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« on: June 25, 2011, 07:29 AM »

Finally got my new kite, they tried to deliver on Thursday, no one home, they left notice that it would be available after 8:00am for pickup got there at 8:02am, sign on the door at post office, Hours Monday thru Friday 8:30 to 4:30 Sad The longest 30 minutes of my life, I felt like a kid at Christmas.
I got home and assembled it and off to the park to give it a try, winds where very light, I thought to my self no way a standard would fly in this Undecided To my surprise boom right up it went, I thought I was flying a UL or SUL, handled the bumpy wind no problem, found it took way lighter inputs to do the tricks I'm good at Grin One Awesome Kite.

Here it is.

TNT Standard, Competition Aerostuff



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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2011, 09:15 AM »

Best looking TNT I've seen so far....

I just realized what the graphic is... couldn't figure out the whole idea of it up until now... TNT, I get it !  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2011, 10:30 AM »

Sweet looking TNT backlit. Now all you need is a few UV led's to make it glow for night flying Smiley  I'd like to try that kite one of these days but getting one is a bit out of the budget for a while.  BTW what park is that?  I've been up to GV many times and haven't seen a park that open.


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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2011, 06:44 PM »

Sweet looking TNT backlit. Now all you need is a few UV led's to make it glow for night flying Smiley  I'd like to try that kite one of these days but getting one is a bit out of the budget for a while.  BTW what park is that?  I've been up to GV many times and haven't seen a park that open.





The Park is actually in Roseville, the site of the former Roseville Kite Festival, (Buljan Park) I fly there at least once or twice a week.
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2011, 09:26 PM »

A kite like the TNT should be noticed.

Your version definitely qualifies.
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2011, 06:09 AM »

Nice kite John.

That flo yellow sure is green.

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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2011, 11:11 AM »

I wish they would call it Fl Lime.
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2011, 11:45 AM »

I'm not overly sure if I'd want to stare at that all day long.  Sad

YMMV

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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2011, 04:30 PM »

I'm not overly sure if I'd want to stare at that all day long.  Sad

YMMV

Mike.

Just got back from a few hours of flying, It looks great in the sky, had a guy from the Nevada Union News paper taking some photos at the park, he really like the color scheme, I guess it's all in what you like Wink, and I love it Grin. It does tricks with the lightest inputs, Flick Flacks with just a snap of the wrist.
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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2011, 01:10 AM »

I always thought therewith the TNT looks realy nice the main color must be white .... this TNT prove otherwise !

It does tricks with the lightest inputs, Flick Flacks with just a snap of the wrist.

have you tried the Taz ? If not ... try it,  this kite gives it away like few others.

Some basic tips for flying (and tricking) the TNT :
- Never pull rough! Fly it always as if you will stroke it.
- For nice corners try to fly more push than pull.
- Flic Flacs are a bit tricky. The kite (spine) should be a bit less than horizontal, break the movement gently and leed it back to the fade position - but it sounds like you have fixed this problem already.

wish you so many nice an miricale hours like i spend with this kite
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« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2011, 03:41 AM »


- For nice corners try to fly more push than pull.




Surely you know this works on all kites.  It's called a french turn when done with the correct push in/pull exit inputs. 

Corners on a Sea Devil.


I assure you, I can make any kite i have make that cornering sound.  Sure, you need to adjust a bit, but they are all stunt kites.

I find this particularly annoying because as trick kiting has become so amazing, beginners and even good fliers often skip (because they don't care, don't appreciate, or can't at all) flying in control during basic flight. 

A person who can do a Jacob's ladder while making horrible corners or awkward landings has missed some of what are in IMHO the most enjoyable aspects of flying.

For me, this is like learning to solo on a guitar before you can play a good solid rhythm progression.   

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« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2011, 09:11 AM »

Here is my favorite color so far (mostly black with a dash of color) - perhaps you can reverse-vid for your Zero?


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« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2011, 10:14 AM »

Looks like a couple of cheap Chinese knock-offs.  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2011, 10:32 AM »

Looks like a couple of cheap Chinese knock-offs.  Roll Eyes

Denny

That's what I was thinking... those can't be real TNT's..
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« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2011, 11:11 AM »

Looks like a couple of cheap Chinese knock-offs.  Roll Eyes

Denny

That's what I was thinking... those can't be real TNT's..

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