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« on: November 18, 2012, 11:54 PM »

A quick movie (1080p HD option pickable) made by Britt, Bambi and myself.

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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2012, 10:20 AM »

Cool.  I think with a little bit of playing, that thing can get pretty serious.  It looked like it had some pretty decent speed for being such a huge kite.  Maybe 15mph winds would really get it rockin'.
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2012, 10:31 AM »

i think it looks a heck of a lot better at 120'!!!
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2012, 02:56 PM »

does it get faster based on the settings? Thought it was primarily a speed kite?
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2012, 03:11 PM »

The earlier portion of the video had the bridle set heavy for speed.

The later video had the upper inhaul shortened about 4 inches.

I had added one knot to the upper adjustment, so the speed setting

I was using was probably 3/4" "friendlier & slower" than the stock setting.

The kite becomes much more digital the heavier you go

(flying fast or stalled, nothing in-between). The kite was going faster

than it appeared in the video. It is almost 12 feet across.

Also, on the tricks portion, I was using 85' x 175 lb lines.

The kite must pull like a Peterbilt when the winds get to 15 mph.

But, it is not going to fly in 1 Beaufort as the literature states

that the fun begins at that point. I'd say 10 mph minimum if you want

the thrill stuff. YMMV
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2012, 11:26 AM »

Thanks for posting, John.   Cool
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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2012, 02:41 PM »

Thanks for the HD video. Great sight to see. I really doubted that thing would do tricks at that size. Although there is a different type of beauty to it. Kinda like a B-2 rather than a F-22.
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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2012, 05:16 PM »

Hey John, thanks for the video. I had been curious about the Fazer, and now that I've seen good pictures & video of it, I can go back to lusting after a Thor's Hammer. The Fazer can trick, but it looks reluctant. Looks like it's more designed to be flown in straight lines.
 Wish there was some good quality Thor's H. videos out there, but it looks like that big kite can trick from what I've seen.
Flying a big kite like that is a cool experience, the biggest one I have is the Firestorm.
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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2012, 05:36 PM »

Way to axel that big pig.  Huh
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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2012, 07:05 AM »

Hey John, thanks for the video. I had been curious about the Fazer, and now that I've seen good pictures & video of it, I can go back to lusting after a Thor's Hammer. The Fazer can trick, but it looks reluctant. Looks like it's more designed to be flown in straight lines.
 Wish there was some good quality Thor's H. videos out there, but it looks like that big kite can trick from what I've seen.
Flying a big kite like that is a cool experience, the biggest one I have is the Firestorm.

Yes, the Fazer is not a trick kite, its a speed/power kite first.
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