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« on: June 28, 2014, 06:06 PM »

I recently picked up a SB Freestylist UL kite wondering what a new style weighted kite would do for my tricking ability.  I have gotten a couple chances to fly it and I must say that I really enjoy flying it.  I have always kinda been a single trick kinda guy until flying this kite.  The kite is very predictable and somewhat slow in its movements.  Combos come pretty easy and inspire me to try more complex tricks.  I am very satisfied with the kite and in just several hours with the kite my tricking has grown exponentially.  I also have gained confidence to do more with my other kites. 

I even impressed myself a couple hours into flying it when I wrapped up from a fade what looked like 5 or 6 wraps and not knowing what to do next I pulled and unwrapped finishing about 2 feet from the ground laying back put her int a backspin and then fliped the nose over and flew off..  Wow.  What Fun!!

I got exactally waht I was looking for!!  Thanx Wayner
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2014, 09:13 PM »

I recently picked up a SB Freestylist UL kite wondering what a new style weighted kite would do for my tricking ability.  I have gotten a couple chances to fly it and I must say that I really enjoy flying it.  I have always kinda been a single trick kinda guy until flying this kite.  The kite is very predictable and somewhat slow in its movements.  Combos come pretty easy and inspire me to try more complex tricks.  I am very satisfied with the kite and in just several hours with the kite my tricking has grown exponentially.  I also have gained confidence to do more with my other kites. 

I even impressed myself a couple hours into flying it when I wrapped up from a fade what looked like 5 or 6 wraps and not knowing what to do next I pulled and unwrapped finishing about 2 feet from the ground laying back put her int a backspin and then fliped the nose over and flew off..  Wow.  What Fun!!

I got exactally waht I was looking for!!  Thanx Wayner

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Glad you are loving the Freestylist UL. 

Know it will improved your skills like it did mine.

I would also add the Freestylst is stable and predictable with control.  This allow for mastering a trick and then having the confidence and ability to move into combination tricks.  Many of the fast spinning trick machines kites are not suited to learn on, but better suited to show off your skills once you master them. IMHO.




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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2014, 09:23 PM »

I'll get back to you after I fly it for a while for your advice on what next.  I do have a WMUL coming nextweek....

As trick capable as it is it's surprising how precision it is as well.  No over steer and crisp clean lines what more could you ask for.

Cool combos sometimes on purpose and others merely by accident..  Cool nonetheless..

Easier to translate to other kites after trying on the Freestylist and seeing and understanding what is happening and string input effects.
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2014, 12:51 PM »

What is a good lineset to use with the Freestylist UL ? Want to make sure I have something suitable when mine arrives.
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2014, 01:23 PM »

A general rule for lineset length is:

10 times the wingspan for tricks

15 times the wingspan for precision figures.

For the Freestylist (88 inches) that translates

into 73 feet for tricks and 110 feet for figures.

90# is a common weight for lines. Although anything

up to 200# can be used easily.  Heavier line gets out

of the way of the kite during tricks faster in my opinion.

One of my favs is a Skybond set     85' x 175#.
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2014, 01:30 PM »

A general rule for lineset length is:

10 times the wingspan for tricks

15 times the wingspan for precision figures.

For the Freestylist (88 inches) that translates

into 73 feet for tricks and 110 feet for figures.

90# is a common weight for lines. Although anything

up to 200# can be used easily.  Heavier line gets out

of the way of the kite during tricks faster in my opinion.

One of my favs is a Skybond set     85' x 175#.

Thanks,  good info......
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2014, 01:56 PM »

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A general rule for lineset length is:
10 times the wingspan for tricks
15 times the wingspan for precision figures.

how am I just seeing this for the first time?
did you just make it up?  Kiss
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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2014, 04:09 PM »

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A general rule for lineset length is:
10 times the wingspan for tricks
15 times the wingspan for precision figures.

how am I just seeing this for the first time?
did you just make it up?  Kiss

Yeah 19 years in the industry and I have never heard that......
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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2014, 04:16 PM »

I haven't heard it before, but it pretty closely matches the lines that I use. Gotta be something to it...
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« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2014, 06:24 PM »

I have used several but I think the ones that I liked the best were 90#-80ft.  I did use 50#-60ft but things happened pretty darn fast .
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« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2014, 07:25 PM »

A general rule for lineset length is:
10 times the wingspan for tricks
15 times the wingspan for precision figures.

John taught this to me .  It works so well for all different size kites in the bag  that i used it faithfully.

Try it and you won't go back.  Cool
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« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2014, 07:32 PM »

What is a good lineset to use with the Freestylist UL ? Want to make sure I have something suitable when mine arrives.

Use #50 at 75'' for the last 3 years. 
Any quality 50# will work,  but Sky bond is smoother than other brands during multiple wraps.
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« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2014, 07:38 PM »

That is some purdey fancy cyfurin!!   Cheesy

Does make since as that is mostly what I do... Shocked

Except 25' for the Revs

If I'm gonna have to remember all of the spans of my kites though.... Shocked


All my lines are spectra gold havn't tried Skybond yet...
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« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2014, 07:54 PM »

If I'm gonna have to remember all of the spans of my kites though....

I put away my calculator and use line length by class.

100' on full sails.  WM, Mongoose
75' on 7 1/2 sails.  Tekken,  Talon
60' smaller sails, shadow, Aura, flashlight
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« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2014, 08:00 PM »

Whew!!  I was starting to worry that I was going to have to make room for a calculator in my bag!! Grin Grin

Only dual kite in the bag that I use over 100' is my Mamba!!  fly it on 120'

How do ya like your new flashlight???
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