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« on: July 25, 2012, 05:19 PM »

   I've been flying a standard single string kite for 4 months now and I've decide I wanted a Sport Kite, but I have some questions.

What's the best fabric for a beginner?

What frame would be best considering I might crash a few times (maybe more)?

I'm a smaller guy at 5'7 or 5'8 is there a length issue I should be worried about? If so, how long should my wingspan be?

If anyone could answer even one of this questions I would be pleased!

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2012, 05:29 PM »

Where do you fly and in what kind of winds?
If your near someone you can try before you buy.
Do you want to fly tricks or just patterns?
what is your budget?
Welcome to the forum! Kites are like potato chips, you can't have just one!
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2012, 05:37 PM »

Where do you fly and in what kind of winds?
If your near someone you can try before you buy.
Do you want to fly tricks or just patterns?
what is your budget?
Welcome to the forum! Kites are like potato chips, you can't have just one!

Thanks for the Welcome! Haha

I have a nice open grass field to fly in and the winds rarely get above 25 mphs. I want a kite that I can get started with not anything that are used in freestyle competitions or anything simple patterns. I have a budget of $100 but I could go to $150. Money isn't a issue but I prefer to keep it under that number.
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2012, 05:42 PM »

Some kites you could look at are the Prism "Quantum" or "Hypnotist" and Sky Dog "dream on"
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2012, 06:29 PM »

The Prism Hypnotist is a good first kite. Its like a Timex. It'll take a lickin' and keep on tickin'. And its in your budget.  Wink

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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2012, 06:30 PM »

Skyburner freestylist, prism hypnotist are probably the best bang for your buck if you can got the $150 range
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2012, 06:44 PM »

Choppy winds here in the midwest and I can say without a doubt that the Hypnotist does take a beating. Embarrassed
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2012, 06:50 PM »

Thanks for the responses! And one last question, wheres the best place to buy one? I don't really know any websites...
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2012, 06:51 PM »

Thanks for the responses! And one last question, wheres the best place to buy one? I don't really know any websites...

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« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2012, 06:54 PM »

Thanks for the responses! And one last question, wheres the best place to buy one? I don't really know any websites...

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« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2012, 07:57 PM »

Talk to Steve. He will find out what you want to do and know the right kite.
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« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2012, 08:01 PM »

I'm a smaller guy at 5'7 or 5'8 is there a length issue I should be worried about? If so, how long should my wingspan be?

If anyone could answer even one of this questions I would be pleased!

Thanks!

5'8" is small? Dang. I'm 5'5".

I guess your arms are a little shorter than tall peoples'? So, I guess that could come into play in indoor kiting, and when needing to throw a lot of slack at the kite quickly (pancake to flare). Other than that, it's not an issue.
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« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2012, 09:42 PM »

Skyburner freestylist, prism hypnotist are probably the best bang for your buck if you can got the $150 range


+1 on the Skyburner freestylist.

I have the ultra light version and just order the standard.   Grin
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« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2012, 11:10 PM »

I second all the kites listed above, especially the Freestylist and the Hypno. I'd also like to throw out the option of a Premier Kites Widow, comes with kite and lines, and is probably one of the best kites to grow with for the money. A bit more trick capable than the Prisms and the Freestylist, so an extent. Great deal. Welcome Smiley
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