Without a doubt, the first step feels much more like a 'real' kite than
the Beetle when the wind picks up, but I always recommend the Beetle
around here (Vancouver, Canada) because it flies in our normally light
winds. With a tweak of the bridle, the Beetle flies down into ultralight
territory, wheras the first step struggles.
The Beetle is much more durable than the First Step. I never flinch when
someone kangs mine into the ground at full speed. The First Step I flew
popped it's spine right through it's nosepiece after a few hours. Might
have been an isolated incident, but I recall postings about this
happening with the Jam as well.
The First Step out-tricks the Beetle though, and the Beetle is no slouch
So if light winds and durability are your main concerns, I'd go for the
Beetle. Outherwise the First Step is a good choice.
> Please help me decide. I've been doing online research about it
> can't seem to make up my mind about it.
> Is there someone who can help me, anything can be of help, people who
> done test drives, pro's and con's, whatever comes to your mind, I'm
> needy..... pleaseeeee.
> I'm sorry for being such a bother for the ng.......
> And.... thanks in advance......
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