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« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2009, 06:27 AM »

if you want a good roller get an original kevin shannon one.....mine only hunts around when i am playing with it.....it is a very well built kite that is great to fly in 2+mph.....
shannonkites.com iirc
that pictured one is hard to tension....there are little fiberglas rods that go from the nose diagonally down to the tips...there is no way to tension across the wingtips to tighten the sail up to get rid of slack.....
also the keel is not very big on this specific model......

it might help to put a rod across the lower diamond keel part to tighten that up...might help
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« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2009, 03:42 AM »

if you want a good roller get an original kevin shannon one.....mine only hunts around when i am playing with it.....it is a very well built kite that is great to fly in 2+mph.....
shannonkites.com iirc...


http://www.shannonkites.com/roller.htm

That's the style of roller I was thinking of too...
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« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2009, 07:31 AM »

There's also the Kangaru Roller.... not sure if Premier has discontinued then, but they were/are impressively large (enough to scare the dog).

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