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  2. Thanks for the input @riffclown - my experience from previous hobbies agrees: learning on the cheap stuff is often a frustrating and ultimately more expensive idea.
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  4. RE: The Mojo. Many people pick up the Mojo as a lower cost alternative to an expensive Hadzicki based wing. The Mojo is a different animal entirely and is not a kite I would recommend to "learn" on. It's twitchy and can be a bit unwieldy, especially for beginners.
  5. View Advert Wanted set Phoenix Pros In search of a used matching set of Phoenix Pros... Anything except purple. Ashes up to extra vent. Show me what you got. 👀 Advertiser meshellesharples Date 05/25/2020 Price $1,125.00 Category Kites (Quad Line) Brand Model  
  6. thank you, I really quickly realized I want something that can be packed into much more smaller package ...haha...I'm also tempted to build my own. I'm surely not underestimating learning curve and I'm well aware that even the cheapest kite will perform quite of tricks in hands of experienced pilot. I'm just doing a bit of a research, where to look at next, if there is some general recommendation or not. But looking at it from perspective of covering more options s great hint. the one I picked has 2m wingspan, needs a bit of a wind to get flying. so next one will be something probably larger and lighter for days with not so strong wind. lot's of research ahead of me - both on flying theory and also the gear... fun times
  7. Thanks John! I'm an avid flyer, although not too much kite experience. Most of my flying experience is RC, and I have a mix of fixed and rotary wing craft. Over the past 2 years I've also been flying gliders (actual, not RC!) and was close to getting my license before the C-word hit us. In terms of kites I have been flying a 2-line delta wing which is a lot of fun. It's quite old (although not much used) and marked as a "Pico" from Flexifoil International in Newmarket, although I couldn't find any information or photos on the internet (well, flexifoil are now a big corp but that model isn't on their website) - I'd be very curious if anyone knows about these! (I can post a photo if you want.) At this point I discovered the 4-line kites and really want to get into that... Still deciding which one to get first though. I'd like to meet people in my area (Cambridge UK) if there are any! Cheers --Thomas
  8. Hi all, I've been flying a 2-line delta-wing stunt kite and am getting a bit bored with it. I've discovered quads and really want to get one. Not too sure which one to get and would appreciate trying to fly one - anyone in the South East? I'm based near Cambridge. Also interested to know if anyone has opinions about the Pulse from https://www.kitetec.co.uk/pulse - any other suggestions welcome, for example any thoughts about the cheaper stuff (e.g. HQ Mojo or Meteor). I'm mostly interested in flying on the higher wind days - when there's not too much wind I fly radiocontrol :-) Say 15mph+ as forecasted on BBC. Thanks!
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    In search of a used matching set of Phoenix Pros... Anything except purple. Ashes up to extra vent. Show me what you got. 👀


  10. Thanks, what wind range do you fly your Std in?
  11. Let me recommend even with the Djinn and Aluminum caps they can pick up a burr on the concrete that will slice through the bridle and worse yet, cause issues when packing up by scratching against the fabric of the kite itself. Try putting some cheap pencil eraser caps on the endpoints of the caps. It will save the caps from at least the first few impacts without adding too much weight. Easiest launch in your situation is a throw launch. or use a sock full of sand or beads to weight the handles while you set up.
  12. You would need to ask Andy about the wind ranged for the lite vs std additions. I do know that much of it has to do with ones experience level. A skilled pilot, not me yet, would have a much easier time flying in the lower wind ranges with a std sail. And it seems that a number of guy's really like flying a SUL model in low winds. Me, well I struggle to get the darn wing off the ground and keep it in the air when the wind dies down🤪 Regarding the quality of the Challenger, it seems very well made. I have not seen the UL version, so cannot really say, sorry.
  13. Next 135% mesh will be Black White, Silver and Charcoal..
  14. Hello @Fubar, 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!
  15. I have dealt with Andy, and he is a super nice guy. That is what got me looking at the Challengers. Does the Std fly well in 6-12 or would you get the Lite? Yes, I am glad to get some input here. I actually have quite a few good places to fly around here. I will not likely ever fly below 6, and when the wind is above 20, the Whizz will be out. Paul from Level One has been very responsive, the Badass or the Hydra(he designed it right) are his recommends. Seems like a good guy. Thanks for the help.
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  17. Basically, the surface is rough enough that I don't want the kite dragging on anything but the end caps. I'll mostly be using Djinn, so dragging on the end caps is no problem.
  18. I feel like this must have been discussed here before, but for the life of me I can't find it. If there's already a post somewhere, feel free to just point me to it. As it gets hotter at my favorite spot, the parking lot often has better wind than the field, and I'd like to start flying there instead. I'm interested in thoughts on how to set up, launch, and take down the kite in this situation. Let's assume I'm on (abrasive) concrete with 30 foot lines and no way to anchor the handles while I set up (unless I bring something). What's the safest procedure to set up, launch, and then pack up?
  19. Two more Djinn and a Rev to add: Rev EXP Rev 1.5 B Full Rev 1.5 B STD Rev 1.5 Reflex Classic STD (Reflex removed) Caicos Quad (aka Peter Powell Omni) Djinn ST (Cool Fade) Djinn MV (Hot Fade) Djinn VT (Green Fade) Djinn XT (Green Fade) 5 self-made
  20. Hey CarbonCrusher, As usual, you have received good feedback and help here. This is a GREAT group of individuals who are always willing to help!! Regarding your question of the Challenger sport kites available from www.oceanshoreskites.com. I currently own both a STD and a Vented Challenger that I purchased from Andy and Brenda. They have a fantastic kite shop there in Ocean Shores and just in case you do make contact with mother earth a little harder than intended, who hasn't, they have all the parts you may need to get your kite back in the air. They also carry many other items to make your flying all it can be🤪 Riffclown is correct in that you really cannot order online, but that is not a problem. Just pick up the phone. They are more than happy to answer your questions, take your order and get your new kite in the mail. By the way, I am very, very happy with my Challengers and would not hesitate to purchase another one!! Regards, Lon
  21. That's because active pilots don't generally sell their gear. It happens sometimes, which is what gets posted here. Most sales of good gear are people getting out of flying and want it to go where it will be used, but only after trying to get it to people they personally know who want to fly. When they are posted they are often snapped up quickly. Often it is easier to find listings on social media, local sales boards like Craigslist, and general sites like eBay, from people who inherent a bunch of good kites and don't know what else to do with them. Often they sell them as a group, like a bundle of 15 kites from the 1980s or 1990s with minimal description or photos. There's also people who only flew once and gave up, with a huge range of gear quality.
  22. I’m gonna guess that you are looking for, Leading Edge Connector Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  23. Thank you, I also like your approach to get what I want and not to worry about damaging it. I like the Badass and Mamba. Used kites seem hard to come by. The classifieds on here are all mostly expired for dual line kites.
  24. Slot? into a specific hole? You may be referring to an end cap, but I'm only guessing. It would depend a great deal on the type of kite we're discussing. It would help pinpoint the item if you posted a photo of it indicating the specific item in question.
  25. Browse through the threads in the "dual line" topics on this forum to get an idea of which kites people like for different reasons. Look to purchase a used kite either here on the forum or elsewhere online. Used kites can keep the cost down and help you not worry as much about destroying the kite as a brand new kite might. Like a used car, it already comes with the first scratch on it.
  26. I will investigate the bridle adjustments. Flew it in 10 yesterday and it was OK, ussually lost it at the edges, but was able to get it back up. Thanks for the info.
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