I just got a Ocius UL and my problems with low wind are over. The other night I swear the wnd was gone and I was flying... all you need is a little tug and up she goes. It will pick up any wind around and fly. So light and the pull is great. When the wind is gone it's a great time to practice landings and take off's.
The Ocius will keep you flying when others are not...
The SKYBURNER OCIUS UL-SUL are truly a beautifully designed all around light wind kites but for a beginning flyer-------a tad bit on the priceee side?HOWEVER!!!
Unless the $240.00 plus price is not an issue....and can afford to crash n bash and put at risk this light weight piece of sky art...(during the process of learning to fly in light wind conditions) then I too would HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Prism 4D as perhaps a great first choice!
I have been flying with 80ft#50 lb. spectra on virtually ALL of my full sized kites with NO PROBLEMO'S for many many years...INCLUDING my modified Quantum kite and most of the problem with line breakage....
NO MATTER WHAT KITE YOU FLY WITH...ALWAYS TAKE TWO LINES SETS WITH YOU AT EVERY FLYING SESSION! ONE SHORT SET OF LIGHT DIA FOR LIGHT AIR...AND ONE SET FOR HEAVIER WINDS! IS NOT THE JUST THE LINE DIA!!!
FAR AND AWAY AND MOST IMPORTANT is how you MAINTAIN YOUR EXPENSIVE SPECTRA LINES.
Such important items such as knowing the correct method in constructing, sleeving, and especially how to correctly tie the ends and double knotting practices.
EVEN MORE IMPORTANT...is how carefully we TAKE CARE OF THESE LINES during the flying sessions.
Keeping the lines clean and free from beach trash, especially on those lighter dia. lines. Mearly dragging lines across gritty rocks, or flying with too many line twists and wraps can really shorten the life of not only the lighter #50 lines...but also even larger line diameters are equally at risk.SPECTRA'S NEMISUS IS "FRICTION AND RESULTING HEAT"
Just take a short piece of brand new #125 lb. spectra---pull it tight and then with force---quickly pull n' draw it over a piece of beach driftwood! See how quickly this friction easily frays and melts this brand new piece of specta.
Whether the spectra lines are #25 lb or 300 lb. Care in how we tie the ends...how we maintain these lines during and after flying sessions is always the bottom line:
Extremely important thing to remember that flying in high wind conditions with any sized spectra lines.....KEEP YOUR LINES FREE FROM TOO MANY TWISTS!
NEVER FORGET TO REMEMBER!
Heat build up in flying n' popping those nice sharp corners...can really DAMAGE these amazingly strong but AMAZINGLY FRAGILE SPECTA LINES...ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE LACED WITH LOTS OF SAND AND BEACH TRASH.
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