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Author Topic: Any fyi on TOTL North Shore Extreme?  (Read 1927 times)
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« on: September 15, 2012, 04:55 PM »

Picked one up recently on the 'bay' (yet to arrive from slower than anything parcel post) and can't find any info on these...
Thanks in advance for any input on these...
I know, I know, just fly it...
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2012, 05:43 PM »

Picked one up recently on the 'bay' (yet to arrive from slower than anything parcel post) and can't find any info on these...
Thanks in advance for any input on these...
I know, I know, just fly it...

3/4 version of the North Shore Radical.

Flies differently, Does not remind me of its biger brother.
It is quicker especially in turns, with a LOT LESS pull and less accurate tracking.

I pull mine out in high winds and add a tube tail.

Can fly for a long time having a blast without getting worn-out. Unlike my other high wind kites.  Grin

What colors is your. Mine is a rainbow pattern
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2012, 05:51 PM »

Hey Wayner,

It's a rainbow sail as well, thanks for the flying info on this one.
I look forward to putting it through it's paces...
Oh, and what do U consider "high winds"?
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2012, 07:58 PM »

Hey Wayner,

It's a rainbow sail as well, thanks for the flying info on this one.
I look forward to putting it through it's paces...
Oh, and what do U consider "high winds"?

At 6' 2" 2 240lb, high wind is when the kite wants to drag me down the field.  Cheesy 

I love kites that pull, but sometimes you just want to fly and have fun.
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2012, 11:42 PM »



At 6' 2" 2 240lb, high wind is when the kite wants to drag me down the field.  Cheesy 


heh...
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2012, 05:13 AM »

Extreme arrived yesterday and we'll have winds in the teens to low twenties for a couple of days... Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2012, 05:14 AM »

Extreme arrived yesterday and we'll have winds in the teens to low twenties  Grin

Sounds like a good day to streeeetttch the arms. I plan on flying in these winds today as well.
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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2012, 09:19 PM »

Man, does this thing like to fly  Grin  Too much fun and all the old school roar I was lookin' for !!!
We had some low twenty winds this afternoon and my 180lbs. were being skidded down the field  Grin
Called a friend to ask if they could bring down some spikes to nail my feet down  Cheesy
No tricks here, just hard pullin' treats...
When I got the package, I was thinkin' "these straps are hugh" !!! Now I know why... all the better to hold on to Wink
And this is the 'little brother' to the NSR???
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« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2012, 09:32 PM »

Man, does this thing like to fly  Grin  Too much fun and all the old school roar I was lookin' for !!!
We had some low twenty winds this afternoon and my 180lbs. were being skidded down the field  Grin

Perfect wind range for this great kite  Cool

And this is the 'little brother' to the NSR???

Fly the big brother in this wind an you will hear a full ROAR. Plus you my need to tie yourself to the tree.  Cheesy  Cheesy

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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2012, 11:55 AM »

You'd love the NSR!!!  Yea, all the noise, awesome pull - flat out FUN KITE TO FLY!  I remember the last Friday night that I pulled out the NSR.  Winds were in the mid teens, there were probably $2K worth of kites laying on the ground....Nirvana, DeepSpace, Widow Maker, Quantum Pro, Rev's....and sitting while everyone lined up to fly the NSR and put it through it's paces.  No tricks but the smiles and feeling were enough to see why these kites still have such a huge place in kite bags everywhere.

We even buggied a bit in the park with the NSR.  It definitely has some serious pull.  What's amazing is with just a 1/8" adjustment in the bridle, just how much harder the kite will pull.

I have always thought that the day kites went quiet is the very day when the industry began to decrease.

We have flown stunt kites at our Friday night fun fly for years.  When the noisy kites come out is the only times people will come over from the other end of the park to see what we are doing.  Without the noise, we don't even seem to exist.
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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2012, 12:23 PM »

+1 on NSRs! Awesome kite for precision-flying and they're the kites we mostly use when we fly as a team.
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« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2012, 04:14 PM »

We have flown stunt kites at our Friday night fun fly for years.  When the noisy kites come out is the only times people will come over from the other end of the park to see what we are doing.  Without the noise, we don't even seem to exist.

Kent, never made the connection before but you are so right.

Kids are always attracted to the kites, but the adults pull them away. When the old school kites are roaring through the sky, it is the adults that come running.  Cheesy

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Any adults that do come over to see the kites. Chilese always puts a kite in their hands.  Cool
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« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2012, 04:43 PM »

Yup, I love getting my NSR out on a windy day!
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« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2012, 05:12 AM »

Dang, so that's where the Beach Boys got the inspiration for "... and she purrs like a kitten 'till the lake pipes roar"    Grin

Now, the only question is who's gonna hook me up?  Cool

Oh, and, ah, "... If that ain't enough to make ya flip your lid! "  Wink
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