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Author Topic: Deep Space, Talon what else ?  (Read 4124 times)
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« on: September 09, 2009, 01:05 AM »

Hi,

I'm a french kiteflyer with an intermediate freestyle flying.

I'm trying to improve in freestyle.
I'm currently flying the R'Sky's Nirvana and I would like to try another kite that could either help me to improve.

What are the the most popular versatile freestyle kite in your country ?

I've eared about the Deep Space and the Talon. What do you think about it ?

Thanks

Niki
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2009, 05:20 AM »

IMO the Talon & Deep Space are the most versatile freestyle kites made.  Wink


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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2009, 05:32 AM »

because of the euro dollar exchange rate, you might look at the BMK
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2009, 05:50 AM »

The Organic's becoming popular here and I'll recommend that. Easy to trick. Unfortunately its an opensource design so not commercially available. IMHO, although both French the Nirvana and Organic are polar opposites from each other so its a good complement you have, depending on whether you are in the mood to muscle (Nirvana) fly or just chill out and finger fly (Organic)

Since you are from France, maybe you could get in touch with the designer Christian Derefat for it?

http://users.skynet.be/cerfvolanttrick/organic/organic.htm

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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2009, 06:07 AM »

Christian will also build you one for sure.  He's cool like that.

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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2009, 06:40 AM »

BTW, Christian is Belgian, not French.  Wink
And the Organic can be bought directly from Christian.


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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2009, 07:15 AM »

a nebula would be good too. also a widowmaker from Jon at skyburner. those kites are a blast.
theres also the exile's and the muses/mantis', but im sure enough people will suggest those, so im sure i dont need to go into what they do and how great the BMK line is  Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2009, 12:10 PM »

Thanks for your advices guys,

what would you recommend to me in the BMK kite collection ?

The thing I might be disapointed with the Nirvana is that it tugs quite much as the wind rises.

It's quite windy down here 10 to 20kts. But over 15kts I prefer kite surfing.

Darry, you're speaking of the Organic, isn't it a too radical kite ?
I 'm looking for a versatile one.

Deep Space, Talon, BMK kites, Organic, Nebula, Windowmaker...choice gone a be hard.
what would you say as the most popular versatile freestyle kite ?

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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2009, 01:06 PM »

what would you say as the most popular versatile freestyle kite ?
You already have that mate ... the Nirvana.

If the winds are too big and/or bumpy you have 3 choices ...

Wind screens (R-Sky make some, Carl Robertshaw too)
Heavier lines ... 200lb
Or something vented (people seem to like the Talon vented, I like the Cosmic TC)

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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2009, 02:00 PM »

what would you say as the most popular versatile freestyle kite ?
You already have that mate ... the Nirvana.

-Frazer

He said most popular versatile freestyle kite.
Not most popular antiquated competition kite.  Cheesy
Besides, he also said he doesn't want a kite that pulls like a John Deere.  Wink


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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2009, 02:02 PM »

Besides, he also said he doesn't want a kite that pulls like a John Deere.  Wink
Sounds like you just need to "Man up"  Tongue

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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2009, 02:08 PM »

I don't think the Nirvana pulls any harder than the Vendetta.
But I think even you'd agree the V is a lot more fun to fly.
And may even be built a bit better.  Wink


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« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2009, 02:11 PM »

The NSE is pretty awesome... Basically nirvana that flies even better. Somewhat similar feel but it can do much more than the FE, or at least makes it easier.

I think there is a slight confusion over terms. When most people refer to a freestyle kite, they mean something rather radical. A kite that tricks fast and smooth. Something like the nirvana is totally not a freestyle kite.

I have little experience outside some of my own designs in that sort of kite, so I can't say much about the various freestyle kites around.
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« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2009, 02:23 PM »

Besides, he also said he doesn't want a kite that pulls like a John Deere.  Wink
Sounds like you just need to "Man up"  Tongue

-Frazer

Hrm?

Or something vented (people seem to like the Talon vented, I like the Cosmic TC)

-Frazer

You need a vent in 20+? 
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« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2009, 02:35 PM »

You need a vent in 20+? 
No ... in 20+ I go and do something else ...

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