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Poll: Eolo Radsail Pro 4m^2 VS PKD Buster 4m^2
Eolo Radsail Pro 4m^2 --- 4 (80%)
PKD Buster 4m^2 --- 1 (20%)

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question.gif posted on 5-1-2004 at 03:06 AM
Eolo Radsail Pro 4m^2 VS PKD Buster 4m^2


hi everyone,

i'm tryin to choose between these two kites, and was hoping that some of you could spread some light on the pro's/con's of each kite..

now i realise they are not exactly "top of the range" kites, however they seem to be the largest kites i can afford..and frankly, this being my first quad line and serious sized power kite, i don't really want to go any bigger.

i could afford a much smaller (2.5m^2) Bullet, but would rather go for the larger size..

from what i've heard Eolo are making much better kites than before, that the construction quality has simply gone up.

also i've noticed that RRP for the Radsail is a little under 100 more expensive than the Buster. this would make me lean towards the Radsail, however price does not always equate to quality..

so which would you go for? thanks for the help :)

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[*] posted on 5-1-2004 at 05:41 PM


Go on ebay. I bought a 4m radsail pro inc P+P for 98 from Germany, although i think this was a bit of a one off people are selling the 4 + 5m kites for around the 140/150 mark at the moment. I am impressed with the 4m. It is a very manoverable kite. I own a 4m viper also and am comparing to this. According to reviews i have also read the radsail is favorable. However, wait and see what other people have to say about the two kites. I thought I would just let you know where to get a cheaper radsail.

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[*] posted on 5-2-2004 at 02:43 AM


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Go on ebay. I bought a 4m radsail pro inc P+P for 98 from Germany, although i think this was a bit of a one off people are selling the 4 + 5m kites for around the 140/150 mark at the moment. I am impressed with the 4m. It is a very manoverable kite. I own a 4m viper also and am comparing to this. According to reviews i have also read the radsail is favorable. However, wait and see what other people have to say about the two kites. I thought I would just let you know where to get a cheaper radsail.

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i saw the radsail at a similar price on ebay as well, but didn't want to rush into the deal. i waited to see what other kites were around at the size/price/quality before jumping into it..

..but i know a shop that's selling them for 140, which is still about 80 off the RRP..

anyone else got anything to say on these kites?

thanks,

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[*] posted on 5-3-2004 at 12:06 AM


I've never flown either kite, but the reviews I read online tend to lean towards the Radsail as better for jumping and buggying. Apparently, the Buster flies fast and stable whereas the Radsail offers more consistant power and edge handling.

Both kites are sold as "ready to fly" and that usually means replacing the fly line right away. I guess the Buster comes with twisted lines (use this to bundle your recycled newspaper).

I doubt either of these kites will be the one you retire with, but you probably can't go wrong choosing one or the other. Based on the info I read (search with google), I'd lean more toward the Rad.




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[*] posted on 5-20-2004 at 02:14 PM


I have a Radsail 3.0m and Im impressed with the performance...:singing:
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[*] posted on 5-22-2004 at 01:09 PM
using 5sqm


my friends 5sqm has a tendancy to fold a corner into the bridle causing annoyance because this brings the kite down quite heavily

the 5m has a lot of pull when bringing the kite over to pendulum jump the kite pulls forward

all the radsail pro series (inc. 4m) are of the same design they pull very well and as im only 10st it means u can jump high!:D




currently borrowing radsail 5m off m8 cos i need sum cash for a kite
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[*] posted on 7-4-2004 at 10:36 AM
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I have just brought a 5meter beamer for only 150, in the same price range as the radsail or buster.

I am new to kiting but when comparing my beamer to my mates 6meter radsail i find my kite much easier to do jumps on, I also found it easier to control, even in higher winds.

I also find that the radsail has more pull lower down than my beamer, but my beamer has more pull higher up.

if you are interested in buying the beamer may i suggest this site

http://www.marionvillemodels.com/kites/power-kites/Beamer-5m...

they where cheap and kite arived next day. hope this helps.
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