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« on: March 27, 2010, 04:53 PM »

Hey guys,
So, I've been on the hunt for a kick- awesome comp kite for the past few years.
I used to fly mambas, but am looking for something more trick capabile.
I ordered some Jinx's, but my inputs for them are way to hard. I can barely trick the thing.
I've tried to change my flying style to fit them, but I'm having a problem with light inputs.

So there a kite that can take harder inputs, that has good pull (not to much, just enough to really "feel" it) and is fully trickable?
I've been looking at the Vendettas... anything else?

Anything would be greatly apprecitaed. Usually I can "adapt" to a kite quite well, but I'm having a problem doing so.  Sad
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2010, 05:35 PM »

The Cosmic TC is a fairly capable comp kite.

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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2010, 05:43 PM »

Talon UL for winds 2 to 10, best at 3 to 5, Talon Std for winds 4 to 15, but at 15 I put all my kites in the bag for another day. Talons are not a real hard puller but you can definitely feel them, and both will put up with what ever you through at them, and they do it great.
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2010, 06:20 PM »

Saber
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2010, 06:27 PM »

Have you flown a Mantis?  That's a darn good comp kite. Available in various wind ranges. An important point.
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2010, 07:03 PM »

Talons are outstanding, but I wouldn't consider them competition kites.

The Sabre is probably a good bet, given that Will S. was a fan of strong inputs when he designed it.  I think it's actually a fairly rare thing, though.  Comp kites want specific inputs to get specific outputs, and I'm not sure there are many out there you can just slam around.
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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2010, 08:50 PM »

The Nirvana is a good choice..
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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2010, 09:07 PM »

Uh, yeah..

NFE if you want precision with tricks and NSE if you want tricks with precision.

Can't go wrong.

The Vendetta is a great choice too.

The Nirvana is a good choice..
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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2010, 09:36 PM »

How old is your Jinx?
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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2010, 10:36 PM »

I had 2 mantis's and I sold them, I liked the Muse more.  Smiley

My Jinx's are made in December. They're the new model.

I've also owned the Ghost TC and didn't like that one either. For light winds my inputs are very light, but I didn't like the Ghost at all... as much as I hate to say it.

I haven't ruled out the WM, but i do prefer it for fun. I'm looking for something with a little more pull.

Nirvanas have always interested me, but the price is a tad steep for me...  Sad

I haven't head a lot about the Saber (or Saber 2), but I'll have to think on it more...

So right now I have..

Nirvana if I can get the $.
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« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2010, 03:47 AM »

I have a classic Skyshark Nirvana, a std Vendetta, and a bag full of everything Blue Moon. I'll bring them up to Grand Haven assuming I get to go. 

You know about the Mamba. The Mantis is highly tunable and can pull as hard as you want  Smiley  The Muse is essentially a Mantis without the tuning options. The Exile is not known as a comp kite but like the Mantis is very tunable and can have the precision and pull you need.  Of course it can trick.

I would think you could get the WM to do more of what you want though I don't have one now.

Lots of great kites out there...
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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2010, 03:56 AM »

So there a kite that can take harder inputs, that has good pull (not to much, just enough to really "feel" it) and is fully trickable?
Machine.  Angry

Or Transfers, if you can find them. Actually they may be thicker on the ground and slightly cheaper than the first choice.

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« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2010, 11:37 AM »

I thought that Machienes were only made for a select few...?
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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2010, 12:57 PM »

Uh, yeah..

NFE if you want precision with tricks and NSE if you want tricks with precision.

Can't go wrong.

The Vendetta is a great choice too.

The Nirvana is a good choice..

The 2 best choices out there... Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2010, 02:52 PM »

If you like the WM you should try the QPro - not as tricky as the WM, but its more precise and definitely pulls more.  I'm not saying that they are the same kite, but when I went from the QPro to WM, it felt at home but more eager to do tricks.  It also likes much bigger inputs than most kites that I like to fly.  Put some weight on the tail and it will throw down tricks with the rest of them.
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