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« on: November 12, 2011, 02:33 AM »

...fly.

It is required that a link to this new kite be placed on all kite forums. I am merely fulfilling this requirement.


Wind range 3 to 25 mph..... now where have I read that before ? Wink

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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2011, 10:48 AM »

Great wind range, light pull, eager for tricks, sounds like my kind of kite!   The asymmetric panel initially looked like a graphic mistake to me, but it's growing on me.
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2011, 03:59 PM »

I'm sure its a great flyer, but the sail pattern is very reminiscent of the late 80s, 90s.
I'd personally prefer something more modern looking though, or able to be more easily customised colour wise. (sorry, we spell 'colour' this way downunder! )
I suppose it is getting hard to come up with new patterns and not tread on the toes of other manufacturers. I'd still like to try one though. : )
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2011, 04:23 PM »

Looks like a fun kite.
I wonder how much the shipping will be?

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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2011, 08:23 PM »

Yup, just edging out R-Sky's 15.

Just hold on.... another will be along shortly Grin

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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2011, 09:18 PM »

"Wind range 3 to 25 mph...."

With Chris Goff at the other end of the lines, sure.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2011, 11:17 PM »

If you merely run a 6 minute mile with the wind, that drops the apparent wind speed from 25 mph to 15 mph.

Or, by running backward at a 6 minute mile, the low end 3 mph becomes 13 mph.  Smiley

I'd do a video to show you, but that sail pattern isn't quite interesting enough to make me pop for one.

At least the Ocius sail pattern was different.

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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2011, 11:32 PM »

Or, by running backward at a 6 minute mile...
....you'll be just outside world record pace (and faster than anyone had ever run prior to 2004).

The panel layout is a little bland IMHO but that's about the only thing that isn't interesting about this kite to me. I do want to see how it behaves in the hands of a few other people before I get all excited. I have an Element, you know Wink

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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2011, 02:21 AM »

According to Chris, the panel layout is designed that every line points at a corner of the kite (nose, spine, stand offs and the asymmetry is to help with getting your orientation during fast flowing tricks).  More functional than aesthetic, although it's not unattractive.

I flew the Stella winning proto this summer at Crantock in a horrible gusting 15-20mph wind and it was a handful for me.  However I think that says more about my skill levels than the kite, as there were plenty of other fliers who really liked it.

As you'd expect from Chris, it does offer something slightly different from the norm, but it is much, much more mainstream than the Element, which I've found 'interesting' every time I've flown one.
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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2011, 05:53 AM »

I'm sure its a great flyer, but the sail pattern is very reminiscent of the late 80s, 90s.
I'd personally prefer something more modern looking though, or able to be more easily customised colour wise. (sorry, we spell 'colour' this way downunder! )
I suppose it is getting hard to come up with new patterns and not tread on the toes of other manufacturers. I'd still like to try one though. : )

I'd do a video to show you, but that sail pattern isn't quite interesting enough to make me pop for one.

At least the Ocius sail pattern was different.

According to the link, the nostalgic quotient of the sail pattern was entirely intentional:

"I wanted the sail layout to nod to the kites of old, keeping the overall appearance simple and effective so that the SuperFly stands out on a kite field."

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« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2011, 03:29 PM »

to bad about the asymetrical colors...
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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2011, 04:38 PM »

to bad about the asymetrical colors...
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« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2011, 04:59 PM »

[Yeah, but it doesn't have eyesWink

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Yeah.. well.. that is a problem too.
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« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2011, 12:56 AM »

To be fair, Chris is really just starting up right now so I think it's wise to stay with fixed schemes which are more cost effective to him. After a while you might see him opening up to customs.
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« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2011, 02:58 AM »



At least the Ocius sail pattern was different.


Yeah but it's flight characteristics sucked... I doubt the super fly would perform as bad....
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