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Smallest functional kite for trick flying?

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Hi all!

Just wondering what the smallest kite you've flown (with success) for trick flying was? I don't think I've found videos of anyone tricking anything as small as a micron but they have to be somewhere right? 

I'd love to hear your stories!

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Smallest I've been able to trick well on is the "Jump" by Level One, not made anymore I think. :(

Shrink your movements enough and its capable of Jacob's Ladder, roll ups, Cascade, Comete, you name it... All on a wingspan of about 3' or so.

Such a great little kite, I bought two. :D

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I'm going to throw out a variant of the question that is more specific to me...

Would a 7' wing be a better fit than an 8' wing when flying on 50' lines?

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I'm going to throw out a variant of the question that is more specific to me...

Would a 7' wing be a better fit than an 8' wing when flying on 50' lines?

General rule, yes. But there would be circumstances.

A bigger wing can get even bigger the shorter lines you use but it will have a wider usable wind range.

A 7 foot wing is great on 30 footers. However I use my UL rather than the Standard.

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Edit:

Thinking, what type of 7 footer and 8 footer? With respect to freestyle a 7 footer would be better BUT an 8 foot poly kite will still be tricky but the rotations and roll ups will require more attention to height above the ground.

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I'm only just starting to grasp what I need to do to trick ... so the smaller window makes it tough since there's no speed control or hover to think. Just trying to find a speed / size / window balance that I can work with

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Speed can be trimmed with nose back bridle setting.

Hover (stall) is achievable walking forward and such.

A bigger kite would be slower.

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