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# 138900 21-Jan-2014 12:19
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Can anyone recommend a deccent and sturdy, make/model of stunt kite suitable for beginner to intermediate for use in Wellington.  Looking for something up to 2m span that can handle up to wind force 6bft.

We've recently bought one but it has started to rip near one of the joins after 3 goes.
Had fun while it lasted though:




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  # 970591 21-Jan-2014 13:03
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I'm not sure there is a store in wlg now. There still is in AKL, Nelson and CHC. Looked at foil type? the kiteboarding 'trainers' that ozone and PLK produce from the likes of kitesports are basic enough. No rigid spars to worry about. But they can be a little slower and cludgy to work with.

However if you want something to mount a camera to
(which will be putting a lot of extra strain on them by the way. Extra weight means it holds it into the high-pressure zone longer than it would normally be subject to and strain the joints and high tension points across the skin)

You'll need to go a little further abroad than WLG. kitesports.co.nz kiteworks.co.nz kites.co.nz

I still have a hand-made 3/4 Solstice going strong after.. well I think it was signed '92 when they made it from kiteworks :) Only now is it starting to show signs of death with the trailing edge wearing through the stitching and material failing.

Really want my australian built one to be fixed :( 2.3m wingspan (delta still!) with wing battens and a front spine spar, turning the whole thing into a giant wing I was able to buggy or sand-ski behind while maintaining the speed of a stunter



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  # 970619 21-Jan-2014 13:22
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Thanks Oblivian, very helpful post.




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  # 971674 21-Jan-2014 14:27
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I have a Flexifoil that has lasted 10 years so far. To be fair it only gets used a few times each year but it has crashed hard a number of times with no damage.





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  # 973090 23-Jan-2014 19:17
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Geektastic: I have a Flexifoil that has lasted 10 years so far. To be fair it only gets used a few times each year but it has crashed hard a number of times with no damage.


Hmmm, I have a 8ft and a 10ft, about the same age I guess ( bought mine in Nelson) I link them together sometimes, which is far from sane , either that or I'm getting older . I have done damage crashing into the ground but this took multiple attempts and I was able to fix it up. I have had hours upon hours upon hours of fun with these, great value for money !

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  # 973823 24-Jan-2014 21:26
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I've had a Flexifoil Stranger since the mid '90s. It's been a while since it's seen daylight though. Must make time to take it for a spin or two. Purchased from Kiteworks in Auckland.


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