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« on: July 20, 2010, 06:06 PM »

 New here, (well new to kites period) and just wanted to introduce myself.
A couple months ago we went down to one of our fave beaches for a long weekend.
The wife had bought a cheapo $7.00 dual line Strand stunt kite. I didnt break the kite
out until the last full day...what a mistake that was...what a freaking blast that cheap
thing was!!!  We had great wind all weekend, and I had missed out on fly time.

Needless to say I was/am hooked! When I got home I was all over the internet
looking for info on dual line kites. Thanks to all on here for providing me alot of
great info.

I have an idea of some of the kites I am wanting to buy, but for now I will
continue to learn on a HQ Bolero I bought a couple weeks ago. It was bought at a
local shop that had a lot of HQ and Premier kites. Thay had a few that were higher priced
but not exactly what I am looking to buy.

I have flown a few times and also bought three more of those cheap Strand kites
because they are a blast.
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2010, 06:08 PM »

welcome to the group!
The addiction won't stop anytime soon, I'll warn you about that Smiley . been flying for 13 years, now.

If youre shop sells premier, when you get the hang of the bolero, pick up a widow sometime and learn to trick!  Grin

Welcome again!
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2010, 06:16 PM »

Had to cut that post short because my lap top was not cooperating well with me.

I have not had strong enough wind to fly the Bolero much, but the cheap kites are lighter
and are still very intertaining. I have flown for hours on end and want more and more.

The kites I am interested in are...Prism Hypnotist, Prism Micron or a Micron Stack, some type of ultra light for the lgiht days,
and finally...I want a huge stunt kite that will pull me around a bit.

I am not set on the exact kites, but if anyone can suggest something for me I am all ears.

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Michael
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2010, 06:27 PM »

I'd still pick the widow over the hypnotist, but thats just me.
Buy the micron's last, as they are the fastest and require a well developed flyer on the end of the lines.
For a big kite, there is always Thors hammer but those are hard to come by. Good luck with your search!
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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2010, 08:34 PM »

i'm jealous of your flying spot. welcome.
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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2010, 12:28 AM »

...I want a huge stunt kite that will pull me around a bit.

I am not set on the exact kites, but if anyone can suggest something for me I am all ears.

Thanks,
Michael


They are not huge kites but we love them when we want to feel some power, fast and smooth, I'm talking Flexi Foils. Premier had their own version in the RM Series of Speed Foils, in winds of 10 mph and above the RM8 will give you a workout and the RM10 will have you plowing ruts down your beach. Premier also had a 10' wingspan framed sport kite called the Apollo. Check with your dealer if they are still available or Steve here at Gone with the Wind/Chico Kites could confirm if they are still available and set you up.

I would also second Devin's recommendation for the Widow over the Hypnotist.

Heck get yourself a Micron too, it'll hone your reflexes, and only set you back the cost of 1 or 2 of those cigars  Grin

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« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2010, 04:32 AM »

The Micron might need more wind than you'd expect. And the description of being like a bumblebee on amphetamines is completely accurate. It's a FAST little kite. I've had one for years and probably only flew it a handful of times because I prefer the bigger and slower kites. (BTW, the bigger the kite the slower it is.)

Check out the Swap Meet for some good buys or post something in Wanted if you want to get something good for a reasonable price.
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« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2010, 06:06 AM »

Having fever is great. I got the same fever too. If you want to continue having fever then you should get a high quality kite which is easy to do tricks. I got one. Alot of peoples here got one too. I don't want to repeat the model name again and again. Cheesy   Please see the foto on the left. Wink 

You need a stunt kite that can do tricks easily. For the 'PULL' department, you should get a power kite or traction kite. But they don't do tricks.

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« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2010, 06:14 AM »

Thanks for the replies guys. I really do not think I would have a problem with the Micron, the cheap kites I have might be a bit smaller than the Micron's 39" wingspan. When the wind pics up these cheap things really get moving and I love it. It only took me a couple m ins and I had the hang of the dual lines. I am basiclly just carving lines thru the sky mixed with the typical figure 8s, spins, loops, slides, and pretty much have the landings down pat and can pull off tip stabs decent enough to keep me happy. Last weekend I did start fooling with giving the kites slack...pulling the lines back behind me, then quickly giving both hands a quick thrust forward...this made the kite kinda float for a second then it would flip over on its back for a few seconds before I had to recover it.

@ fidelo...yeah those pictures are from Fort Desoto beach and the brighter blue pics are from Casey Key. I go to both beaches every weekend.
Definitely a great place to fly. I do have alot of open fields close to the house as well, but the winds are not as consistant nor is the ground as forgiving as the beach sand.

Someone on here takes alot of pictures that has a Picaso account...they had a link to a guy in Germany that custom made some HUGE stunt kites, that I thought were just amazing.



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« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2010, 06:18 AM »

Having fever is great. I got the same fever too. If you want to continue having fever then you should get a high quality kite which is easy to do tricks. I got one. Alot of peoples here got one too. I don't want to repeat the model name again and again. Cheesy   Please see the foto on the left. Wink 

You need a stunt kite that can do tricks easily. For the 'PULL' department, you should get a power kite or traction kite. But they don't do tricks.




Yes it would be nice to own a Fearless like in your avitar...but at my current skill level I would hate to beat up such a beautiful kite...plus they are not cheap.
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