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« on: August 14, 2011, 10:39 AM »

OK, here's the scoop.
My son, now 21 has re-located to the S.F. Bay area. While visiting him there yesterday, my wife and I met him at Cesar Chavez park, ten minutes from his house. The three of us spent hours carving up the sky. None of us are very experienced at kiting, but we love it anyway. My son had never flown a dual line until yesterday, but he took to it like a duck to water. My wife enjoyed watching him so much that she asked me if I would mind giving him my Prism Hypnotist, as long as I could replace it. Well, let me say, when an opportunity comes like that, I take it!

So, here is the question: I have a budget that would allow me to get an E3 or Silver Fox 2.3. I am looking to start tricking a bit more but am fairly novice at this point. Which of these two would be a better choice" Or, is there something else I should consider?
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011, 10:54 AM »

I would go to the silver fox for tricks, hands down. Also, don't forget about the Freestylist from Skyburner, which is also excellent. The premier widow is also another great choice.
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2011, 11:09 AM »

They are both competent kites.

To me, the E3 feels stiffer and more immediate. It's purely a personal thing. People will tell you which one they like best, not what might be best for you. For me, I would easily choose the E3 over the Silver Fox.

Can you tell us what kites you have flown and which ones of those you have liked?
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2011, 11:12 AM »

I would spend another $50 or so and get the Flying Wings Soul it's a really nice kite and very very capable, build quality is excellent too!
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2011, 11:54 AM »

He did say he had a budget. Many of us go past our budget.  Roll Eyes

And yes, the Soul is an excellent trick kite for the money.
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2011, 12:47 PM »

If its at all possible for you, I'd suggest you save up another $40 or $50 and buy a used JoE Talon,  BMK Exile, or SB Widow Maker. These kites are a step up in quality and performance. They'll last you a long while and help you reach your goals faster.
Just my opinion of course.  Wink

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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2011, 02:03 PM »

Excellent feedback everyone, thank you!
Sorry, as part of the agreement with my wife, I will be sticking to my budget. That is one way I keep my wife of 25 years happy!
To answer another question, I own a Nexus, a Micron, a Hypnotist and a flashlight. My favorite. Is the Hypnotist, which I gave away.
I am not stuck on Prism kites, I just own 4. So, there you have it.
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2011, 01:08 AM »

He did say he had a budget. Many of us go past our budget.  Roll Eyes

And yes, the Soul is an excellent trick kite for the money.

I'm a believer of buying kites well beyond your capabilities and spending the time studying how to do the tricks. It's a hard road at the start and you may even break a few pieces but I have spent thousands of dollars on kites and the higher end kites are just a pleasure to fly. I'm an extremely big fan of the flying wings Soul, I have purchased 4 but that's me. So If you can stretch the budget just a little get a Soul, I think our old mate is right on the money, If I only knew what I know now - famous last words for everyone!!! My wife just smiles at me now when I mention a new kite but there are so many amazing kites for you to choose from at the moment.

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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2011, 09:58 AM »

If this hasn't sold snatch it up:

http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=5543.0
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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2011, 10:08 AM »

The Insync from the people who brought you the SF:

http://www.chicokites.com/store/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=270

A very capable kite that has been overlooked by many.
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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2011, 11:10 AM »

Excellent feedback everyone, thank you!
Sorry, as part of the agreement with my wife, I will be sticking to my budget. That is one way I keep my wife of 25 years happy!
To answer another question, I own a Nexus, a Micron, a Hypnotist and a flashlight. My favorite. Is the Hypnotist, which I gave away.
I am not stuck on Prism kites, I just own 4. So, there you have it.

I can appreciate you're on a budget and need to to keep your good lady happy ( I have the same problem!) but if there is any way you can call in any brownie points to put the extra $50 to your budget the Soul really is worth it, I'm sure you wouldn't be disappointed. ( Jobs around the house usually work for me!  Wink)

I have just been flying my Soul  this evening - It's been in the 'B' bag for a while as I've been flying other stuff -...it's now firmly back in the 'A' bag ...Soooo nice.
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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2011, 04:18 PM »

The Soul is a very under-rated kite.  It doesn't get near the respect is deserves.
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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2011, 07:35 PM »

The Insync from the people who brought you the SF:

http://www.chicokites.com/store/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=270

A very capable kite that has been overlooked by many.
I'll 2nd this.  ITs an excelent kite at a good price and Bob is a great guy to deal with if it hasn't sold already.  IF you do stick with prism I would opt for the zeph over the E3 since its a more well rounded kite and has a better low end wind range.  The biggest question is what winds you normally fly in because that will affect kite choice.  The E3 has about the same wind range as your hypnotist where the Zephyr gets tough to trick in the wind the E3 and hypnotist come alive in.
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« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2011, 12:56 PM »

If this hasn't sold snatch it up:

http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=5543.0


Thanks for the heads up Jim! Bob and I made a deal and it is in the mail already.
Now I just need good wind and time to learn more. Heck, I'm still working on a good snap stall.
Well, at least I know this kite will allow me to learn any trick I want it to do. Right now this kite is way better than the pilot.  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2011, 08:17 PM »

Righteous score.

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