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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2012, 07:45 PM »

Is this thread about a "go to kite" or who's got the biggest kite collection ?

Denny

 Cheesy Cheesy Good question Denny.  Cheesy Cheesy

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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2012, 08:29 PM »

My goto kites are my solus std/ul but I have my Gemini, eclipse, elixir and zephyr for a change if I feel like it.  IF I need a change from tricking I grab a stack

I fly inland and am lucky to have a good place to fly with decent wind most of the time but it does get frustrating so I have to have a variety in the bag to keep it a good flying day.

I've been flying off and on since about '82 so its been a long time.
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« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2012, 08:42 PM »

goto kite for me is the benson innerspace or if the wind is good deepspace and my midi pointer
i live inland and not much wind most of the time
i like learning tricks been flying about a year
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« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2012, 08:46 PM »

Inland - Mojo UL
Ocean - Mamba Std
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« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2012, 09:38 PM »

My 3PT framed Midi has seen the most air time for several years. I usually have a top five that are always in play, but that Midi is awesome.

I mostly fly in good or better light wind (coming off the Bay or the ocean)

Been at it for near 14 years.
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« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2012, 12:26 AM »

if i could only fly one kite def. my NSE UL

second and third option: debray rep and my modified V-Masque for higher winds
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« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2012, 12:39 AM »

Is this thread about a "go to kite" or who's got the biggest kite collection ?

Denny



Well Denny, if you have to ask.  You might want to take up fishing.   It is not about the most kites, but some starting talking about their A bags.  Flying for over twenty years will lead to a large collection of kites generally.

Happy winds.   

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« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2012, 03:51 AM »

My goto is probably my Deep Space. I also keep my Nirvana UL with me because it's got a nice range and can still trick in lower wind. The Rev 1 vented is my high wind kite. (I love my Widowmaker but it's almost too easy to fly. Go figure.)

I've been flying since '97 but for years it was only a Prism Flashlight and Ion and I never really learned much. Dennis Smith taught me how to do a half axel and got me started with tricking.

Wind condition: okay conditions at mostly a nearby community activity field where they have soccer, football and baseball. When the forecast is 8 mph from SW or SE I try to make to Liberty State Park when the wind is off the ocean through the Verazzano Narrows. That won't last long because my company us re-locating us north of Albany to Saratoga county in July.
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« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2012, 05:43 AM »

1. Rev family and slks
2. mostly inland inconsistent winds, beaches when possible
3. too close to 30 yrs to worry about a year or two plus or minus
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« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2012, 06:20 AM »

1) 50/50 Thornback or Exile
2) Inland with inconsistant winds.
3) Stunt kites, since 1995.
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« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2012, 07:21 AM »

Very interesting so far...
Not as many people say thier "Goto" kite is one of the well known high $$ Euros. No TNT's, K2's, and only a couple Nirvanas, talons and DS. Lots have them in thier bags obviously. Lots of Skyburner fans out there as expected, but would have thought with all the hype, people would put thier Nirvanas up first.
Lets hear more opinions and gotos...
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« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2012, 08:17 AM »

Zerostar or Mantis
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« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2012, 08:43 AM »

Depends on the wind/location

My go to stacks
I live 100ft above the ocean
flying since 1978
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« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2012, 09:54 AM »

1) Talons. UL/STD
2) Inland wind, close to mountains - ever variable. (but moving to the west coast in 4 weeks! woot)
3) dual liners since summer '10.
Style - modern trickin with a healthy side order of the basics. - glued-to-the-sky snaps stalls, monster tip stabs at full speed from the top of the window, wow me more than most modern tricks.
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« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2012, 10:09 AM »

The TNT, in one form or another, has been my go to kite for almost 2 years now.
Most all my flying is in shifting, pulsating, Inland winds.
I've been flying dual line kites for about 4 1/2 years.

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