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« on: January 26, 2010, 07:05 PM »

Well I couldn't take it any longer I had to get out and put her in to the air today even though it look like the rain was heading back in, I headed to North Veterans Park in Roseville, which was a wet soggy marsh, standing water every where, not much wind, but I could feel a slight breeze on my neck so I thought lets see what see could do. I started off with no weight, stand offs @ 0-0-X, Middle knot on bridle, 85' of 90# spectra with 51/2' 170# leader, I was very impressed right off the bat with almost no wind she took right to flight, Half axles no problem once I got a little familiar with the Kite, fades were OK, would not roll up very easily, than I started to add one weight at a time, I was very impressed that the adding of weights did not affect the low wind capability, not till I reach 3 weights 15gr did it roll up easily, Back spins I have struggled with my other Kite's but the Exile did it with ease with light inputs. final settings before it started dumping rain was 3 weights, Standoffs in 0-X-0, it flew nicely even soaking wet with little wind.



It Holds a beautiful Fade


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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2010, 07:21 PM »

Welcome to the clan John  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2010, 07:35 PM »

Sweet!

We need to plan another Rosevile fly in a few months, so we all can try it out.   Huh
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2010, 10:50 PM »

Excellent!

I'm hoping to try a EUL some day.
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2010, 06:32 PM »

nice kite! loved mine. I regret selling it =[

beautiful kite though!
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2010, 08:25 PM »

Glad you like it! I love my exile ul, I usually fly it with no weight or 1 weight only, soooo sweett. I sometimes crave low wind just so I can fly it. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2010, 05:58 AM »

That color scheme has been growing on me.  Had a Rainbow Mantis out the other night after dusk.  While laying on its back, the snow under the flo yellow glowed with color.  The flo orange somewhat but nothing like that yellow.  None of the other colors show in dim light like the flo yellow.

Nice job.  Enjoy that kite!  Cool
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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2010, 11:52 PM »

Excellent!

I'm hoping to try a EUL some day.
Allen, next time we meet at Shoreline when the wind is low enough, I'd be honored to give you a try with mine  (see my avatar).

I agree with King-J that the EUL flies even in very low winds, but does not always roll up all that willingly.  I have been most successful with the no-pop-and-miles-of-slack method, but I am still practicing to keep her straight...
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2010, 03:18 AM »

If you put a full 5 barrels on it, it will rollup like a dream.  But with that must weight, you could also fly the standard.
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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2010, 04:17 PM »

Excellent!

I'm hoping to try a EUL some day.

Sometime hoping out loud pays off.

I got a gorgeous Exile UL in the mail this week to fly for a while. There are kite saints out there watching over us.   Smiley

I had my first lunchtime fly in months today and with 30 minutes on the kite I can honestly say, I really like the Exile UL. It's one of those kites that makes me look like a better flyer than I am. No flakey behavior. Doesn't get into trouble easily. Smooth.  I'm looking forward to some extensive time on it at KP.
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« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2010, 07:12 AM »

Thatīs one awesome beautiful kite!
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