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« on: August 03, 2012, 10:39 PM »

Does anyone have any experience with the skyburner phoenix, pros and cons.
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2012, 11:18 PM »

Treat her like a lady. The phoenix is an AWESOME tracker and slider with some decent pull. Anything control wise, it'll hand out super well. Not a trick monster, even for its time, but a super smooth flying kite and great in it's entire wind range. My favorite Bui kite is the Tika, but this one is an awesome 2nd, no question. If you have one, enjoy it!
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2012, 07:08 PM »

I have never heard of the tika, and was unable to find any info.  Does anyone know who made it and when?
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2012, 03:32 AM »

The Tika was a late david bui design that was a bit more 'tricky' for its time. The kite never really caught on back in its day, even though it's a super capable kite and is probably one of the smoothest flying kites I've flown to date.



That's mine. Spent so long looking for the thing, haha.
It's more trick based than the Phoenix and Phoenix II, and in my opinion has a better wind range, on the low end.
If you look a bit more closely, you can notice some similarities in the trailing edge from the Tika and the Skyburner/Premier T'nT.
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2012, 10:37 AM »

The Phoenix sounds like it would work for me.  I just put it up on the WANTED page, so if there is one out there somewhere looking for a new home, let me know.
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