The affordable new Prism Snapshot 1.4 Kite fits radical aerial thrills in your pocket, your briefcase, or the glove box of your car. Exceptionally fast and hard-pulling for their size, even the 1.2 will keep you on your toes when the wind picks up. Unlike most parafoils, the Snapshot sports a tight, responsive turn response that feels like driving a finely tuned sports car as compared to a truck; it just feels good carving up the sky. Smaller than the foils you'd use for buggying or kiteboarding, these wings are the ideal intro to power kiting and dual-line control. They're great for learning the basics because there's nothing to break when you crash, but you'll bring yours everywhere once you get the hang of it because they're just so much fun. Carefully shaped inlets keep the wing from collapsing in gusty wind, a constant problem with lesser designs, and the elliptical planform with a new airfoil profile minimizes drag for awesome speed and acceleration. Complete with Spectra lines already attached, flight straps, winder, and tail, the Snapshot will make a wind junkie out of you on your first breezy day.
from Raleigh, nc
November 25, 2011
I flew the snapshot 1.4 for a total air time of 30 minutes before the string broke at the bridle on the kite end of the string. Replacement string is half the cost of a new kite.
Pros: easy to fly, Cons: string breaks easy, string expensive
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from Denver, co
May 19, 2011
This kite flies like a dream. at first i was a bit worried about the learning curve. there is no learning curve it so easy to fly my 5 year old daughter can do it.
Pros: price, Ease of use, Cons: none