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Author Topic: Guildworks 333s  (Read 970 times)
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« on: January 26, 2015, 11:02 AM »

This post is to show help Charly identify which 333 he is advertising...and for general reference...

Mini 333, usually icarex or ventex, about 9-10" across. has ~3' long lines. you wave this around and have no control over direction by handle movements, you can only control where it goes by the base arm  movements.

Indoor 333, usually icarex or ventex, a bit bigger. you can tell this easily from the outdoor model as the rods on the indoor one go from tip to DIRECTLY across to the V between two tips.   lines attach partly down the rod. this can ONLY be flown frame towards you.   you have some directional control over the kite, but not much.

Standard 333 bigger, beefier...frame should be .2100 rods (iirc) for original or HQ is originally carrington and changed over to chikara. frame goes from tip of point to a fitting that is not directly perpendicular.  lines attach at have FULL control (with practice) over the kite from the handle. you can fly this kite in two different ways: Frame towards you, or frame away.   Frame away provides a smooth skin that curves away from flyer - this allows for flight in higher winds and is good to learn on as the movements are not as exact, advanced flyers might find this very mushy and frustrating to control.
Frame towards you catches the wind and allows for very finite control over the kite.   better for slightly lower winds (~5-6) and will e annoying in higher winds.   this is the better way to fly it.

These kites are a LOT of fun and do take practice....I have been flying a standard one for 17 years now and have as much control on it as i do on a normal deca or rev....

Kites kayaks & corgis again!!!
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