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« on: July 22, 2012, 10:34 PM »

Well, I was hoping to get your input.  Wink 

I'm saving up some money and would like to hear about a kite you may reccomend or may even want to sell that does well in bumpy inland mountain winds.

I like kites that do "old school" flat spinny stuff. Multi-lazy Susans, Fades etc.

Something that's not too fast and comes down slow.  Thanks in advance. You guys are always so helpful.
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2012, 11:11 AM »

Widowmaker would be my suggestion.
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2012, 12:08 PM »

I 2nd Gamelord
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2012, 12:33 PM »

"bumpy inland winds"

So you don't want a really tight sail like the Mamba.

And since you're in the mountains (altitude?), you probably

want to get a kite for lighter winds.

If you could find a used Mojo UL, life would be good.

Or a WidowMaker UL if you want new. Then you could even

order custom colors. That kite is very forgiving.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2012, 12:40 PM »

I was hesitating to say it, but since John already has:
Mojo UL.
Now to find one, you lost your chance to order one this Spring. Cry
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2012, 07:49 PM »

Between the Widow Maker UL and Mojo UL (hard to find I know  Embarrassed ) which holds a turtle and fade better?
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2012, 09:44 PM »

I rather liked the Widowmaker UL when I had a chance to fly one.

It did quite well in light wind, but; you have to make some allowance vis a vis the level of tricks you can get out of it.

Another good choice would be an Blue Moon Exile UL if you can find one on the Swap Meet.
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2012, 07:15 AM »

vented light Transformer....you can sell all your other kites.
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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2012, 09:31 AM »

Between the Widow Maker UL and Mojo UL (hard to find I know  Embarrassed ) which holds a turtle and fade better?

WM UL is a great trick kite, so no issues with the turtle, fade or other tricks.  Wink 

The Mojo UL is a great flying kite but limited in trickability. Seems like I fly mine for 30 minutes until I even think of doing a trick on it.

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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2012, 05:09 PM »

vented light Transformer....you can sell all your other kites.

In theory this would be the kite to have...
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« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2012, 05:32 PM »

WM UL.
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« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2012, 09:24 PM »

vented light Transformer....you can sell all your other kites.


What are the flight differences between the Fearless Vented Light and the Transformer Vented Light?
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« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2012, 09:32 PM »

talon ul?
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« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2012, 04:53 AM »

vented light Transformer....you can sell all your other kites.


What are the flight differences between the Fearless Vented Light and the Transformer Vented Light?

The Fearless is a little bit larger.  It has this way of waiting for inputs but staying in positions like the turtle and fade.  Really a great feeling.  I call it my Sunday morning kite.  Very forgiving. 

The Transformer is a little smaller and quicker.  Not quite as locked in for turtles and fades, which can be a good thing.  I love how easily it goes into the fade from fractured axels.  It's a very exciting kite to fly.   

As Lam said, they're both excellent but it's like comparing a Honda S2000 to a Cadillac CTS-V. 
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« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2012, 07:41 AM »

If you go the way of the Transformer, I would get the vented SUL not the Light........with 3PT lower spreaders it's fly easily from 2-3 to 15MPH....and the vents make it super floaty with a smoothing of bumpy inland winds.

Course that's just me,
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