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Author Topic: E2 - Worth adding to the fleet?  (Read 2720 times)
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sealcove
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« on: September 06, 2010, 11:49 AM »

I was chatting with a friend from out west the other day, and he told me he would gladly sell me a twice flown E2 that is essentially mint.  Assuming that the pictures match the description, is this worth adding to the fleet for $75?  Again, most of my kites are pre 2000, but I now have a Zephyr, 4D, and I have a couple of BMK's coming.  I don't really feel like I need anything else right now, but I thought I would get some reactions.  Is it a good deal, and if so, is it worth jumping on? 
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2010, 01:16 PM »

It's a good deal, the E2 is a sweet, fun to fly kite. It can't do every trick out there, but it does plenty. I have 2 E2s and fly them once in a while when I'm in the mood. Do you need more kites ? If you're like me... YES ! But really, it sounds like you've got the wind range covered except for a vented.
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2010, 01:30 PM »

Minty E2 for $75? .... He|| Yes.

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P.S.  Doug, still need to your reply to your PM.  Didn't get back from work last night until the middle of the night and have been working in the yard all day. 
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2010, 06:02 PM »

$75 for a mint E2? I'd go for it in a heartbeat! I sold my E2 to a good friend of mine when I bought my E3, but I really miss it, I'd buy a new one for its original $150 price if I could get one here.
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2010, 06:16 PM »

Sounds like I should call him back and tell him I will take it.  Smiley

Now if only I could find time to get out flying, and learn to be good enough to deserve half the kites I have.
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2010, 06:29 PM »

But really, it sounds like you've got the wind range covered except for a vented.

That is a good point.  I need to do a little reading about vented kites.  I have never seen one, let alone flown one.  Will a typical quality vented kite allow you to trick effectively when the wind is in the 10-15+mph range?

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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2010, 06:38 PM »

Depends on the vented kite... some are anchors that don't trick much, but I have 3 vented kites that trick pretty good. One has an effective range of 3-15mph, the other 2 start at 7-8mph, and work well up to 15mph... for lots of tricks. A few tricks can be had up 'til 20mph, and I go home once it's up there, anyway.
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2010, 03:58 AM »

I use E2 for learning tricks.
It is nice a kite.
But I had little problem with it.It doesn't hold fade long enough for mine taste. Sad
It drop nose down and run to regular flight. The wind is laminar and clean and I can fade other kite much longer.
So I add a little bit lead on the spine and I solve the problem.
I'm sure that other flyer fly it without the lead but for my taste it has tendency to drop the nose. My exp. -with little lead much more stabile in the fade. Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2010, 04:19 PM »

$75 is a great deal for an E2.  Go for it!
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