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« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2013, 07:54 AM »

The Ocius will be more durable then the WM. Both are extremely durable, however the rods are cut shorter on the Ocius and are stiffer because they're shorter. THAT is a kite that will take an extreme beating. I've accidentally ran mine into a goal post and it was fine haha

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« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2013, 10:24 AM »

I spoke to Jon at Sky Burner Kites yesterday and he convinced me that out of his line up the WMUL would be the way to go. At my level a full sized kite would be best. He also believes that durability won't be an issue as any thwacks should be low speed. Low wind - low speed. The WM is also a kite i won't outgrow.

My second choice was the Zephyer. Attracted by the good reviews, durability, and the price. But after reading more about it, even at just $200 I"m not sure that i'm getting a $200 low wind advantage over the E2. Prism says one thing about it's low wind ability and the owners of these kites say something else. Reviewers are saying it's not really a low wind kite. Combining that with Prism's claim that the e2 will fly in 3mph( not for me it won't) and I'm going in different direction on this one.

THX for all the great reccos here. I wish I could buy one of each!!! Tough call!
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« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2013, 12:17 PM »

Great choice!

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« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2013, 06:14 AM »

As you can see from this thread this is why stunt kite flyers are a rare breed - maybe it should be this way - I mean at Asbury Park, NJ there is really not room enough for two APJ's  Cheesy. I remember the first East Coast kiting event I went to at Liberty State Park - I had my Prism Quantum Pro's (SUL, Standard and Vent) - but it was strange there was not one other pilot flying a Prism - hence the QUICK jump to Custom (final step). In some ways if it was not for organizations like this maybe I would never get (as quick?) to flying my choice of custom kites and in my case from Lam. Its a long HARD road - that's why this SPORT is RESERVED ONLY for a select few wanting to take this long and winding road. When the wind is 1/2 mph off the OCEAN - everything counts - a Lam Tattoo - on 50# X 50' line. Take anything away and the whole package goes down the toliet - quickly (i.e., 90# line, a different kite requiring different inputs or possibly too heavy, a 180* shift in wind direction from the land screwing you up with ON/OFF winds etc.). Everytime I see someone trying to fly a $50 stunt kite with package wrapping type line that balls up after (3) flights - what can I do? Its almost like you have to live near a beach and have some semi-serious money to even make it ... such is this SPORT.


Kite inventory of Dual Line Kites:Benson - Inner Space; L'Atelier xt.z.; Fearless-Tatto (SSUL), Light; GPS -SUL, Light, Vent Light/4 Panel Vent-design, Full Vent 5PT design ; Mind Trick SUL Custom 2PT Design, Triple S Mind Trick construction (SSSUL) - NEAR ZERO WIND INDOOR TYPE.
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