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« Reply #30 on: April 10, 2011, 12:19 AM »

True mike.  pretty much every NTK line set I have ever gotten was uneven and un stretched so plan on evening them out and prestretching them as one of the first things you do when you get the kite Randy.
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« Reply #31 on: May 08, 2011, 04:00 PM »

I am also a newbie, and bought a Quantum as my first kite. However, after four months I am not convinced this is all that great of a kite. Maybe it's just my lack of experience and the fact that I am depending on online videos to self-teach myself, but I find the Quantum to be big, bulky, heavy and slow to respond (lots of pull). Also, the wind conditions for this kite are listed in the 4-5 mph range (low end) and I can't get this thing off the ground in much less than 10 mph -- much less keep it airbone. After months I have yet to be able to really say that I am even intermediate at a single trick.  Embarrassed
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« Reply #32 on: May 08, 2011, 06:30 PM »

I would say its more lack of experience DB.  THe sweet spot for tricking the quantum is 6-12.  However there are a few settings you need to do.  First I found the best adjustment range for the bridle is middle to low wind and the "forgiving" tow point setting.  Most of the time I leave it at the low wind setting.  THe second thing I did was get a 85'x100# line set to use for tricking.  The stock line set is a bit heavy for low wind tricking in that it has a lot of drag.

Another tip I can give you is get ahold of a video camera and start filming your practice sessions.  Being able to watch yourself fly and compare what your doing to the tutorial vids helped me out a lot since I fly solo most of the time.
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« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2011, 06:58 PM »

In the grand scheme of things, the Quantum is a pretty small kite. Anything less "bulky" is generally harder to learn on because they're faster and more sensitive. Pull is just something to get used to. While the Quantum has good pull for a kite it's size, it's much less than many full size kites. Judging the wind quality is part of the learning experience. Some of what you said could be attributed to bad ground wind, or gusty winds or both.
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