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Author Topic: Easy to trick SUL stunt kites, what would be your favorite one?  (Read 3526 times)
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« on: May 24, 2010, 05:33 PM »

Hi all!

I'm considering buying a SUL kite since, unfortunately for me, winds here tend to be on the low side most of the time. I already have a HQ Shadow, but I was wondering if there would be a kite that would fly in even less wind than the Shadow?

Bonus to me if it has a nice wind range too.

I was thinking about a Fearless? But I'm no expert so if you have any advice I'm listening Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2010, 05:46 PM »

What price range and what wind range do you want to go down to?

I personally like the Exile and the Exile UL.  But I have seen Widow Makers go really low but that could be all pilot.

I have yet to fly something that goes under the Exile UL as of yet. Mind you, I am a novice so take that for what it is worth.
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2010, 06:32 PM »

Disclaimer - I am a Fearless fan boy  Shocked

The Fearless SUL is very easy to trick and very very capable. It's slightly heavier than some SUL's, but I tend to like it that way. A wonderful kite. The Fearless is quite expensive.

The Exile UL is indeed an excellent kite too. I found that it flies like a SUL and is also very tricky (capable of a range of old and new school tricks) - and is of exceptionally high quality.

You can't go wrong with either, however if you are on a budget go with the Exile UL, you won't be dissapointed at all (and it is very high value for $).

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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2010, 06:32 PM »

the WM will go low, as will the exile.

both great in their own respect.

Though not tricky, the ProDancer SUL is still my top choice for any light wind flying.
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2010, 06:40 PM »

The Sea Devil UL is my favorite light wind kite.... with a little extra weight it rocks in light wind. I have a fearless SUL and it does excel in near zero wind, but lacks the mass necessary for easy ladders ... they happen,, but not as easy as the SD UL...If you do go with the Fearless SUL I recommend 3PT lower spreaders.
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2010, 06:45 PM »

hi devin, a ? about the pro dancer. i have an inner space that i have trouble with as the inputs for even an axle or 1/2 axle are it seems completely different than inputs to my other kites how does the PD do in regards to that thanx KO
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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2010, 07:19 PM »

Sea Devil UL, Fearless SUL, Exile UL, all nice choices.

Budget is not a problem, I'm really looking for a really good SUL kite.

How about the Talon SUL? I almost never see one for sale, is that a good or bad sign Wink

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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2010, 07:21 PM »

Oops, that would be Talon UL (sorry).

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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2010, 07:22 PM »

ADX, how low will that Ocius go compared to a Widow?
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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2010, 07:31 PM »

Crunchie,
I don't know your experience level but the lighter wind kites feel and fly different then their counterparts. At my level, I feel more comfortable with a standard doing the tricks that I know how. The UL does the same tricks but at a different pace.
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« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2010, 07:39 PM »

SULs are not easy to trick.

If they are they aren't very SUL.
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« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2010, 07:43 PM »

Well, I only started to stunt kite "seriously" last year. Considering my level, I got myself an E2 from Prism and a HQ Shadow for the low wind. So I'm indeed looking for a kite that is somewhat "forgiving" in that I don't have that much experience.

The problem is, when I get back from work, the sun is down or almost and with it the wind. The breeze is very light but usually not enough for the Shadow, even less the E2.

I'm looking up on all the models mentioned here and I'm also looking at some WW kites from R-Sky (Next?).

Let me tell you, its tough to make a good decision!

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« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2010, 07:45 PM »

JimB, I am dedicated though Smiley

Better to have a kite that will at least stay in the air, or can stay with some walking backwards than no fly at all. Even if it means its going to be harder to trick.

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« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2010, 07:57 PM »

Tell me about it. I got a kite for just about every wind range right now except for a vented. So far this year, its been next to no wind then huge gusts and I don't like the feel of flying the UL when it starts to get powered up so I much prefer a standard and to just move a lot.

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« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2010, 08:22 PM »

go here http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=3070.0 for are last go around with this subject always interesting                                                                                                                                                                             
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have fun kurt
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