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« on: July 18, 2010, 07:28 PM »

Here is a photo of the Prism 4D I was awarded in Virtual Freestyle 15.  GWTW and Prism sponsored the event with 5 new 4D kites for prizes.  Thanks Steve, Prism, and all who participated in VF15!




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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2010, 11:46 PM »



are you enjoying the kite?
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2010, 01:11 AM »

Nice shot!
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2010, 04:16 AM »

nice shot! nice kite!
btw if you remove that extra space in the first img tag after the bracket your picture will work like you had hoped

where were you flying? looks fun!!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2010, 07:29 PM »

Here is another shot of the Prism 4D with its little brother, the 3D.  The 4D has a stiffer LE due to it having two shorter ferruled rods (shorter than on the 3D).  This seems to make the 4D more responsive and less prone to LE deformation.  Both use 0.98 micro-carbon rods for LE and spreaders.  For some reason I have yet to figure out, the 3D is significantly easier to get into a fade from a pop-up recovery.

I'm thoroughly enjoying both kites.

By the way, I still can't get the tags to display the photo from Flickr in spite of your best advice.  I guess I'm a slow learner at some things Embarrassed 

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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2010, 08:30 PM »

Only four more to track down  Wink

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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2010, 08:44 PM »

For some reason I have yet to figure out, the 3D is significantly easier to get into a fade from a pop-up recovery.
while i don't have much experience with the 4d i do have another kite which exhibits this behavior, difficult to get from a flare on the ground up into a fade.

the way i've found around it is to use a smooth pull towards you until the kite is almost vertical then with the same smooth motion move your arms forward until you reach the fade. no 'pop' involved just a smooth pull, then push. imagine a U-shape layed down and viewed from the side. this is the sort of shape you want the kite to make in the air rather than something like a V.

some kites when 'popped' just hop a little bit and come towards you some; these are the kites on which to try the smooth pull.

may or may not work, just an idea and something to try.
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2010, 12:29 PM »

Only four more to track down  Wink

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Mine arrived last week - I've even had it out a few times!  I am enjoying the kite - I like it MUCH more than the 3D which I never really got on with.  I've only flown it on the included 50' lines so far and its been great fun - it flys in nearly nothing.  I can't wait to try the kite out on shorter lines.

I'm on vacation at Sunriver, OR now - lots of pines trees and little open space, so the kite has come in handy for small-space flying.

At some point, I will post a video.

Thanks to Steve, Prism, Mike, and all for their part in providing the 4Ds.
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2010, 04:30 PM »

Only four more to track down  Wink

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Mine arrived last week - I've even had it out a few times!  I am enjoying the kite - I like it MUCH more than the 3D which I never really got on with.  I've only flown it on the included 50' lines so far and its been great fun - it flys in nearly nothing.  I can't wait to try the kite out on shorter lines.

I'm on vacation at Sunriver, OR now - lots of pines trees and little open space, so the kite has come in handy for small-space flying.

At some point, I will post a video.

Thanks to Steve, Prism, Mike, and all for their part in providing the 4Ds.


Hey what about me?  Wink

You should make a video Tom.  When you flew mine you were already doing a bunch of cool stuff.
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2010, 01:21 PM »

Did not receive mine yet, and do not have any confirmation about it being shipped already.

Hope to see a video from Tom flying the 4D soon.

Regards from Argentina,

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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2010, 02:07 PM »

My apologies.  Delayed on getting the "non-US' prizes out.  They will be on the way in the next couple of days.
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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2010, 04:35 PM »

My apologies.  Delayed on getting the "non-US' prizes out.  They will be on the way in the next couple of days.


No problem Steve, thanks for the input, I'll keep waiting!

Best regards,

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« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2010, 05:48 PM »

I'm looking forward to seeing some videos from the 4D winners... I can't get mine to do many tricks, but it sure is fun to fly in next to no wind.
~Rob.
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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2010, 12:43 PM »

HI!

Seems that this kite non U.S participants will be received at Christmas  Smiley

Still waiting..hope it was just a mistake..colour not so important.

Just want to know, does this prize on the way now..no answer Steve for my email..


Regards,

Alex(Estonia)


nice pictures guys  Undecided

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« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2010, 02:04 PM »

Again my apologies.  There was a small issue holding up the shipments.  It has been resolved and all will be shipped by weeks end.
No disrespect meant to the "non U.S participants"
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