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Author Topic: R-sky NSE 15 vs Extend in upper wind range  (Read 1662 times)
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« on: February 21, 2012, 07:16 PM »

Anyone have experience with both kites.

NSE 15 vs. Extend  18-30Km/h  (~11-18Mph) 
-speed ?
-precision ?
-trick ability ?

suggestions for other non-vented kites welcome.
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2012, 04:40 PM »

I haven't ever flown an Extend, but the 15 is still plenty of fun in that range. Speed is good (not too fast), precision is decent, and its still very trick-able.  The taz is very easy on this kite even in high winds - you can zoom across the window even in the teens and knock them off with just a little forward motion.  I flew it in the 10 to 15+ range and had lots of fun with it - I think you can fly it right up to its range.   It has a light upper frame and P90 spine and 3pt upper LEs, but it seemed plenty strong up to the wind with no signs of stress that I could see.

Also check out the NFX - its a little smaller and a bit wilder, but due to its smaller size, it pulls less and it still does everything very well - fun to fly.  It's not as floaty as the 15 and I'd say it needs a bit more wind.

You mentioned non-vents only, but if you have never tried one, I'd check out Sky Sport Design's vented Fearless (or trans).  Both of these are vents that don't fly like what you would think of a typical vent - they are very crisp and responsive and have no negative compromise compared to a standard (in fact, I like em better than the standard).  They also easily fly in the range you are talking while maintaining tricks and safely go much higher.
Good luck with your search.
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