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« on: October 25, 2018, 08:24 PM »

Not much discussion going on here in the SLK section so I thought I'd start something.
I've been curious to hear how some of you R-Sky Shift owners like or dislike the kite?
I believe it's not in production anymore but I may be able to find a used one someday if it's worth while.
Can maybe someone comment on how it flies/glides compared to other similar kites?
Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2018, 05:25 AM »

blech....blech blech....I have(had?) one - I lent it out years ago, pretty certain I got it back though.  I cannot even find a picture of mine....weird...
--found a picture finally:

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Wholly underwhelming...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iQ_zOEc-bo this is an accurate flight video. I have the 1.0 version and it is never stable.  Now, it was meant to be a active low wind flyer that would not be stable, but they have created a kite that has 4 rods sticking out the corners that catch on everything.

  • There is no bridle, just a loop tied off to a spot on the spine.
  • The wings are tensioned by a line to the wingtips but i never found much difference with how they are tensioned.
  • There is zero glide (it will drop like a stone).
  • There is no real directional controlled movement - this is more a a flyer reacts to the way the wind pushed it type of action.
In my opinion it was a waste of money.....it has a really neat shape and design but that was about it.

I have thoughts about putting some tails on the tips and making it into a stable flyer, but need to find it first!

Now, if you want a well made R-Sky kite active single line flyer get a Bird'x. They are awesome and great flyers.
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2018, 10:56 PM »

Thanks for that. I appreciate the info  Wink
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