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« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2014, 09:47 PM »

i think in lighter winds that 75 ft of line might be more better and enjoyble than 100 ft of line dont you think with this pro dancer ?

It`s a matter of personal preference...I like my PD SUL on 100`50lb. line....if there is a little wind (3-4 mph) then I go to 80lb. 120`s...or put up the PD UL Grin
Don`t like the PD on shorter lines as to me, it looses a little of it`s gracefulness....I`m a very slow floaty style flier...so if I`m in the mood for a little more speed, or if the tide is in, then the Nik Nak I like from 40`to 80` (50lb). Again excellent 0/low wind capabilities but not as graceful as the PD imho.
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« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2014, 10:29 PM »

hi mate,
it is a graceful kite isnt it!
so if i decrease line length it will be a bit faster then ?
how do the nik nak and the pd compare wind wise and performance mate ?
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« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2014, 12:03 AM »

Yes and no to the "increase in speed" on shorter lines....sometimes it can be illusionary because of the smaller flying window and closeness of the kite..
I enjoy both kites from 0-3/4 mph but I will put the PD SUL away at about 4 mph. I don`t mind the Nik Nak in that wind though. Keep in mind I`ve no real interest in too many "tricks" per se....old skool flyer here.... Much better sul`s out there for that sort of thing.
Wind range (for me) goes to the Nik Nak but the sheer joy of the PD in a wisp of wind is the best...
What they hey....just like revs....betcha can`t buy just one....
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« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2014, 01:24 AM »

how does the nik nak compare in wind range compare to the pro dancer ?
are they similar in performance ?
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« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2014, 04:15 AM »

how does the nik nak compare in wind range compare to the pro dancer ?
are they similar in performance ?
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I think the Pro Dancer is better in lower wind from what I have heard, bigger sail. Where I fly, I need something with a wider wind range than the PD, since the wind speed increases a great deal as I climb out of the ground effect.
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« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2014, 05:55 PM »

how does the nik nak compare in wind range compare to the pro dancer ?
are they similar in performance ?
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I think the Pro Dancer is better in lower wind from what I have heard, bigger sail. Where I fly, I need something with a wider wind range than the PD, since the wind speed increases a great deal as I climb out of the ground effect.
ok cool,thanks
so i made the rite choice then?
so what max wind should i fly the pd up too 8 mph say ?
cause in 4-5 mph the sail was making a type of fluttering buzzing sound thats all!
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« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2014, 11:17 PM »


so i made the rite choice then getting the pd r.e lite wind kites ?
so what max wind should i fly the pro dancer up too 8 mph say ?
cause in 4-5 mph the sail was making a type of fluttering buzzing sound thats all!
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« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2014, 03:59 PM »


so i made the rite choice then getting the pd r.e lite wind kites ?
so what max wind should i fly the pro dancer up too 8 mph say ?
cause in 4-5 mph the sail was making a type of fluttering buzzing sound thats all!
cheers
glen

When you hear and see the kite struggling in the wind it is time to pull it in.  Smiley

SUL kites like the PDSUL are specialty kites built for extreme condition of flying in little to no wind.  They have a narrow wind range to be able to fly so low.   

SUL flying is a different skill than normal flying.  Don't get to frustrated, as it is a new skill to learn and then master. Keep flying and soon you will be able to fly in lower and lower wind.


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« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2014, 04:17 PM »


so i made the rite choice then getting the pd r.e lite wind kites ?
so what max wind should i fly the pro dancer up too 8 mph say ?
cause in 4-5 mph the sail was making a type of fluttering buzzing sound thats all!
cheers
glen

When you hear and see the kite struggling in the wind it is time to pull it in.  Smiley

SUL kites like the PDSUL are specialty kites built for extreme condition of flying in little to no wind.  They have a narrow wind range to be able to fly so low.   

SUL flying is a different skill than normal flying.  Don't get to frustrated, as it is a new skill to learn and then master. Keep flying and soon you will be able to fly in lower and lower wind.




The spec on the PD is 0-10 mph. I wonder how many fliers actually fly it up to 10 mph?
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« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2014, 04:39 PM »


so i made the rite choice then getting the pd r.e lite wind kites ?
so what max wind should i fly the pro dancer up too 8 mph say ?
cause in 4-5 mph the sail was making a type of fluttering buzzing sound thats all!
cheers
glen

When you hear and see the kite struggling in the wind it is time to pull it in.  Smiley

SUL kites like the PDSUL are specialty kites built for extreme condition of flying in little to no wind.  They have a narrow wind range to be able to fly so low.   

SUL flying is a different skill than normal flying.  Don't get to frustrated, as it is a new skill to learn and then master. Keep flying and soon you will be able to fly in lower and lower wind.




The spec on the PD is 0-10 mph. I wonder how many fliers actually fly it up to 10 mph?

yeah exactly mate!
i wouldn NOT like to fly in 10 mph winds at all.
im sure @ 10 mph it would be way to strong for such a kite!
any way,im looking for my next kite that flys in low 3 mph winds that can handle up to 15 plus winds.
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« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2014, 05:00 PM »

any way,im looking for my next kite that flys in low 3 mph winds that can handle up to 15 plus winds.

If you stay within the skyburner line you have three choices

Widowmaker UL - would match your standard
Freestylist UL - very good kite at a great value
Aura UL - smaller kite but has a higher upper wind range.

I have the WMUL, freestylist UL and have flown the Aura UL 

15mph is a lot for any ultra light kite. Some may fly in the wind but you will pull it down long before that and put up a standard kite as it will preform a lot better.
 
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« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2014, 05:07 PM »

any way,im looking for my next kite that flys in low 3 mph winds that can handle up to 15 plus winds.

If you stay within the skyburner line you have three choices

Widowmaker UL - would match your standard
Freestylist UL - very good kite at a great value
Aura UL - smaller kite but has a higher upper wind range.

I have the WMUL, freestylist UL and have flown the Aura UL 

15mph is a lot for any ultra light kite. Some may fly in the wind but you will pull it down long before that and put up a standard kite as it will preform a lot better.
 

hi mate,doesnt skyburner make the widow maker in " standard" at all ?
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« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2014, 05:15 PM »


hi mate,doesnt skyburner make the widow maker in " standard" at all ?
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Yes. You can get the widow maker standard with the normal 5pt rods or upgrade to the nitro rods.  I like this frame.  The nitro frame makes the kite stiffer and handles higher winds.  Does require a little more wind on the low end.   Everything is a trade off.   
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« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2014, 05:18 PM »

Delta Drive Standard has a range of 3-25 mph....
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