I have both the 4D and Zephyr and fly inland a lot. Love them both but they are totally different kites. Of the two I would recommend looking for a used Zephyr and save some cash. While you are getting good on that you can take your time researching more expensive boutique types. That is what I am doing. The Zephyr has tons of tricks in it. Check out the vids on you tube.
Welcome to KiteLife®!
Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.
Need to tweak settings?
Edit your profile here - View Member
Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/
Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for...
Member Chat Member Map KL Shop
And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
The Sky Burner line seems to be on hold as they are putting a new one together, I guess. Build quality is quite renowned. The Aura UL is low and tricks nicely. The Solus UL could be a nice choice too. From Lam Hoac there's an assortment of UL and tricky SUL kites in that range, which I'm sure many would whole heartedly recommend, I'm just not that sure I'm a fan of his kool-aid...
I'm more about European ones. And there are plenty to fit every taste. Nirvana N3E LW, Seven UL, DeepSpace UL, TNT UL, Aventador UL and on and on. And of course the open source kites are amazing and can be built to top quality in not that expensive price tags. My personal favorite is the Sixth Sense pro, which goes down very nicely to 3mph. Currently I'm in the process of building myself a Vortex UL, which should be quite pitchy and low in its wind range.