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  1. It's a larks head knot so very easy just to slide it through itself. Looking at Tim's web site try an uphaul of 53cm and an outhaul of 75.5. Mike Fogg (who features extensively on the Benson video page) and I tried various settings and both settled on a 0.5cm shift. Always best to mark the original settings so you can revert if you don't like it.
  2. I've not had a DS for a number of years, but I found sliding the uphaul/outhaul knot position to increase the uphaul length by 0.5cm made the turtle sufficiently deep to make JLs significantly easier without detracting from any other tricks. Worth a try.
  3. I've not flown an R-Sky kite for well over 10 years, however I have flown the original Nirvana and tried a NSE for about 30 minutes. The Nirvana didn't have a great reputation for build quality in the early days, but I believe the NSE and Nirvana 3E are better built than the original Nirvanas. Having said that I know of one local flier who bought the 3E and sent it back demanding a refund he was so disappointed with it. There aren't many of the UK fliers that I know of who fly R-Sky, fundamentally because the R-Sky prices are set at aa level where you can get better built kites
  4. Not sure why a SkySportDesign kits is any more orless custom than a Benson. Both are build to order and both Lam and Tim will offer bespoke colors although on the SuperFly and SuperNova series Tim will only offer it on certain panels (an agreement he has with Chris Goff, the designer). I have very limited experience of SSD kites having only ever flown a Fearless for about 30 minutes, so I am not going to compare the two makes. You can't go wrong with either for build quality. Both will offer you a night and day difference to a Quantum if you are past the crash and burn phase, especiall
  5. Chrome or extensions in Firefox and other browsers will auto translate for you. Helps you read the forums, if not post in their native language.
  6. Mike, If the kite is just coming towards you when you make the second pull, it is probbly the kite. I had a Sturdy Saber, which did the same on (I think) Slots. The second pull is more of a slower lawn mower type pull and it helps if you can manage the slack so that there is next to no slack when you start the move. Slack is critical to the rotation, so you need to give a lot of slack as soon as you have made the hand movement otherwise the kite will partially rotate before the lines go taut and stop the rotation. A very large step forward of even running a few short steps wil hel
  7. Agreed. The DS is an out and out freestyle kite. It was never intended for precision flying.
  8. Andy, The DS Standard is a better all round kite than the UL. It's a few years since I owned DSs, but my recollection was that flic-flacs and JLs were very difficult to get right. Having said that, some of this may be my flying style. Lots of people raved about the Talon UL and I only thought that was average. The only UL I have in my bag now is a Vortex UL and, guess what, I don't particularly like that either. Do let us know how you get on with it.
  9. The SuperNova rolls up just fine. Arguably easier than the Deep Space. I always found the front flip timing difficult on my DS, but I haven't owned a DS for a fair few years and my flying has hopefully moved on since.
  10. The Deep Space standard and Superfly UL are both nice kites. The Superfly Std is a bit more aggressive and not as good for someone looking to learn tricks. I don't know whether you would want to consider an open source kits but I have two Manet 112%s and would be willing to let one go. Big enough for you to transition from precison type flying to tricks, but tricks really nicely as well and I am UK based.
  11. The Genesis is a great kite as well. Nice snag.
  12. Several of the UK kite flying groups offer 3rd party insurance either as part of the membership or as an add on option. I'm up North and the Midland Kite Fliers include insurance within their membership. With the Northern Kite Group, it is an option. Worth checking out your local groups. Sent from my EML-L09 using Tapatalk
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  14. The belly launch or dead launch is best kite wrecker move ever invented!
  15. ULs don't have the momentum to trick well in windy conditions. I would fly a UL up to about 6 mph and a standard no higher than 12 mph. There are obviously others on the forum here who have a different opinion of top end wind speeds, but I see no joy in trick flying if you can't consistently fly the tricks you wnat to fly. I fly mostly standards and haven't found a kite where I like both the standard and the UL, so won't be making any recommendations.
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