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Author Topic: Recommended full size (or close to it) indoor/very light wind kite under $200?  (Read 3744 times)
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« on: March 22, 2010, 07:56 PM »

Yea...I figure it has been asked before.

I have a 58" light wind kite that is a blast.  I am now looking for a larger (i.e. slower) kite that will float well enough that I can move to the next level...controlled float and tricks.

My little 58"r is a blast but the small size makes it difficult to snap stall.

Recommendations?
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2010, 08:36 PM »

Well, you don't have to snap stall kites in low/no wind. They stall regardles...

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Usually smaller kites are much easier to stall than larger kites, so I'm not sure if that's the goal.

A new full size indoor kite is costly. The new Prism 4D isn't a big kite but looks to be an excellent no/low trainer. I only flew it in 5MPH, but folks I trust spoke highly of it. It seems like the modern version of the classic Wren, which is generally the best indoor trainer IMHO.

The only full size (7' or larger?) indoor kites that might be had for under $200 would be on the used market. Prism Vapors sometimes come up that cheap, but rarely. I bought one for $200 a couple years ago. Prism Ozones (more like 6'?) work ok indoors but are a bit more effort. Seen a lot of good flying with them. There are a range of other old skool indoor kites but they only come up from time to time.

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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2010, 09:00 PM »

Skyburner ProDancer SUL  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2010, 12:36 AM »

or Airwave.. very floaty.
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2010, 01:26 AM »

If you can find it used, the Benson Inner Space would fit you request. It is 7.5 feet, weights 5 oz. and will fly from 0 (indoors) to 5 mph.

The cost new plus shipping is over your $200 limit.
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2010, 04:28 PM »

Peter Betancourt Am1?

floaty....big.....unflown...made by a master.....one piece of material for the skin.....

and of course PINK! (refer to this thread http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=2573.0)

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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2010, 06:49 PM »

Ooohhhh, that's pretty.  Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2010, 07:23 PM »

You might look into a Kitehouse Sissy.  Wink


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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2010, 07:53 PM »

Ordered a Quantum Pro SUL today.  I think this might take care of my need.

Also got the 4D today...good stuff!
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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2010, 09:12 AM »

You should look at the Reflection by Focus Kites,,, it is just $50 over your budget and a true indoor kite compared to the one you ordered.
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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2010, 09:16 AM »

going on what RX said,
the Echo by focus is very nice too.
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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2010, 09:22 AM »

going on what RX said,
the Echo by focus is very nice too.


I have not flown the Echo.... it is in his price range, but smaller....
I would love to get my hands on one for a few hours.
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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2010, 09:36 AM »

iNak and NikNak are also sweet - very floaty and love rotational tricks. 

These indoor kites are generally pretty limited modern trick-wise (esp compared to real SULs) so keep that in mind.   

If you found a new QPro SUL for $200 thats a pretty good deal.  I think the SUL is the best of the QPro line.
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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2010, 04:33 PM »

If you found a new QPro SUL for $200 thats a pretty good deal.  I think the SUL is the best of the QPro line.

Right!   Lips sealed

Two hundred?  I'll take ten!

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« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2010, 08:35 PM »

the QP sul was also my favorite but if you are expecting it to fly in the range you specified you did not do your homework the 4d will cover you though
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