GWTW Forum
October 20, 2018, 08:56 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Issues? Questions?
   Home   Help Forum Info Login Register Chat  
Welcome to the GWTW Forum.
Guests (non-registered users) can view the forum but are unable to post.  If you don't have anything to say then why would you bother to register?
One of the most popular sections of the GWTW Forum has long been the Swap Meet.  A great place to sell old, seldom flown kites or to get great deals on used (gently flown) kites.  Only registered users can see the Swap Meet section, let alone wheel and deal.  1000's (literally) of kites have changed hands thanks to the Swap Meet.
There are several more benefits to being a registered user, but you'll have to join our little community to find out all the "secrets".
Questions or concerns? Contact Steve ... just drop an email to:

Pages: 1 [2]   Go Down
Author Topic: Looking for a low wind kite  (Read 8147 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Trade Count: (+3)
Offline Offline

Posts: 736

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2011, 12:33 PM »

I agree, the repair in the Mongoose is so minor it is not really worth worrying about.  I have some kites that have damage much more sever than that and they still fly perfectly fine (once the repair work was done).  The Mongoose, just stick a little bit of dacron tape over the leading edge and your done, nice thing is that the repair will be nearly invisible unless you know what you are looking for.

I also agree that the Shadow is a great kite that will fly perfectly in your wind range, and it is a kite that won't break the bank.  With a little bridle tweeking it will fly nice in those winds with very little work/effort and will also do some very nice tricks.  If you want to spend a little more, the nicest UL kite that I have right now is the Widow Maker UL.  It will fly in the 1-8 mph range no problem and it tricks like a monster in the 2-5 mph range with very little work.  For me, it is the best UL kite I have flown.

Hope that helps.

Trade Count: (+4)
Offline Offline

Posts: 191

Location: Calgary AB, Canada

« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2011, 12:45 PM »

I have a Zephyr and 4D -
The Z will fly in 5km/h (3.1mph) - fairly easily, with footwork and is quite trick capable in that range, for me.
My 4D only comes out when not much else will fly - its not very tricky either. I'm sure someone with more skill than me could get more than axles/540's/slides. But its indeed fun.
Are you looking for a low wind kite with full on trick capabilities? - or a low wind kite that will get you flying in next to no wind with less tricking ability?

The mongoose mentioned above over in the swap is a good deal - if you want a full sized UL trickster.
good luck!!  Cool


JoE Talon UL #4
JoE Talon STD #138
Snapshot 1.2 & 2.5
Hmmmm Talon vent or SUL next... decisions decisions.
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Up
Jump to:  

Support the GWTW Forum

Kite Classifieds Ad
Kite Classifieds

A Wind Of Change
A Wind Of Change

Fly Market

A Wind Of Change

Blue Moon
Blue Moon Kites

Our forum is made possible by the good folks whose ads appear above and by the members of our community (PayPal donation button at top)
In case you missed it each ad is linked to the sponsors web site.  So please, take a moment and visit our sponsors sites as this forum wouldn't be possible with out them.
Interested in running an ad for your business or kiting event?  Contact Steve at for a quote.

Cal Custom

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.8 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.2.1 © 2008-2009
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!