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« on: May 06, 2013, 07:12 AM »

The Micron is a cheap,very exciting kite with a bang for buck that cant be beaten and i wonder if other makers past or present have or have had similar kites in their retail line ups?
Ive noticed plenty of flyers own them but nobody really makes,takes much notice or reference to this evil little Speed Demon that really speeds up your hand-eye so much so that when you pull out the big wing to trick its like its in slow motion and you are always a step ahead with plenty of reflex in reserve.(not that it helps me any)
Is this a secret that no ones sharing as its high speed,in your face,do not blink or you will crash ,is more like a high tuned turbo muscle-memory technique more than a high speed toy?
Or will it cause harm if used in large doses?



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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2013, 07:38 AM »

The first one that comes to mind is the famous Mini Tram...

The second is the infamous Mini Edge.

Don't confuse the Two.

Smiley

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On the Micron. Hold your hands together. Just use finger movement. It's enough.
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2013, 07:39 AM »

Ground Zero kites of Australia -Tasmania really (Robert Brasington) used to have the Nipper that was a great  smaller kite that was very good on its own, but also looked great in stacks too!
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2013, 08:40 AM »

Try the HQ Delta Hawk in 20mph+ winds - super quick like the Micron but it tries to pull your arms off!! Small but mighty...220lb lines are a must!...stack it at your peril!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46yMsQDEON8
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2013, 10:27 AM »

There were quite a few kites of Micron size back in the '90s. I have one by Shanti, Which is a mini version of the Lotus , and a Mosquito by Tori Tako, shown here with an actual Micron. Neither of these was intended for the extreme strong wind the Micron can endure, but they sure are fun.



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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2013, 11:14 AM »

also just for reference the Micron over the years has been two slightly different sizes......slightly......
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2013, 01:21 PM »

Try a micron 5 stack for some real fun. (with tails on)

Then for extra fun get another 5 stack and fly pairs with a friend.
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2013, 01:51 PM »

also just for reference the Micron over the years has been two slightly different sizes......slightly......

Yeah, the newer one is tamed somewhat. I like my '98 just fine. Second sport kite I ever bought. That was sure a newbie mistake!
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2013, 02:45 PM »

8 pictures of John Welden and Mark Reed flying stacks start here:



The final 2 pictures are them untangling the Micron stacks.
Look at the grin on their faces.
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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2013, 03:39 PM »

StringyStuff's pic of a micron stack
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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2013, 05:33 PM »

Same here. Second kite I bought. Fail.  Cheesy

also just for reference the Micron over the years has been two slightly different sizes......slightly......

Yeah, the newer one is tamed somewhat. I like my '98 just fine. Second sport kite I ever bought. That was sure a newbie mistake!
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« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2013, 06:22 PM »

8 pictures of John Welden and Mark Reed flying stacks start here:



The final 2 pictures are them untangling the Micron stacks.
Look at the grin on their faces.

Flying those five stacks with Mark was the most fun I've ever had kiting.  We would fly clockwise and counter clockwise loops next to each other and sort of weave the kites together.  Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2013, 08:04 PM »

I saw a 50 stack of Microns being flown on FaceBook today.  When the video makes YouTube, I'll post the video.
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« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2013, 08:51 PM »

I like to fly 2 at the same time, one in each hand: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jQPz-y1HwIY

I also have 2 Premier Zoomers, they are a little bigger than the Microns and only $20 a piece.

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« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2013, 09:10 PM »

I like to fly 2 at the same time, one in each hand: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jQPz-y1HwIY

I also have 2 Premier Zoomers, they are a little bigger than the Microns and only $20 a piece.




If you can do two microns at the same time you're doing pretty well.  Huh
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