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Author Topic: Nirvana or Transfer for first propper sport kite?  (Read 6372 times)
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« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2011, 05:37 AM »

What an interesting turn of events.  Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2011, 07:54 AM »

You are paying too much if you buy one new from them. 

You don't even know if you'll like it.  Maybe it will pull too much for you.  Maybe you won't enjoy the difficulty of the taz machine.   

Plain and simple: shop around for a used kite...knowing that there are many many many kites available to you which will more than fit the bill.  Maybe you'll end up with a cheap used Sea Devil (which many feel is a Nirvana made for smaller arms) or stumble upon a custom all black XTs someone doesn't want anymore.  You never know.



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« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2011, 08:03 AM »

There's a Continental on the swap meet for less than $200. A good used Sea Devil Light or Std. would grow you and since the claim is the Transfer is a poor man's Sea Devil might catch your interest..

Rob's review of the XT.S.  " Once you get the idea that this thing needs to be slapped around it is a real winner. Not a finnese kite! It moves very smoothly and gently but requires hard inputs. I started to notice I could get it to do nearly anything with hard/firm small inputs. Or just standard "big kite" style inputs work fine as well. Only complaint I have so far is after 2 hours of flying my shoulders and elbows are aching badly. Never been a problem with anything before (im a big guy, but im very active). May just be the humid, chilly weather".
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« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2011, 08:24 AM »

HI... i'm had tried XTs / z and Nirvana before... and i more prefer to XTs because it's more forgiving if you give too much input, and still quite responsive for proper input...
nirvana didnt like too much input... but once you get the amount of nirvana want... it will just do all the trick in auto mode  Wink Wink Wink

happy kite choosing...

(btw if i can give u suggestion... maybe better you find level one genesis... since it's cheap and super nice kite) Grin
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« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2011, 04:32 PM »


There are the xt.r std and a set of Nirvanas in my bag , I do not need to tell which one I would go for.

The xt.r is more pitchy due to its shape (higher aspect ratio) , but the Nirvana is much more precise. Get a used Nirvana not a xt.r as

-you will easier get one
-you will better learn basic precise flying
-you will easily sell it if you do not get into it

Nirvana or NSE will not matter for you, even Nirvana would also have to be devided into old and new sail cut, grab whatever is around.

You can get any other proper sport kite as well to get a smile on your face, but I would try to get one without a curved leading edge.

That is my idea...

Enjoy flying with anything you enjoy flying with!
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« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2011, 05:51 PM »

Buy a 'good' kite that you can afford since you will want to upgrade in 2 weeks time.  Cheesy
My kite pal has a used Nirvana SE at a good price for sell. PM me if interested.
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« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2011, 12:14 PM »

I would include Talon in the mix for sure-1st class construction, beautiful, predictable and rewarding IMHO-UL, Std and Vented. I also have Exile std and UL-different but in the same class, also first rate and very rewarding.

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