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« on: May 07, 2010, 05:56 AM »

Been Looking at eventually adding a vented Duel line to the bag, not a big fan of flying in wind over 10 - 12, but for those high wind days I would like to have at least one in the bag, I have only had the opportunity to fly a Vented Talon.
Looking for your opinions on what you feel maybe the top 4 vented kites available today.

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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2010, 06:04 AM »

I haven't got to fly one yet but it looks like a capable kite.  Wink

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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2010, 06:22 AM »

do you have gusty heavy winds?
do you want to just fly and not do as many tricks?
what sort of flying do you enjoy?Huh?
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2010, 06:45 AM »

As ever it depends what you're looking for
lots of people want a kite with no pull that will trick just like a kite in 10mph but you generally get to choose between

1, A comp vent: wide window, solid tracking, slow and controlled but still pulls hard, copes with big winds

2, A tricky vent: smaller window, stalls out on turns, light pull, feels gutless when you pop

3, a blend of the above but the wind range isn't as high as you expected

I like the MantisV2, the adjustability means you can keep it feeling nice in a wide wind range, it will handle big winds in conjunction with wind brakes & heavy lines, it still pulls in silly winds and you will work for your tricks but I find I have to make fewer trade-offs.
However its probably in 'type' 1


Have you considered a Fearless UL ? Kiss
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2010, 07:58 AM »

I got to fly the Mantis V2 awhile back and I agree, it was really nice. 
I own a QP VV.  Flying vented kites is, as stated above, a trade off.  My QP works about as good as can be expected.
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2010, 08:44 AM »

When you start taking capable vented kites, you are talking more dollars.  Among the selections are kites by Blue Moon, JoE, Prism, l'Atilier (sp), R-sky, Lam Hoac and other top competition kite makers.  All of them are good kites.  I can vouch for Blue Moon, Prism, l'Atilier(sp) and Lam Hoac's mid-vent Sea Devil.

In the Blue Moon (Ken McNeill)  stable are Mamba, Mantis and Exile while Prism has the Q-Pro series.

Ocassionally some of these kites show up on the used markets at good prices.

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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2010, 08:57 AM »

I'd go with the mamba vent. Sollllid as a rock.
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2010, 09:20 AM »


In the Blue Moon (Ken McNeill)  stable are Mamba, Mantis and Exile

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A vented Exile? Really?

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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2010, 09:47 AM »

He was considering doing one.

Haven't heard anything lately.
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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2010, 09:50 AM »

Ken Made a few vented exiles for testing but it looks like he either wasn't satisfied because I don't think he offered them for sale. There was a thread on this and I was really hoping for one. I'm kinda looking for a vented next too.
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« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2010, 10:25 AM »

I was watching that thread, too. Having enjoyed the Exile std so much I figured a vented version would be a great addition.  If he ever got one to fly like he wants and released it I'm sure many folks would buy one.
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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2010, 10:31 AM »

Have you considered a Fearless UL ? Kiss

Now now We'll have none no more of that sort of thing.

 Wink

Having tried a few things recently I'd be tempted to got for a Standard kite, reframed more robustly and a selection of on-the-kite airbrakes to cover my needs up to winds that I don't really want to be outside in.

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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2010, 10:44 AM »

I'd be tempted to got for a Standard kite, reframed more robustly and a selection of on-the-kite airbrakes to cover my needs up to winds that I don't really want to be outside in.

Good point actually, one of the very best high wind kites I've flown is a Fury .85 with stuffed spars, a back brace and wah-pads.

Not an easy fly by any means but coped with some obscene winds, still tricked and didn't pull my arms off. I still kick myself for selling it.
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« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2010, 11:57 AM »

If you want to do tricks, get Lams standard Fearless vent - the man really knows how to make a vent.

I've tried many others - they were mostly ok, but certainly not kites that I looked forward to flying.  The FV  is one sweet ride.
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« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2010, 12:22 PM »

Have you considered a Fearless UL ? Kiss


Now now  We'll have none no more of that sort of thing.

He meant the Fearless LV Wink   Cool
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