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Author Topic: Horvath Hybrid Synergetic Kite  (Read 6319 times)
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« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2009, 02:13 PM »

steve: do you have some in stock???
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« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2009, 05:00 AM »

another Horvath

Zero 1.1 von Thomas Horvath


btw ... 40Ä rtf
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« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2009, 12:59 PM »

HiFly is that available via Volango only?  made by Horvath? made by Volango? made by _______?Huh?
I emailed them awhile back about it and heard nothing in reply.....
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« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2009, 02:04 PM »

HiFly is that available via Volango only?  made by Horvath? made by Volango? made by _______?Huh?


Horvath design, made in Taiwan....

http://www.horvath.ch/en/kite-manufacturers/kitewalker-de.html

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« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2009, 04:13 AM »

We realize some people feel it is suited more for indoors because it may feel delicate.  The micro carbon rods used in the frame are quite resilient and the flexible tips help absorb gust when you do fly it in wind.  We have even had customers tell us they flew their Skate in 15mph of wind.  Although we donít encourage this, the kite will take it.

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As the one who told Paul I was flying mine in 15 mph winds (just ask Shawn Tinkham about my "product testing" Huh) I can attest to the durability of the Skate.  It isn't as fragile as some here believe it to be.  It handled the winds and gusts with gusto.  (I know, lousy pun:Smiley)  As far as the fabric, any kite fabric will endure some wear and tear in sand.  Just check out the 1.5 oz fabric and heavy dacron LE material of a Thor's Hammer after regular beach flying.  After all, the primary ingredient of sandpaper is?

Beach, grassy glen, indoors - the Skate can handle all of them - but like any kite it will take it's hits regardless of where it is flown.  Now if you expect it to last forever and remain pristine - the best solution is to not fly it at all.  Cheesy  But that's no fun.

We were supporting an event for the city of Norfolk, VA over the 4th of July weekend and Sunday was rainy with very light winds.  The Skate was the only kite we could keep in the air.  I flew an Urban Ninja in calm conditions at another event and it was a great flyer as well.  When the winds are in the 1-6 mph range, I fly my Blue Moon 61/49.  These are all great no/low wind kites that have individual personalities, so don't let the acquisition of one prevent you from trying the others.
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« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2009, 04:52 PM »

If you ever contemplated building a kite yourselves try it with the Urban Ninja. There are very thorough and detailed building instructions on the site (in English), making things easy for a beginning builder. You will be rewarded with a fascinating kite.

http://www.horvath.ch/ninja/the_urban_ninja.html

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« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2009, 05:41 PM »

Thanks Erik


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« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2009, 09:42 PM »

thank you eric i have been looking for a place to start this looks like a great 1 !! thanx KO
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« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2009, 06:22 PM »

Thorough building instructions or not, I've built one two weeks ago, so if you encounter any problems, just ask, I have put a Notify-Tag on this thread.

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« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2009, 05:44 PM »

HQ does a real good job as only the spreader needs to be hooked up to the left and right LEs and your ready to fly as all other knot adjustments are in their stock settings and set up for you. Just hook up and go. Waiting for a low wind day to test flight this glider. There is the bridle knot that can go up and down to make it fly or glide more friendly but will not mess with that knot yet.
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