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« on: December 08, 2009, 12:57 PM »

I'm thinking of flying the Focus Kites Jinx set for competition this year, because of the balance of tricks and precision described, and showed in videos.

Can anyone go into further detail on this? How does the kite fly? Build Quality?
Precision?

And tricks- will it commete? and roll up well? (There wasn't a commete in the video, there was only unrolling of it in the video, not rolling up).
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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2009, 01:15 PM »

You're thinking of competing with a set of kites you've never even flown?

That's one approach, I guess  Wink

The Jinx is a very nice and well-made kite, but like any kite it has a definite "personality", so I'd try to get my hands on one to play with before committing to a set for competition.  I'd make that recommendation for *any* kite.

It will comete and roll up just fine, BTW.
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2009, 01:24 PM »

Can anyone go into further detail on this? How does the kite fly? Build Quality?
Precision?


The build quality is first class ... and precision is very good too.

And tricks- will it commete? and roll up well? (There wasn't a commete in the video, there was only unrolling of it in the video, not rolling up).


You can comete ? If not the point seems rather moot. It'll rollup just dandy - its a very capable trick kite.

The new graphics are sharp too ... shes a looker alright.

There are a couple of articles on the Clique - http://www.kiteclique.com/

-Frazer 
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2009, 05:11 AM »

Thanks for the info guys!
 
Mr G, thats exactly what I like to do. I like to take something I've never flown, and MAKE it work for me. I'm acutely pretty excited about this one though.

My first competition I flew a skyburner freestyleist UL for ballet without having picked it up before, and I decided to do precision at the last second (its free the first time, why not right?) and did the figures by sight. It keeps me on my feet! 'Love that feeling. That way instead of practicing one thing, I'm practicing everything and the competition circle will either tell me I'm succeeding or failing.
It's kind of like a fun motivator I suppose.
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2009, 06:48 AM »

Flying with a kite that does not necessarily fit your flying style is not going to give the judges a fair representation of your skill.
IMO it is better to have a kite that fits your style and that you really click with than the newest 'shiny.'

Focus's kites are very nice. Build quality is excellent. 
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2009, 08:29 AM »

I like doing that though. again, keeps me on my feet.
Im not a flyer for score anyways. Thats why I compete but am not an AKA member. So I don't get carried away with points and all that. I just fly, have a good time, pick a piece for ballet that I really like, and fly.
Whatever kite I have a big interest in at that time, I'll use. It's just my way of having fun.

Its like the quote- "Variety is the spice of life"

Anyways, anyone else have any info on these new kites?
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2009, 09:12 AM »

you can compete but not be an AKA member?
Is that something new? or on a festival by festival basis???
I know that at the Newport Fests you had to be an AKA member to compete...
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2009, 09:27 AM »

nope im not one and ive done it for 3 yrs. instead of the points going to me if i was an aka member, they just don't transfer.
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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2009, 09:44 AM »

nope im not one and ive done it for 3 yrs. instead of the points going to me if i was an aka member, they just don't transfer.

Though it's not technically a requirement per the AKA, a lot of events around the country won't let you compete unless you're an AKA member.  So you've been fortunate.
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