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[*] posted on 6-20-2016 at 02:26 PM
pansh genesis 8meter frist flight


at last got a chance to fly genesis i ordered couple weeks ago.
arrived from china in 6 days. free shipping.
as has been noted elsewhere, no manual or setup instructions with it.
newbies will want help setting these up. build is nice, could not find any flaws.
bridals color coded somewhat. ripstop is light, slick and tough (i tested some of the strip they bound the kite with for shipping)
lines are nice, not HQ nice but not bad. all sets were of same length.
bar is same as my HQ kites. unlike HQ, it came with nice safety leash. chicken loop is ok, but has pull toward rider for release, which is wrong IMO. it worked fine when tested, but i like push to release better. the ceter flag out is nice as kite does not spin. (i think the low testing winds may have helped.) set it up hung by bridals to check shape out inflated it with shop vac. i call her "stay-puft marshmallow kite" cause of strange profile. holds air well. packing requires putting a tube into the magnetic blow out valve to expel trapped air in center, as the zips are near the tips.
first flight in 4-7 mph setup was same as all foils till i tried to get air in it.
at these low wind speeds not filling on ground by itself took to lifting leading edge up and down quickly till shes half full. (next time i may try leaving the deflate zips open to see if they catch more air)
flew nice but required brake lines to be shortened a lot. then the downloop turns were tight enough.(shoulda got the 25 meter lineset)
nice and mellow at zenith flew hands off. more stable than my apex.
at edge of window it did this lower tip roll thing that may have been the marginal wind. the closed cell design is pretty awesome! after landing she sits ready to launch for extended periods. reverse launches well after leading edge crash. the pull builds up smooth. as i was static cant speak about the upwind, i'm guessing not over great because of fat profile, will find out in winter.
as it was pretty steady winds (for vermont) not sure how she will handle the jank.
i think probably well because of the way she stays full of air and holds shape for example at zenith, during a lull, lines slacked and it just held its wing shape and floated there, really kinda cool.
all in all a lot of value here. i am tempted to buy more as $266 for a new 8 meter de-power RTF is an easy way to expand a quiver.
maybe i got lucky. or maybe pansh is pulling it together.
whatever the case i like this kite and may get another, question is, which one?


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[*] posted on 6-20-2016 at 03:08 PM


Nice review!!:thumbup:



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[*] posted on 6-20-2016 at 03:23 PM


good review. Looking forward to your thoughts once in motion, but so far sounds like one heck of a deal. I've had "push away" and "pull to" releases and don't have much of a preference either way. It's just switching between the two that can catch you off guard.
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[*] posted on 1-2-2017 at 02:10 PM


so now with some miles on big puffy, I can state that I really like this kite.
in less than stable wind it shines! handles gusts well, great depower, a gentle well behaved kite.
in low wind it turns a bit slow but is stable. I think its not terribly fast nor powerful, but in slap down gusts it always comes back up for more with out tangles and crumple-flop BS. for inland wind its hard to beat a closed cell that has such a low AR.
I have used the centerline flag out a few times and it works fine. I use a pansh bar with the built in clam cleat where the 5th lie goes through and its great for parking kite when resting.
I may never buy another open cell kite again, I am so impressed.




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pansh adam 3.5
HQ apex IV 5.5
pansh genesis 8
flysurfer peak2 12meter
Pansh Aroura 2 15m
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[*] posted on 1-5-2017 at 02:27 PM


I used mine mostly as kitewing and like it much
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmjKxbknckc
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