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Author Topic: Prism E3 vs. Other High End Board Favorite Kites  (Read 9181 times)
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« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2009, 08:42 PM »

The thing I like most about the E2/E3 is that is comes with a DVD that shows the kite in action - sweet action.  I don't know of anyone else that does that.

For someone starting out, thats probably a big deal.

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« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2009, 09:11 PM »

Once a troll always a troll ... if you guys can't keep it civil and constructive take it elsewhere.
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« Reply #32 on: July 17, 2009, 10:38 PM »

Returning casually to the topic....

I like having nice things just because they are nice things. My Swatch keeps time pretty well but my Sinn is nicer, just because it is. I don't own things merely for what they do, but for how well they've been screwed together too. For instance, I've never especially rated the Betancourt kites I've owned/flown for their performance but there was always a sense of occasion flying one. The Prism Zephyr I have at the moment is almost certainly all the kite I could ever use but that's no reason for me to turn my back on Kitehouse, Robertshaw, Benson, etc., etc. just because it's a bit less money (although if I'd bought it, not a whole lot less).

Take a look at the videos the L'Atelier boys put out for some of their lesser kites - obviously no-one needs the pricey, fancy kites to do everything that can be done with a kite but, dear god, what a dull world it would be if all we had was mass produced adequacy. If someone doesn't or can't appreciate the value of workmanship and craft for itself then let them stick to their production line offerings.

Oh... and generally speaking... anything made by someone who genuinely cares about their product is superior to something banged out for a paycheck.

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The thing I like most about the E2/E3 is that is comes with a DVD that shows the kite in action - sweet action.  I don't know of anyone else that does that.
One of Prism's direct competitors, New Tech, at least used to do that as part of the Big Bang package. HQ/InVento have in the past.

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« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2009, 01:21 AM »

Once a troll always a troll ... if you guys can't keep it civil and constructive take it elsewhere.

Golly guys....do ya have to take out all the evidence so quick?  I mean, I mean.........I was just sitting there on the group W bench gettin' ready for work and when I checked back to see if there was a second foul the provacateurs had already fouled out.  Did they really have a total of five?? Angry

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« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2009, 08:19 AM »

 
If someone doesn't or can't appreciate the value of workmanship and craft for itself then let them stick to their production line offerings.


That says it all.   Grin

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« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2009, 10:07 AM »

Once a troll always a troll ... if you guys can't keep it civil and constructive take it elsewhere.

Golly guys....do ya have to take out all the evidence so quick?  I mean, I mean.........I was just sitting there on the group W bench gettin' ready for work and when I checked back to see if there was a second foul the provacateurs had already fouled out.  Did they really have a total of five?? Angry

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I always foul out quickly.
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« Reply #36 on: July 18, 2009, 10:23 AM »

Once a troll always a troll ... if you guys can't keep it civil and constructive take it elsewhere.

Golly guys....do ya have to take out all the evidence so quick?  I mean, I mean.........I was just sitting there on the group W bench gettin' ready for work and when I checked back to see if there was a second foul the provacateurs had already fouled out.  Did they really have a total of five?? Angry

Carry on Kiss

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Now what were you sitting there for ? Littering ?  Cheesy
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« Reply #37 on: July 18, 2009, 10:26 AM »

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« Reply #38 on: July 18, 2009, 01:16 PM »

Just returning from the Liberty State Park kite festival I did see many different makes of kites.  One make did track very nicely with pilots of different calibers.  That was the Blue Moon kite.

Maybe you do get what you pay for.

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« Reply #39 on: July 18, 2009, 02:11 PM »

I love my boutique kites, but I also enjoy mid range, mass produced kites and look forward to getting a test drive on them, some I have purchased without a test. They all have their place and market. Some of my mass produced kites rank right up there with my boutique kites as far as which bag they ride in. Some have received one or two flies and have been relegated to the "D" bag.

I personally take great pleasure in those boutique kites (or any other fine quality product), putting them together, breaking them down, nothing else has the fit & finish like a Blue Moon Kite and I can justify the extra expense for that pleasure and to support an artisan I have great respect for.

If you're enjoying your E3 fly it proud, if your flying next to me I'll probably lay down my boutique kite ask to give it a go since I've not flown one yet, of course you'll be welcome to grab my lines in return. If it provides a flying experience I enjoy or fills a niche my current kites are missing I'll likely purchase one for my bag.





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« Reply #40 on: July 18, 2009, 03:31 PM »

Just returning from the Liberty State Park kite festival I did see many different makes of kites.  One make did track very nicely with pilots of different calibers.  That was the Blue Moon kite.

Maybe you do get what you pay for.



In the case of the Blue Moon Muse, you get more than you pay for. Best deal in high end kites by a long shot.
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« Reply #41 on: July 18, 2009, 03:50 PM »

Once a troll always a troll ... if you guys can't keep it civil and constructive take it elsewhere.

Golly guys....do ya have to take out all the evidence so quick?  I mean, I mean.........I was just sitting there on the group W bench gettin' ready for work and when I checked back to see if there was a second foul the provacateurs had already fouled out.  Did they really have a total of five?? Angry

Carry on Kiss

Jim

Now what were you sitting there for ? Littering ?  Cheesy

Well he (insert nice policeman) said I was pandering............do you know what that is??

I don't.  But I do have to clean up the local dump, someday Wink
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« Reply #42 on: July 18, 2009, 04:39 PM »

If you're enjoying your E3 fly it proud, if your flying next to me I'll probably lay down my boutique kite ask to give it a go since I've not flown one yet, of course you'll be welcome to grab my lines in return. If it provides a flying experience I enjoy or fills a niche my current kites are missing I'll likely purchase one for my bag.

Well said.

And if i see the word "artisan" again on this forum im gonna puke

oops, spelling corrected  Grin
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« Reply #43 on: July 18, 2009, 05:23 PM »


And if i see the word "artisian" again on this forum im gonna puke

Why?  Have we been misusing it?  Does it actually mean edible hat?
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« Reply #44 on: July 18, 2009, 05:26 PM »

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