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« on: July 31, 2011, 07:30 AM »

does anyone has trick report from Prism Alien. Look pichy but small I think as Minigem
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2011, 11:55 AM »

It's always been sort of a novelty kite to me. It's fun once in a while for some ultra high speed crazy trick flying. 

It does tricks too quickly to even tell what you just did. A really good flyer could probably make it do some wild stuff.
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2011, 12:25 PM »

Haven't flown mine in a while.

It does do tricks very quickly and in stalls appears to "shake" or wiggle a bit needing constant minor hand tweaks.

Even though it is called a high wind kite, it will pull hard and frame shake before 20 mph.

The line you see tucked into the keel tip is the trickline which I don't like to use.

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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2011, 05:36 PM »


Even though it is called a high wind kite, it will pull hard and frame shake before 20 mph.

The line you see tucked into the keel tip is the trickline which I don't like to use.


I thought the trick line kept the frame from shaking in high wind?
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2011, 07:31 PM »

I thought the trick line kept the frame from shaking in high wind?

Big +1.  Without the trick line in place the frame is all kinds of noodly.   Kind of surprised you haven't experienced more breakage of the ULE, if you aren't running the trick like. 

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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2011, 08:02 PM »

Don't fly it that much.

But the trick line helping in high wind makes sense. Just never liked flying the kite when the wind picked up, which is sort of anti-whatit'sfor.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2011, 08:11 PM »

The only time I ever flew our Alien without the trick line I hated it.  I could never replicate the double axel (or even a single that was flat) on a single input, without it.  It will also survive multiple wrappings around plam tree trunks and the inevitable collision with said trunk in 30 MPH tradewinds  Grin   Sad Pitch tricks are like the micron......Did I see that or not?

Fun kite, never spent enough time on it to perfect anything.........

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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2011, 09:05 PM »

I'd agree with everything above (except for that goofy godfather, of course).  Wink

Alien was my 4th kite. It was the first kite I did a double axel on and I flew it in some nutty wind. I found it was actually harder to fly well below 10mph or so. I got one a couple of years ago just to see how it did after a decade of flying and I didn't care for it any more than I had in '99.

I like the Psycho or Area 51 better for that kind of thing.
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