Heavy Wind Review:
got done spending a couple hours flying the G2. Winds were between
15-25 mph. Line size 150lb x 120ft.
Even though it has a narrower wingspan than what I've been used
to flying, I was impressed by how stable it flew. I was pleasantly
surprised to find that it didn't have much oversteer. Turns were
very tight but precise when exiting turns. Snap stalls even in
heavy winds were rock solid.
I was limited in the amount of slack line tricks that I could
attempt, because of the heavy wind and strong pull of the kite.
Axels and turtles were easy to pull off toward the window's edge.
Tight spin landings were fun to do because of the kite's tight
turning radius. Coin tosses were done with ease. Forward speed
of the G2 was pretty fast, in the heavy winds. A small wind tamer
would slow it down to just the right speed for heavy wind.
I didn't notice too much frame distortion in the heavy winds,
except at the bottom spreader, near the center "T" fitting, had
slight distortion. I adjusted the bridle tow point and pulled the
nose forward slightly (moved the adjustment mark to where it was
completely visible below the tow point), and that helped reduce
pull and also reduced most of the lower spreader distortion.
The round caps on the wingtips appear to be very durable, but
they may not supply enough of a sharp point on harder ground to
pull of some ground tricks, such as wingtip stands, coin tosses.
What I mean, is the round style of the wingtip caps, will probably
cause the kite to try and slide on the wingtip, instead of the
wingtip catching the ground so that the kite can be raised up onto
Overall, It will be a good team kite if properly tuned by the
fliers. And an even better pairs kite. Precision competitors will
love it, because of it's rock solid flight. Trick fliers will love
it, because it sets up very easily for slack line tricks! It has
something to offer any sport kite flier! Very Nice Kite and great
Light Wind Review:
This last weekend on day one of the festival, myself, Shane Snowden
and others got to fly the G2 in various wind conditions.
The first day we were flying in winds that varied from 15-20mph.
Shane is the 1998 AKA Masters Ballet Champ, and American Kite Circuit
Champ. He was pulling off some amazing slack line tricks with the
G2 in heavy winds.
Day two, the winds were 5-12 mph and we were able to really put
the G2 through more test than ever before and found the kite rock
solid in straight line passes and very proficient when doing any
slack line tricks! People loved it, especially Shane!
Shane has been flying Jeff Howard's "Precisionist" and the new
"Next", and he said he was able to do more tricks with the G2 and
with more proficiency. He travels with me everywhere and subs for
our team, so I'm sure he'll be flying it a lot.
Jabberwocky G1 Review:
I bought two original Jabberwocky's way back in the 90's. I currently
still fly them all the time and quite honestly it is the first
kite I reach for in my bag and the one that people ask me about
all the time. They are a little beat up from years of use but they
still fly great and catch everyone's eye. Glad to see they are
still being made and they have been improved on. Thanx for over
12 years of fun for me. I can't retire them they are just to much
Jason owner of 2 original Jabberwocky's from 1996 flying strong