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Author Topic: Looking For a Good 0-10 MPH UL???  (Read 7252 times)
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« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2009, 10:52 AM »

Best deal out there:

Flying Wings Silver Fox 2.3 UL

Steve has 'em for, like, $135.00?

It's not 0-10MPH.. more like 2 or 3-12MPH.
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« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2009, 11:49 AM »

Kind of self-defeating to mention this, but the Cosmic Ghost seems like it will fly in extremely light wind and still trick well.

It's always struck me as being a fine version of the original.

Now enough of this traiterous talk   Lips sealed

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« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2009, 12:03 PM »

the new revs have 2 sets of spars and will fly over a very wide wind range
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« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2009, 12:43 PM »

Thanks for all the good info!! I am still thinking about the Fearless!! I might have to wait till the end of may though! I have had a BMK Mamba that was custom made.....got rid of it like a dumb a!@. I think the Fearless would be a nice addition to my kite bag!!! I have looked at the new Focus kites. They are really nice looking kites also!
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« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2009, 12:52 PM »

Fearless Light is a good choice IMO. It readily flys very low (perhaps 2) and will fly up to anything you want to be flying in (say, 15).  It handles both light and medium wind very well - maintains good managable speed and is easily trickable throughout.  Even in high wind, there is no shudder and it is still easy to trick (but the standard is even better in higher wind).  It has some mass so you can throw it around, but it is also very floaty.

For the winds I usually have here - the Light is the one I fly most often.
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« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2009, 10:26 PM »

I think most of us would agree that 0-10 mph wind range will require at least two kites. I've flown quite a few SULs and ULs and for the most part, they just don't like higher winds. There are some UL I'd fly at 10 mph but only if I didn't bring a standard or thought the wind was going to come back down.
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« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2009, 10:53 AM »

Quantum Pro SUL has a good wind range but as Frazer said 0-10 is really to wide a wind range to cover on one kite.
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« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2009, 01:31 AM »

Fearless Light is a good choice IMO. It readily flys very low (perhaps 2) and will fly up to anything you want to be flying in (say, 15).  It handles both light and medium wind very well - maintains good managable speed and is easily trickable throughout.  Even in high wind, there is no shudder and it is still easy to trick (but the standard is even better in higher wind).  It has some mass so you can throw it around, but it is also very floaty.

For the winds I usually have here - the Light is the one I fly most often.


Blimey, with all due respect I find this very difficult to believe - 15mph! I mean, 15mph is a lot of wind - well into vented territory.
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« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2009, 07:25 AM »

Fearless Light is a good choice IMO. It readily flys very low (perhaps 2) and will fly up to anything you want to be flying in (say, 15).  It handles both light and medium wind very well - maintains good managable speed and is easily trickable throughout.  Even in high wind, there is no shudder and it is still easy to trick (but the standard is even better in higher wind).  It has some mass so you can throw it around, but it is also very floaty.

For the winds I usually have here - the Light is the one I fly most often.


Blimey, with all due respect I find this very difficult to believe - 15mph! I mean, 15mph is a lot of wind - well into vented territory.

Believe it, all the Fearless(es) have surprisingly large wind windows. I've flown my Fearless light, while others have reached for their standards and vented. The standard goes into the high teens/low twenties, and is still able to trick. If anything is over stated is the low end. While it is possible to fly in 2mph, the light isn't comfortable until it gets 3-4mph.

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« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2009, 10:28 AM »

I think the best wind for FL is 2.5 to 10, but I fly it much higher with no concerns.  When the wind is up in the teens, the standard is easier to trick as you would expect, but the Light it still easier than many others I've flown in that wind. 

My main point was that, when I am only taking one kite to the field, its the Light.  So far, I have not been disappointed with its performance in a variety of winds. 



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