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« on: January 24, 2012, 01:11 AM »

Thought I'd create a separate thread for this kite, which is, for me, by far the most exciting item shown at the KTAI this year (thanks again for all the photos and information, John!). This dedicated thread will allow future reviews to be in one place (I hope).

Question for those who have seen the Prism Zero-G 'in the flesh' (John, Kent, others?): how big is it in terms of wing span and nose-to-tail length? I saw measurements of 1.06m wing span and 1.19m length on one web-site allowing pre-orders, but in the photos of Mark holding it, it seems larger than that.

My wife and I have more or less decided to get a pair once they arrive on UK soil, and create a no-wind pair-routine for them. It'll be very different from the pair-flying we usually do (which is with dual-liners, from T5 Taipan SULs to mega-vented Matrices), but it'll be fun!
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2012, 01:24 AM »

I've been toying with the idea of stacking them, but haven't figured out where to attach to the lead kite.  Huh
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2012, 03:32 AM »

stacking them will be hard....you could fly more than one on a branching line like Mr. Richards lil misstakes and that would work...but since they are active if you try to stack them on top of each other they will be fighting each other a lot.....

Ceewan did develop a 'bi-plutz' that is essentially two of these put together front to back.  I will see if i can drag up the picture again....he is hoping that if the zero-g does well they might try the bi-zero-g.......here is a Plutz2 biplutz....

This thing climbs like the dickens!!!!

I must admit that the look and the graphics on it certainly drew a lot of attention.....i have noticed an increase in xUL kites in the last couple of years and hope that the trend continues......was flying wings even at ktai? The emong should have gotten some attention but i did not even see one picture of it........
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2012, 04:15 PM »

Flying wings was not at the KTAI this year.
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2012, 07:45 PM »

I'm interested in a comparsion of the new Prism with Flying Wings Emong, I may end up with both. From the vids I've watched, the Emong looks like it wants to dive without tension on the line. Waiting for both to come out...

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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2012, 03:36 AM »

Stream  you will want both...they are seriously different animals......not just because they look different but the they are designed for different flight.   
The zero g is a gliding kite......pump it up 30 feet above you in no wind and just let it glide away from you....
The emong  is more of an active flyer.....the canard wings will help to keep the nose up but it is meant to be actively flown.....

Two different beasts.....get them both.....
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2012, 04:15 AM »

Now you guys are getting me to thinking again... I flew my Prism 3D a couple of weeks ago and it reminded me of the iFlite that Rob let me try out. XULs sure are fun when the wind is too low to do too much with duals. Hmmmm....
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2012, 09:50 AM »

want them both? My kind of thinking, when in doubt, get both! heh....I actually was already planning on doing that, the Emong would round out my FW collection, Aerobe, XL Wala, Laima, along with my Horvath Hybrid 200 (which has spoiled me on other gliders), the Zero G and Emong would push me up to 6, never thought I'd enjoy these type of kites as much as I have.

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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2012, 11:42 AM »


Two different beasts.....get them both.....
Kite Pusher!!!
Just shove that needle into their arm. . .
Light the crack pipe and hand it over. . .  Cool
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Two different beasts.....get them both.....
Kite Pusher!!!
Just shove that needle into their arm. . .
Light the crack pipe and hand it over. . .  Cool
he he he he.....
i might try to get them into the harder drugs next....Scott Hampton!!!
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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2012, 12:53 PM »

nobody has to push anything on me, my addiction has been around quite some time now. My kite bag(s)(s)'s keep on growing, like some dang fungus....the dual line count was high enough, now all these SLK's I've added, harumph.


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« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2012, 11:27 AM »

Geez.  I thought the underpants kite was a little out there.  I never imagined we'd see a flying bikini.

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« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2012, 01:40 PM »

A little subliminal sales stimulation by Mark?  Cheesy

Always been known he is the expert at marketing and shelf appeal.

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« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2012, 11:59 AM »

Just received my Zero-Gs and put them together quickly. Gorgeous kites and can't wait to fly them! Come in a nifty little 'wallet', and a nice touch is that the T-piece ferrule can be turned to be along the spine when the kite is rolled up rather than poke through the sail. Another nice touch is that each kite comes with two extra wing battens, 'in case you lose one'.

Grin to Prism so far!
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« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2012, 01:41 PM »

Switch and Zero-G just arrived and looking forward to flying both soon.  7 year-old Grandson will be here this weekend and should love his new Switch.
The printed guides are very nicely done.  Not to mention the features of these new kites.
Let's all have a lot of fun with our latest Prism creations.
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