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« on: June 29, 2013, 04:51 PM »

 OK, I have an e2, addiction, and a jazz, now im considering a new member to the bunch. Now considering most of the time im cussing (no wind) unless im in berkeley , im seriousley looking into ul, now , Widow maker ul and done , or can i shave a few bux and get a silver fox ul Or ................. Huh any way wondering what you guys may think , and also im a hack at best but do appreciate qaulity things and absoultley love flying.thanks in advance.

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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2013, 06:59 PM »

Welcome to the Forum.

If you don't really "crash" your kites. You might consider

an SUL instead of a UL. Many of the trickier SULs are

really ULs, they're just not advertised correctly in my opinion.

You might consider an Aura at 4 ounces for those (no wind)

days you spoke of. Or perhaps a ProDancer, larger, true SUL

but no real tricks except when flown by people much better than


The Silver Fox UL is a bit on the heavy side for what you want.

I have a WM UL and really like it, but it is not a no wind kite.

Something like a Benson Inner Space could also be considered,

although more expensive.

Fly before you buy whenever possible.  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2013, 08:28 PM »

widow maker ul is one of my favorite kites
inner space for little or no wind but limited on tricks
i own and fly both these kites
sul needs very light inputs

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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2013, 09:38 PM »

Hey Frontosa,  SInce you get to berkeley where are you from?  There is a bunch of us that fly in ripon at Mistlin park the 2nd sunday of every month.  Come join us and try out some stuff before you decide what you want.  There isn't much someone in the group doesn't have in the bag, just depends on who shows up Smiley.
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2013, 09:19 AM »

thnx for the replys  Smiley and i may have overstated the wind conditions, i guess i should have said low not no wind, but great information and ca ike i may just roll out to salida, I wil pm you if I do.......and has anyone flown the jhon barresi dual liner ? oh oh and the prism 4d  Grin

thnx again

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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2013, 02:29 PM »

Another couple choices to consider is the HQ Shadow, a very nice SUL and probably one of the best deals for the money and the other is the Skyburner Ocius SUL which is available for purchase from most kite shops and is super tricky.  The Ocius SUL is similar to the Aura in weight but the Aura is not yet available (AFIK).

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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2013, 07:15 PM »

I had fun with My 4D for about an hour.................. It is in someone elses bag now. Tpatter (tom) got more enjoyment out of his but I found them twitchy and a little unpredictable if not impracticable lol.
The Shadow is a kite I liked but sold and wish now i hadn't one of few. If you like Prism ,the other kite I sold and miss is the Quantum Pro SUL A little old skool but does a lot of the more modern tricks but also VERY graceful

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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2013, 04:40 PM »

Try before you buy it the way to go.

Well worth the trip to Ripon.

All these kite are well made but each has its own personality. Easy to understand the differences and what kites work for you when you fly them. 
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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2013, 08:04 PM »

Did the Zephyr fall off everyone's prism radar?  Good for 2 to 4 iirc

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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2013, 07:10 AM »

All I will say is dont scrimp if you want a low kite count. Spend money once, an you will be happier...

As for UL's, there are many. Ask youself what you want to do, fly precision, or freestyle tricks?
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« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2013, 07:48 PM »

Sky Burner Ocius is a great sul I have flown mine from  0-8 mph wind and tricks really nice and the WM UL is great too..!!! cant go rong with eather one...
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