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« on: May 04, 2010, 02:35 PM »

The great AIR-YO kites - at the Alcochete kite festival - Portugal
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2010, 02:49 PM »

Air-Yos are a lot of fun.   Smiley

It's the kind of thing that more people are likely to say "let me try that" than with other indoor kites.
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2010, 02:56 PM »

And who is the manufacturer of the Air-Yo and is it sold by GWTW ?  Wink

Thanks.
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2010, 03:11 PM »

Pretty cool!
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2010, 03:49 PM »

those ones are produced by new tech, designed by windfire designs.
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2010, 03:57 PM »

The Air-Yo is an excellent indoor/nowind SLK.

If one yanks on the line abruptly, the skin and frame separate (easily reattached).

The UFO by Revolution is a better SLK (IMHO) for a few reasons:
1 The skin and frame never separate from an abrupt line pull.
2 The UFO will fly with either side up.
3 The UFO sliding bridle allows circular flight.
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2010, 04:12 PM »

Looks a little less exciting than paddleball.  Grin

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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2010, 07:11 PM »

The Air-Yo is an excellent indoor/nowind SLK.

If one yanks on the line abruptly, the skin and frame separate (easily reattached).

The UFO by Revolution is a better SLK (IMHO) for a few reasons:
1 The skin and frame never separate from an abrupt line pull.
2 The UFO will fly with either side up.
3 The UFO sliding bridle allows circular flight.
1. mine has never separated with sharp tugs by lots of people
2. the airyo flys both sides up
3. the line attaches to the center so it can easily move in any direction
 
the sliding bridle on the UFO makes spinning the disc to be under control.
the biggest thing is that the UFO has a much bigger skincompared to the airyo.

Jon t. has made a handful of his own version. those combine a bigger skinwith a sliding bridle. framed up in skyshark 90s it is sweet!
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2010, 07:38 PM »

And who is the manufacturer of the Air-Yo and is it sold by GWTW ?  Wink

Just speculation here, but i would think a special deal on these with the handle, pre-ordered, could sell about as well as the Prism 4-d deal went.  Just a thought 4 you Steve..  Smiley

I'd buy one. Who else?
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2010, 07:41 PM »

My Air-Yo will only fly correctly when the bridle and line are on the bottom.

The Air-Yo can really only do straight line moves. If you try to spin in a circle with it, the AY will change orientation and stop flying well.

The UFO will let you make circles until you puke (not a good trick) because the bridle tow point will shift all the way to an outside point.

I own them both, like them both, just for different reasons.  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2010, 09:25 PM »

... The Air-Yo can really only do straight line moves. If you try to spin in a circle with it, the AY will change orientation and stop flying well.

The UFO will let you make circles until you puke (not a good trick) because the bridle tow point will shift all the way to an outside point....

Hmmm....

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Looks like circles to me, a difference between the Windfire & HQ or the flier?

Never managed to seperate ours either and I'm not always quick enough to get outta' the way so it's survived a few head butts & body slams too  Embarrassed

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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2010, 10:23 PM »

I can relate to the "until you puke" part, though it was with other indoor kites that I came close.
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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2010, 12:14 AM »

the thing about doing circles with the air-yo we've found is if there's any wind and it gets under the high side of the circle it will turn the kite up, perpendicular to the ground because the attachment point is in the center of the kite.

indoors or in truly no wind, it will do circles.

the UFO feels heavy to me and while the sliding bridle makes it a bit easier to fly, my preference is for the air-yo.
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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2010, 12:36 AM »

The Air-YO is really for indoor or NO wind if you want to play with it properly. It's so easy to tip it over into a headwind that it loses a lot of the fun.

Rev's UFO isn't as picky. You can even fly it like an SLK if you so desire. Idiot easy to make it do stuff first time out.

As the UFO is larger and has a sliding attachment point I don't find it as accurate or swift but it's still fine. You can really ping the Air-YO about. Both are cool, neither are expensive, mine's the best  Tongue

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« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2010, 01:31 AM »

I like the Rev UFO's sliding bridle, as you can use it to get the disc to spin really easily

My AirYo is one of the mass produced ones, finish is a bit low end and it does pop the velcro open after a number of sharp tugs on the line  Sad  ...but still great fun

I'm amazed how both of them detect the slightest breeze outdoors, leading to frustrating crashes...er, unexpected landings
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