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Author Topic: Prism Zephyr or HQ Shadow for my first low wind kite.  (Read 3149 times)
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« on: September 17, 2012, 08:22 PM »

I was flying a guys Shadow over the weekend and i really liked it. He was kind enough to let me fly it after i was unsuccessful in getting my heavy old school flying wings kite in the air. Now im wondering which of these two i shoud buy.
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2012, 08:38 PM »


Easy question The Shadow. Its can approach SUL performance.

The Zephyr is a light standard.

If you want to look at a full size UL to compare to the Shadow in the same price range. I would recommend the Freestylist UL.  Good control, feedback and trickability.

The shadow is a more advanced trick kite. But harder for a beginner to get on top of. IMO 

Shadow was my first UL. Freestylist would have been a better fit.
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012, 10:43 PM »

+1 for the Shadow. I've flown the shadow and it is fun to fly just be gentle. I have a Zephyr and it is NOT an SUL and in my opinion it's barely an ultralight. It will fly in relatively low winds but is nearly impossible (for me) to operate well under 3-4mph.
 The shadow will fly well in very light wind.
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2012, 01:39 AM »

+2  The shadow is a great low wind kite that will fly and trick down to a genuine 2mph ( it will probably fly a little lower in ideal winds but tricks may be more difficult). Good for most tricks, really nice 540's, the only one that is difficult is the one pop yoyo. It's also pretty tough for a (S)UL - I've had mine 3 years and only replaced one LLE.
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2012, 04:19 AM »

Make that 3+ for the Shadow.

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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2012, 01:08 PM »

I darn near bought a Shadow and just before I did, I had a chance to buy a used Sky Burner Ocius UL from a well-respected flyer, so I bought the Ocius instead.
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2012, 01:33 PM »

+4 on the Shadow with some fine tuning on the bridle. Wink
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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2012, 01:47 PM »

+5 on the Shadow.... +2 on the Ocius UL
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2012, 01:57 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2012, 03:44 PM »

+2 on the mod to the Shadow making it fly better.

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« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2012, 04:59 PM »

Thanks guys for all the replies. I knew that shadow was a good kite when i was flying it, considering im pretty new to stunt kites it flew nice in next to no wind.
Ill pick one up this week then ill need to find out about the bridle mod.
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« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2012, 05:27 PM »

I'd go Shadow for low wind flying when comparing those 2 kites. 

The Shadow is on the short list of kites that I regret having sold.

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« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2012, 10:34 PM »

The Shadow was, for me, a breakthrough vehicle........Got my first mulilazies in near zero wind and it has helped me to  soften my hugely hard hands to a point where I think that sooner or later, (probably later) I would have a chance to fly smoooooth..............

(you know........like Tom and wellyou know,......... how many other gifted Ones)

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« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2012, 12:33 PM »

I picked up a shadow yesterday, took it out for a bit earlier today, nice flying kite, I like it.
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« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2012, 12:35 PM »

Congrats. Keep us posted on your progress with it.
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