I decided to do some comparison of my own...
I compared the watch this word
WEIGHT of as many of the kites mentioned. Euro and Lams kites. Has anyone done this
The letters Std. Ul Sul ... Is there a standard amongst the kite builders of what defines what they call...Standard, Ultra Light, Super Ultra Light.
None at all.. very,very subjective to say the least. I looked at the weights of the Fearless and Sea Devil... The difference between what Lam calls Ultra Light and Standard is 5 grams
The Ocius Ultra Light is 8.8 oz. Lam's Fearless Ultra Light is 2 oz heavier >>
Lam's SUL is 7 grams... Ocius Sul is close to 4 oz.
The Solus Std. is 10.7 oz.. The Fearless Ul is 10.8 grams.
I am trying to compare the Level one TNT's and Hugo's for a builder's standard on what is called a Std. Kite or Ultra light...
I may be wrong on this but I think we as a buying consumer deserves some sort of Builder's Standard.
Someone spends big money to import a Kite from Canada or Europe and because of wind conditions or builder's own desire of "pull". Then one buys a kite based on the mph that are rated with the kite. I have read enough post to say that many buyer's are not happy with what is written and their own individual experience with the kite.
The weight of the kite is important when flying. Depending on the wind...
There is no doubt that I fly Sky Burner Kites. I have owned and flown Blue Moon Kites. I didn't like I could not adjust the bridle for my own feel of "pull".
If Sky Burner was not in town would I be flying their kites??? Heck I probably would not be flying..
What I do know is when I read the weights of different kites sometimes,they don't match up. Std. Ul,Sul... Go figure.
I also looked at the price of these kites bought outside of CONUS.
For that money they should fly themselves. Seriously. Over $400 for a sport kite ?? No way Jose'...
Saw one in the swap meet going for $500 ...
Most kiter's on this forum feel spending over $200 for a kite is costly. Spending that kinda of money on Euro money exchange and Import taxes for a kite made from parts bought from the USA. Is not on their dance card.
My main point is give us a standard weight from Kite builders. Not by saying on the bottom of the ad ... wind 2-5 mph ... says nothing.
Take the time and compare for yourselves.
One thing always rings true. When the kite fly's for you.. no matter what it is... It's the best... I have changed my best a few times now... hehehehe.
Kite flying is also subjective to the skills of the pilot...