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« on: June 01, 2012, 09:30 PM »

don't think ill ever get rid of my good ol quantum! wouldn't have dared take out anything else today. was kinda starting to rain but I got a hotel that I can walk right out on to the beach so I grabbed up the opportunity to fly my old buddy. truly a tank to take some of those gusts and not explode! Haha. got a good hour in before I had to pack it up cus it was getting too nasty out. thank god for the beach shower cus that kite was one nasty sandy mess at the end. don't think I could ever treat another kite like that, but im pretty sure the quantum likes it... haha

anyone else got favorite "probably shouldn't be flying out in this" kite?
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2012, 10:18 PM »

We'll pull the Quantum out in almost anything too. But these days I tend to reach for the Premier Wolf more often, it can handle the abuse too and it's a bit more adept at tricks at the edges and near the ground. I've also gotten my Skyburner Freestylist out in some pretty heavy winds, but you have to keep it low or off wind since it experiences sever wingtip shudder when flying through the power zone, but it plays low and off wind great too.

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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2012, 10:51 PM »

RIght now its my Nuclear Reactor.  It doesn't really trick but is a hoot to fly in 20+.
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2012, 11:44 PM »

wow just watched this wolf vid
High winds and the Wolf


just might pick one up n save the quantum for rainy abuse days. would been nice to pull a couple tricks while zipping around. my widow gets a bit too much shudder in the top of its range for me to trust it. don't like to put it over 15
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2012, 12:38 AM »

No thats not Mike in the vid. He's in Chico not Chicago Tongue  IF you can find one one of my other favorite high wind kits is the Prism Alien.  ITs fast but you can snap stall and axel it in 25-30 in the middle of the window.  I should have kept the one I had instead of selling it along with the rest of the collection.

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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2012, 01:08 AM »

I'll stick with my pair of Microns for high wind Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2012, 01:10 AM »

yeah... noticed that after I posted that, hoped I had edited it before anyone noticed... Roll Eyes Haha. yeah the alien looks pretty sweet but something tells me its not likely ill ever get to fly one Sad
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2012, 01:14 AM »

gotta say I do love my micron! was having so much fun leaning back n holding on I totally forgot to take it out. blew it...
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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2012, 01:21 AM »

yeah... noticed that after I posted that, hoped I had edited it before anyone noticed... Roll Eyes Haha. yeah the alien looks pretty sweet but something tells me its not likely ill ever get to fly one Sad
THey come up for sale from time to time and if you hunt around you might find a shop that has a few laying around.
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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2012, 08:03 AM »

Alien, psycho, micron and jet steam speed. I have them all out in high wind. I like putting my hands in my pockets and flying the microns with just my thumbs!
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« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2012, 01:31 PM »

+1 on the vented Rev2. Relatively smooth flying, moderate pull at 30+ mph, and removes the "warp" from the speed.
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« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2012, 03:36 PM »

In ballistic winds I normally pull out one of the speed kites (Tiger II, X-Cellerator), Microns, or one of the Flexifoil Hotshots. Grin
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« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2012, 04:00 PM »

in really high winds, I pull out the Martini Shaker...
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« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2012, 04:07 PM »

In ballistic winds I normally pull out one of the speed kites (Tiger II, X-Cellerator), Microns, or one of the Flexifoil Hotshots. Grin

I expect to see you flying by my house one of these days. I just hope I've got a camera in hand.... and the wherewithal to shoot.
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