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« on: November 04, 2012, 07:10 AM »

Anyone have any experience with it? Heard a lot on the KFX but not Krystal...
Wondering what's the difference other than size?
How is it's trick/track performance?  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2012, 07:28 AM »

Wondering what's the difference other than size?
Pretty much everything.

The Dot Krystal is a bundle o' fun, especially when you chuck some of the nicer carbon at it. The Krystal is, in standard trim, a Team kite that has some tricks in there somewhere. And yes I am drawing your eye towards the parallels with the Matrix/Dot Matrix. The K. is a big kite that takes up a lot of sky.

There is a semi-official set of mods. to turn the Krystal into a "trick monster" Roll Eyes but why bother. There are other kites already made to do that.

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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2012, 09:00 AM »

As Mike says, big slow team kite, that can do some other stuff.
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2012, 09:27 AM »

This very nice team video may answer some of your questions:

Le cerf-volant acrobatique Krystal sur bilboquet.com
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2012, 10:20 AM »

Total agreement.

Big, slow, super-precise, some tricks, can pull pretty hard.

To me, the Fury and Krystal are very similar team style kites.

I always thought the Krystal reminded me of a penguin with a bow tie.
The grey beak is just above the red bowtie. White eyes next to beak.

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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2012, 10:37 AM »

Ive never flown the full sized Krystal, but the KFX LW is pretty amazing and tricks very well.   This video is amazing! 
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2012, 03:52 PM »

When you say the Krystal can do "some tricks", what tricks can it not do comparing to a full fledged trick monster?
Or is there a difference in the fluidity of tricks?
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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2012, 04:21 PM »

I've never been much for precision or team flying*, but the first half of that video made my jaw hit the floor.

*Also, I suck at tricks. Okay, there's not much I can do, but at least I have an idea of what I want to learn to do. Wink
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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2012, 04:36 PM »

Total agreement.

Big, slow, super-precise, some tricks, can pull pretty hard.

To me, the Fury and Krystal are very similar team style kites.

I always thought the Krystal reminded me of a penguin with a bow tie.
The grey beak is just above the red bowtie. White eyes next to beak.



Hi John,
I can see the penguin, but I have to concentrate... I remember you seeing some carrots on my TNT... I think, you are very talented in these things.    Wink

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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2012, 05:20 PM »

Love the colors on that one.  To me, it looks like a robot. 
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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2012, 12:47 AM »

When you say the Krystal can do "some tricks", what tricks can it not do comparing to a full fledged trick monster?
Or is there a difference in the fluidity of tricks?
The Video above shows the WWs (SUL)
If you want to see a STD tricking, go to the R-Sky Homepage and watch Video "3" (Hey Ya!) on the Krystal's video page (you have to google it your own, because they have a shop)
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« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2012, 06:45 AM »

Does it fly and trick with ease under a 3mph wind?
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« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2012, 11:19 AM »

No true standard sport kite flies and tricks with ease under 3 mph,

unless you are moving your feet a fair amount.
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« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2012, 05:21 AM »

From the homepage, it is rated to fly at 5-35kmh. How real is the claimed wind range?
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