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#1 Craig

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 01:44 PM

OK I am a newbie and currently have the following:

Rev 1.5 SLE
standard handles
two lines sets of 45 and 75 - I did the unspeakable and cut a 120 cause it will be a while before I am flying with iQuad :)

I live in Gig Harbor WA, USA. I have flown my kite and the LongBeach Kite Festival and one other time here near the Narrows Bridge (but wind was erratic and so was I )

I could be wrong but most of the time I dont think we have enough clean wind to fly the SLE all the time so I ordered a REV SUL from WindPower Sports online.
It hasnt shipped yet so I was just making sure I am doing the right thing.

My ears are open.
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#2 FortFlyer

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 04:01 PM

OK I am a newbie and currently have the following:

Rev 1.5 SLE
standard handles
two lines sets of 45 and 75 - I did the unspeakable and cut a 120 cause it will be a while before I am flying with iQuad :)

I live in Gig Harbor WA, USA. I have flown my kite and the LongBeach Kite Festival and one other time here near the Narrows Bridge (but wind was erratic and so was I )

I could be wrong but most of the time I dint think we have enough clean wind to fly the SLE all the time so I ordered a REV SUL from WindPower Sports online.
It hasnt shipped yet so I was just making sure I am doing the right thing.

My ears are open.
:kid_content:


For the price of a SUL kite I personally would have ordered a 3 wrap leading edge ( 2 sides and 1 middle) for 8-20mph and a Race frame for 0-10mph half the price of the kite and gives you an SUL and a Standard and also gets rid of that SLE which will makes your learning curve easier with a softer Leading Edge until very high wind, basically making 3 kites out of 1. :kid_devlish:
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#3 Watty

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 06:06 PM

I agree with fort. Instead of buying a new kite, simply buy new frames. That race frame will be as light, if not lighter, than an SUL. Plus, those LE's will make the kite fly much nicer for you.

At long beach, you should have come introduce yourself. All of iQuad, and the rest of the fliers are always glad to give you some pointers.:)

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#4 Kitelife

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 09:10 PM

It's fair to say though, that before long, it's easiest to have at least 3 different kites... A ready to go SUL (whatever series), standard and vented.

I almost always have that kit, minimum... Along with 50#, 90# and 150# lines.

With this equipment, my effective wind range is 1-50 mph.

On a budget however, having multiple frames is one way to go.

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#5 antman

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 06:08 AM

i have the std and vented and with a race frame in the standerd youll do great in light winds plus youll spend alot less but like john said it is good to have all 3 but you can make do with the std and a race frame untill you get the sul
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