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« on: April 11, 2011, 01:09 PM »

I have three sleds currently that I'm quite happy with, Premier's 24, 36, and 81, just looking for something a bit different and am looking at Flowforms. I know these have been festival mainstays for years. I find three that appeal to me,  from Gomberg, his Skyform, also the Sutton Flowform, and HQ's Flowform, I'm looking at two larger sizes, what would basically be a 60 or 125 (give or take)  in each of the three.

My question is this, are there any main differences in lifting abilities between the Sutton, Skyform and the HQ, and stability in the sky would be a concern to me, don't wanna be taking everyone's kite out of the sky with a wandering flowform. So, lack of wandering about and laundry lifting are the two deciding points.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2011, 09:37 PM »

I'll resist the temptation to recommend any of the three ... Wink

What I can tell you is that the key to the wandering issue is an adequate tail for any of the kites. Check out our Giant Streamer (available from Steve).

Also note that AirAffairs is not currently making the larger kites. The HQ comes in the rainbow/black/white version. The SkyForm can be made in any color you like.

If you want to lift stuff, try and go with the 120/125 version.

Hope that helps!

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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011, 04:07 AM »


If you're building incline, give this one a shot:

http://www.kitemonger.com/kiteplan/airmonger/index.html
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2011, 06:45 AM »

thanx David, the large flag streamer is exactly what I intended to use on any of the flowforms I end up choosing, appreciate your input! Oh....AirAffairs, I take it that's Sutton, they aren't making which larger kites, the 125? Or do you mean the 252 and 450?

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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2011, 09:01 PM »

I've a Skyhook 60, one of the most unconventional lifters I've seen and it packs quite a punch. Problem is the lack of stability and its pointy rear end makes attaching a streamer look out of place. I may have to add a drogue or spins sock instead  Wink

Anyone has any experience with these?
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2011, 06:29 AM »

Air Affairs makes the Suttons. Great kite - great workmanship. But at this point, they are not producing custom 60, 125, 252, or 450.

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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2011, 06:52 AM »

kitenut, I looked at the Skyhook, I think it looks really cool, but I think the flowforms probably fit what I want better.

thanks again David, any word on when AirAffairs will get back to production on the larger size Sutton's? I'm in no hurry at all, could even make this decision later this year or first of next, just doing my homework first.

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