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« on: January 26, 2010, 11:10 AM »

Hi pilots,

I have a new tech ignitor, and am looking to branch out more on stunt kites.
I have spent about 50 hrs on the ignitor.
What should my 2nd kite be? i want it to be able to do all the run of the mill tricks/challenge me for a long time.
I would like to spend anywhere from $60 to 150$
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2010, 11:14 AM »

In that price range you may want to grab one of the few E2's left. 
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2010, 11:20 AM »

E2'S? could you explain, or give me a link?
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2010, 11:25 AM »

E2 at GWTW / Chico Kites
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2010, 01:57 PM »

would it be safe to say that i wouldn't outgrow an E2 for awhile?
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2010, 02:08 PM »

would it be safe to say that i wouldn't outgrow an E2 for awhile?

Absolutely, the E2 is a very nice kite.  Snap one up while you still can at that price!
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2010, 03:10 PM »

plus you will not be able to beat the price Steve has them here for. Tongue
I believe that also comes with a freestyle dvd, you'll be golden!
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2010, 04:31 PM »

the E2 just got a recomendation from  some flyers that KNOW what they are talking about
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2010, 04:34 PM »

thank you to everyone who helped.

Im going to buy the E2. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2010, 05:39 PM »

tried the E2 as my friend grabbed the offer. It is a very nice kite, able to fly with decent pull even in very light wind once you shift the setting to light wind mode. For beginners, i feel that is always the most important when very often especially where I am located, you get very light wind all the time. With some other kite, it cant even take off decently.

oh one thing, i notice there is no tail weight for the E2, and i find it more difficult to do flips. Can we just add a nut or smthing? I kinda put my Widow maker weight at its tail to try, and found it much easier to trick.
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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2010, 08:50 PM »



oh one thing, i notice there is no tail weight for the E2, and i find it more difficult to do flips. Can we just add a nut or smthing? I kinda put my Widow maker weight at its tail to try, and found it much easier to trick.

I read on this forum somewhere about a flyer, or fliers, who used the Quantum Pro weight system.  Seemed to like it.
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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2010, 09:07 PM »

I used a QP center tee to good effect.

Tail weight was overkill IMO.
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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2010, 12:10 AM »

I used to put a few nickels (1 or 2) in the tail area when I had mine - try it, its cheap and easily done.  What I found more important was tuning the bridle just right with the low to high wind adjustments that it has - it makes a big difference on this kite. 

Once I dialed it in, I just kept it there no matter the wind.   I think its easier to adjust to how the kite flys that to mess with the bridle.  Don't quote me, but I think I had it about 75% toward the nose knot.  That way, it flys in both low and high winds, despite the labels.

It's a good kite to learn all the basics on.  Once your get to wanting to roll the kite up all the time, you can add stoppers or add a new kite.  E2 rolls up without much effort, but without stoppers you pretty much need to unroll it right away.



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« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2010, 12:58 AM »

thank you to everyone who helped.

Im going to buy the E2. Smiley

Keep in touch about how you feel about the kite.  Wink
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« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2010, 03:08 AM »

I'm currently learning on this kite.

When there is not enough wind I just put the thing on the ground and practice recoveries  Grin
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