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« on: May 29, 2011, 09:30 AM »

I have a prism 4d for light flying and a old go fly a kite typhoon that takes a lot of wind to keep up, have a few hours on both these kites and have been looking at the benson deep space or the prism Zephyr. can get a Zephyr pretty quick online but the benson sounds like it takes weeks to get, are these two kite similar , i live in utah
any advice would be great
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2011, 04:35 PM »

Benson deep space might take a week our two to build and mail to the states, but it is well worth the wait. I have both and the DS is hands down my favorite.

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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2011, 11:25 PM »

The DS is a trickn' nut. Super well made kite with a good usable wind range. This is a make you laugh out loud fun kite. It's got to be one of the all time best trick kites.

The Zeph can do a lot but pulls hard as the wind picks up and becomes difficult to trick. When in it's sweet zone, it's pretty fun and capable. The build quality is nowhere near the DS.

You're comparing one of the best trick kites ever to an O K kite, I'd wait a little extra and get the DS and never regret it.
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2011, 08:58 AM »

wow tim benson gets back to you fast, within an hour
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2011, 01:45 PM »

TIm is a great guy to deal with.  The DS is an an expensive kite compared to the Zephyr but TIm's kites are worth it.  I got ahold of an old Gemini and just love it.  ITs now a top 5 favorite in my bag.  I also have 2 zephyrs and they are fun kites. THey do have some pull but I don't trick them above 10 anyway.  IMO you can't go wrong in choosing a zephyr or a DS  it boils down to what you can afford. 
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2011, 02:49 PM »

decided on the deep space, so the wait begins
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2011, 12:42 PM »

You should get his Trick or Treat video too. The DS needs a lot of slack to turtle and the video uses a split screen to show hand movements and what the kites does when you do the trick. I finally figured out how to roll up a kite by watching the video.

Another nice thing about the DS is that it never really pulls hard when another kite starts to pull at the same wind speed. It's also got a nice low end too.
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2011, 09:18 PM »

Finally my deep space is here, flew it for about and hour and it  flew like a dream im so excited

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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2011, 09:31 PM »

Cool Tim does make some sweet kites.
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2011, 10:17 PM »

Good choice  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2011, 11:46 PM »

Hell of a kite Grin

I think you will find that it will still look like that even after a year of Noob abuse Cool
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« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2011, 04:20 AM »

You'll love the lighter pull as the wind goes up. It's got a great upper range. I just learned to roll it up and I can get it much more consistently than I ever used to. I still can't roll up the Nirvana though. (I'm working on it though.) Cascades on the DS are really easy too. The turtles ARE tough but if you watch the Trick or Treat video, Tim starts with his arms behind him and takes a big step forward before flicks his wrists to start the turtle. Great kite and you'll never regret it!
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« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2011, 02:47 PM »

does it harm the kite to leave it put together? does it stretch it or anything or should i take it apart after every flight?
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« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2011, 02:50 PM »

does it harm the kite to leave it put together? does it stretch it or anything or should i take it apart after every flight?

You mean de-tension the leading edges ?

I don't bother ... and its not appeared to impact my kites (DS included).

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« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2011, 03:00 PM »

I don't even bother to pull the lower spreaders from the LEs - I just disconnect from the centerT and then fold them up and put the kite in the bag.  I figure, in a years time, you get a couple of hours of additional flying time by not having to setup and breakdown the kite.
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