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« on: September 20, 2012, 06:20 AM »

I am interested in the Fearless Vented Light, but I just want to hear the opinion.  I currently have the Sea Devil Light and Standard.  Will the FVL extend the wind range a lot further and will it give me a significant flying experience?

Or should I just look for a Sea Devil Mid Vent instead?

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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 07:39 AM »

did you see these threads:
http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=7703.0
http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=2829.0
http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=2303.0
http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=8022.0
http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=2535.0
http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=2683.0
http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=2682.0
these all mention or are about this kite......
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 07:56 AM »

Yea,  I do not know if I should get a SD Mid Vent or a Fearless Light Vent.
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 08:11 AM »

The Fearless and Sea Devil are different birds. I don't think you can compare the two mid-vent styles. If your looking at the Fearless, I would advise you get the Standard first.

The Fearless Vented Light is not vented for high winds, it is a performance design. Don't get me wrong, it is a very nice kite. The Sea Devil Mid-Vent is designed for higher winds, but I think the Fearless Standard performs just as well in the same wind range.

Where do you live Rudy, I have all those kites if you want to try them?

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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012, 10:07 AM »

Alright, I just pull a trigger on the Fearless Vented Light.  Once I have it, I will be able to tell the difference between that one and the Sea Devil standard.

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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2012, 04:47 PM »

Well, you're in for a learning curve if you're used to flying the Sea Devil.  Shocked

The FLVL is a very nice kite, I like it more than my SUL, but I wouldn't fly it in wind over 20mph. It really has the same usable wind range as the SD standard. The FLVL will fly in less than 5mph of wind with a little work, and it's sweet spot is 5-10mph. The great thing about it is that it makes flying in variable inland winds a lot easier. From what you posted about your SD light, it doesn't sound like you have much trouble learning tricks, which is another strong point of the FLVL, it gives tricks away, sometimes too easy. I say that because it's hard to get used to flying any other kite after flying the FLVL for a while. It took me about 50 hours to get used to my FLVL and feel comfortable with it. The only reason I stuck with it is that it does some tricks so nicely & easily, and it was  easy to see that the kite has so much more potential than I had skill.

Congrats on your new purchase, sorry to say that you'll have to wait for Lam to finish my new SD SUL until your's gets built...   Grin
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2012, 06:02 PM »

I know we've discussed this before, but I had no adjustment at all - I took to the Fearless like a fish to water.  If anything, it causes the reverse problem for me in that I just don't care to fly many other kites that much anymore.  It is the kite that I measure all others by.

It does have some unique traits, but I never had them get in the way, it's been more of a continual discovery of more things that I can do with the kite.

It's ability to sit in a turtle gives you more time and many options compared to a less trick-oriented kite.  The FVL in particular just gives away the riser.  Once you get used to a kite that can easily GAIN height during JLs or by wiggling a bit of rise while in the turtle, it is VERY hard to close that door and go back to kites that don't have that ability.

Thankfully, several modern designs are embracing this style.

I'm sure that you will enjoy your new kite - have fun.

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