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« on: February 02, 2010, 12:14 PM »

I've been getting a few requests about the new FW kites.
So here is a super short review.

All 4 kites are quite well made.
All 4 kites are prototypes so things may change.
The airWave kites fly much smaller than their actual size.
The airWave kites have the worst precision of any kite I've ever flown.
The airWave kites are very tricky and heavy for their nomenclature.
The Prediction kites are much more normal kites but less tricky than many on this Forum would like. They will yoyo, but there are no stoppers, leader lines or tail weights. The UL would barely do tricks, and it felt the furthest from production quality. All the keeper lines slid out of position too often. The Prediction UL outer standoffs feel too short by about 1.5 inches and would pull out of their spreader connector on a moderately hard pull.
I'm not keen on any of the panel layouts, but that is merely a matter of taste.
If I could have one of these 4 kites it would be the Prediction standard.
If I could have a FW kite, I would get the Soul.

Remember, these are prototypes.
Photos on my new Picasa website.
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2010, 12:18 PM »

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The airWave kites have the worst precision of any kite I've ever flown.
worse than a Stranger Level 7?!?  Huh
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2010, 01:34 PM »

I stand corrected. Thank you.

2nd worst.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2010, 02:00 PM »

well i didn't fly the prediction, but i really liked the airwave kites, especially considering their price.
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2010, 02:13 PM »

I watched the video - looks like a fun no wind kite.  It actually appears to move/fly like the iTrix that I fly - any experience with that one to compare?
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