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Author Topic: Benson DeepSpace & Gemini....Are they good trick kites ?  (Read 6207 times)
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« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2009, 05:02 PM »

I spoke to Tim a few weeks ago and the Deep Space UL is not to far away.

Wow, that's cool. He still owes me one...  Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2009, 05:15 PM »

It just makes you want to buy one Smiley. I spoke to Tim a few weeks ago and the Deep Space UL is not to far away.
All in Tim's own time.  He's not one for being rushed, but the wait is usually worthwhile. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2009, 08:51 PM »

the Deep Space UL is not to far away.
"Tuesday, after lunch".

C'mon guys. Respect the classics. Angry

Actually the Deep Space UL sounds very attractive and something every serious kiteflier should be prepared to make an effort to get their hands on.

Mike.
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« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2009, 09:27 PM »

I can't think of any other Two kites that I'd like to fly more than the DS and Gem..
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« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2009, 01:05 AM »

the beauty of the rollbars is that it allows very easy "fade ground recoveries" when the kite is on the ground on its back with the nose towards you.

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« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2009, 03:13 AM »

the beauty of the rollbars is that it allows very easy "fade ground recoveries" when the kite is on the ground on its back with the nose towards you.


Provided you are VERY carfull with your line tension. Otherwise you will have the fastest lawndart that you ever have seen.   Wink Wink
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« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2009, 05:57 AM »

yep, smooth winds are the key to the fade launch..any windy bumps and ...."bang..."

cheers

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« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2009, 08:22 AM »

My favorite thing about the roll bars is that they support the sail in higher winds allowing you to fly around without crushing the sail.
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« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2009, 03:45 PM »

My favorite thing about the roll bars is that they support the sail in higher winds allowing you to fly around without crushing the sail.

I'm not picturing that benifit Jim, unless you're meaning they provide some extra support to the trailing edge while rolled up and flying around.

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« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2009, 04:13 PM »

rolled up lines under flying tension tend to cause the sail to bunch up
roll bars exert a counteracting force that helps reduce sail bunching
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« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2009, 09:41 PM »

Yep.

My favorite thing about the roll bars is that they support the sail in higher winds allowing you to fly around without crushing the sail.

I'm not picturing that benifit Jim, unless you're meaning they provide some extra support to the trailing edge while rolled up and flying around.


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« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2009, 09:31 PM »

I spoke to Tim a few weeks ago and the Deep Space UL is not to far away.

Is this relevant to your interests ?  Grin

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