My first post in this forum.
I’ve been searching for a kite to buy my two 8 year old nephews for Christmas.
I have bought them each a Prism Zenith 5 but now that I’m learning more about kites I’ve realised that I should’ve bought a dual line/stunt kite instead, as they will be bored quickly with the single line kite.
Here in Australia the Prism brand seems to be the most prominent and so I’ve narrowed the choice down to the Jazz or the Nexus. Can anyone advise on which one would be more suitable for an 8 year old boy?
I have read that the Nexus is larger and so it is easier to control. However I also read that it has more pull. What does that actually mean?
Should I be looking at the Jazz which is lighter and buy a tail for it so it slows it down a little?
As you can read I am a novice in the kite world so any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
By John Barresi
Join us for two very full days of quad instruction on the beautiful shores of St Annes Beach in Lytham St Annes U.K. on Aug 31 and Sep 1, 2017 immediately before the St Annes International Kite Festival!
Instructors will be @John Barresi (http://www.johnbarresi.com) and @Josh.Mitcheson.
DAY ONE - AUG 31
Quad 101: We'll be covering everything from absolute basics (pure beginner) all the way up through advanced techniques as well as the "weird stuff" like dogstake, short line catch and throw or any other quad line flight styles that may be of interest to the students, this first day is primarily focused on a full range of individual skills.
DAY TWO - SEP 1
Team Flying: Actually easier than it looks, team flying is proven to help your skills along much quicker while having a ton of fun at the same time in a very forgiving social environment - after having done 100+ clinics, it's very very rare that fliers didn't find a fair measure of success on the line with others - come on, pave the way for participating in a mega fly at your next event.
Testimonials - http://tinyurl.com/jb-testimonials
Sign up link - http://kitelife.com/forum/store/product/51-uk-quad-clinic-aug-31-sep-1-2017/
(must use browser to sign up, link above won't work with Tapatalk or KiteLife App)
Ideal choice of equipment for this class is any model of Revolution 1.5 (includes EXP, SLE, B-Series, printed specials, etc) or similar "1.5 platform" models (like Phoenix, Freilein, Los Hermanos, etc) - we'll go through painless equipment set up, good tuning and all aspects of flight - this clinic is not brand-centric, the goal here is to demystify quad flying and set you up to win at your own game.
If you want to be able to try team flying, 40 metre / 120 ft lines (Skybond or Spectra material) are strongly suggested as the international team standard.
Registration is $125 (approx £100) per person and includes full access to the clinic on both days (Thu 10a-4p / Fri 10a-3p)... Please note, there are ONLY 20 SPOTS available and we expect them to fill up very quickly.
If you want some homework, you might also check out the tutorials available at http://www.learnkites.com/
If you're coming, we start the "Quad 101" portion of this class at 10AM SHARP on Thursday morning... It's jam packed with invaluable information and first time attendees are encouraged to consider attendance mandatory, lots of little details that add dimension to your set up and flight experience.
RSVP so far:
@Flintfootfilly @Steve SLF @Caroline Senior @keithgrif (Mr) @keithgrif (Mrs) @Mark Jones @drdante @BarryS @FlyingHigh @sra7913 @gekko @JohnE @Stephen Sunderland @Simon Cooper @Ian Brayshaw @HippyChippy @SKS65 @JWharton @DaveJ Directions - https://goo.gl/maps/siw9CnN9AN32
Hi, all. I teach high school math and got into kites because we build Tetrahedral Kites out of tissue paper and coffee stirrers every spring. I have a few light wind dual line kites and a Wala glider kite, and I would like to start a club here for my students to get to learn to fly. BUT - I am such a beginner myself. Does anyone have any hints or tips for getting an after-school club started? I think the interest is there with the kids - they ask ALL year long, "When are we building/flying the kites?" I only know of one other local who flies sport kites.
Thanks for any help!