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#1 Baloo

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 02:59 PM

Hi all, my Wife managed to pop a top leading edge on my Prism Fanatic today :wacko: . Should be able to get it sorted no big deal.

Problem is she thinks she will break it again once it is fixed, and knows the value of my Sea Devil so will not fly that.

I want to get her a dualie, she recons the Revs are too complicated, she has tried but 2 lines are messing here about enough. I want her to fly with me when she wants to so dualie it looks like it has to be.

Any reccomendation please for Bomb proof ones, that will keep her interest and still be fun for me if she decides not to carry on.

Bear in mind I live in the UK and money is not to flush at the moment.

Thanks, Chris.

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 03:09 PM

well I suggest a nice Rev maybe a 1.5, or a new Zen in colors you like could be helpful if it turns out she dosen't like it. ;)
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Posted 15 August 2009 - 03:26 PM

I would suggest getting her together with Susan or Hezz and let them teach her how to fly a REV.

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 05:46 PM

Ha. ha...those replies made me laugh....I guess you'd have to expect that on this forum.

Baloo, I have flow quite a few dualies back in the day but nowadays when I want to help someone connect to sport kites without overwhelming them I actually dig out my Prism Snapshot 1.4. No spars to break and the 1.4 is very agile, not at all lumbering like a lot of the traction foils, and it does not have the nasty drag-you-across-the-field pull that some foils have yet it still lets you know you are connected to the wind. I find this kite to be quite affordable and a lot of bang for not that much buck.

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 07:26 PM

A beetle is Absolutely the most indestructible decent Dual line, something a step up is the premier addiction and is pretty solid but uses tubes.

I'll add that I think Revs are the way to go these days for controlled flying. Duals are great for slack line but if your gonna do that then a beetle or other bomb proof kite aint gonna do that.
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Posted 15 August 2009 - 09:08 PM

Not a direct answer to your question but a suggestion to solve it: Bring her to Portsmouth. We can all say hello to you both AND you can take her shopping at Kiteworld. Michael is bound to have the ideal kite, his advice is good and it involves SHOPPING. Bound to go down well, especially the last bit
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Posted 16 August 2009 - 12:00 AM

Not a direct answer to your question but a suggestion to solve it: Bring her to Portsmouth. We can all say hello to you both AND you can take her shopping at Kiteworld. Michael is bound to have the ideal kite, his advice is good and it involves SHOPPING. Bound to go down well, especially the last bit


Popular with the SHOPPER, but not necessarily the TREASURER..... :wacko:
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Posted 16 August 2009 - 01:07 AM

All good answers thanks.

Personaly I like the get her to fly a Rev idea best.

John, your idea might be sound. I have met Hezz a coule of times, must admit not sure who Susan is. I wouldLOVE her to fly Rev with me. Trouble is with good teachers she will be better than me in only an hour or so.

Jeremy, already got the jump on you with Kiteworld, dropped them a line Yesterday.

If she learns Rev it will let me fly too. With trying to learn dualie I am spending all my time righting the kite so she can take off.

Did look at the snapshot Erin, makes sense no spar to break. Going to see how she gets on with a foil today with any luck.

Will look at a Beetle Joe.

David form Sky Symphony kindly spent some time with her Yesterday. He was talking to me when the spar popped, my fault of course.

Thanks again folks.

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 01:40 AM

All good answers thanks.

Personaly I like the get her to fly a Rev idea best.

John, your idea might be sound. I have met Hezz a coule of times, must admit not sure who Susan is. I wouldLOVE her to fly Rev with me. Trouble is with good teachers she will be better than me in only an hour or so.

Jeremy, already got the jump on you with Kiteworld, dropped them a line Yesterday.

If she learns Rev it will let me fly too. With trying to learn dualie I am spending all my time righting the kite so she can take off.

Did look at the snapshot Erin, makes sense no spar to break. Going to see how she gets on with a foil today with any luck.

Will look at a Beetle Joe.

David form Sky Symphony kindly spent some time with her Yesterday. He was talking to me when the spar popped, my fault of course.

Thanks again folks.


Just buy a Benson Deep Space lol and get her tricking with a proper trick kite not a Prism they break ya know B)
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Posted 16 August 2009 - 02:05 AM

Dont think she wants to trick Gary, just fly round the sky a bit.

I can do tricks OK, always crash land after trying one though. :D

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 09:48 AM

Of course you were ahead of me on the kiteworld idea - your Baloo not the 'bear of little brain'.
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Posted 16 August 2009 - 10:02 AM

John, your idea might be sound. I have met Hezz a coule of times, must admit not sure who Susan is. I wouldLOVE her to fly Rev with me. Trouble is with good teachers she will be better than me in only an hour or so.

Susan Hoath, Stephen's wife. She is very talkative and doesn't miss a point. She is also an excellent competition judge.

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 10:17 AM

Susan Hoath, Stephen's wife. She is very talkative and doesn't miss a point. She is also an excellent competition judge.



Hoo hoo Cant wait till she see this lol B) (She is abroad at the mo Scotland ) B) :P :)
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Posted 16 August 2009 - 11:21 AM

Hoo hoo Cant wait till she see this lol B) (She is abroad at the mo Scotland ) B) :P :)

Yep. Run away, run away!
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Posted 16 August 2009 - 11:58 AM

Sorry guys, it was a very positive statement.
You better get a running now before she gets back?

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 01:19 PM

Aha, makes sense now. Didnt know here name was Susan.

Anyway, Una had a go with one of my Rev 1's today, didnt break it which is good news.

She still thinks 4 lines are confusing, and I just dont have the skill to help her much.

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 11:03 AM

I would second the Beetle from Flying Wings. We have sold plenty of them and hardly ever have any parts issues at all. To demo them, we slam them down nose first onto the floor of our shop. Probably the most indestructible kite on the market - and pretty fun to fly too. If you want to get something a little easier to fly then look at the Rock-On - also from Flying Wings. The Rock-On is built almost exactly like the Beetle except it has a two piece leading edge and two piece lower spreader so it can pack down much smaller. The best feature of the Rock-On is that it comes with a "roll cage" so you can relaunch the kite from virtually any crashed position easily. The Rock-On is not quite as bomb proof as the Beetle but still very durable.

Hope that helps.

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 12:19 PM

Thanks Kent, just need to find where I can get one in the UK if that is the way I go.

I know you could send one ofer with no problem, trouble is I have found I need to buy at least 2 kites from the US to make it worth while on taxes and import and stuff.

Now if only I could find out the price of a Zen, just got to practice the excuse.

"Hi, you know I said I would get you a strong dualie, well found one, it comes with a free Rev, is that OK? I know you dont like flying 4 liners so I will just put it in my bag to keep it safe till you fancy trying it."

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 12:24 PM

PS, just LOVE the video with the kids in it for the Rock On.

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 12:56 PM

Chris, have you considered on of these.

http://www.argos.co......text>KITE.htm

Not a trick kite but it will keep the missus happy, while you fly a proper kite :)

Wuferlady has one and she likes it better than my revs, mind you, she is a woman ;) :) .



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