>I interested in the new Prism kite : the Prophecy
>Is the Prophecy that good so that I can replace my Illusion by a Prophecy?
The prophecy is very different from an Illusion. Replace? you wont get rid of
your illy. They fit different roles so it's really not an issue of replace.
>Does the Prophecy only supplements the Illusion because the Illusion can do
>things that a Prophecy can't do?
Once again. They are just different. The Prophecy is sort of a big slow motion
Illusion, but it's even more different than that. It can trick in lighter winds
and is alot floatier in trix. It wants to do them slower and for the most part
flatter. In alot of ways it feels ozone like, but alot bigger. For the most part
it can do the same stuff as an Illusion, but only in lighter winds, and it does
it more slowly. It doesnt carry the momentum that the Illusion does, and it
it doesnt have the Illy's stiffness in the frame, so you cant yank it around
as much as you can an Illy. You just have to do it a little different. Like
axels tend to be floated more than whipped around. Flatspins and axels are alot
flatter on the proph than the illy. It's just different feeling.
>Are the Prophecy and the Illusion two totally different kites for two
>different flying styles both very capable of doing their own thing?
They definitly have different feels. In turns, the proph is more solid so doing
a crispy 90 is easier. It's slower and more steady, so gusts and stuff don't
speed it up like an Illy, maybe cuz the sail is very deep, and the thing is so
large. For trix, the Illy has a big advantage, as it will trick over a greater
wind range, and do things faster. The proph will trick very capably in lighter
winds, and really can do just about everything the Illusion can, just slower
and flatter. The proph isnt really billed as a trick kite, and it isnt. It can
trick very well in lighter winds, but when it picksup, it just wont let go of
the wind long enough as it would like since it likes to do tricks slowly. It's
not a big Illusion, it's just a different kite. I think it would be very good
in teams but I'm not a team flier so I cant say for sure. Best thing I can say
is get your hands on one and try it first. Also be sure to have enough time to
play with the bridle. Moving the tp down and then moving the ohter line to an
outer knot changes its flight a whole lot. It will turn faster, and flip flop
better, but fades dont lock as hard as stock. Right now I like it about .5"
below the black mark and out one knot. I'm still playing with it though, and
that's just me. Others may not like it that way. Just be sure to fiddle for a
while. It's not something you're going to get in like 20 mins, unless maybe you
are very very familiar with tuning bridles and know what you like. I'm still
working on it myself.
Hope this helps.
Walter J Park Network Analyst
Rm#113 PH# 217.244.4097 http://www.ilir.uiuc.edu