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Topic # 171797 1-May-2015 11:53
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Been using a Prism Quantum Delta Stunt for a while now and want to try Powerkiting with a foil, not into jumping or scudding, but would like a good strong pull.

Tried a Peter Lynn Vibe 1.9 on weekend and felt I could handle an extra 30-40% more pull.

Im stuck on wether to go for

A) Prism Snapshot 2.5 (sail area 2.5 sq)
B) Peter Lynn Hype\Vibe 2.6 (sail area 2.0 sq) 

I weigh 94kg and typically fly in 15-30 kmh winds

Budget is around $250-$280 tops.

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  Reply # 1295095 1-May-2015 15:27
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The Flexifoil blade series are hardcore.

http://www.flexifoil.com/powerkites/bladev

Unsure of the availability over in here in NZ, but I have flown a Blade 4 in the UK and that did some pulling!






The little things make the biggest difference.


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  Reply # 1295162 1-May-2015 16:43
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Have you tried http://www.kiteworks.co.nz/? From memory they had the Flexifoil as well as various other offerings. 




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  Reply # 1297728 4-May-2015 15:57
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Ended up getting a Peter Lynn Hype\Vibe 2.6M (2 square meters). Going by the videos online is should be a good step up in pull compared to the Vibe 1.9 I flew and my Prism Quantum Delta Stunt Kite.
I plan to add a bar and perhaps use it as a gateway to start learning kite surfing.

I refuse to deal with Kiteworks based on a previous experience.


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  Reply # 1297731 4-May-2015 15:59
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I've only dealt with them a couple of times back in the 90s. Have no knowledge of other suppliers, unfortunately.




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  Reply # 1297755 4-May-2015 16:22
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Stu: I've only dealt with them a couple of times back in the 90s. Have no knowledge of other suppliers, unfortunately.


My last 2 kites were eBay jobs

- Prism Quantum $180NZ ($60 cheaper than NZ price)
- HQ Invento Butterfly Kite (single line) $60NZ

I picked up my Peter Lynn Hype from Kitesports Chritchurch (good price at $249)

Passionkites (Singapore) are not to bad either and have a big selection. 

Any spares or repair parts I get from Aliexpress. 

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  Reply # 1297759 4-May-2015 16:26
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Nice collection. One day I might get back into kite flying. Huge amounts of entertainment, Other priorities have taken over.




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