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« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2011, 12:58 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2011, 10:23 AM »

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« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2011, 01:00 PM »

Keeping us in suspense then, Mark? Huh  Undecided
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« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2011, 05:19 PM »

I've got a Talon UL and a standard. There is something lovely about the UL, I think it's the combination of floaty low wind flying with the inertia required for tricks. Having said that, the standard is excellent to - obviously it's not as floaty, but you can really 'spank' it round the sky and fly it quite aggressively.

I also have a JoE Trident and this has been rather overshadowed by the more balanced Talon. But whilst it may not be as balanced, the very extreme quality of the Trident makes it enormous fun to fly, with bags of character.
(I doubt that Mark will thank me for mentioning the Trident as it is the most complex construction I've ever seen!)
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« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2011, 10:07 PM »

I'll second that on the UL Talon.
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« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2011, 04:02 AM »

Well anyway, the OP already has a Talon UL. I've not got a Deep Space, but I have flown a friends a lot. I think it is a fantastic kite - very nicely made and flies in remarkably little wind - having said that, in terms of what it is like to actually fly, I don't think the DS and the Talon are all that different. My memory is that the DS needs slightly bigger inputs for turtle based tricks, but you soon get used to that. Certainly I would say that the DS and the Talon share more similarities with each other than they do to many other trick kites I have flown. Personally, I have Talon UL and Std, but I would be happy to use a DS instead.

You could always go for a Nirvana.
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