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« on: September 27, 2011, 09:31 AM »

Flown in zero wind  Cheesy

 

 

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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2011, 09:57 AM »

I saw one of these last weekend at the Whidbey Kite Festival indoor comps - such an amazing kite floating in no wind, I knew right away that I wanted one.

I assume you pretty much have to fly it in zero wind, is that so?


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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2011, 10:17 AM »

No wind, or just the slightest breeze is definitely where the fun is for this kite.   From my experience, I want to be able to have slack in the line when the kite is flying downwind and since it glidse so efficiently, that means you really have to hustle in any sort of breeze at all.  If you can't give slack when it turns downwind, it tends to just dive into the ground because the tension in the line is pulling it there.  Better if it is able to flare out so it can turn in one of those super flat, smooth axels.  Definitely a kite for the A-bag.

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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2011, 10:20 AM »

Thanks.

Have you tried flying the 130?  How does it compare?



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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2011, 07:44 PM »

I saw one of these last weekend at the Whidbey Kite Festival indoor comps - such an amazing kite floating in no wind, I knew right away that I wanted one.
I assume you pretty much have to fly it in zero wind, is that so?
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Pretty much, in strong winds it will climb over the zenith. I was deciding between the 200 and the 240, having flown a friend's 240 previously I feel the 200 is a nicer size (it has a wider wind range as well) and doesn't feel as heavy on the lines and easier to control than the 240, probably due to its smaller size. It flies similarly to Horvath's Long Way Home HCS (another superb indoor 0-wind glider) so I believe the Hybrids are modeled after Horvath's Long Way Home but if you are looking for more active indoor kites, the Zero 1.1 or Superleggera is a better bet.
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