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« on: July 07, 2009, 10:58 AM »

Hey guys, i know this is a longshot..... Huh
but my friend whos getting into kiting (whos a very natural flyer) 's birthday is comming up in under a month now. His mom wants to get him a kite- i told her about BMK's and she didnt like that price(to high), so im posting this---

We need to find a good kite for him thats 150 dollars or less. Good at precision and Tricking. Dosent have to be a trick monster, but enough for the standard stuff. (lazys, backspins, cascades, JL's, that stuff).

PLLLEEEAAASSEE help! I gave him an HQ phoenix and he has a FirstStep, but the phoenix isnt exactly the best thing around, and the 1st step is a beginnner kite...

help!!! ideas?

If its over 150 i was thinking the E3, or the E2, but i dont recall how they are at precision.
I know SilverFox's are good for the money, but the build is not so great. Maybe the Insync?
Premier Magnum?
Widow?
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2009, 11:01 AM »

  Hey Dev     there  is    the   Skyburner  freestylist    there  right  in  the  150 dollar  range  and  can  do     most  of the  tricks  and   don't  track  to  bad 
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2009, 11:17 AM »

INSYNC!
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2009, 11:55 AM »

For the <$150 price range, I'm a fan of the Silver Fox 2.3 UL or Silver Fox 2.3 Standard.
There is a large overlap in the wind ranges of the Standard and UL, so go for whichever colour you prefer.
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2009, 02:33 PM »

thanks guys. so far i have...


Freestylist
SF's
Insync.

I was really thinking about suggesting the Magnum though, i havent flown it but i heard it was right up there with the nighthawk when it came out. and i THINK its a fullsized kite, wich is what im really looking for for them. Anyone have one that they can comment on?
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2009, 03:51 PM »

The Silver Fox 2.3 is a very trick capable kite and very predictable in flight and in that price range.

The quality is not as high as some kites, but once you have given it a round of Super glue on C-clips, tail weight etc you shouldn't have any significant problems. (I always carry super glue in my bag when I am flying my SF's  Cheesy).

The standard is also a tough kite for a beginner.

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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2009, 04:45 PM »

An E2 for $130 is a great deal.

http://www.chicokites.com/store/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=67

With the nice case, excellent line set & straps and a DVD, it's a nice gift package.

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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2009, 04:51 PM »

I would snatch up that E2 before they are all gone.  Great kite and it even comes with the Prism Freestyle Pilot training DVD.  I doubt you will find a better bargain for under 150.00.
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2009, 05:23 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2009, 06:36 PM »

I'd vote for the SF as well - nice tricking kite for not alot of $.
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« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2009, 08:39 PM »

FW SF 2.3

But.

Even better would be to cough up the extra for a BMK Muse.
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« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2009, 09:19 PM »

These have all been mentioned already but there are some nice fliers in that price range:

Freestylist, Excellent quality, super nice slots, 540s etc. and fades about as good as it gets.
Silver Fox, It'll do just about all the tricks and decent precision too.
Widow, I have two Widow Makers, they are very trickable kites and the tricks look good. Cuts a nice corner also.
The new Insync looks like an interesting choice and has the lowest price too.


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« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2009, 12:54 AM »

Magnum isn't much of a modern trick kite, I would look at the Widow over it. I didn't get a chance to try the Insync yet but Steve seems to like it, I did get to look it over and the construction is as good or better then anything in it's class. I really like my Freestylists, excellent build & value. The Silver Foxes have a pretty loyal following. And as always for under $100 the Prism Quantum is a fine, reliable full size kite for begineers that will take you pretty far and you'll keep it in your bag for years.



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