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Author Topic: AN old Elixir friend on a Tasmanian Beach that goes forever.....  (Read 1569 times)
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« on: April 08, 2011, 03:00 AM »

An old friend, an empty Beach, 25 degrees C and 6 mph winds.... Smiley

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Steve

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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2011, 04:49 AM »

Looks great, Steve !

Or should I say... looks familiar...



I guess the biggest difference is that you can probably go barefoot safely on your beach !
Enjoy...
~Rob.
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2011, 05:11 AM »

Fine example of the "Oz" colour scheme Elixir.  I have one and so does DaveA.

Can't really sell mine unless another Kevin wants it - it was signed to me from Mark Reed at Long Beach 2000 when that was his Prism of choice.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2011, 06:01 AM »

 Grin

I'm continually amazed at how good & tricky this kite is. Must have been way ahead of its time when it first came out.

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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2011, 01:41 PM »

In the right wind, you could put that kite in a fade, stake it down and walk away...

 Grin well,,, almost...
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2011, 04:30 PM »

In the right wind, you could put that kite in a fade, stake it down and walk away...

 Grin well,,, almost...
CV
From what I remember, that is pretty close to the truth... I have to get mine out and give it a fly now that you guys have me thinking about it again.
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2011, 05:38 PM »

Rob,
Try it with a tail weight and p200 LLE's . It makes for nice double Axels and rapid jl's...
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2011, 07:51 PM »

Rob,
Try it with a tail weight and p200 LLE's . It makes for nice double Axels and rapid jl's...
It's pretty strong in a turtle stock how much improvement does that make?  I was thinking about trying my Zephyr tail weight in it next time out.  I have to get used to the bridle though, its touchy with adjustments.

BTW thats a pretty popular color scheme Smiley

PRism Elixer spectrum by Ca Ike, on Flickr
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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2011, 07:41 AM »

BTW thats a pretty popular color scheme

There is one that looks just like it in my bag.  My second Elixir.  The first I bought from Mark Reed at a kite fest.  It was his demo kite and pretty well used.  It was is a great kite.
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and still can't fly like those darn videos
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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2011, 04:07 PM »

Looks great, Steve !

Or should I say... looks familiar...



I guess the biggest difference is that you can probably go barefoot safely on your beach !
Enjoy...
~Rob.


Hi Rob - yep, warm soft white sand on our beach, we are very lucky indeed.
On day I would like try your beach (it seems to produce far more and better videos than my beach!)

Steve :-)
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« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2011, 04:12 PM »

Rob,
Try it with a tail weight and p200 LLE's . It makes for nice double Axels and rapid jl's...
It's pretty strong in a turtle stock how much improvement does that make?  I was thinking about trying my Zephyr tail weight in it next time out.  I have to get used to the bridle though, its touchy with adjustments.

BTW thats a pretty popular color scheme Smiley

PRism Elixer spectrum by Ca Ike, on Flickr

Actually the stock Lix is very good indeed and strong in the turtle and doesn't "need" mods to make it perform. In fact thinking about it if I am choosing to fly classics I should really leave them stock and fly them in the original form, rather than try and "modernise" them - I can simply pull a Nirvana from my bag if I want a true modern kite. Saying that, the weight just means more aggressive and faster transitions and the P200 LLE's similarly provide a bit more momentum for multi axels...albeit losing some lower wind range and losing that smooth transitional feel of the stock Lix..

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« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2011, 11:13 AM »

I put a few hours on that kite. Love it.
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« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2011, 12:38 PM »

wish i never sold it, if i saw one at a good price i would buy it !
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