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« on: May 26, 2015, 07:48 PM »

what is the single best kite that you have flown in 2015?
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2015, 08:42 PM »

The Enigma, by Tappestry Kites:

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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2015, 08:58 PM »

PBSK Vanishing Point



Maybe not the "best" kite I own, but the one I've gotten the most enjoyment out of in the last 6 months.
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2015, 02:58 AM »

Mojo UL 9912

I've been a fan of Ken's kites for some time but Mojos rarely come up for sale. When Ken made a small run of new ones I was on half pay due to the company I was working for being in difficulties so I couldn't afford one. Luckily Bob Matteo decided to sell his recently and I was in a new job. Thanks Bob!

Not the 'next kite to save the world' but what a lovely feeling, smooth, sweet flying kite.
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2015, 04:07 AM »

All I can say is:

JJF UL - small kite but extremely stable in a fade, back spins, yo yo's, flic flac,s are all there and many more. A well balanced kite over a wind range from UL to nearly Std. Just my opinion!! 
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2015, 04:52 AM »

Hugo Freistil  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2015, 05:00 AM »

Krios
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2015, 06:17 AM »

a "cooperative builder Zen project"
Bazzar's sail with Revolution's diamond travel frame, 20" magic sticks and french bridle,... also sporting a custom leading edge sleeve crafted by Eliot Shook made of mylar-backed 1.5 ounce nylon. (flies when the sky is complete devoid of any other sport kites) plus a set of waterproof blinking LEDs affixed to the sticks on the back of the sail so it is backlit at night.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152846038263871&set=t.1079141123&type=3&theater

or

a "custom indoor revolution styled kite" modeled after the 1.5 platform by Dave Ashworth but made with an Orcon sail, a micro carbon frame, bridle and sissy sticks that are not interdependent upon one another. (you could fly this kite standing on a chair using only one leg)
https://www.facebook.com/paul.lamasters/videos/vb.1079141123/10205163693466807/?type=3&theater
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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2015, 06:49 AM »

Most favorite kite to fly so far this year ?



10 feet of fun !
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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2015, 01:19 PM »

Hugo Freistil  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2015, 01:25 PM »

Doug Stoat's new 96" inch glider Wink
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« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2015, 05:46 PM »



Hands down..... Can't get enough of the Standard.
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« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2015, 02:39 AM »

given how much fun this one turned out to be:



I have to say this one, the Colibri XL, just for flying with solid pull in big swooping strokes on long lines.
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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2015, 09:38 PM »

In general there are more very well designed and built kites available now than ever.  A shame the overall kite market seems smaller than it ever has been as well.

The Enigma, by Tappestry Kites:

Mojo UL. Not the 'next kite to save the world' but what a lovely feeling, smooth, sweet flying kite.

Krios

Depending on your style, any of the above are a great choice in a larger dual line sport kite.

The Krios is an excellent 2.4m polyvalent kite. Very precise and very trick capable. A fine choice for a competition kite if so inclined. This kite was not available when I was searching for a 2.4m kite that flies as well as it tricks.  This one can do both.

The Mojo is a classic ballet kite and one of Ken's best.  I have a pair. Not a trickster though.

Being self serving, I agree the Enigma is my single favorite kite.  An all around ballet style kite that does most tricks well. The best version though may just be the one I have currently on the build table.  More on this in a bit...
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« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2015, 01:42 PM »

So far this year the Enigma SUL with the

love-it-or-hate-it gradient panels. At 6.5 ounces

and no tail weights it will still yoyo if you want to,

although I asked Steve to leave off the yoyo stoppers.

I will add that Wayner here on the forum says that

the Enigma Vented (large vent version) is the best

vented sport kite he has ever flown.

I will have to agree with inewham that the Mojo UL is a

"lovely feeling, smooth, sweet flying kite".

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