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Author Topic: widow maker standard or ul ?  (Read 597 times)
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« on: July 12, 2014, 06:32 PM »

hi all,
thinking of getting a new kite this week,
it seems the widow maker is the next kite to get that is popular!!!
i currently have a sb pro dancer for lite winds!
so do i need to get the standard or ul for inland unruly crap winds ??
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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2014, 07:05 PM »

If you can afford both, buy both. What wind range do you get most often?
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2014, 07:39 PM »

If you can afford both, buy both. What wind range do you get most often?
thanks for reply but can not afford both!!!
1-12 mph mainly
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2014, 08:42 PM »

1 to 12 is a big range. If it is in the upper half of that range most often, buy the standard.
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2014, 09:07 PM »

generally more the lower end of the wind range scale flying!
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2014, 09:14 PM »

It seems that the UL would be the better choice.
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2014, 10:39 PM »

Just flew my Widow Maker UL for the first time and it fits better in my opinion at the lower wind range like 1 -5 mph.

Just my opinion after flying it, the Sky Burner Freestylist UL feels very much like the Widow Maker and is a little less pricey. It is a smidge smaller and alot of fun and same wind range.

The Widow Maker is a beautiful kite!!!!

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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2014, 04:25 AM »

If money is a consideration, there are quite a few fliers that have flown both the Widowmaker and the Widow NG, that compare them favorably, when you factor in the cost. Designed by the same person. My Widow NG flies great. . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVBTaQBn4ok
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2014, 02:14 PM »

hi guys,thanks for your info and answers!
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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2014, 02:47 PM »

I would go with the standard WM and take off the Velcro weight and the top spreader for lighter winds. You will get a much greater wind range and are less likely to break something.

Better still I would get a second hand NSE and change the lower spreaders for Nitros  Cool
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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2014, 03:12 PM »

I would go with the standard WM and take off the Velcro weight and the top spreader for lighter winds. You will get a much greater wind range and are less likely to break something.

Better still I would get a second hand NSE and change the lower spreaders for Nitros  Cool
i was thinking the same thing actually mate! Wink
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« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2014, 04:09 PM »

I would go with the standard WM and take off the Velcro weight and the top spreader for lighter winds. You will get a much greater wind range and are less likely to break something.

Better still I would get a second hand NSE and change the lower spreaders for Nitros  Cool
i was thinking the same thing actually mate! Wink

What the wm std or an nse? Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2014, 09:00 PM »

the wm standard with the top spreader and tail weight removed! Grin
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« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2014, 02:32 AM »

the wm standard with the top spreader and tail weight removed! Grin

Nice ! I think the WM ul has 2pt leading edges too which can be a bit delicate. Good luck  Cool
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« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2014, 03:01 AM »

the wm standard with the top spreader and tail weight removed! Grin

Nice ! I think the WM ul has 2pt leading edges too which can be a bit delicate. Good luck  Cool

thanks mate! Smiley
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