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Author Topic: What was your kite that "saved the world"?  (Read 2844 times)
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« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2012, 09:34 PM »

I've been flying TNT's for two years now.
Still happy having just them in my bag.

Denny


+1 for TNT Smiley
taught me a lot.
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« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2012, 01:36 PM »

for me its def my NSE, i have all versions, but my UL taught me the most.
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« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2012, 03:19 PM »

Sea Devil  Smiley
so good feel on the lines when I fly it......
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« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2012, 03:53 PM »

+1 Fearless STD.
 
It is the only kite I will ever "need." When I realized this, I bought 2 more. That should last me until I can't fly anymore... or do you think I need another?
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« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2012, 08:50 PM »

At the begining, the Prism Elixir and Benson Gemini.

Then came the CDC STX 2.1, R-Sky Nirvana and Shawn Tinkham's Viper. I still fly the Nirvana and Viper a good bit and own full sets of both kites.

Most recently it has to be the Talon.

If I had to pick just one it would be the Nirvana, that kite changed everything I knew about kite flying and I would bet it did for a lot of others as well. It really set the standard for what a kite could be, a real game changer.
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« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2012, 08:58 PM »

I'm shocked that no one had said "Beetle"!
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« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2012, 09:07 PM »

I'm shocked that no one had said "Beetle"!

Well, I guess I had better give the Beetle some credit then.  It wasn't my first or second stunt kite, but it was a game-changer for me.

The Beetle was actually the first kite I pulled a proper axel on.  Using about 8 ft lines.  The "small & close" factor let me see what was going on and be able to figure it out.

Although I'm not particularly fond of the Beetle, I guess it did sort of saved my kiting world, allowing me to break into the tricks arena and get out of what was becoming boring to me. 

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« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2012, 10:23 PM »

Tim Bensons Deep Space. My DS is now like that pair of jeans that now so comfortable that you put them on whenever you can but you know they are going to split straight up the rear any day now. Great kite lots of miles still flies beautifully. Does look a bit rough....
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« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2012, 03:08 AM »

for me it is the NSE and Gemini, closely followed by the Toxic.

A few years ago the only thing I flew was QPro's and they taught me plenty at the time too.

Steve
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« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2012, 05:57 AM »

Okay......
Dual line was the AzizA......
Multi line was the guildworks 333
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« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2012, 10:11 AM »

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« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2012, 03:03 PM »

for me it is the NSE and Gemini, closely followed by the Toxic.

A few years ago the only thing I flew was QPro's and they taught me plenty at the time too.

Steve
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I think that says it all. No matter what you're flying, it's probably teaching you something. Whatever that particular kite excels at. Some kites like the Widow Maker and the Sea Devil are well rounded and excel at everything. The QPro demands that your flying is smooth and well timed. The Fearless loves to go on it's back...

I learned a lot from flying each of these kites, and learn more each time I get out. My current kite that "saved the world" ? The SportKiteDesign Seven. In smooth wind, the Seven's a blast !
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« Reply #27 on: July 25, 2012, 04:27 AM »

I can't decide between the Deep Space and the Widow Maker. I'd probably say the DS because it's just a great, fun, all-around kite. The WM is almost too easy to trick so it's not as much of a challenge.
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« Reply #28 on: July 25, 2012, 05:15 PM »

The WM is almost too easy to trick so it's not as much of a challenge.

I wish I had that problem.  Sad 

The WM does my short list of tricks with ease. I smile and hold back the tears anytime another pilot takes the lines and pulls off one stuning trick after another.  Cry

Maybe one day Jon T. will come up with a voice activated version.  Wink
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