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Author Topic: whats a fast speed kite ?  (Read 3577 times)
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« on: July 18, 2009, 02:04 AM »

just wandering what sport stunt kite you can reccomend that is built to be fast as in speed wise ?
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2009, 02:45 AM »

MICRON!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2009, 03:29 AM »

thanks for that,any other brands/model that may be better quality ?
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2009, 04:03 AM »

Long Duong Tiger II
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2009, 06:56 AM »

Benson MiniGem
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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2009, 07:23 AM »

Flexifoil Hot Shot
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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2009, 07:52 AM »

HQ BatKite

Very shallow sail depth (all windforce directed aft for speed).  Not a boutique kite, but pretty good quality for a production kite. Not as fast as a Tiger II, but  less expensive (@$140) and easier to obtain in the US.

Needs wind (as most speed kites do....).  Lower wind range is 5mph, but the further north of 10mph it is, the happier the kite is. Upper wind range is quoted at 38mph.  I haven't had a chance to test the upper wind range yet.  In winds which make talking to friends more than 10 feet away an act of futility, the kite feels a rock solid and it moves.... well... like a bat out of hell.  Hard to believe that only 6mm carbon frames the kite. 

As it jets across the wind window, it will generate a surprising amount of power for a kite with a 79" wingspan (220 lb. lineset recommended, not included). In the upper wind range, you will start leaning back without realizing it. If you get distracted when the kite is going through the power zone, it will force you forward a couple of steps.   

2 battens per side which also tension the leech line keep sail flutter to a minimum.  When the wind is howling, the kite is eerily quiet.
 
Power delivery is fairly progressive, but at the very edge of the wind window the power drop-off is noticeable.  You'll be able to feather it, but it is still worth noting.

Somewhere during all this, you will find yourself giggling on the inside.  A bit of a niche kite, but when the right conditions prevail, it's a great one to have in the bag. 

Also  might be of interest (no personal experience).
HQ X-Celerator

New this year. Not crazy about the graphics. 

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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2009, 03:38 PM »

cool,thanks for your recomendations and pics.
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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2009, 07:21 AM »

Mini Gem, Rev II, Flexifoil Stacker, and Spyro Jet are fast ones I've flown. Rev II is my favorite of the group.
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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2009, 07:32 AM »

LiteFlite Heavy.



A cylindrical Rogallo rather than a conical.

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« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2009, 09:23 AM »

From the Dark Side - Revolution Shockwave, Supersonic, Sonic Vented.  Someone already mentioned the Rev 2.

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« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2009, 11:04 AM »

This topic came up on the old GWTW forum.  I remember watching a video of the Long Duong Tiger II.  Lightning fast.  Slack line tricks seem out of the question.  Smiley  Anybody know if these Long Duong's are still available?

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« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2009, 11:07 AM »

Anybody know if these Long Duong's are still available?

Dave

Believe they are.  Contacting the maker seemed to be the biggest hurdle.  I seem to recall someone on FA having contact with him or more accurately relaying messages.  Can probably dig up the thread there.

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« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2009, 11:40 AM »

micron, without the tail. I had on old style out this past week in 20mph sustained winds with now tail and it was wicked fast

jet stream speed by elliot kites, supposedly no upper wind range


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« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2009, 12:33 PM »

Level one Smash 1.6 Smiley
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