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#1 DB Cooper

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 08:16 AM

Revolution are pretty much the only kites I know. This past weekend I got to fly a power kite from HQ, I am interested in gettting one, but don't anything about them. Can any of you point me towards a good forum for learning about power kites?

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 09:04 AM

Best one I know of is http://www.racekites...rum/default.asp. The Racekites website also has reviews for hundreds of power kites, even a few Revs!
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 09:58 AM

Kent at a Wind Of Change is very knowledgeable in this area.
Rev also makes power kites...
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 11:23 AM

Kent at a Wind Of Change is very knowledgeable in this area.
Rev also makes power kites...


Pipped me to it Mike :)

Have a Blast this weekend all

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 11:46 AM

Powerkiteforum.com is a pretty good area to get info from, pretty nice people on there and lots of helpful info. Racekites is another great place although I haven't spent much time there.

You can always send me a PM or e-mail and I would be more than happy to help you out as well. There is also a power kite section on Kitelife.com/forum but it doesn't get much action.

Usually, if you can fly a Rev, you can fly any power kite. The only difference is that the power kite is going to be a bit slower and have a ton of pull over the Rev....unless of course your talking about the Powerblast series. Then you will have all the power and the speed. :) The Revolution Power Blast series kites are totally awesome and have more than enough power to use in a Buggy or Board but also give you total control and much higher performance (size per size) compared to foils. If you haven't had the chance to fly the PowerBlast 2-4 then you need to get your hands on one of these.

For foils:

HQ makes some really good power kites, I have flown and own some of them for myself and they are great. The new Beamer IV is awesome, as good as the high dollar brands. The Crossfire is a power monster that needs a bit of respect in gusty conditions. The Scout is one of the best fixed line bridle kites on a control bar and is perfect for the mountain boarding or beginner snow boarding.

Peter Lynn has also brought out some awesome products this year. The Hornet is an awesome mid level kite that starts at $199.00 complete, ready to fly! I am very impressed with the new Peter Lynn products. The new Reactor II set a new land speed record out at NABX this year at over 75mph (record was broken again and re-set just a bit later at 77mph). Just shows the performance ability of the Reactor as that was still a prototype.

Ozone is still one of the best brands you could ever fly, like the B-Series of Revs in the power kite world. They just fly super sweet and perform as good as anything ever could.

Hope this helps some. Let me know what it is your looking for exactly and I can help you out.

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 12:47 PM

I quite like the Flexifoil Sting line. They dont go up to BIG however economically priced and I think good quality.

Flexifoil make many folils, from small to BIG.

Also flown HQ Beamer 3, liked the Sting better than that.

Again comes down to personal choice.

Same as with Revs, if you can try B4 you buy. Many power kiters are just as friendly as Rev fliers. Have a bit of a natter to them. Express amn interest and often you will be given a go on the handles.

Best of luck, hope you dont get blown away!!

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 05:01 PM

Thanks for all the info. I will try to digest some of it. I will probably be back with more questions.

Who knew kites would take over my life?

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 05:09 PM

Who knew kites would take over my life?


Anyone that flies them ;)
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 05:17 PM

Anyone that flies them ;)



i say the same thing for all my hobbies.. rc , photog, kayak,, mtbs,, kites..


on this subject i have been flyign a 9 ft prism p3 for a few years, power its great fun, good workout to. i wish i had the places the guys out west had open dry lakes to buggy on.. i use mine as a work out and its way more fun then the other options. have fun
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:54 PM

I own two HQ Symphony's a 2.2 & 2.7
These are DLK so thay are more parastunters than power kites.
In a good wind 16mph + the 2.7 will pull me around the field though.
I enjoy flying different kites, but I still don't have a quad powerfoil in my kite bag. (yet)

http://www.windpower...q/symphony.html

I enjoy going to the field, and flying DLK , Quad, Para, Traditional chinese dragon kite.
Your friendly neighborhood kite flyer.

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 08:02 PM

I fly a Pansh 3m Its fun but the inverted hover is a bit tricky :P
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Posted 23 May 2009 - 02:20 AM

I fly a Pansh 3m Its fun but the inverted hover is a bit tricky :P



I have a half set of PKD Century's i:e 2.5/3.5/4.5/5.5/6.5/7.5 a very fast race kite But have sold my libre Big foot buggy any one interested in the kites ? :)
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