Zeruko Traction Kite with Steering Handles 4.5m $99 Delivered (Was $245) @ Decathlon

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Zeruko Traction Kite With Steering Handles (4.5m). Designed for intermediate kite riders, between 55 kg and 90 kg.
A kite that ensures a good balance between power and speed, for being pulled on foot, on a mountainboard or a kite buggy (not suitable for kitesurfing).

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    Never played with kites like this - thinking of buying just to play.

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      it's ridiculously dangerous.

      (but it does look fun and i wish i could do it)

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        This review though makes me think twice…

        I already had the Zeruko 2.5 that is a wonderful kite in all ways. Easy to launch and land by yourself, fantastic stability and controllability all over the wind window and good materials. I was therefore hoping for a more powerful kite, and set out for the bigger 4.5 and was expecting the same but just bigger. What a dissapointment it has been. The 4.5 feel "cheaper" in so many ways. It feels that is a cost cut product which makes me really sad. - The air inlets are "shrinked" and covered with a mesh that limits the air into the kite (compared to the 2.5 that has inlets that are shaped to fill the kite with air in no time). For this 4.5 it feels that it never really gets filled with air to keep the shape. Flys really bad in all "side" positions where it tend to "fold" the edges in (works perfectly with the 2.5) - The fabric is thinner and flimsy and keeps no shape when placed in start position (compared to the 2.5 that just sits there ready for launch). This kite twists and tangles which makes it almost impossible to self launch. - The "bridle lines" are much thinner than on the 2.5 with makes them tangle easy. On the 2.5 it feels like a high quality Product. On the 4.5 it feels like a "toy" kite. - The back edge tends to fold in slightly which looses the kite shape.and makes it fly bad. - The mid lines on lhe leading edge are crossed in a strange way which makes the kite crease and loose shape when turned hard. - When in air the kite looses stability and Power when moved to the sides (full Power straight up 12oclock). Has compared this side-by-side with the 2.5 in same conditions and that one flys everywhere with perfect control, all the way to the ground. I would like a 4.5 with the same materials, Construction and quality as the Zeruko 2.5, is that too much to ask for a kite twice the price?

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      Just dun try it for the first time at a busy beach.

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      Think of it like a large propeller. If you pull one line, it will spin. Now think of a speed boat sized propeller and what it can do…
      Basically take lessons (go on YouTube if you have to), just don't take a kite of this size 'out for a play'. It will pick up and throw a full sized adult like a rag doll!

      On the positive side, kites are a great sport on the environment. Kiteboard, land board, snowboard / ski, buggies.. get a lesson and get into it.

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    "being pulled on foot" ?
    What sport is this?
    Do you just get dragged around on a beach or something?

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    Looks like a good toy for the kids.

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    And if you are interested it appears the 3.5 is the same price

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      I like kites. Is the 3.5 less likely to kill me?

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        Depends on how overweight you are… They appear to have a suitable weight range.

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          I think I can hold one down :)

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            @Banj0: It appears the 4.5m one now is only available for click and collect from two locations in Victoria

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              @CheapoJohnno: That one would probably kill me anyway - even if I'm a big guy. I'm only a static flyer anyway, and totally new to power kites. Have always had stunt kites, never a decent wing/foil, and thought it might be fun. Erred on the side of caution though, and picked up their 1.2m foil with bar, and the 100 four lines stunt kite. That way I get a taste, and my 12yo can probably have a go at both. Sounds like there's possible shortcomings with the Decathlon gear, but I think nothing I won't be able to sort.

              Shame the 2.5 isn't on sale too…I think that might be the sweet spot for beginners. Something to sink teeth into before skidding along the beach!

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