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Author Topic: Looking for a low wind kite  (Read 3192 times)
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« 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.
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« 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

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