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Andy55

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About Andy55

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    HQ Jam Session
  • Flying Since
    1998
  • Location
    S Wales, UK
  1. I look forward to doing my first roll up, and unroll. 😃. Not got that far yet, been struggling keeping any of my kites in the air lately due to light fluky winds, joys of summer.
  2. Thanks Steve, your Deep Space looks awesome, I am looking forward to receiving mine, about half way through the waiting time now. At the moment we are in a heat wave in the UK with light winds, I can’t get any of my present kites to stay in the air, and thought maybe I should have ordered the UL, however when I get mine next month we will have stronger winds, and I will be spending more time at my home on the coast so should be good with the Standard. i am thinking that I may order a UL next year in time for summer. Thankyou for posting the photo, it gives me something to look forward to.
  3. Update, the dealer refunded my payment, which I didn’t expect, I was trying to make up my mind what else to buy, but he was waiting for new stock of a couple of kites I had short listed. Anyway 10/10 to Kiteworld in the UK for customer service and also to Prism for acknowledging the fault. Thankyou
  4. I can see me going for a vent in the winter, living coastal, certainly don’t suffer from lack of wind on the coast where I live.
  5. There is a lot of overlap on the UL and standard versions, lately I have found myself trying to fly in lighter conditions and if the standard cannot be kept in the air, I guess you have no other choice, unless you start changing spars, which would unbalance the kite, other than to go for the UL. I even looked at ordering a UL and a vented version. UL ideal 1-15 mph, and vented 8-25mph. Still some overlap, but I imagine both kites probably fly well in the middle of the wind range, UL 7mph. Vented about 15 mph. sometimes kite flying is like collecting models, it’s nice to have this or that version.
  6. Hi went for stock colouring, the royal blue, did try some ideas on the colouriser, but settled on the blue. i am going to see how this goes, will probably order the UL version if I am happy with the standard. I also have a credit with a local kite shop, so waiting to see what he gets in this next week or so, it’s enough credit to go for something like an HG Infinity or Mantra with an extra bob or two. Would have liked a refund really for the Prism Hypnotist I returned with a stitching problem, but as it is I need to spend with the shop, it will either be an HQ Infinity or Mantra, but I have 5 kites for the 5-25 mph wind, so may go for the HQ Shade just to have a lighter wind kite in the bag . Think ordering the Benson has spoiled me.
  7. Deep Space now ordered, just got to wait for delivery.😊
  8. Looking at the website i do like the finish of the Benson kites, and the material doesn’t look slack anywhere. I have also looked at Mamba both on the web and you tube, if it wasn’t for the delivery time and cost of importing to the UK I would have ordered a Mamba a month ago. Also looked at Lam Hoek in Canada, again nice looking kites with a good finish, but $90.00 cdn for postage and long delivery due to shipping delays due to Covid. So I think I am going to order a Benson Deep Space, got to decide on a colour now.😊
  9. The Deep space and Superfly which are on my shortlist seem to be getting mentioned a bit more now, I have probably been edging more towards the Dark Space after also watching plenty of video on you tube. I also like the fact their are three versions, UL, standard and vented. The Superfly did catch my attention in that you can buy lighter bottom spreaders fit lighter winds, which probably saves buying the UL version for the average joe flyer. And UK based
  10. Thankyou both for your replies, will be making a decision this week which one to buy
  11. I have been flying kites for over 10 years, general sport flying and bit of precision, now wanting to progress into more tricks. The Is any Benson kite good, or does any one stand out as easier..
  12. No I am not an experienced trick flyer, but would like to get into some basic tricks and perform them better. It is also very rewarding to have a kite with precision qualities.
  13. Choice a bit limited really, HQ Infinity, HQ Mantra possibly, or they have HQ Maestro 111. I fancy the Infinity or Mantra really, the Infinity has a narrow flying window, 5-18kts, the Mantra 4-25. Or I could have another Hypnotist, but I am a bit dubious of Prism now. All these at Kiteword Uk. Shame they don’t sell Level One stuff, I would have gone for a Badass. I have thought of a Badass but I would have to get that from a different dealer. Have to use my credit for now at Kiteworld UK
  14. I sent photos to the dealer, who forwarded them to Prism, they accept there is a problem with the kite and will replace it or I can choose else. Don’t know if I fancy another prism, shame the shop doesn’t sell Level One stuff.
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