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Author Topic: Nitro Muse and Exile  (Read 1108 times)
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« on: October 13, 2009, 06:32 AM »

Can anyone tell me how the Nitro versions of these kites differ from the norm?
Im considering a frame upgrade on both.
thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2009, 08:30 AM »

I had 2 standard Exiles - one nitro, one not.

It could have been minor differences in the way that they were adjusted, but I actually preferred the non-Nitro version.

As for differences, the nitro feels stiffer and needs just a wee bit more wind.  I also found that the non-nitro would easily rollup with no weight on the tail at all.  To get similar rollup speed from the nitro, I had to add 1 weight on the tail.

I liked both kites, they were essentially the same, with differences only noticeable in the very lightest of winds.
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2009, 01:13 PM »

Near enough to a Muse - My Std Mantis has been both P200 and Nitro'd.
With the P200s it had a nice laid back, smooth feel but some people experienced wing tip shudder in stronger winds. With the Nitros it needs a little more wind but the upper range is extended noticeably. It feels a lot more rigid, responsive and tricky.

What you'd expect really.
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2009, 05:00 PM »

Yep, what Ian said.  Nitros take just a tad more wind.  The stiffer frame is not as compliant as the P200 but handles bigger winds much better. No tip shimmy and a more solid feel.  I generally prefer the Nitros in the standards. Pretty much the same experience in all Ken's kites: Mamba, Mantis, and Exile.
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2009, 09:32 PM »

Steve's Muse is framed in P200's, mine in Nitro's. I like mine better then his. He likes his more then mine. He has a much more refined & smoother flying style, I'm much clumsier and tend to yank & spank them around the sky.

The p200's seem to be a bit more "floaty" in both the Muse & the Exile and respond well to to smaller controlled inputs, the Nitro's IMO take better to more aggressive (or clumsier) flying styles since you don't deform the frame as much.

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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2009, 09:16 PM »

I'm the yank and spank type, and tend to be very hard on kites.

My Nitro Exile is the only kite I have never broken.

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