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matth
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Local Beach: Revere, Nahant, Chapin, West Dennis, Hardings , Kalmus, First Encounter, Dog, yerril, Wing
Favorite Beaches: Wing, West Dennis, Kalmus, Chapin, Revere, Nahant, Dog, Horse Neck, Good Harbor, Yerrill
Style: Freeride
Gear: 7m Prodigy, 9.5m Prodigy, 12m Flite, 17m Flite. Crazyfly Raptor Pro Neon, King Gee,
Mako Duke.
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Re: Prodigy??

Postby matth » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:06 am

The Captain wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:50 am
Not that it really matters, but I am also in the process of renewing my quiver and plan 17m/12m Flites and 9.5m and 7m Prodigys.
I have the 12m coming and would have the rest but both my kids just had wisdom teeth removed, so I gave all my money to an oral surgeon who is probably kiting on new kites now...
I too was a little hesitant, but the more I hear the less concerned I am the the Prodigy will be boring. That does not sound like the case at all.
Looking forward to them!
:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: Prodigy??

Postby SENDIT! » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:41 pm

The Captain wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:50 am
Not that it really matters, but I am also in the process of renewing my quiver and plan 17m/12m Flites and 9.5m and 7m Prodigys.
I have the 12m coming and would have the rest but both my kids just had wisdom teeth removed, so I gave all my money to an oral surgeon who is probably kiting on new kites now...
I too was a little hesitant, but the more I hear the less concerned I am the the Prodigy will be boring. That does not sound like the case at all.
Looking forward to them!
Glad to see that you're copying my quiver! ;)

I just hope that I get to ride that 7m sometime soon without having to put my hurricane shutters up on my house! :o :o :o :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

matth
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Kiting since: 2011
Local Beach: Revere, Nahant, Chapin, West Dennis, Hardings , Kalmus, First Encounter, Dog, yerril, Wing
Favorite Beaches: Wing, West Dennis, Kalmus, Chapin, Revere, Nahant, Dog, Horse Neck, Good Harbor, Yerrill
Style: Freeride
Gear: 7m Prodigy, 9.5m Prodigy, 12m Flite, 17m Flite. Crazyfly Raptor Pro Neon, King Gee,
Mako Duke.
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Re: Prodigy??

Postby matth » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:25 am

I received my 9.5 and 7m Prodigy yesterday and got a decent sesh today on the 9.5 for about a half hour before the wind came down and I needed to switch to the 12m Flite. Initial impression was all positive, faster than expected, lots of grunt on take off, super stable in the gust, med bar pressure. I didn't get a good feel for boosting because I was mostly underpowered but it felt like it was going to be a no brainer.

matth
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Favorite Beaches: Wing, West Dennis, Kalmus, Chapin, Revere, Nahant, Dog, Horse Neck, Good Harbor, Yerrill
Style: Freeride
Gear: 7m Prodigy, 9.5m Prodigy, 12m Flite, 17m Flite. Crazyfly Raptor Pro Neon, King Gee,
Mako Duke.
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Re: Prodigy??

Postby matth » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:22 am

Anyone fly the 12M Prodigy? I am loving my 9.5, great kite. I am now looking for any info on the 12m.....

Thanks

juandesooka
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Re: Prodigy??

Postby juandesooka » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:31 am

I am on roam and before that bws. Prodigy 12m is grunty. Turns faster but has more bar pressure. Works fine.....but I prefer roam.better drift too.

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Re: Prodigy??

Postby BillyKP » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:02 am

Prodigy: make a mistake and its forgiving.... Flite: make a mistake and it will spank you hard

matth
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Style: Freeride
Gear: 7m Prodigy, 9.5m Prodigy, 12m Flite, 17m Flite. Crazyfly Raptor Pro Neon, King Gee,
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Re: Prodigy??

Postby matth » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:26 am

BillyKP wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:02 am
Prodigy: make a mistake and its forgiving.... Flite: make a mistake and it will spank you hard

I have a 12m flite and really like except in gusty overpowered conditions. I was thinking of getting the Prodigy 12M for the gusty days and using the flite for more steady days with lower wind average..

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Re: Prodigy??

Postby SENDIT! » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:35 am

It's a good plan, matth. That 9.5 is probably one of my favorite kites I've ever flown. So fun to throw it around and it's forgiving if you goof. I had an 8 Flite and loved it, but just like BillyKP was saying, you better mind your manners. The 12 Prodigy will eat the gusts much better.

matth
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Favorite Beaches: Wing, West Dennis, Kalmus, Chapin, Revere, Nahant, Dog, Horse Neck, Good Harbor, Yerrill
Style: Freeride
Gear: 7m Prodigy, 9.5m Prodigy, 12m Flite, 17m Flite. Crazyfly Raptor Pro Neon, King Gee,
Mako Duke.
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Re: Prodigy??

Postby matth » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:15 am

SENDIT! wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:35 am
It's a good plan, matth. That 9.5 is probably one of my favorite kites I've ever flown. So fun to throw it around and it's forgiving if you goof. I had an 8 Flite and loved it, but just like BillyKP was saying, you better mind your manners. The 12 Prodigy will eat the gusts much better.

The 9.5 is great. I like it even more than I thought I would. Feels a lot like my 2016 EVOs but with a litlle more grunt.

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Re: Prodigy??

Postby zig zag » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:54 pm

I'm not a fan of the 12m flite... I'd prefer the prodigy... the flite doesn't handle the gusty conditions as well as the prodigy.. I've come off the water to switch down to my 7m after hanging onto the 12m.. so lots of wind range!

having the other 7/9.5 and now the 12m prodigy is a great option...
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