Spirit of Air 'Nexus' and 'Shuriken'

Spirit of Air 'Nexus' and 'Shuriken'

Post by Gavin Ben Sax » Wed, 23 Oct 1996 04:00:00


I have been flying both the Nexus and the Shuriken for about 6 months now
and they rate as the best stunt and ballet kites (respectively) I have
ever flown. Has anyone else out there flown either or both and what do
they think of them? Has anyone had sucess coin-tossing or flat spinning
the Nexus? Tips would be greatly appreciated !

Cheers,

Gavin.

 
 
 

Spirit of Air 'Nexus' and 'Shuriken'

Post by Steve Holdow » Fri, 25 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>I have been flying both the Nexus and the Shuriken for about 6 months now
>and they rate as the best stunt and ballet kites (respectively) I have
>ever flown. Has anyone else out there flown either or both and what do
>they think of them? Has anyone had sucess coin-tossing or flat spinning
>the Nexus? Tips would be greatly appreciated !

>Cheers,

>Gavin.

I've just taken delivery of a few pro comp shurikens, and was
gobsmacked at the difference between these and the standard sparred
ones. They are stunning.

Dave also leant me his own Kaos to trash for a bit. After two hours,
I'm attempting waterfalls with it, and I'm not very good at axelling
to the left!

I wonder what would come out of a collabotation between Dave and Tim
Benson??

Bye

Steve.

 
 
 

Spirit of Air 'Nexus' and 'Shuriken'

Post by rfs » Sat, 26 Oct 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
> I have been flying both the Nexus and the Shuriken for about 6 months now
> and they rate as the best stunt and ballet kites (respectively) I have
> ever flown. Has anyone else out there flown either or both and what do
> they think of them? Has anyone had sucess coin-tossing or flat spinning
> the Nexus? Tips would be greatly appreciated !

Not flown the Nexus but heard good things about it.

I have flown a standard Shurikan.  I didnt like it at all, i didnt;
like the noise, its sluggish handling and other features, but I was
comparing it to a benson Phantom Elite (std).  For me there is no
comparison, the PE is
lighter to the touch more resposive and tricks much better, maybe the
Shurikan does better precision (maybe?)  but its not for me.

However its well made you get great service from Dave M and is well
liked by other people. I know the Shurikan is a very popular team kite
and flown very successfulkly by many teams of people better than me,
but for me it didnt give me that buzz.

Quote:
> Has anyone had sucess coin-tossing or flat spinning
> the Nexus? Tips would be greatly appreciated !

cant tell you about the Nexus in particular but flat spinning the kite
needs you to master the pancake first.  when you can do that that start
to feed one hand faster than the other and it should do nice 180s,
clean and snappy.  when you can do 180s (both ways) practice a snap on
the non feeding hand as the kite goes flat. It really is a snap not a
pull, a fast small jerk. The timing is absolutley critical and
different for different kites so practice practice practice practice
practice practice
and then some till you get the timing right. also rememeber to walk
forward
to give the extra slack the kite needs to keep going around for the
540, as you get better the walk turnsd intoa single step.
you can start say 10ft above the ground and as you get better the spins
get quicker until you may get a Flymo (ie very low 540)

hope this helps

Rob.

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