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« on: September 27, 2009, 01:01 PM »

I have been looking at the R-Sky NFX as a smaller companion to my Soul and SF 2.5, what are your opinions on build quality, trickability, strengths, weakness's etc. ?

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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2009, 01:40 PM »

Randy Greenway is your man for this question.

I believe the R in R-Sky stands for RandyG.
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2009, 02:43 PM »

Well, I did notice that he used alot of their kites! I know from watching his tutorials that they are trickable, but wanted to get opinions from others who have actually used the kites.
I recall seeing some issues with bridle settings not even on kites from the factory etc. Just trying to see what people here think of them.

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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2009, 05:10 PM »

The NFX is a smaller kite than the Nirvanas so it flies faster. It's still tricky but I personally like a bigger slower kite. The build quality is good too.

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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2009, 05:47 PM »

I got a beat up, torn and stained Next Up with icone rods and I hardly fly  much else these days Grin Anything they make is top drawer
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2009, 10:53 PM »

Build quality of R-Sky is way better than Silver Fox.  Rods, fittings, sewing, ect… I don’t baby any of my R-Sky kites, pound the heck out of em and they still hold up.  With my 2.3 and 2.5, signs of wear showed up (TE, LE, fittings, sail) in months compared to years on my R-Sky kites. 

Nfx’s trickability… it’s all there.  Also there are a few bridle mods you might want to try out to tune to your liking.

Weakness – the conversion rate sucks.

Closest kite to a Soul is maybe the Diablis….  pitchy and tricky, 2.3 is kinda like a poor man’s Sea Devil, and 2.5 is kinda like a tamed Transfer XTR,  so yeah… Nfx would be a good add to the bag.  Nfx will also take a higher wind range that the 3 SF’s.

Bridle settings will get wacked on all kites
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2009, 11:27 PM »

Nothing wrong with their kites, occasional rogue build issues aside. I'm a little baffled by the concentration of their current range in that they have quite a few kites seemingly treading on each other's toes. If you're thinking of the NFX then presumably you're also considering the similar NFX Extend, the Frenezy, the Krystal FX.....  Sad

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« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2009, 03:21 AM »

The NFX Sport is an awesome kite and I highly recommend it. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2009, 07:45 AM »

Nothing wrong with their kites, occasional rogue build issues aside. I'm a little baffled by the concentration of their current range in that they have quite a few kites seemingly treading on each other's toes. If you're thinking of the NFX then presumably you're also considering the similar NFX Extend, the Frenezy, the Krystal FX.....  Sad

Mike.

Yeah, that's just what I needed, more options in wicked cool looking kites. I was really looking at the NFX as the Canadian distributor has one on sale, but I was also considering the Frenezy. Now of course I have looked at the Krystal FX and it is the coolest looking kite of the bunch. I just need to find a retailer who has them for a decent price and won't totally bone me on shipping.

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« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2009, 09:08 AM »

If you're considering buying from the great canadian kite company, my advice is RUN with your money in your tightly cliched fist. The guy is dishonest to say the least. And not the sharpest tool in the shed either.


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« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2009, 09:57 AM »

Ah, well. Hmm. OK.

I guess I will be looking for a different retailer. Too bad there are no reputable Canadian kite dealers who sell R-Sky. BC Kites are ok, but I think they are pretty Prism centric.

I will have to look around, maybe put a listing in the want adds here.

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« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2009, 10:13 AM »

hey Sean there is a reputable Canadian RSky dealer......
if you drop me an email i can provide more info..
i am trying to get a Shift (the new r sky single line ktie) via this guy so there should be an order placed.....
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« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2009, 11:18 AM »

Sean,

PM sent.  Wink


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« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2009, 11:35 AM »

I agree with Thief about Sean. Check your e-mail.
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« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2009, 11:55 AM »

I agree with Thief about Sean. Check your e-mail.

Just out of curiosity, how can you agree with Thief about Sean when Thief never said anything about Sean?
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