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« on: September 28, 2012, 06:23 PM »

Anyone familiar with Long Duong's speed kites? Looks like too much fun... >>>>>
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2012, 07:01 PM »

Yep.  Wink  I have a Tiger II spinnaker in black. Very fast and fun but you need smooth winds.  Also somewhat difficult to launch/get started, don't ask how I know.  Cheesy  I finally got pretty good @ launching it tho, although it took awhile.

I believe Michel here on the forum also has several. Got mine through him as he knows Long personally. I tried to get a group buy going on them to save on shipping but nobody was really into it.

here it is next to my HQ X-celerator:



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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2012, 10:34 PM »

So Mike,
What's the 411 on getting one of these? I see a few different models on YouTube including a lite wind version.
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2012, 10:59 PM »

I'm pretty familiar with them and other speed kites.
Over here in Europe we even hold competitions to see which ones are the fastest on a regular basis Smiley

If you like fast powerful kites, and have the good winds they need to really shine, they are a ton of fun and a real challenge. But they can be very difficult to fly, with starting them been the real challenge for most people.

Anything specific you are wanting to know?
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2012, 01:16 AM »

I see a few different models on YouTube including a lite wind version.

This one perhaps ?

Speedkiting with fingers straps...
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2012, 01:34 AM »

I haven't flown one but I know some who have. As I understand it they can be hard to launch and they depower pretty quickly once you're out of the power zone.  You can buy a 'launcher' to help get it flying but you could probably make one easily enough.

S4 Startrampe - rampe de décollage speedkite


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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2012, 02:30 AM »


[...] As I understand it they can be hard to launch and they depower pretty quickly once you're out of the power zone.  You can buy a 'launcher' to help get it flying but you could probably make one easily enough.


Yes... and with the S4 (Self Speedkite Starting System), no problem for taking-off, even by very low winds !  Wink

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Long Duong Mustang speedkite on the Kerhillio beach - part 1
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2012, 06:07 AM »

Anyone familiar with Long Duong's speed kites? Looks like too much fun... >>>>>
There has been a number of threads here on the forum about these kites!!!  Look interesting.......
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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2012, 06:37 AM »

Looks like our midwest winds may not be good fly for these roadrunners of the sky...
Might have to take a job on the coast...
Anyone need a good craftsman at their seaside getaway?  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2012, 10:10 AM »

Looks like our midwest winds may not be good fly for these roadrunners of the sky...
Might have to take a job on the coast...
Anyone need a good craftsman at their seaside getaway?  Wink

If you want a good fun high wind kite at a good price take a look at the HQ Delta Hawk - it's super quick, easy to launch and fly and almost indestructable. Don't be fooled by it's small size - around 5' - at 20mph it'll give  you a good work out, at 30mph it'll try and pull your arms off and it's rated by HQ up to 47mph!! I use mine with 220lb lines!...I'm looking for another to stack! Huh
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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2012, 01:14 PM »

The Delta Hawk is rather on the tame side of speed kites Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2012, 01:18 PM »

I got the HQ fazer based on talked to Chris at HQ. It is new for 2012.

We NEVER have smooth wind in Vegas but it its a blast to fly in higher winds. Plus it has good control. Turns on its wingtips so it reminds my of the spinoff. I got it for those high wind days. The fun doesn't start till around 15mph. Over 20 the kite still flys the same. Still a good time, it just wear you out quicker.

As others have said they are trickly to launch.

Got mine here in town at "A wind of Change". Gamelord got the XXl version. Can't imagine how much that will pull.  Huh
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« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2012, 01:50 PM »

The Delta Hawk is rather on the tame side of speed kites Smiley

True, but still damn good fun!  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2012, 02:16 PM »

Some videos from the last Speed contest last.

Speedkitingcontest2012.wmv

Speedkiting Contest Dornumersiel 2012
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« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2012, 05:56 PM »

I have a jet stream speed by eliot kites. I have had it out in big wind and it's alot of fun. I like the micron for speed too
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