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  1. szobelda

    Kite line questions

    Adding to Lisa I will just say that weight and length are both factors of the kite, wind speed and especially personal preferences. It is all about experiencing it by yourself. There is no one ""current"" set of lines. Most advanced kites are sold w/o lines or straps. I normally fly 25m lines for UL and STD kites and 20m lines for my SUL. As to weight ~50 kg for the UL and STD and 25 kg for the SUL. I buy LazerPro or Climax protec lines only.
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    New Flyer, Second Kite

    From my limited experience SULs are fragile and quite hard to trick without too much experience. Typically those are not the best kites to start with and learn new tricks. Slack is granted but generating enough momentum comes with a lot of practice I would go with a wide range UL/LW and after sometime start thinking about an SUL look at the swap markets - you can find excellent high-end ULs in your price range. Daniel
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    Ah ha moment.

    Congratulations 😃
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    Silver Fox 2.3 UL Wing Tip Tension Help??

    so...just relax, it gets very easy once you get it and the SilverFox is a great kite to have. I hope that the pictures below help: Daniel
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    Favorite SUL?

    Vortex 107%. Will fly and trick outdoors with almost no wind. Big kite [emoji171] Sent from my SM-G935F using KiteLife mobile app
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    Specter or Stratus for Low Winds??

    My first stunt was an HQ Stratus.... What is your flying style and what are your preferences? Sent from my SM-G935F using KiteLife mobile app
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    Made my day

    [emoji12] Sent from my SM-G935F using KiteLife mobile app
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    Fade help

    I faced the same issue....remove the tail weight and try again. After you obtain the needed muscle memory (i.e. doing succefully about 1,000 flick flacks) install the weight again and you'll hopefully be able to limit your hand push and obtain a stable flare 🖒 Sent from my SM-G935F using KiteLife mobile app
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    wanted low wind trick kite

    Enjoy [emoji106] Sent from my SM-G935F using KiteLife mobile app
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    wanted low wind trick kite

    Try OPK UL (ultra light) or SUL to see what do you like. There are many excellent ULs coming from Europe, try to look for a second hand one. I can recommend the Benson DeepSpace UL - its a kite with a big wind range, very tricable and on the border of being an SUL Sent from my SM-G935F using KiteLife mobile app
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    Insight Needed for Second Kite Purchase

    I can recommend the Premier Widow NG (don't go with older Widow, pick the NG). It is a big kite with a high-end design and good manufacturing quality. I don't know in person the other kites. In any case go with the intermmidiate lever kites. The expert level will be way too hard to handle... My best advice i can offer to you is to look for a second hand kite. If you want help with that send me a PM and I will share some links with you Sent from my SM-G935F using KiteLife mobile app
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    Line Lengths for Beginners

    80' should be okay. Not long at all. Most people fly STD stunts with 25-32 meters lines. The length of the lines impact the size of your wind window. The longer they get, the bigger the wind window that you will get. You are right that with shorter lines the kite will become more responsive, but for a begginer this might be a disadvantage, since longer lines mean a more forgiving behavior. Try to get used to your 80' (or better 82'). This is also ITW' recommended length. BTW - consider reading about cutting lines and how to do it the right way (you should use sleeves) Sent from my SM-G935F using KiteLife mobile app
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    New ride!

    Congratulations. Enjoy 🕶[emoji483] Sent from my SM-G935F using KiteLife mobile app
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    Advice for a beginner to kiting and 2-line kites

    Hi Your last video looks like the wind speed is slightly slow for the kite that you are trying to fly. My advice to you: Read and follow the kite specs (wind speed range). Read on-line about the wind window. Start practicing Dodd Gross's 6 step video (youtube). Its not about slack line tricks, its about gaining control over the kite and strating to work on the much needed "muscle memory". Its all about 3 basics - practice, practice and more practice [emoji3] Sent from my SM-G935F using KiteLife mobile app
  15. I have a Flying Wings - Silver Fox 2.3 pro. standardI know that the lower spreader is dynamic T18.Can anyone please educate me on what tubes are being used for the:upper leading edgelower leading edgespinethanks,Daniel