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« on: December 17, 2017, 07:27 PM »

Any input on the HQ Mojo as an entry into quad line kites?
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2017, 02:35 AM »

The Mojo is a bit too twitchy to learn on. For the same money you can buy an EXP or used Freilein or B-Series.

Knowing that, if you still want one contact me, I rarely fly mine.. We could probably work something out.
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2017, 08:59 AM »

I have to agree.  I got a Mojo when I was just beginning to fly quads.  As quad line flying wasn't intuitive at that point, the kite reacted faster than the mind and hands could coordinate.  It's been in the bin at home ever since.  I was thinking the other day that I should take it out and try again now that there has been a couple of years of quad line flying.  I will definitely use the wind brakes to slow it down a bit. 
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2017, 09:48 AM »

Not the easiest to learn with, but not impossible. It will just take a bit of extra dedication. When you fly a Rev after learning on the Mojo, it will seem sooooo easy.
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2017, 08:35 PM »

Thanks for the input,  I'll  likely end up with a fulcrum. I don't  need/want high speed.  I want grace  in flight.  The video's  of the Fulcrum  seem to display  this.
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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2017, 12:35 PM »

Thanks for the input,  I'll  likely end up with a fulcrum. I don't  need/want high speed.  I want grace  in flight.  The video's  of the Fulcrum  seem to display  this.

Be aware that the Fulcrum has a shape that is more three dimensional than a Revolution kite or a Mojo. Some moves like side slides and axels will be at least more difficult if not impossible, but other moves that are difficult with a Rev will be easier. It's a compromise, as always. Because of the design, it should fly more easily in reverse and be more stable in an inverted hover. There's no perfect kite for all conditions or for all pilots. Learn them all as they become available, and enjoy each for its own capabilities and flight characteristics.

Also be aware that the way you see the kite flying in any video you watch is a direct result of the pilot's flying style and wind conditions. Smooth and graceful or yank and spank can be accomplished with any kite within certain limits. Watch some videos of quad kites flying, and you will soon notice that the same kite can be made to act differently than expected. Even the Speed Series Revs that are designed for speed can be flown quite gracefully in the right conditions by an experienced pilot. I'm not trying to confuse your choice, just trying to make you aware that you will probably acquire other types of quads if you really get into it. For now just go with what moves you. Try other people's kites (OPK's) whenever possible to get an idea of what they do and how they do it.

Smile, have fun and don't forget to breathe.
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