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Author Topic: Good trickable Street Kite Recommendation?  (Read 7558 times)
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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2010, 09:58 PM »

Mmm.. it really is designed as an aggressive indoor kite.

Works best on really short lines - say 12-15ft at most.

Also, I don't find it that great in wind of any magnitude: see above.

... and theres the L'Atelier Double Zero - which might work well too.


The Level One Jump is a purpose designed street kite: definitely one to consider.

The FrenEvo would be great except it does not really care for choppy winds. It's best in fairly smooth mid-winds 6mph+..

The Jordana's not bad for this sort of thing. I like it anyway.

An older style Frenezy might fit the bill.

The Premier Nighthawk would be good too, and I suppose the Wolf although I haven't flown that one. I hear good things however.

Out of my bag, I'd probably stick with the Deep Space. It flies very well on 30ft. lines. It is a little bigger than what you have in mind, but not much.

FWIW, this is the sort of flying I do a lot.

For rising turtles you are looking at something ultra-modern though. Something that really drops into a deep turtle.

You might want to consider something from Kitehouse. Maybe a Drop or a Sissy? What size is the Sissy anyway? Went and had a look: just under 6ft.

An Element would do very well.. at a price. Also larger than stipulated.. but still.
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« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2010, 11:18 PM »

1-pops can be done on a shadow, check it in this movie of me (1:05 and 2:01)
SHADOW at Ginkelse Heide

i don't think it is a good streetkite: the frame is too weak and the kite doesn't like turbulent winds

i think the subzero is the kite for you! good luck on finding one, i had this luck last year (funny little kite)

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« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2010, 06:25 AM »

Good input there from JimBo ..

The Premier Nighthawk would be an excellent choice. Drop the upper spreader and it becomes UL. Its built tough and is very tricky.

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« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2010, 07:55 AM »

Yeah the Nighthawk is a definate check it out.

The Wolf I would say no to but only because of the lower range, it's a great kite, I wouldn't hesitate to reccomend it in any other circumstance, but you would have to work it hard in an urban setting, it has some mass and drops quickly, not much float, shifting winds would be a problem for it. But it would handle those bus benches & walls just fine, it is bullitproof.
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