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« on: October 23, 2010, 12:04 PM »


I had a conversation recently about neutral kites - what are some recommended neutral kites?

Better yet, what is a good defition of a kite that is "neutral"? 


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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2010, 01:28 PM »

would you define neutral as one that does not oversteer or want to "pitchy"?
and then would say from neutral it would roll up and track well?

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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2010, 01:49 PM »

A good neutral kite is one that will track well and isn't a trick monster, but can do all the tricks with some practice, in my opinion.
That being said.... Smiley

The Mamba from Blue Moon is excellent.
And although not talked about a lot, I really like the Delta Drive from Skyburner.
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2010, 02:38 PM »

I'd say a neutural kite is rather one that does exactly what you tell it to. One that can trick slow or fast, harsh or smooth, depending upon the inputs given.
It won't necessarily do all tricks, because some tricks like the cynique kinda mess with the general characteristics that make a kite not get a mind of its own at times.

Or at least that's my opinion  Wink

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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2010, 10:46 PM »

The first time the word "neutral" came up here on the Forum in reference to a kite was in a review I did for the Opera IIRC. And RandyG even agreed with me. So that made me feel good. As he is about an order of magnitude better on kites than myself.

And from other people's description of what they think neutral is, the Opera would fall into that category.

I would describe the Mamba more as a bit finicky than neutral. Although in return, it delivers superb return for the correct inputs.

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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2010, 02:54 AM »

Better yet, what is a good definition of a kite that is "neutral"? 
Well... the Seven is made in Sweden if that's any help.


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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2010, 05:37 AM »

BMK Exile probably fits the definition pretty well.

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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2010, 07:51 AM »

A good neutral kite is one that will track well and isn't a trick monster,

So with a spool of bridle line you could make a lot of modern kites neutral, right?


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