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Author Topic: info on blue moon exile kite ??  (Read 2287 times)
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« on: July 03, 2009, 11:50 PM »

hi guys
well thanks for you for steering my mind in the rite direction im going to buy a blue moon exile,most likely i will buy the std frame.
i wonder if i am able to get a custom rainbow color made up ??

also is this kite good for doing most tricks ??

and is it a allrounder type kite ?? , ore free style kite ??

any other info on it please ??

does it have adjustble stand offs roll bars,weight system,e.c.t ??

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2009, 12:22 AM »

Start here:

http://www.bluemoonkites.com/exile.htm

There are colorizers to play with and lots of information.

After you read everything on that link and sub-links and played with the colorizer, you'll have a very good understanding of what is offered.

Then, if you still have any questions, you can come back with a better understanding of what you still want to ask or you can phone Ken McNeill directly.

You can't go wrong with a KMac kite.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2009, 12:30 AM »

hi mate
thanks for the reply and link
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2009, 02:19 AM »

You can get it in any color available.

Good for most tricks, new and old school.

All arounder and Freestyle pretty much mean the same thing to me, it's both. It's not a kite built purely for Tricks Party competition in expert hands, it's not a kite built for precision or team flying, it's not a kite built for ballet, but it'll do all of the above without giving too much away to those purpose built kites.

It has adjustable stand-offs. No roll bars but comes with yo yo stops that you'll have to install if you want or when your ready for them. Comes with one of the best adjustable weight systems, 5-25 grams I think in 5 gram increments that can be positioned anywhere on the tail of the spine to micro-adjust to your preference.

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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2009, 03:12 AM »

cool,thanks for the info mate!!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2009, 07:19 PM »

Just whipped this up, footage of the Exile I recently traded for...

A day in Exile...


But, it's nothing even close to this one...  Huh

Exile kite form Blue Moon Fabrications
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2009, 07:28 PM »

Wow, glen.  I would have thought you'd have got enough info from http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=322.0

Can't go wrong with an Exile.  A great all round kite that does all the tricks, and comes in your own colour choice.
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2009, 09:20 AM »

EXILES ARE AMAZING! youll love them from the 1st flght. as said before, comes in your own color choice. just assemble, hook it up to some lines, and have a blast.  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2009, 01:21 PM »

thanks guys,great news.
so with my unruly,unpredictble,up and down inland wind do i get std or ul frame ??
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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2009, 01:29 PM »

The standard will fly to fairly low wind.

Do your up and down winds peak in the UL range or the standard range?

I'm sure you will then be able to answer your own question.  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2009, 05:40 PM »

The Exile UL is a true UL. It is best in the lower to mid winds of its 1-8mph wind range. By the time you get to 8mph it is very powered up.

By the time you get to 4 or 5mph, the standard is getting along quite nicely. That puts the UL at its most useful in the 2-4mph range.

If your wind is bumpy 1ish to 5mph, the UL might be your kite. But, I have to say I don't think it likes bumpy wind all that much. The frame will start to deform with too much of that sort of thing. It gets un-fun to fly when this happens.

If you are looking at anything more the std with the basic frame would be a better choice. The slightly less stiff frame will do better in bumpy wind than the Nitro frame will IMO.

Also, the UL tricks okay with a hunk of weight on it, but not as well as the std.

What it really excels at is slow tricking with no weight in the lower part of its wind range, doing Mayet-type Two pop roll ups, Tazs, 540s, JLs, etc, IMO.

Unless you are flying in low wind all the time, the standard is the one you want to be looking at.

Other people may have different thoughts on the matter.

JMO, HTH, YMMV.
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« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2009, 11:07 PM »

Having experience with both Exiles, I totally agree with all points of this advice. 

The standard goes so low that you really have to be looking for what I would consider an SUL, in order to choose the Exile UL over the standard.

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