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Author Topic: R-Sky KFX Opinions!!!!  (Read 3138 times)
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« on: January 18, 2010, 08:55 PM »

Recently purchased this kite used, at a great price and in almost new condition. Its not a kite I thought I wanted but couldn't pass it up.

Not much is said about this kite on this Forum or any other for that matter. Just curious to see what people think of it!

Truth be told when I first flew it it tricked really poorly and I was convinced something was wrong. As it turns out, thanks to a friend having purchased one and giving me the bridle specs I found out my Bridle was back to front. Huh

Since I fixed it, I have put the Nirvana away and the plans to fly my DS this summer have been delayed.

From my limited experience this is a hell of a trick kite, up there with all the others people rave about, TALON, DS, Nirvana, etc. It's so easy to trick and very forgiving for someone at my level.

Yet, not much is ever said about it, and it seems not many people own one. Could it be the difficulty in obtaining one due to the one peice leading edge?

Just curious is all.
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2010, 09:45 PM »

It's a great kite as you've found out.

Nothing much to say other than that.

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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2010, 10:10 PM »

Not much is said about this kite on this Forum or any other for that matter.
There was quite a bit on the previous incarnation of this forum.

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From my limited experience this is a hell of a trick kite, up there with all the others people rave about, TALON, DS, Nirvana, etc. It's so easy to trick and very forgiving for someone at my level.
Absolutely, although it's a quick little bugger at times. It can be a sod-an'-a-half to keep up with.

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Could it be the difficulty in obtaining one due to the one piece leading edge?
Probably just that's it's a slightly older design and we do love the new shiny  Wink BTW if you have the KFX with partially pultruded sparring then you're getting the mildest flavour of the kite. With even stiffer sparring it gets pin sharp. Maybe not as forgiving... alright, slightly malicious in fact... but enormous fun.

Mike,
"Nothing much to say" -  hah !
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2010, 10:21 PM »

What is your Kfx framed in Mike?
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2010, 12:29 AM »

I love my KFX set since the day I bought them.
The KFX is one of my favourite kites ever.
And although it is quite a few years old, it is able to do all the new stuff like yofades and taz machines without any problem. For it being a heck of a trick kite it is very precise too.
I like the KFX even better than the DS, but that is just a personal preference. :-)

For me the normal frame is good enough, although my WW is framed in Icone yellow.
(had ordered the Skyshark version actually, but it has been not available at that time).

The KFX is a kite, that feels just right to me.
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2010, 02:10 AM »

You know my opinion - it's 100% awesome. Undecided
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2010, 04:18 AM »

What is your Kfx framed in Mike?

He has Icone'd collector Wink

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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2010, 04:20 AM »

Not much is said about this kite on this Forum or any other for that matter.
There was quite a bit on the previous incarnation of this forum.

Well, theres ^that^

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Could it be the difficulty in obtaining one due to the one piece leading edge?
Probably just that's it's a slightly older design and we do love the new shiny  Wink

And ^that^ ....

And also the fact that there were probably very few brought into the USA. I don't know how many came though GWTW - but prolly fewer than you'd think - same for other R-Sky likes like the Frenezy and Jordana ... which is why I had trouble finding them on Swap Meet when I was looking.

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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2010, 08:01 AM »

KFX LW - one heck of a light wind kite. 
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2010, 11:28 AM »

I bought a Collector KFX of this forum a few months back. I had flown two standards and a LW back when they came out but never bought one until the collector came up for sale. It is framed with Icone and flys great, after a fine tune of the bridle. A heck of a lot of fun to fly and has already been posted all the "it" tricks are in there.
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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2010, 06:28 PM »

Ahem!

Krystal FX flown by R. Debray




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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2010, 08:52 PM »

Oh look ! Richard Debray making a kite look good. Hold the front page  Wink

Mike.
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« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2010, 05:22 AM »

Oh look ! Richard Debray making a kite look good. Hold the front page  Wink

Just imagine what he could do with a "Peerless" ...

-Frazer
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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2010, 07:13 AM »

Just imagine what he could do with a "Peerless" ...
Nah. That guy doesn't need a crutch.

Mike.
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« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2010, 08:37 AM »

Oh look ! Richard Debray making a kite look good. Hold the front page  Wink

Mike.


Boy!  I'll bet he could fly a two X four just as well!
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