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« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2009, 09:41 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2009, 10:55 PM »

Thanks so much everyone for all the advice. Smiley
I think I'm armed now with enough info to help Scott make an informed decision.
I'll let you know what he gets

Thanks again.Peace,

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« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2009, 05:18 PM »

I own a Hypnotist and the entire Silver Fox 2.5 suite. 

On low wind days I fly the SF 2.5 UL and on high wind days the SF 2.5 Vented.  But when the wind is in between I fly the Hypnotist.  The only time the SF 2.5 standard get out of the bag is when I feel guilty about spending the money and never flying the kite.

For a new flyer who will need to get thru the lawn dart stage before getting to tricks I'd recommend the Hypnotist hands down.  For many new fliers, starting with a Silver Fox will mean spending half the summer waiting for replacement parts.  Don't get me wrong, the Silver Fox are very nice kites for the money but is seems like I'm always replacing something on them.
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« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2009, 07:38 PM »

Don't forget the Revoultion 1.5
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« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2009, 09:17 PM »

I highly suggest that you get out there, with some experienced pilots, and try flying both dual and quad line kites for a bit... then make your decission based on which way you'd prefer to go.

I have a bag of kites I seldom fly because I started... Buying before Trying!

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« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2009, 09:04 AM »

I highly suggest that you get out there, with some experienced pilots, and try flying both dual and quad line kites for a bit... then make your decission based on which way you'd prefer to go.

Definitely!  I too have a large stable of kites becuase I didn't know what I really wanted.  Tricks or precision?  I find myself flying more precision now.  And one kite that's built better for precision will not be better for tricks, and vice versa.

And several years of buying kites, I get into quads...  lol- and found what really supports my zen of flying.  Love my Revs.  I still fly dual-line with my team, but if I'm flying solo, more often than not it's a Rev.

So, like Jinx said, get out there with some experienced pilots.  See if you can borrow a kite and try it out.  If you're only going to have one or two kites, you need to think about what you're trying to accomplish, even if it's just cutting circles in the sky (which is fun too!).  Shoot- get matching kites and the both of you can start flying pairs!

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