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Author Topic: Beginner needs a couple new kites..  (Read 1128 times)
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« on: March 19, 2012, 11:27 PM »

Hi guys.
I've red some of your posts and ordered Prism Zephyr but what a hell I want to buy two or three more kites to learn to control and tricks. Cool
I already know a bit (thanks to this forum) about Nirvana, Exile, Fearless, NSX, Next, and so on. If you are in my shoes which ones would you buy and don't look back, and if money not really an issure?

Thanks a lot for any input.
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2012, 12:18 AM »

Wooo woo wo
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What is your flying experience? How long have you been flying? How is wind in your area? Why the Zephyr first? What will be your flying journey in some months?
Have you been able to think about those questions?
I see by your first posts that money isn't the problem, so getting some more kites is easy for you in the future..
I advise you wait for the Zephyr and practice on it..
Learn the basics, tricks and what ever possible on it then you would move to another one..you will then know what you want from a new kite, what will be your flying style, etc..
Just cool down and don't burn the steps...proceed slowly but surely

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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2012, 04:19 AM »

The Zephyr is a good kite to start with. Since it's supposed to be something of an ultralight, it's probably not going to like the higher wind speeds a standard would fly in.

After taking the afternoon off last week and flying my Widow Maker, I'd have to say that that's one kite I'd have to have. It's got a real nice wind range and it's very tricky! I hadn't figured out how to do slot machines at the right side of the wind window until last week. (I've been pretty consistent at the left side but the right side just wasn't working.) The WM is just a super forgiving kite!
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2012, 08:51 AM »

Wooo woo wo
Sloooww it down Smiley

What is your flying experience? How long have you been flying? How is wind in your area? Why the Zephyr first? What will be your flying journey in some months?
Have you been able to think about those questions?

I have a few hours of experience. I live near a beach so wind could be very different but I can't tell the most common ranges yet. I gonna fly kites on weekends for fun.

The preference would be slow flying for different wind ranges, and of coures durable to crashes.

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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2012, 10:30 AM »

The Zephyr should be just fine... stick with it for awhile and lay off the shrooms for a couple of months. I recommend Dodd's DVD Flight School.



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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2012, 06:00 PM »

Hey Shrooms...
There are just dozens of kites worth flying, it's hard to fly them all. If you can fly other people's kites at a festival (like Riis Park or Liberty State Park), it's a great way to find out what you need in your bag and ones that you don't click with.
If you ever get out east, you could fly some of mine. The one spot I used to fly in Brooklyn had some nasty signs posted recently...


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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012, 07:32 PM »

Hi guys.
I've red some of your posts and ordered Prism Zephyr but what a hell I want to buy two or three more kites to learn to control and tricks. Cool
I already know a bit (thanks to this forum) about Nirvana, Exile, Fearless, NSX, Next, and so on. If you are in my shoes which ones would you buy and don't look back, and if money not really an issure?

Thanks a lot for any input.

Shrooms,
if money is no issue, keep the list you just posted you will be getting them all. I know cus we all did, some you will click with and love and keep some you wont and you will sell, trade or give away, no biggie. Welcome to the sport, it hooks and you'r done. But never fear there is always someting new around the corner; so you won't get bored. I would say that's a good list too. I also stared with a Prism, moved on to CDC's then CR's and all the rest. and I still love every kite i have ever had, even the ones I let go.

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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2012, 10:09 PM »

Wow... if you guys continue treat me that good you will never get rid of me. Grin

I really appreciate your help.



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