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« on: February 18, 2012, 11:47 AM »

which sul to get. that is the question.
in the bag:
ds std ,ds ul, nse 15, l1 gent std, and a whole bunch of slk we wont go into. any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2012, 11:56 AM »

I got to fly a WidowMaker SUL a few months ago. I loved it-- flew in the lightest of winds, yet didn't feel wimpy (like it was going to fall apart any second) at all. I don't know how to do all that tricky stuff yet, but it felt solid enough to do whatever you might want it to do.

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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2012, 12:54 PM »

Your DS UL will fly as low as most SUL's I've flown.  Wink

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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2012, 03:59 PM »

Since your first three kites are free style, a Jest of Eve, Talon SUL, would be a good choice. If you are enjoying the L1 Gentleman, then maybe a Black Pearl?

I really like BMK UL kites, they have the frame of a UL but will fly in SUL winds. The same comment can be made about SkyBurner kites. I just prefer BMK. I've really been enjoying the Exile UL in low winds, especially the way it back spins.

Last spring, I went to a festival at the coast, the winds were 1-3mph for most of the day. I was flying a Fearless, with the unfortunate SSUL designation. I was enjoying myself, doing slow and floaty tricks.  

Taking a break I looked down the beach, there was a Transformer SUL flying and tricking like a standard. The kite was rolling up, Jacob's ladders, etc.... It certainly got my attention.

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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2012, 06:41 PM »

Don't forget the ocius sul which is the lightest sul I know of. Then sportkitedesigns a sponsor here now makes a seven sul
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2012, 09:41 PM »

im starting to lean towards an airwave zero.
thoughts?
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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2012, 10:52 PM »

Lean in a different direction.
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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2012, 03:48 AM »

how about the ocius then john?
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2012, 10:11 AM »

The zero is very tricky, but not much of an SUL.

The other suggestions presented are good.

Do you want a real SUL or a heavy SUL that is trickier?
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2012, 10:25 AM »

Do you want a real SUL or a heavy SUL that is trickier?

If he doesn't mind spending the money he can get a TNT Zero and have a true SUL that's very tricky.  Wink


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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2012, 11:40 AM »

Totally agreed with you dwayne... Loving every minute flying mine...
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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2012, 11:56 AM »

Your DS UL will fly as low as most SUL's I've flown.  Wink

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if you want something that will fly in less, you need to factor in what you want it to do in those conditions.
To "fly" in those kind of conditions is one thing to "trick" is another thing and how much work you want to do to keep a kite aloft
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« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2012, 12:08 PM »

i wanna trick for sure. just looking at weights an ocius come in 100g less than the ds. there are lighter kites but not by weight /wingspan that i can see. does anyone love the ocius?
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« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2012, 03:17 PM »

Och, there is light and bigger Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2012, 03:26 PM »

I     love  my  Ocius    it  is a  true   SUL     but   it  has  tricks  in  it  also  I  just   got  back  from  flying   mine       with the   winds  from  0-2      with   gust  maybe   to    3     lol  and       it      ate    it   up  on   60#   by  75'  lines but  to  have  full discloser   I  am  a  Sky Burner  fan  boy   always  have   been  and always will be   Grin
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