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« on: June 09, 2014, 09:16 PM »

atm i have 2 kites in my collection,a prism 4d(crap)and a sky burner pro dancer.

i want to build up my collection to fly from in the next 1 month or so.

still tossing up between the prism qp or the skyburner widow maker.

after i get one of the two mentioned above i want to get a fairly quick precision sports kite!

not so much for tricks,must be able to fly from 2/3 mph range and up wards prob in a  ultralite to standard frame if i can get away with it.

some thing that has a narrow pointy nose,not wide/blunt.

i want to be able to do circuits of the window in a quick manner(but not a speed kite) which i have owned before which was very flat sail and i could not keep the thing flying in the air no matter what i tried or did!
something i can fly in 100-120 ft of lines!

so fellow kiters,what should i choose for speed/precision flying please ?
lets discuss brands/models to suit what im after!
please keep in mind,im inland away from water in hilly area's i fly near trees e.c.t!
my place Endeavour Hills varies in altitude/elevation from about 28 m (highlight point) to 134 m (highlight point) above sea level.

a wing span of 7 feet would be ideal!

thanks in advance
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glen (pain in the a$$ nuisance poster),lol
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2014, 11:28 PM »

Usually kites that are precise are not very fast in my experience. You may want to take a look at some of the smaller kites out there right at your 7' limit (larger kites tend to be slower). I believe the Magnet by David Ruger and the Ocius by Skyburner will fit the bill. Both track very well and I find that they both fly well at the bottom ends of their wind range. I have seen both in the swap meet here on this forum recently, they might still be available.
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2014, 04:08 AM »

I don't fly dual line kites anymore, but I remember having one that was maybe close to what you are looking for. Not sure if the kite is made anymore but was made by a company called Cavalier du Ciel.

Looking at some of my old pictures the kite had writing on it STX 2.1 hellfire by Cavaliers du Ciel.
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2014, 05:26 AM »

The ocius is your kite, hands down.
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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2014, 02:23 PM »

hi guys,
thanks for your suggestions! Smiley,will def look into them all!
what about the benson "deep space" looks like a beautful kite to fly ? and well made too!
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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2014, 09:52 PM »

The ocius UL could be a good fit.

It is a true UL like the WM. Flys lower than the deep space UL.  Plus it handles higher winds very well.

It's a smaller kite and is quicker than the full size kites you are looking at.
This is a full trick kite not a precession kite.

The PDSUL is a precision kite with limited trick ability
Qpro or WM has trickability with nice control & precession.
Ocius it a pure trick kite.

Having kites of different styles in you bag will identify what type of flying style you like Grin
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2014, 05:20 AM »

The ocius' tracking hands down outshines the DS. Hands down. You're going to have to work a bit harder to get the kite to crack some corners and hold a true stall. If you're looking for a precision kite, a fast one, you wont find many. The DS at least to me would not be on that list for corners.
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2014, 06:55 AM »

Agree with Devin.  The DS is a great kite, but for freestyle flying not for precision.
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