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« on: August 19, 2012, 08:23 PM »

My New Best Friend is Hugo





And He's a lot of Fun.  Cool
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2012, 08:28 PM »

Great looking location as well!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2012, 08:38 PM »

Great looking location as well!  Smiley

That's Face Rock @ Bandon, Or. The beach is huge at low tide.
As usual the wind was blowing in the wrong direction.  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2012, 08:41 PM »

Denny,

Can you compare it to your TNT? 

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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2012, 08:50 PM »

Denny,

Can you compare it to your TNT? 

Thanks,

Tom

Its a completely different animal Tom. Its a bigger kite, more sail area, with a deeper sail, and longer bridle. Its easier to fly straight lines and graceful corners with Hugo. Hugo is a bit harder to trick. Everything has to be just right, but the reward is, really awesome looking tricks. Hugo is louder and slower than the TNT. The std Hugo flies as low as the TNT comp UL. I flew them both in the same wind yesterday morning. 2 to 3 mph. I could do more with the TNT UL, but only because I've been flying it for 2 years and flying Hugo for 2 days.  Wink
I'll let you know more as I learn more about the kite.

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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2012, 10:15 PM »

Wow! Cool. And thanks for your minireview.


The short lines are just for the picture?
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2012, 10:52 PM »

Really nice colours.


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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2012, 04:15 AM »

The short lines are just for the picture?


Yes.
There's room to fly 200' lines.  Wink



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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2012, 04:33 AM »

Really nice colours.

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And welcome to the forum.  Wink

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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2012, 01:05 PM »

Hi
  hugo does look really spiffy and the first pic really is great, awesome background.
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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2012, 02:09 PM »

great Pictures Denny!

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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2012, 03:36 PM »

Great Photo kinda makes one wish to be there ... Just flying .....  Lets see a video of her flying....
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« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2012, 04:02 AM »

Great Photo kinda makes one wish to be there ... Just flying .....  Lets see a video of her flying....

I won't bore you with my lack of skills.  Wink

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« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2012, 04:10 AM »

I'm really interested to hear at what wind speed Hugo you no longer consider Hugo your 'New Best Friend'.

The fully Aerostuff frame that provides its responsiveness and low bottom end must make it challenging as the wind rises.  What is the upper end of the trickable wind range?

There's certainly a lot of love for this kite on Drachenforum, so I'm sure you will really enjoy the difference in flight characteristics from the TNT.
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« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2012, 04:17 AM »

I haven't flown Hugo in wind over 8 mph yet so I can't say just yet. Where I live there will be plenty of opportunity to test the upper wind limits. I'll let you know about that soon.  Wink

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