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« on: December 15, 2009, 10:23 AM »

Ok, so, over winter, I start to get some kites that I've been looking at for awhile. On my life now is the Focus Reflection and the Hydra. Saving up starts dec 26th. =]

I've set up some sail designs from these and I would like some opinions please!
I've labeled my favorites, but it doesn't hurt to get some opinions.

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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2009, 10:30 AM »

my choices.....



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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009, 11:36 AM »

I like either of the grey models - get a Std and a UL!
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2009, 11:41 AM »

I didn't know there was a UL Hydra!  Huh
Well, that'll come after those, if I like the standard a lot.
I have kites that will trick, but not really TRICK, so I'm hoping to use the Hydra for that.
I'm also getting into indoors a lot so the Echo and the Reflection should do nicely with the Skyburner Indoor/SUL's I have.

'trying to get some kites I want this year, not so much the kites that I "need" for certain things. (Ballet, Precision).
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Thanks for your opinions guys!
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2009, 12:22 PM »

Fluorescent Orange on a Hydra is always a good idea Smiley

Also, since you're on a Mac, try taking screenshots with COMMAND-SHIFT-4, then draw a box around the thing you'd like to screenshot.  It'll look quite a bit better than just taking a picture of the screen with a digital camera.

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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2009, 12:28 PM »

Thanks Jerad. I didn't know that possible!
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2009, 12:36 PM »

 Hi Devin, I was wondering why the Jinx seems to get passed over in favor of the Hydra. I did'nt see a Hydra UL on their site. With the Jinx UL wingspan at 92" and 39" high it would seem to be a better choice for most of us who have to contend with lighter winds.
 When I look over the kites by Focus I always pick the Jinx UL as my first choice. Do you think it's the name (jinx) because I think it even looks better than the Hydra (subjective I know)
 Has anyone here tried both of these? I'd like to get one of these. I've not heard a lot, but what I have heard is all good.
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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2009, 12:38 PM »

gwm,
the jinx set and an echo are already ordered.

No replacements =]
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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2009, 12:40 PM »

Theifs post (changed pics to screenshots)

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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2009, 01:07 PM »

Hi Devin, I was wondering why the Jinx seems to get passed over in favor of the Hydra. I did'nt see a Hydra UL on their site. With the Jinx UL wingspan at 92" and 39" high it would seem to be a better choice for most of us who have to contend with lighter winds.
 When I look over the kites by Focus I always pick the Jinx UL as my first choice. Do you think it's the name (jinx) because I think it even looks better than the Hydra (subjective I know)
 Has anyone here tried both of these? I'd like to get one of these. I've not heard a lot, but what I have heard is all good.


I've tried (and reviewed) both.  I own a Hydra and I have a Jinx on order.  It comes down to flying style and preference.  The Jinx is a full sized competition kite, more suited to precision but still capable of doing tricks.  The Hydra is a smaller wing (85% the size of the Jinx, IIRC) and more suited towards trick or freestyle flying, but still capable of doing precision. 

An ideal kitebag would contain both Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2009, 09:48 PM »

I don't know why, but I think they got the names backwards.

"Jinx just seems smaller than "Hydra".

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