Beginners Kite

Beginners Kite

Post by ratt » Wed, 20 Jun 2001 10:19:06


I am looking to buy a kite suitable for a beginner, the 2 kite designs i am
partial to so far are the
    Flexfoil Erazor
    Nipper extreme by ground zero

what are the pros can cons of each particularly as the Erazor is almost
twice the price

My current idea is to buy a nipper extreme and then move to a Psycho at a
later
stage

On the nipper they supply 25m of 40Kg polyflyte braided dacron, but
reccomend 20m of 40kg Technaflyte, so effect will the shorter lines have on
the flight characteristics of the kite

 
 
 

Beginners Kite

Post by Don Hansberge » Wed, 20 Jun 2001 12:41:25

I'm not sure about the Nipper but I do have a Erazor and it is mainly used
when the wind is blowing to hard for most kites. It tricks very well and
even in the lower wind range it has some awesome pull for such a little
kite. I would also have to say that it will take a beating. Learning some
new tricks in the upper wind range I have met the ground pretty hard at
times and I have not managed to break anything yet! It's really fun to fly
when the wind is above 15 mph. Very fast spin rate. I like doing a spin into
an axle!

The Psycho is a great kite. I love flying mine but I keep breaking the
leading edge spars where the metal connector is on the leading edge. I have
even reinforced it with standoff sparing glued inside the main tubing with
no results. I only wish they still made Beaman spars to reframe the hole
kite in Beamans. I just keep buying spars for it because I love flying it.
It's radical as hell. Guess I should break down and get that Toe Jam or
Tohuwabohu at $139.

Good luck in what ever you decide!

--

May the wind always be over your shoulders!

Donald Hansberger
Blossvale, NY

Member of AKA, SRKC, KICNYS and NYKE
In love with Ultra Lite kite flying.

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Quote:
> I am looking to buy a kite suitable for a beginner, the 2 kite designs i
am
> partial to so far are the
>     Flexfoil Erazor
>     Nipper extreme by ground zero

> what are the pros can cons of each particularly as the Erazor is almost
> twice the price

> My current idea is to buy a nipper extreme and then move to a Psycho at a
> later
> stage

> On the nipper they supply 25m of 40Kg polyflyte braided dacron, but
> reccomend 20m of 40kg Technaflyte, so effect will the shorter lines have
on
> the flight characteristics of the kite


 
 
 

Beginners Kite

Post by Fernan » Wed, 20 Jun 2001 21:14:32

Have you ever considered a WindDance?
I flown the three models of WDs. All of them are great. Personaly I
prefer the WD 2 though my own is a WD 1.
WD3 has too much power and got tired after some time, more on hard
winds.
For hard winds the WD1 is the funniest. The kite can go at 80 km/h and
can
make sharp turns in a flash.

Very easy to fly, to launch and almost indestructible.

With respect to the lines, Spectra is the best, much less drag on the
wind than dacron and very slippery when having a lot of turns. You can
silicone spray-it
 to make it more slippery.

check:  http://www.winddancing.com

Fer (Uruguay)

 
 
 

Beginners Kite

Post by ratt » Thu, 21 Jun 2001 07:32:29

I am located in Townsville NQ and can get groundzero kites here locally any
other brand will have to be come up from down south

I have a large hand me down delta that IMHO flies like a dog,  from the top
of the wind window i can only get in 3 rolls before i have to pull out.

I am not totaly inexperienced I have flown some  kiteboard kites and can do
pretty good infinity circles


Quote:

> >My current idea is to buy a nipper extreme and then move to a Psycho at a
> >later
> >stage

> The Nipper is made in Tasmania and may well be a bit radical for a
> beginner.
> whereabouts in Australia are you ?
> Baz

 
 
 

Beginners Kite

Post by B Throwe » Thu, 21 Jun 2001 21:31:39



Quote:
>I am located in Townsville NQ and can get groundzero kites here locally any
>other brand will have to be come up from down south

>I have a large hand me down delta that IMHO flies like a dog,  from the top
>of the wind window i can only get in 3 rolls before i have to pull out.

>I am not totaly inexperienced I have flown some  kiteboard kites and can do
>pretty good infinity circles

Since you are not a _total_ novice my recommendation is to go with the
Ground Zero kite. (I'll try and get some commission from Rob !!)
BUT please invest in some decent line for it - Dyneema is worth the
extra.
If you ever get to the Gladstone district give me a call.
All the best
Baz