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« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2010, 08:52 AM »

Now staring at a sail you don't like for hours, now that'll kill you.

That's one of the reasons I like flying the Nirvanas. I LOVE their sail layout - especially when they're backlit by the sun!
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« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2010, 11:19 AM »

Well i finally made my purchase. Decided to go with the SF 2.3. Hopefully i can put it to good use. Thanks for the advice everyone
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« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2010, 04:45 AM »

Good Choice   ..  Cheesy  good price , good looks , good tricks ...  Cheesy   Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2010, 12:14 AM »

I'll speak for the SF2.5, it is rather slow and i would recommend the 2.3 it does better in the lower wind ranges..
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« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2010, 08:43 AM »

Shannon, The SF 2.3 will work well for your trick schooling. It's a good kite for leaning tricks, it's not too fast and really has a lot of tricks in it's bag.

Now go fly and Have Fun Grin
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« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2010, 11:13 AM »

Nice thread.  In a few months I was going to ask the same question, but now I have the answer.  So now my question is:  How do I convince the wife that I need to buy another kite?  I tried pouting, she said I looked stupid.
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« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2010, 11:28 AM »

Ah the wife problem, you can either buy more kites, not tell her, and have them sent to work. the key to this is have them in similar colors " No honey that is the same kite, you have seen it before"
Or get her to fly too!
Or you drag her along at some point and stand there not flying, "Why arent you flying?"  " this kite won't fly in this wind i need a another kite for this kind of wind"
Or " honey, look at this kite, isnt it pretty? wish i could get that"
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« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2010, 11:29 AM »

While I think up ideas to persuade my wife on the new kite, I looked at the SilverFox 2.3 and saw standard, UL and vented.  Which of the three were y'all recommending.
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« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2010, 11:34 AM »

I have tried to get her fly.  Once I told her to hold the lines for a second while I lit a cig. That lasted about 3 seconds.  The other time I had crashed and asked her to hold the lines while I righted the kite.  When I got to the kite I told her try flying it, I didn't think the scar on top of my head were the kite hit me was ever going to go away.
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« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2010, 11:41 AM »

A nice dinner, drinks & dancing or a movie costs as much as that kite will and the kite will last for years rather then a few hours. Dunno the best way to point that out, but this really is an inexpensive hobby even when you move into "boutique" kites, it just seems expensive when we recall the 25 cent kites of our youth.

I got a lot of raised eyebrows when I purchased my first "Nice" kite, $100 !!!! for a kite and lines? Until I pointed out the cost of racing motorcycles in comparison, $2-3k to get in the door & $100 a week for gas, maintenance and entry fee's.

Checked the cost of green fee's lately, or how about a bowling ball and shoes?

You're outside, healthy and enjoying yourself, shaking off the stresses of life, what's that not worth?

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« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2010, 09:50 AM »

Just use xmas as an excuse. Tell her it's your present and thats what you want.
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« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2010, 11:31 AM »


I looked at the SilverFox 2.3 and saw standard, UL and vented.  Which of the three were you guys recommending.

I'm reposting this question.  Perhaps it got overlooked.
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« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2010, 11:37 AM »

The wind ranges of the Standard & UL Silver Fox 2.3 overlap considerably. I have both and prefer the UL for my typical flying conditions.

The UL is more of a "Lite" than ultralight. It shaves a few mph of wind off the Standard's and tops out a bit sooner in higher winds, but it flies very well in light to moderate breezes.
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« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2010, 10:08 PM »

I have a std in both the 2.3 and the 2.5 ..... during most of the wind here I can fly either easily...... if not I currently go to the Zephyr (or just start there)

the 2.5 is considerably slower than the 2.3 at least it seems to me to be..... I don't fly them as often as I probably should... I am bound and determined to try and connect with some other kites....

 
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« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2010, 09:58 PM »

Well I finally got out to fly my new kite today. What a difference to the kite i was use to. I had one problem though. About 10mins into flying, mid air i heard a pop. Landed it back on the ground and seen the bottom spreader had split at the ferrule. Is this a common problem or something i may have caused due to bad setup?  If it is a common problem is there an upgrade i can get for it? Also it was very noisy through the air, is this just because i didn't have enough tension on the leach line?

thanks Shannon
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