crazy things you can do.
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« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2014, 08:50 AM »

No Doubt, long lines are better, but the original post was about space constrictions of 50'
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