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Author Topic: review Transformer TL SUL  (Read 2449 times)
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« on: April 03, 2012, 07:43 AM »

Hi, I reviewed a very nice kite: http://v2.1.kiteclique.com/wordpress-3.0/wordpress/skysport-designs-transformer-tl-sul-review-by-krijn

Frazer, thank you.


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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2012, 05:55 PM »

I pretty much agree with most of this review. I can also add it Cometes super nice. The T SUL is one of my favorite trick kites ever. Tricks better than many standards and rolls up like crazy and does all that in super light wind too.Smiley It's definitely not a typical "floaty" SUL but rather a very tricky one. I don't know how Lam does it but I like it. A lot.
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2012, 07:12 PM »

Yeah, sweet review.   Eli can cynique the kite pretty easily, so I'll ask how he does it.  It's the lightest wind flyin, trickiest kite I've ever flown full stop.   
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2012, 08:07 PM »

Yeah, sweet review.   Eli can cynique the kite pretty easily, so I'll ask how he does it.  It's the lightest wind flyin, trickiest kite I've ever flown full stop.   

Would you say it flies lower than a fearless SUL?  Tattoo?  I'm really considering the fearless SUL, but not wanting the tattoo variety.  If the transformer SUL is noticeably lower in wind range would it be a significant change in feel from the FVL?  Or should I stay within the Fearless family?
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2012, 09:34 PM »

Fearless SUL Tatoo goes noticeably lower.    Still plent tricky as well, but as these guys say, the Trans SUL tricks like a standard in terms of how the kite feels and moves.
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2012, 10:55 AM »

What is the "Tatoo" version, please?

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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2012, 11:46 AM »

What is the "Tatoo" version, please?

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Fearless Tattoo...


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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2012, 08:14 PM »

Fearless SUL Tatoo goes noticeably lower.    Still plent tricky as well, but as these guys say, the Trans SUL tricks like a standard in terms of how the kite feels and moves.

So in short answer, get both?  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2012, 10:06 PM »

Thanks, Norm, that explains it.  From all the pics the design looks so subtle as to be almost invisible, though it must look cooler when backlit.  If all else is equal, I'd be curious to know how much lighter the tatoo is than one of Lam's regular designs that are backcut.

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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2012, 03:08 PM »

The Fearless Tattoo will fly in even lower wind than the Transformer SUL. The Tattoo is very trickable but still it has a SUL type feel to it. Less so than many others but still an SUL feel. The Transformer SUL bangs out tricks quicker and snappier than many standard kites can and the way it tricks is like a super tricky standard rather than a SUL. Just keep in mind it's framed in 2pts so don't smack it too hard Wink

I have them both and I plan on keeping both of them.
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