psycho, views and good deals

psycho, views and good deals

Post by Dan Smit » Tue, 03 Sep 2002 06:56:09


Hello all, wondered if anyone had any views on this kite for high wind speed
flying? ive got a rainbow jam and want something for those real windy days.

Also anyone know of any good deals on them?

Cheers all

Dan

 
 
 

psycho, views and good deals

Post by Dan Smit » Tue, 03 Sep 2002 06:57:32

ps, im in the uk


Quote:
> Hello all, wondered if anyone had any views on this kite for high wind
speed
> flying? ive got a rainbow jam and want something for those real windy
days.

> Also anyone know of any good deals on them?

> Cheers all

> Dan


 
 
 

psycho, views and good deals

Post by Dave » Tue, 03 Sep 2002 17:34:46

Dan,

Got myself a Psycho just before the weekend, and had a good blast at
it on Sunday afternoon.  Nice and brisk - probably about 20mph.

The kite's an absolute nutball - Massive oversteer, fast as in very
very fast, very flickery and a hoot to fly.  Gets a 10 on the
big-cheesy-grin-o-meter.

It does have one or two drawbacks though - it's awfully futtery to set
up, the trailing edge tensioning is awkward, but there have been a few
posts on it in this group - usually to do with tensioning the leach
line permanently by tying loops in each end of the line.

The trick line also seems really tight - It distorts the frame quite a
bit once it's fitted.  I can only assume that this is by design - but
it's not what I'm used to :)

Maybe someone could give the definitive answer on the Psycho build...

Is the trick line meant to be this tight?
Do you tension the leach before fitting the trick line, given that the
sail goes all baggy once it's fitted, or after you've fitted it to
allow for the squeeze on the frame.

Answers on the back of a postcard please... ;)

Back on track though - Overall I'd have no hesitation in recommending
the Psycho.  It's *immensely* fun to fly (needs about 10mph to get it
going) and quite cheap to buy (got mine for a shade over 70 new)
Expect it to fly as the name suggests :)

Dave

 
 
 

psycho, views and good deals

Post by paul bredde » Wed, 04 Sep 2002 05:21:55

Quote:

> Maybe someone could give the definitive answer on the Psycho build...

> Is the trick line meant to be this tight?
> Do you tension the leach before fitting the trick line, given that the
> sail goes all baggy once it's fitted, or after you've fitted it to
> allow for the squeeze on the frame.

The trickline on mine isn't really that tight.

Just to make sure : You don't make a loop on the wingtip. On mine there
is a little knot on the end of the trickline. Just  slide the trickline
in the splitnock under the ***band wich tensions the sail. The knot
while stick behind the ***band.
Just as it is with Psycho's big sister the Stranger.

Second: the leachline in the trailing edge should be tight when the kite
is assembled and with the trick line in normal position.

And eh.. psycho sure is fun !

Paul.

 
 
 

psycho, views and good deals

Post by Don Hansberge » Wed, 04 Sep 2002 07:29:36

There is also the Slect One Tohuwabohu (Toe Jam) and the Mathcbox by Benson!

Great high wind kites!

I belive that www.beckyskites.com still has some Toe Jams!

I am looking at getting a Yellow MatchBox so if any one has a used one in that
color and willing to sell; let me know!
Or better yet a Dealer with a new yellow matchbox; let me know!

Quote:

> Hello all, wondered if anyone had any views on this kite for high wind speed
> flying? ive got a rainbow jam and want something for those real windy days.

> Also anyone know of any good deals on them?

> Cheers all

> Dan