What are the NFX and KFX kites supposed to be? Just smaller scale versions of the kites?
, or Krystal FX
, is nothing to do with the Nirvana
Yes, already understood. Maybe I didn't express it clearly enough, but I thought the plural on kites
I don't really have a problem understanding which of their kites are variants of originals, and I can look at the dimensions on the R Sky site. I meant (but apparently wasn't clear) "What niche do they fill? What differences do they exhibit from each other?" That level of understanding of their line evades me.
Smaller versions but in reality they are different kites altogether. I can't speak for the KFX, never flown it, but I had a version of the NFX and it rocks. You can bang the tricks out of it as fast as possible and it likes it.
This is more helpful. We had that thread a while back about size and/or aspect ratio, and the generalized
flight characteristics. So, the FX models are just supposed to be zippier versions?
They say "[T]he Nirvana FX is the default freestyle kite for a new generation of pilots." So, they lay that claim at a scaled down variant of their polyvalent flagship, rather than the Toxic, which I think is targeted at freestyle. That raises my eyebrows. (At least they're not claiming every one of their kites as the "default choice for a new generation." At least they're being clear at what they promote as their elite models.)
My understanding of R Sky kites is:
"Polyvalent" (which term I had never heard of until I learned of the Nirvana): Nirvana, and her kin: NSE, NFX (plus Extend), Fifteen
Precision Emphasis: Krystal, KFX (not really certain on this one, as "precision" appears not to be used on their English pages for these kites -- they still do most tricks, right?)
Freestyle Emphasis: Toxic
And a few entry-level, inexpensive kites that we're probably all beyond.
Or am I wrong on some of these? Do all the FX versions lose precision, and become more freestyle just by nature of their size?
It's probably the broadest sport kite product line I've seen. That could be good or bad. There's something to be said for having a lot of options, but the number of options leaves me a little confused, especially with the mild language barrier. (Their English is not bad, but it is unnatural.)
Anyway, feel free to re-rail this thread.