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[*] posted on 5-1-2017 at 06:55 AM
New kite advice


Hello Hive,

I need some advice for my next investment. I want to get a new 4 line kite.
I already have a PL Hornet 3m and a small HQ Symphony 1.3. I'm looking to get something in between those 2.
I've been thinking of just getting a 2m Hornet, but would also like to try something new. Also looked at the Wolkensturmer Paraflex 2.3. and Peter Lynn Uniq 1.5.
Basically I want less pull than the 3m Hornet, but with the speed of the HQ.
Any advice and ideas are welcome, thanks!
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[*] posted on 5-1-2017 at 09:36 AM


Welcome from another newbie!

Less pull? Is this your first power kite? Currently my only kite is a 3.1m and I feel it is a great place to start. Take a look at the prism tensor 3.1. It regularly goes on sale on Amazon for $250 new and ready-to-fly. Its lines are adjustable and can be tuned for speed vs. pull.

I own one, and it's a blast... I can almost guarantee you will want more pull as soon as you learn how to pilot well!




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[*] posted on 5-1-2017 at 11:51 AM


Haha, yah well, sometime the wind is just too strong for the Hornet.
So yeah, I want one with less pull, but speedy.
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[*] posted on 5-1-2017 at 05:28 PM


Flexifoil Rage II 1.8.



HQ Toxic 3m, Beamer V 4m
Flexifoil Rage II 1.8m, Rage 2.5m
Ozone Method 2.3m, Access XT 6m
PL Voltage 3m
PKD Century II Soulfly 2.2, 2.8, 3.5, 4.5, 6, 8m
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[*] posted on 5-1-2017 at 06:10 PM


If you want a speedkite for bombing around and don't mind dropping down to 2 lines. Google or do a Youtube search for "Lycos Kite". At the higher wind speeds, kite speed will eventually translate into pull.

A Lycos 2.5 Comp in 8-12 mph winds was clocked at 110 mph.

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[*] posted on 5-2-2017 at 04:27 AM


Greek for wolf?



Flexi Rage 1.8 NASA Star 2.5, 4, 5.5, 10. DFO 8, Peak 6. Peel 5. Quadrifoil Comp.4m. LS2 3.5m. PL bug. At least 200lbs. SLines.
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[*] posted on 5-2-2017 at 05:33 AM


Hmm, yeah Flexifoil is also an option.

indigo_wolf, the Lyco looks insane and fun. Wasn't planning on a 2 liner, but this got my attention. Will it have LESS pull than my 3m Hornet?
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[*] posted on 5-2-2017 at 09:05 AM


Maybe what you are looking for is a stunt kite rather than a traction kite.
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[*] posted on 5-2-2017 at 11:17 AM


I have a Prism 4D, that's awesome!
Must say I really like the Lycos, but would love to have it as 4 line.
Anything like that out there?
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