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Author Topic: Silverfox 2.5 ul or 2.3ul ?  (Read 2304 times)
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« on: March 05, 2011, 06:27 AM »

Hi Guy/gals,

May i know what is the differences between the two kites other than the size?

Noob here. . .
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2011, 09:51 AM »

The 2.5 will fly a little slower than the 2.3. The 2.3 is generally thought to be a bit 'trickier'.  Bear in mind the Silver Fox UL's are more of a light standard than a full UL and will still need some wind to fly. Nice kites.

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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2011, 10:27 AM »

The 2.5 is pretty good size. The kite I had came complete with a ton of oversteer, I removed the tail weight and adjusted the bridle sans the plastic buttons, it improved to acceptable. A damaged LE is a bear to repair.
The 2.3 was better mannered and was quite a bit easier to fly. I don't know if you could classify either as anything but a Std. though.
These are some of the things that stick out from what I can remember but I didn't care for them and didn't keep either one very long.
If your looking I'd give the Zephyr (caution TE wear), Ocius or even a Nighthawk a look, all are a step up.
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2011, 12:57 PM »

I really like my Silver Fox 2.3UL and would recommend it
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2011, 09:06 PM »

If your looking I'd give the Zephyr (caution TE wear), Ocius or even a Nighthawk a look, all are a step up.

I haven't flown the Ocius yet but I wouldn't call the others a step up from the SF ULs. The Nighthawk is a blast but it's small and fast. It's tough and makes a good starter trick kite if you get a deal on one. The Nighthawk was my 1st slack line kite. Many tricks are super easy but the Silver Foxes will give you more time to see and hit the tricks.

The Zeph can do a lot but it's heavy on the lines if the wind picks up even a little bit and around 10 or so it's pulling hard. Probably the best Prism for modern tricks though.

As far as the SF 2.5 / 2.3, the 2.5 are slower and maybe a little floatier than the 2.3 but still will hit most tricks well. Flic Flacs, cascades, Slots, 540 are all nice. I don't remember much in the way of oversteer on any of the SFs I've flown.

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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2011, 05:07 AM »

If you are learning slack line tricks - the 2.3 is more trick able however if you need more time to execute the tricks then fly the 2.5. The next step is the Soul which is quicker and more responsive, It all depends on your skill level. In my opinion buy kites beyond your capability and learn how to fly them - it's a new head space but lot's of fun.
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