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« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2012, 02:12 PM »

I found a little parafoil type of dual line kite locally. Are these types "frameless" a good choice for a beginner being it doesn't have a frame to break and making it a little more beginner friendly?

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« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2012, 06:07 PM »

Go for control - go Rev.
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« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2012, 12:29 AM »

I'd fly Revs more, but my legs still work.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2012, 07:58 AM »

I'd fly Revs more, but my legs still work.  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2012, 02:47 PM »

I found a little parafoil type of dual line kite locally. Are these types "frameless" a good choice for a beginner being it doesn't have a frame to break and making it a little more beginner friendly?

Aloha,
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Yes foil type kites can be a good first kite.
   
 
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« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2012, 04:00 PM »

Well I ended up buying a Vision kite by Premier. Its a dual line Delta type kite.

Figure since it was here locally it might be a good place to start to get the feel of dual line kites.

Well let you guys know how it works out. Thanks everyone.

Les



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« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2012, 09:13 AM »

Well I had a chance to fly my new Vision by Premier yesterday and had a blast. My first few attempts at launching was pretty lame but after a few failed attempts I got it in the air. Didn't have it in the air for long and it plummeted to the ground nose first hehehe this is one pretty durable kite. I was not swayed to give up just yet. After a little while I was soon flying it like a pro, ok maybe not like a pro, but it was definately looking like I knew how to fly.

I started flying back and forth across the sky and from the videos and some light reading I found myself flying to far to the edge of the "wind Window" and my kite would stall. That coupled with the seemingly inconsistent winds made it a little difficult to keep my kite in the air. I never gave up and kept at it and was having a lot of fun. I managed to do a few loops in either direction after an hour or so, started gaining more control over my kite as the winds picked up a little and became more fun.

Will keep at it.

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« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2012, 12:23 PM »


Didn't have it in the air for long and it plummeted to the ground nose first.

Hey, your first trick, mine too   Cheesy

Well I had a chance to fly my new Vision by Premier yesterday and had a blast.

 Sounds like you made great progress on your 1st flight.  Smiley

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« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2012, 08:06 PM »

Yes I actually made pretty good progress on my first outing. Its kind of gave me the confidence to believe I can do this transition from RC flying to kites. I think I may actually love both dual line and quads. Well let's just say any kind of kite I am sure I'll enjoy. I even had my son's single line Green Lantern kite up and was having a blast hehehe

I am sure I am goinf to loves this hobby just like my Rc one.

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« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2012, 10:54 PM »

 My two cents, buy a Premier Designs Night Hawk, its a relatively inexpensive kite and can take some abuse (though you may want to put some shoe goo or liquid plastic on the nose as that is a problem area on this paricular kite. For the money it is hard to beat its tricking capabilities. Oh and Dual line all the way!   Grin
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« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2012, 11:22 PM »

Thanks for all the advice and tips guys. I think no matter what kind of kite I fly, I will enjoy it. I think since I don't plan on doing any competition type stuff, and will fly just for the love of flying just like my rc models. I'll love any kite!!

Mahalo,

Les
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