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« Reply #30 on: May 08, 2010, 05:12 AM »

I remember reading a posting about how much some fliers liked the vented Talon. They liked it as much as some like the Fearless.

I have a L'Atelier variable vent and a Nirvana HW. When it's blowing too hard it's not even worth it because it' so hard to get a stall. It DOES help when it's a bit stronger than a standard can comfortably handle. Otherwise, I fly a vented quad.
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« Reply #31 on: May 08, 2010, 07:15 PM »

Hey Thanks a whole bunch on all the comments, I do love the low wind slack line tricks, but need to add a trick-able Vented to the bag for those high wind days, the Talon isn't bad, but would like to get the best trick-able Vented for the bag for those blustery days, I prefer a light pulling kite, not a heavy pull.
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« Reply #32 on: May 08, 2010, 10:54 PM »

Do you have a vented Talon?
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« Reply #33 on: May 09, 2010, 05:29 AM »

Do you have a vented Talon?


He's been flying mine.  Wink

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« Reply #34 on: May 09, 2010, 06:19 AM »

Do you have a vented Talon?


He's been flying mine.  Wink

Denny

I've been fortunate to have been able to fly Denny's on a few occasions, "Thanks Denny", its not bad in Hi winds,
Denny I'm looking forward to trying your next Vented Wink
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« Reply #35 on: May 09, 2010, 11:29 AM »

A Mantis VV on 120-foot by 200-pound test lines is capable of stalls, turtles and axels in 20-30 mph winds with the inner vents removed.The pull is fairly light at 20 mph -- about the same as a standard in 10 mph.   At those wind speeds -- I flew in them Saturday -- the kite tracks very well and with very little tip shudder even though the lower spreaders are Sky Shark 5pt black diamonds.  I'd like to get some 7pt BD even though the fives apparently are more than adequate.

This was the first time I've flown that MantisVV is winds like that and was impressed. Wink

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« Reply #36 on: May 09, 2010, 04:45 PM »

are you folks flying in measureable 20-30mph winds or just...it feels like?
To me winds in that range are a little hard to stand up in.... and the "sugar" sand beaches I go to would sand blast you to death... Cool

I prefer my 10 vent Sea Devil with both brakes and screens, when it is screaming like that...inland
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« Reply #37 on: May 09, 2010, 05:08 PM »

are you folks flying in measureable 20-30mph winds or just...it feels like?
To me winds in that range are a little hard to stand up in.... and the "sugar" sand beaches I go to would sand blast you to death... Cool

I prefer my 10 vent Sea Devil with both brakes and screens, when it is screaming like that...inland
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sustained 20 mph on the beach is a sand blast.

That kind of wind; old style micron on 90# 100' lines. The 'tricks' become all about reaction time. Cool
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« Reply #38 on: May 09, 2010, 08:53 PM »

The L'Atelier XTS V.V. is a quite nice vented trickster, although it's very big and very heavy for my personal tastes. I've borrowed one a time or two. Interestingly, I owned an XTR V.V., and didn't like it nearly as much as the bigger kite, even in identical wind conditions. Might have been an individual kite tuning thing, too, though.

When the wind starts picking up now, I can be found flying a Rev 2 vent, which doesn't pull at all., mostly because I'm lazy. Shocked
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« Reply #39 on: May 10, 2010, 10:30 AM »

ezme,

I was at a kite festival in Clovis, N.M. last weekend and had no choice Angry.  Sometimes you take what you get Sad.  I prefer winds in the 7-12 mph range.

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« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2010, 12:44 PM »


He meant the Fearless LV Wink   Cool




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